A perfect death?BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7408.236 (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:236
- Jane Morris, locum general practitioner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is my experience of death. My husband, David, died in November 2002 in his home at the age of 66. I am 54. He died on his bed, alone. The day before he died was beautiful. We had walked along a steep part of Offa's dyke, near Knighton. He had no angina and was quite fit.
David had retired in 2000 from running a stressful architectural practice. I was doing locum work, which enabled us to travel widely. He walked the dog each day and was turning into an expert in vegetable growing. He did not smoke …