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Old 02-27-2019, 11:33 PM
 
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Alzheimer's is not good but one good thing about it is that when you die you're not cognizant of the fact you're approaching death. You're probably much like a lower animal like a cat. I don't think my cat knew why she was getting skinny and weak. When we took her to the vet she looked up at me so pitifully just as the vet injected the secobarbital and potassium. Suddenly her eyes went blank and she just laid her head down gently and that was it. I''ll never forget that vacant look in her eyes when her heart stopped and her pupils went so wide her eyes turned black. That's how I'd like to go.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Alzheimer's is not good but one good thing about it is that when you die you're not cognizant of the fact you're approaching death. You're probably much like a lower animal like a cat. I don't think my cat knew why she was getting skinny and weak. When we took her to the vet she looked up at me so pitifully just as the vet injected the secobarbital and potassium. Suddenly her eyes went blank and she just laid her head down gently and that was it. I''ll never forget that vacant look in her eyes when her heart stopped and her pupils went so wide her eyes turned black. That's how I'd like to go.

Is your vet on board with this?
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Ones plans may well change when there is only one of you versus a couple. I have told my son that if push comes to shove (I am far from that point) that I would be taking my own life. I told him come the time, we will make a plan.
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Old 03-01-2019, 03:06 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Ones plans may well change when there is only one of you versus a couple. I have told my son that if push comes to shove (I am far from that point) that I would be taking my own life. I told him come the time, we will make a plan.
I’m reading you told your son, not that you asked him. You may want to rethink your approach and give him a choice in this.
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Old 03-01-2019, 03:12 PM
 
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Nope, because when you're dead, you're dead. It's a very binary thing. And I won't care one way or another what happens after that.

No es mi problema.

@silibran - In Japan, there are so many elderly people living (and dying) alone that they have an actual word for it. Someone will have to "discover" the body whether you fell over dead of a stroke or decided to try breathing argon. I'm not going to feel bad about it either way. In point of fact, as you noted, I won't be feeling ANYTHING (nor care) because I will be dead.

Like I said. No es mi problema.

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Is your vet on board with this?
If he is, can I get his contact information?
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I let my much loved dog die naturally. I'm certain he knew he was dying. He was in a spot he liked to lie in.
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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Comfort measures in the hospital --> morpheme. It seems they love to give that where you go to sleep and don't wake up. I don't care really, just so it's quick or not going down in a plane. Why do they insist on telling us how high up we are? I really don't want to know.
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Iím reading you told your son, not that you asked him. You may want to rethink your approach and give him a choice in this.
It will be my decision, not his.
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Old 03-02-2019, 12:21 PM
 
Location: california
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I have already outlived my expectations.
God has intervened several times only behalf and I believe that I will exist for as long as God has determined .
I do not live carelessly ,but I am not a hypochondriac either .
I have hurt my self and have been healed , stepped off a roof and pushed back on again , had fires in confined spaces and fought fire as well.
I am not special , but my God is.
How I go doesn't matter ,
how I lived till then is all that matters .
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Old 03-02-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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I plan to die during sleep. Wouldn't that be the perfect way? It would for me.
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