Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

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    This was written by a "hospice care worker" someone who takes care of the terminally ill




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    For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to 12 weeks of their lives.
    Words of wisdom on life from critically ill people realizing their time on earth is running out. — Ross M. Horowitz /Getty Images

    People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone'scapacity for growth.

    Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected: denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Yet every single patient found peace before departing. Every one of them.

    When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced. Here are the most common five:

    1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

    2. I wish I didn't work so hard.

    3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.

    4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

    5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

    http://www.aarp.org/relationships/grief-loss/info-02-2012/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying.2.html



     
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