life-support?

@LovingIt (5398)
United States
December 26, 2006 4:54pm CST
If you became so sick that you would die if you didn't stay hooked up to a large life-support machine for the rest of your life, would you want someone to pull the plug?
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I have a living will that says I do not want to be put on life support.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
30 Dec 06
That's the smart thing to do.
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@rainbow (6762)
27 Dec 06
Oh yes, pull that plug right away! I love my family too much to expect them to put their lives on hold and torture themselves wondering if I would ever improve. How could Shrek and my boys have a good life if I was making them stay at the hospital watching me wondering if I'd improve. anyway I's scared I'd be aware on some level and not be able to tell them it hurt so I'd be trapped as much at they were and I'm a wimp so I'd rather they just killed me off.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I'm with you.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
26 Dec 06
That is actually a tough Question to ask Yes I would want someone to pull the plug as it is no Life but I would not ask anyone to do it as it is not fair on them to ask that But if the Doctor asked my loved ones and told them there is no chance then I would want them consent not so much for me but for them to stop them hurting and suffering
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
27 Dec 06
That's a good answer.
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@rmuxagirl (7554)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I do not want to be on life support. If I'm so sick that I would die...let me die. I would rather be with Jesus then be hooked up to a bunch of machines.
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@sbeauty (5869)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Yes, I would. I wouldn't want to live with no quality of life left and with having to be dependent on others for my every need. Right before my high school graduation two of my classmates pulled out on a highway in front of a car. The girl suffered some minor head injuries, but the boy was completely paralyzed. They put him on one of those apparatus' that turned him over every so often, and that's the way he spent the last 10 years of his life. I always thought it would have been more humane to have let him die right away when they knew there was no hope. I can't imagine the mental anguish he must have suffered during during those 10 years.
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@stailgate (2363)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I would want someone to pull the plug. you are not really alive anyhow it is just your body.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 07
Yes I would as I am no use to anyone on a Life support Machine and I would not want my Children and Friends to suffer that. Their Life would be put on hold for me and I would never want that. It would hurt them to see me like that and I would not want that either, so I would rather have the Plug pulled then make everyone suffer like that.
@GardenGerty (124453)
• United States
2 Jan 07
This brings the issue of advance directives to the front of my mind again, and I think I need to set them up. I will talk to my doctor or lawyer and specify that I do not want to be on an extended life support, and set a time line regarding it. Then it is my decision not my familie's guilt or remorse. All nursing home residents should be offerred this opportunity by the facilities social worker/social services. If I have inserted a buffer of a week or ten days of life support anyone who needs to come say goodbye will have reasonable time to do so.