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Offline MomDeb

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Being Someone's Medical Power of Attorney
« on: September 23, 2019, 02:28:16 AM »
My mother is having one of her knees replaced soon. She thought it would be a good idea to make me her medical power of attorney in case anything goes wrong. She told me about this just the other day. While I know what she wants done in certain situations, i really hate having this responsibility on my shoulders. I love my mother dearly, it just makes me nervous being in this position.

Offline Elise

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Re: Being Someone's Medical Power of Attorney
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 05:18:11 AM »
That would make me really nervous, too. Even if you know what someone's wishes are, it's a huge responsibility being the person who makes medical decisions for that person if they can't do it themselves.

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Re: Being Someone's Medical Power of Attorney
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 02:24:34 AM »
I'm really glad to hear I'm not the only one who feels overwhelmed by this responsibility. Hopefully nothing will go awry so I don't have to make any decisions on her behalf. Her surgery is coming up next week, and I've been so anxious about it.

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