It is natural for people to put off getting a will done, or, to not get one done at all. Doing a will involves thinking about death and our own mortality, which no one likes to do. While avoiding the issue is tempting, it will not go away; death will happen whether we plan for it or not, and planning with a will makes the process a lot easier for our loved ones. Waiting until a medical crisis to begin the process is not a good way to go. My office has had more than one situation where we were hired to rush and put together a will last minute. We get the wills done, but rushing is stressful for my clients, who are already dealing with a serious illness. Sometimes we get sick so fast that it is not possible to get a will done and we are not able to have our last wishes honored.
If there is one piece of advice I could give everyone, it would be to get your will done, do not put it off, do not get into a last minute scramble, everybody who waits until the last minute wishes they have gotten it done sooner.