As a person nears the end of life, there are some very basic similarities that may be seen which cross the type of illness or 'reason' for dying.
Below is a list of some of these behaviors. Usually, the closer to death the more pronounced the symptom. Simple to complicated, easy to difficult - know there is always something that can be done to relieve any suffering that may accompany the following:
What I do hear most of the time is the question, "why is this taking so long?". It just does, unless it doesn't. There are no absolutes regarding any of this other than our heart will stop beating and we all will take our last breath someday.
So until then, enjoy your life! True awareness that death is the finite boundary of our lives sweetens each moment doesn't it?
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