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I don't want to be a long term caregiver. Ever. And guess what? Neither does my own husband! Neither of us would find any of it rewarding. I have watched other female relatives in these roles and it was all so grueling - at least from my perspective. They lost years of their lives.
-----"my sisters and my discussion of exit strategy options for ourselves in the event this affliction strikes us". Same discussion with my own sister (my own Mom was fortunate enough to have access to enough morphine in hospice to either deliberately ((we suspect it was this)) or inadvertently ingest enough to stop her respiration, of which my sister and I were grateful for to stop her own suffering).
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