Category Archives: Autonomy

Why I Don’t Want CPR

I’m a DNR – as in “Do Not Resuscitate.” To be honest, the reasons why I don’t want CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) are a mixture of both faith and fear. Faith that whatever happens after this life is really good and fear that those who pound on my chest may be able to restart my heart… Read More »

Quit Your Bitchin’

Margaret was a devout Presbyterian 95 year old bedbound lady whose loving family had nicknamed her “Bulldog.” Barely five foot and maybe 100 pounds soaking wet, this little spitfire of a woman had helped guide and shape her family for four generations. She was deeply loved and cared for by her offspring. I wasn’t in… Read More »