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Old 01-22-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Thank heavens they now have the form you fill out/as to how much you want done before they pull the plug. I picked that if it impair my quality of life, let me go.
Yes! The "DNR" or "No Code" printed on a piece of MedicAlert jewelry, will save you from a lot of nastiness, if they "catch you" before any family or POA shows up. If you become alert, you can always verbally override it.
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:20 PM
 
Location: NC
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If I coud have the life that John Shear does, being 95 would be great!
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Last Sunday, Santa Anita legend John Shear celebrated his 95th birthday. Still working at the track, the diminutive Shear (4'-10") does 60 pushups a day, and works to get away from his wife:

Santa Anita Park employee turns 95; celebrated for infectious attitude | abc7.com

Last night, my 94-year-old neighbor passed away at his home near Tampa FL, where he and his wife lived most of the year (they also have a place in Maine, quite near us).

My question to you is: would you want to live to the age of 94-95? Why, or why not?
No way. As I've said, 83 for me. I can't imagine what I'd look like at 95 based on what I look like now.
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Yes! The "DNR" or "No Code" printed on a piece of MedicAlert jewelry, will save you from a lot of nastiness, if they "catch you" before any family or POA shows up. If you become alert, you can always verbally override it.
Is there a medically approved bracelet or somesuch that would be honored? They say to post your DNR on the fridge. I think I'll paint mine on the outside of the front door.
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:39 PM
 
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My question to you is: would you want to live to the age of 94-95? Why, or why not?
No. I like to be independent. I like to do things. I have watched my Aunt get older and older, she is almost 100. Her sight is practically gone, her hearing is practically gone. She sleeps a lot. She needs help grooming herself. I am just not interested in that path.
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:50 PM
 
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I know far more 20 year olds who would like to live to be 100 years old than I know 85 year olds who want to.
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Is there a medically approved bracelet or somesuch that would be honored? They say to post your DNR on the fridge. I think I'll paint mine on the outside of the front door.
Yes, it varies by state, but most will honor a necklace or bracelet made by a company that makes medical jewelry. Great to be wearing, if you are not at home (with the fridge) when the time comes.

Check your state law...but don't do what one fellow did -- he had "No Code" tatooed on his chest. That wasn't legal...at least, not in his state!
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Old 01-22-2016, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Absolutely not.
I am 63 and in constant pain and have no energy, both those things get worse over time. I cannot imagine living like this for another 30 years, Let alone if I get worse, which I will.
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Old 01-22-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Yes, it varies by state, but most will honor a necklace or bracelet made by a company that makes medical jewelry. Great to be wearing, if you are not at home (with the fridge) when the time comes.

Check your state law...but don't do what one fellow did -- he had "No Code" tatooed on his chest. That wasn't legal...at least, not in his state!
I'm glad you posted this. As I've been reading these posts, I thought to myself why not have a DNR tattooed to my chest. I'm in NY state. I'll have to check this out.

Thank you.
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Old 01-22-2016, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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Certainly if I could get around and function normally.
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