Many aggressively seek treatment for restoration to health when what is needed is palliative care. I am so grateful groups like Hospice are there to help people face dying without fear and dread.
I instructed my children to throw a quilt over me if I have a heart attach or stoke, call an ambulance if they feel better but no sirens or whistles. I prefer they hold my hand until life ends. My doctors all know and I have a “Do not resuscitate order” on my refrigerator. I don’t want that long, slow, disabled condition to continue if we can prevent it.
In the meantime, embrace life.
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Agree Joan, except maybe my children will give me some wine!
Oh Yes! A dark merlot. I would send you a photo, but my quota on downloads has been reached.
I'd want a beautiful red wine from France, California, or Argentina. I didn't know there was a quota on downloads - is it every day, monthly, or account-limited?
I want to choose my death when my health reaches the point of extreme pain. I do not look at it as the end of life, for that will have past long before the moment I choose to be euphinalized (euphorically finalized by euthanasia).
That makes sense to me. So, the imperative is to live life fully, each day, with joy and compassion and love. Can't get much better than that!
You nailed it, Joan. Carpe diem.
I agree, furthermore, having an end of life choice may also remove some of that fear that keeps the old people in churches funding the war on women.
I will miss the life spring of your wisdom that proceeds from your wealth of experience and your love for others.
I am not going anywhere Jon T. Are you? We should be able to have a great experience together as we explore the changing world and ways to be content, calm, serene, even as the world scrambles trying to figure out what the hell is going on.
That is good to hear, and no, I too, am neither ready nor willing. Nevertheless, in that future time...
The only worry about death I realize are my Cactus plants. They are as isolated here as I am(I being considered an infidel and cactus as plants of hell). They are in habit of being heavily cared. Being exposed to harsh rains, summer heat and remaing unwatered for months would be difficult.
As far as I am concerned, its ok. Death is a part of life. And we often forget while talking about death that it is concern of living not the dead.