Peter and I have just completed our “end-of-life” documents. They spell out how we want to deal with the inevitable health issues that we will someday face. Not fun, but important.
We’ve indicated how much we want to know about our medical condition, the kind of care we would like, what aggressive treatments we would choose (or not), and who we would like to have with us in our last moments. These decisions are difficult and personal, but we know how important it is to make them and to write them down for our loved ones and doctors.
Although it is hard to define exactly what it means, we both believe that our quality of life is very important. For me, when I can no longer enjoy coffee ice cream, I’ve come to the end of my run…and it will have been a good one.