Terrible Choice

@snowy22315 (112708)
United States
May 3, 2021 8:56am CST
God forbid this happens to anyone here, but if you got a fatal diagnosis, do you think you would live until the bitter end or would you try to hasten the process with suicide? Suicide would be tempting, however possibly failing and living like a vegetable with others having to tend to you for possibly years would be worse. I think if I could be assured to be virtually pain free I would try to live. Otherwise, i might be tempted to make a final exit at least as it got close to the end. I have always been a healthy person..and don't think I would cope well with being chronically ill.
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@erictsuma (6913)
• Mombasa, Kenya
3 May
Yes I also like to live a healthy life but when it comes to chronic illeneses I don't even wish to get sick what I always do is to be humble, faitful,thankful and prayerful to God
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
3 May
Yes, faith in God will help.
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@DaddyEvil (39066)
• United States
3 May
A couple of years ago, I had to think long and hard about this... Let's just say that it's a good mental exercise that makes you re-evaluate everything you thought you knew.
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
3 May
I am sure it does.
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@xander6464 (20753)
• Wapello, Iowa
3 May
I agree with you. It depends on pain. Doctors say that cancer patients stop crying towards the end not because the pain has gone away but because they no longer have the strength to show how much they're suffering. And it gets worse every minute. I don't want to go through that.
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
4 May
Well, I think sometimes the pain can be managed fairly well. They said Alex Trebek was not in pain at the end and was well enough to sit on his porch swing on his last day. Of course some people are just stoic too, and don't want to let on how they are feeling.
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
4 May
@xander6464 Yes, that has to be amended. Not being able to breathe would cause a lot of panic. I think interviewing doctors to make sure they will do what they can to keep you comfortable would be important.
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@xander6464 (20753)
• Wapello, Iowa
4 May
@snowy22315 I totally agree. Doctors need the freedom to do whatever they think will help.
@simplfred (19154)
• Philippines
3 May
That's quite a difficult situation to be at... Me, I don't want my family being burden but I really don't know what to do in that kind of situation...
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
3 May
For me, I think it would depend on pain management.
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@simplfred (19154)
• Philippines
3 May
@snowy22315 What if we want to but we can't do it already... Ha ha...
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
3 May
@simplfred Well I guess we can try to change our lives for the better.
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@Nevena83 (61773)
• Serbia
3 May
It is a difficult decision, but I believe that no one would want to live a life in physical pain.
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
3 May
That would be the worst really...especially if you knew nothing could be done.
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
4 May
@Nevena83 It does take courage to do it no doubt. Lots of people probably think they would like to, but can't bring themselves to do it..and that is likely for the best...
@moonandstars (48629)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 May
did something happen? well, i agree. i don't need to live long but, i want to be with a smile on my face.
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
3 May
No, it didn't. Dying contently after a successful life would be the best for sure.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
6 May
@snowy22315 it would be.
@CarolDM (130225)
• United States
3 May
I hope I never have this decision to make.
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
3 May
I know, certainly not a good one.
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@Dena91 (12816)
• United States
3 May
My faith is in God and whatever my lot in life He will help me. I haven't had been in these shoes myself as I have been blessed to be healthy all of life. I watched my Dad be confined to a bed for the last 7 months of his life because of terminal sickness. He praised God everyday God gave to him until he passed. I watched my father in law also be confined to bed for the last 10 months of his life. Unfortunately with his Alzheimer's he got to the point he didn't know us or could talk. It is hard to watch them go through it but it makes you think about your own mortality. But it also shows you God's grace in those moments, where you can have talks with them. Had they chosen to check out, I wouldn't have those precious memories. I have watched other loved ones go through terminal cancer and the grace God helped them through until it was their time to go. Do I understand someone wanting to take their own life with a terminal illness, yes I do. Do I judge them if them do, absolutely not, that isn't for me to do.
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@snowy22315 (112708)
• United States
3 May
That is correct in my estimation Judge not lest you be judged. It's in the bible.
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@RebeccasFarm (29062)
• United States
4 May
I would not pick to live with pain