My husband, Sandy, struggled in the final weeks of his life due to cancer. From his diagnosis to his death was 16 days. For him it was really hard because he couldn’t see. His main form of communication was talking and nearer the end he couldn’t talk or could talk very little. He felt like he was struggling to get everything around his head, but also to survive – whichever way he could.
For me to watch him struggle and to watch that process made me think that if ever I was in that situation, I would like the chance to make those choices.