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27 and prepared

By Lindsay
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November 12th is my 28th birthday. As I inch closer to 30, my friends like to joke around that I’d better get ready to settle down. “When are you getting married? When will you buy...

I had the conversation with my parent .

By Dr. Amy Tan
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I remember the snow falling lightly that early December morning, leaving just a skiff on the road. I savoured my second cup of black coffee after my husband left for work, contentedly admiring the red...

I wish I had the conversation .

Mom Was Ready

By Susie
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Mom Was Ready Mom did not graduate from high school and I think this always bothered her. That however did not prevent her from obtaining a commercial driver’s license driving big yellow school buses for...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Respecting His Wishes

By Ashley
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My father was a many of great words and always was the center of the room. He easily stated his opinion and made his wishes known. When he was diagnosed with AML, he did not...

I had the conversation with my parent .

What if I can’t make you comfortable?

By Jennifer
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My mother was diagnosed with stage IV Renal Cell Carcinoma two short months after her retirement. My mother, a dedicated nurse, had spent a lifetime helping others. Given a 4 week to 5 year prognosis,...

I had the conversation with my parent .

By Mary Margaret
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In August 2007, I was told I had LCIS (Lobular Carsonoma In Situ) in my right breast. I was devastated thinking and knowing that I had irregular cells growing in me. But they were contained...

I had the conversation with my friend .