I can relate to many of your stories, being a nurse I have witnessed all aspects of death. I feel privileged to be in the special moments with patients’ families when death occurs. I once had a 48 year old patient, lovely gentleman who became unwell with a blood clot suddenly. I had been nursing him for 2 days – we undertook CPR for 1 hour – he did not survive. This experience and sadness has been always with me.