My husband wanted his story shared

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My husband wanted his story shared

……During one of those long discussions, Paul decided that he was ready to move forward and request MAID. The level of the steroid medication had been increased several times. We knew its efficacy was limited. When it wore off, Paul would no longer be capable of giving the written consent necessary to have assistance with dying. Even though, he had written his express wishes down and appointed me as his medical proxy, this was not sufficient to satisfy the current legislation. To wait longer would be a gamble he did not wish to take. Paul chose to die with dignity, on his own terms, at the time of his choosing. He didn’t want to go back to the suffering he had experienced before the steroid, knowing it would get much worse than it had been. Paul also didn’t want me to remember him struggling and unable to function. He wanted me to remember him as the happy, loving husband he had been all those years……

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