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Originally posted by rubbertramp
Originally posted by zbeliever
The responsibility should not be on you....You can walk away and not hold his hand when he leaves this earth and everyone will understand....Go home take a nice bath go to bed and hope for the phone call...I'm a nurse and the death bed scene is not for eveyone...
interesting concept, but it just ain't gunna' happen.
he was always there for me and this is the absolute least that i can do.
sorry if you took this post as a complaint more than just the rant that i meant it to be.
too slowly if you ask me. he's not been himself, for instance he's using curse words that have never left his mouth in his 79 years. he's blaming me for everything etc......... yes, i understand that he means none of it, but it's a tough thing to watch. he's on morphine, which seems to help, but this has dragged on for days, and will probably continue for qute some time.
1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Originally posted by Danbones
reply to post by rubbertramp
been there done that RT
hang in there
I had a boss (not the loved ones I refered to above)
he had his leg cut off diamond drilling in the arctic and had his skull split open and his eyeballs knocked out when a dump truck gate fell on his head in the scrap yard
he was CLINICALLY dead seventeen times
"It isn't going that hurts...Its coming back that hurts"
he was a huge seller of bootleg booze and cigarettes and he went to church on sundays to make his wife feel good...and spoiled his grand children as best he could....
they do go to a better place,,,,
Not to offend anyone...but eyeballs cannot pop out of one's head as they are attached to the brain by the optic nerves,,,there's also the various muscles that allow the eye to move, etc....now bilateral retinal detachments.....THAT is more likely....by the way...I have worked in ophthalmology for 22 years...so I kinda know about eyes......
that aside......SEVENTEEN TIMES? Daaaaang......
and as for the subject of this post....I have been a LONG time advocate of assisted suicide...it seems more compassionate than allowing a fellow human to suffer.....ME? I just have access to too much "street" drugs.....a handful of MDMA or special K or something like that would do the trick....heck....a couple bottles of vodka could do it too......wait....are there rules about mentioning drugs? If so...I apologize....my mention of them is in complete context of my post...
Originally posted by rubbertramp
reply to post by Night Star
as i your participation in this thread.
it's crazy how comments on a message board loaded with humans i do not know has actually brought a bit of peace and tranquility to my otherwise rattled nerves.