iceweasel - 2005-03-22 15:34:36
I just wanted to let you know that the ideas you express and the ways you choose to express them occasionally move me to tears. I may not always agree with you (and it's irrelevant if I do or don't anyway) but I have tremendous respect for the person that comes through in your writing. It's so intelligent, articulate, honest and inspiring. (I almost feel like I'm repeating an earlier comment, but your writing has such an impact sometimes that I feel I need to say it again) Fingers crossed/prayers/mojo going out to both you and Jeff with jobs/interviews/applications.
LR - 2005-03-23 08:36:55
I like what you expressed about the husband and parents. I like it because it's my own opinion...Where I tend to come down on it--and I change my own mind--is that being a parent (I'm speaking of the TS case but it would apply to anyone) means that you do what's best for YOUR CHILD. Not yourself. My parents always put themselves first. That was wrong. I have so much respect for you and your motherhood.
Cat - 2005-03-23 12:52:18
I am going thru this right now. Two weeks ago my fathers doctor rx-ed the wrong med for him. Not just the wrong med but in a dose that nearly killed him. After 2 rounds of dialysis, damaged kidneys, a massive heart attack,intubation, a respirator, we (his children) can see he doesn't want to live like this. My mother is grasping for anything and everything. I understand that. He was always so strong it's hard to see him like this. He had to be restrained because he was trying to rip out his lines. He motions to her that he wants to "go to sleep". When we mentioned to her that if that is what he wants, we will respect it. She said that decision is not his to make, it's hers. Really? Keep him around suffering to ease her grief. I am horrified by her selfishness. I will be contacting my doctors office and letting them and my family know my wishes and making it legal. Where there is no "Life" I do not want to live.
nikki - 2005-03-24 05:19:15
Yes I did see 'The Butterfly Effect' and it made a good point. There are few things that I regret also, because I know that I am who I am because of what I've done and where I've been. I also believe in the saying 'It is better to regret something you did than something you didn't do'.
nygypsy - 2005-03-26 19:54:04
Please, please, please check your state laws. Have a copy of your living will at your doctor's office, the hospital you usually use and in your partners hand for easy access. If its not on file, it doesn't exist until it is.

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