I woke up this morning and as I do every morning and went on LinkedIn. One of the first posts I came across was by the Washington Post reporting on the death of Brittany Maynard.
Brittany was a 29-year-old woman recently married, planning a future with children, when she was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer last January. At age 29, one typically has a lifetime in front of them. Imagine being ‘in her shoes.’ What would you do? What decisions and choices would you make? You are diagnosed as terminal with months to live and told the symptoms of the cancer will rob you of living a ‘normal’ life. You will develop horrible headaches, lose the ability to function ‘normally’, will need assistance to complete what are considered ADL’s and IADL’s. IADL’s- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; cleaning, meal preparation, shopping, transportation, finances, medical appointments, medication management, communication and/or ADL’s- Activities of Daily Living; bathing, toileting, dressing, feeding, ambulating (mobility)….
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