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    I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. It is touching and wonderful that at the end of your mother in law's life she was able to express what she needed, get some closure, and leave with some comfort and peace. Bless you and your family.

    Pauline Chen

    Thank you so much, Kirti.

    Fran Robinson

    I'm sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman.

    Keep writing! Everything you say is so long overdue and so very necessary. The US, in particular, needs to be educated about dying and death, and a new paradigm is so hard to bring about when churches scare people to death with the threat of hell. I've worked in hospitals or volunteered in hospitals and Hospice, and it is so difficult for families/doctors to let loved ones/patients die, and it is so often the most humane thing to do. In fact, it has shaken me to the point where, if I get a terminal disease, I just want to be made comfortable and to be allowed to die. And if that's not possible, I have a relative in Oregon that I can stay with until I find an MD who will help me.

    You go, Girl! Keep writing/speaking out!

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