Originally posted by ZeroDeep
It's something I wrote while at my Grandfathers side while he lays awaiting a much belated death from Cancer. I was more praticularly thinking of
this whole Terry Chavio case, and why any sane being would chose to live in seclusion and exile of said faculties.
errr, i'm of a mind that, the natural course of nature- makes senility,
confusion, perhaps delirium a compassionate & humane condition at that
end-of-life life horizon.
I would rather have my tubes taken off. (Deep)
in your present, lucid & vital condition of mind & health..can choose an
appropriate outcome concerning your boundaries, & Quality-of-Life issues.
besides the 'Living Will' avenue
there is the Hemlock Society
whose inspirational founder , i think, was Socrates....
All that burden on society & draining the family fortune stuff
seems a bit of illogic, to me....
what about the nursing homes, trained professionals, the support & logistics provided by a vast network of infrastructure for the care &
maintenance of the infirmed, the terminally ill, etc
there is an interwoven dynamic involved with the living and those approaching death....and don't forget the transfer of wealth between
you, can choose to have the plug pulled on you, that's freedom of choice,
just don't legislate or decree that outcome on me or anyone else.
I opted to NOT be an organ donor, on both of the drivers licenses i've had
and that option actually saved my life, because they were required to
'recessitate' , twice if necessary (at judgement/discretion of physician).
after 1 week ICU, , then 2 months in the death-watch room,
i only vaguely recall the 2 different room-mates that passed away while still on the respirator machine and the man that had a feeding tube who got
infected real bad. Then the 4 additional months where i graduated to therapy sessions...the whole time was a minituarized form of; prenatal
state-to-infancy-to-toddler, a compressed progression of life...including
the visual cortex, as it took over 1 1/2 years to gain a semblance of clear focused eyesight.
i put before you, that much has still to be learned, concerning rehabilitation from the dead....but if 'they' pull the plug...well, there's no new
information being passed on to doctors, nurses, therapists and others