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I live in chronic pain. The reason for my pain, is Endometriosis. I was diagnosed through surgery when I was 17. I have decided to have this blog, so that those in my life can get a peek into my day to day issues that affect my life in every way.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

thoughts on paperwork

I am not yet even 29, i shouldn't have to worry about what paperwork i have or haven't done in case my next fall leaves me unable to communicate my wishes. My parents want me to get a power of attorney put in place as an in case measure. The other side of the coin is no doubt that they are worried that suddenly my cognitive function might drop off and documents would be needed in that case too.

Either way, i shouldn't need to think about power of attorney before my 29th birthday, and yet its on my mind. (also need paperwork written up so that appointments/doctor information can be picked up or dealt with by others besides me as often yes it is overwhelming and hard to understand the information, but the reality is the paperwork my parents want done would not likely help in such regard at least to how i understand things but perhaps i will remember to read up about it and other ways to grand access to medical information later on,)

How to do i explain that first Scott is in line to decide things, if he is unable/unavailable or chooses not to decide then my parents would be the ones to get to decide large medical choices if and when needed.