I don't want anyone to do CPR on me!! If it is my time - it's my time. DNR!!!
I am ready to meet my maker! Are you?
If that is your intent then you need to take several steps to make sure it actually happens the way you want it to go.
1st: talk it over and explain it to all of your children plus anyone else you may spend a significant amount of time with.
2nd: read over the info below... print out the forms and get them signed by your doctor and by you and then witnessed... preferably by at least one of your children and have them note after their name as a child. It's also great if they put cell phone contact info there.
3rd: get one of the DNR bracelets and wear it!!!
4th: keep the paperwork where it is accessible. Probably make a few copies so you can keep one set with you... one in your car... one at home!!!
Plus, I know you travel quite a bit so you might want to research the state requirements for wherever you might be visiting.
As a former Emergency Medical First Responder we absolutely HAD TO START emergency resuscitation if there was not some solid evidence immediately at hand to alert us.
I know you go to Ohio regularly... when I have some time I'll check their requirements.
I know when I went to St. V's for my stent procedure they accepted my Michigan Medical Power of Attorney with no questions asked.
Info at: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2940_3183_4895-19875--,00.html
Form at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/Do_not_resuscitate.policy_298357_7.pdf
I'm not sure where to get the bracelets... I see them online but I would think most pharmacies would carry them or be able to get one... I think the Home Health Care place on N. Telegraph has them.
OR... you can go with a tattoo...