Most people try to avoid thinking about death, especially their own. Death is a frightening thought to most people as it means an end to everything one knows here on earth and for many, the uncertainty of any hereafter. To some, there is no hereafter and death means to totally cease to exist in any form. To others, death means transforming from this physical life to a spiritual life, but so many are still frightened at the uncertainty.
But what about the time shortly before one dies? Have you ever given any thought as to how you would want to spend your last 30 days on earth if you were seriously ill, had a fatal condition or were just frail from the ravages of age?
Would you prefer to die at home, in a hospital or hospice facility? How much medical care do you think you would want? What about your family? Would it be easier on them if you passed away at home, in hospice or in a hospital?
Did you know that how you wish to spend your last month among the living can depend more on where you live than upon your own personal wishes?
Would you be surprised to learn that your dying wishes or the wishes on how you want to die may depend on the state you live in as to whether or not they will be fulfilled?