Which Way to GO?

@celticeagle (121017)
Boise, Idaho
October 13, 2016 6:50pm CST
In talking to the social worker today we started on the subject of resuscitation. If they(home health nurses, social worker, etc.) should come and I am not breathing, and have no pulse would I want them to resuscitate me? It has always been my feeling that if I have some decease, such as cancer or Alzheimer's, and am in the later stages I wouldn't want to be. But, if not I would. I am a fighter and would like to live as long as I can. The social worker said that they have to go down a long way with their resuscitation, probably break most ribs and I could be partially permanently debilitated. In other words, it could cause brain damage. So, my question is this: Would you want to be revived after learning that? I don't think I would now. But, then the philosophical part comes in. Is dead just dead? Should one fight it and be resuscitated? Should we just let fate take a hand and if we die just stay that way? I am confused now. Being revived you don't really know what state you will be in. Is it fair to put my family through more emotions? And, if you aren't completely 'well' then why put them through that too? I am beginning to think that resuscitation is not the way to go. What are your thoughts on the subject?
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@antonbunot (10048)
• Calgary, Alberta
14 Oct 16
@celticgate Even if they would break some of my ribs in order to resuscitate me, I don't mind. However, if after being resuscitated I turn into a "vegetable" ( a big headache to my family ), I may ask our neighbor to hit me hard a couple times on the butt to end my suffering.
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Oct 16
Yes, these are my concerns.
• Rochester, New York
14 Oct 16
I don't know... I haven't really thought about it. I am of the mind that when my time comes I'll go in my sleep. That's what I want to happen anyway.
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Oct 16
I also want to go in my sleep. My grandmother went that way. Best for all really.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Oct 16
my current housemates doesnt want it, I would be sad but have to respect her wishes. I am with you though, right now? no, bring me back.