It’s a small bracelet, possibly you can’t even read the DNR inscription on it. I’m wearing it these days. I’ve written the following excerpt into my living will. I like being very explicit. And now you know.
My purpose is to provide guidance as to my desires in the event of my death or disability such that I become unable to manage my affairs or make known my desires and wishes for myself. To the extent possible, I assign durable power of attorney to make medical decisions on my behalf to [Misha Denham].[ Misha ] has indicated that he will faithfully follow my preferences regarding advanced directives, which are that no artificial measures be taken to prolong my life in the event of end-stage chronic illness or a cardiovascular event, serious accident, or other life-threatening situation. In particular, I have no desire to survive a stroke. To this list, I would add that in no circumstances would I wish any artificial means of prolonging my life in the event of a brain injury, traumatic or otherwise. I would not want any procedure, medical intervention, or artificial form of feeding or hydration to prolong my life. I would not want blood products, antibiotics or medications that are not needed for my comfort. I request appropriate comfort measures without regard to the possibility that such measure may hasten my death. If it is possible, I would much prefer to die in my own home with hospice care. However, I do not wish for my end of life care to cause undue distress for my family; therefore, I If it is not practical for me to die at my home, I would like hospice care in whatever setting that I am being cared for. In addition, I accept that it is reasonable to prolong my life temporarily if doing so would allow those who love me to have a sense of closure regarding my life.