The emotions of a wedding proposal
I watched before my body
As it slowly began to expire above the ground
For all eternity.
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg.
Dry mouth persists far into the dying process.
Requiring some degree of sedation.
Functional status as measured by dependencies in activities of daily living;
Severe physical and emotional symptoms, including pain, depression, and anxiety.
Activity decreases significantly in the final days and hours of life
Personal journey that each individual approaches in their own unique way.
Body temperature lowers by a degree or more
Surge of energy as they get nearer.
Mottled slowly works its way up the arms and legs.
Appreciating the preciousness of human life, based on the understanding
Body constantly changing, ageing, moving toward death since birth.
He held his hand onto mines
No response to voice or touch stimuli.
His hands slowly slip away.
Choke or to inhale the foreign matter
No detectable to him.
Accepting the moment as a beautiful gift
Normal and natural part of saying good-bye.
It wasn't goodbye.
He held my hands and I said I do.