The doctor’s receptionist asked me today if I wanted one and I told them know.
Now I’m thinking that I *have* to get one with my wishes expressed just to stop this crap from happening.
What sucks is that I trust my husband and he trusts me. We both realize that situations can be unpredictable and fluid and we both wanted to give the other the freedom to act in our best interests. A “do everything to keep me alive” order can be harmful.
The whole thing reads like a bad horror movie. I am going to look into it tomorrow and make some calls to my state rep. This is too vague and dangerous to become law.
It is wise to have your wishes for health care expressed in an advanced directive. An advanced directive states specifically what you want and what you do not want done for you. It also appoints someone to act in your place if for some reason you are unable to act for yourself. EVERYONE should have one and a designated person for health care power of attorney.