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Old 12-14-2018, 05:13 AM
 
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Helium tanks are easy to obtain at any store that offers party supplies. That, plus a dry cleaning bag and you're all set.
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Imagine how you would sound on 911 if you change your mind?
No kidding!!
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Yikes, I really haven't given it any thought and really don't want to. How about them Bears? They are going all the way this year.
For real, Yikes. The Eagles suck and we just lost our quarterback for the rest of the year.

I don't plan on dying, that will take care of itself. I plan on living.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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For real, Yikes. The Eagles suck and we just lost our quarterback for the rest of the year.

I don't plan on dying, that will take care of itself. I plan on living.
Yep. The way I look at it too!

"Get busy living or get busy dying."
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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I hope to die in my sleep right after having sex when I am quite old.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:25 AM
 
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.....So before you go with the helium and the bag over your head (as another poster said), please think about what you're doing to your loved ones.
When a person with a terminal illness or facing a prolonged painful illness before becoming terminal decides to kill him/herself rather go through a long painful decline, even one that ends in a drugged-coma in hospice, perhaps the loved ones should pause...and be grateful.

And I know from personal experience that not all of these types of suicides occur without a family member or more having prior knowledge; and again in my experience much of what was on the checklist regarding the police, etc. is GROSSLY inflated with drama and not an accurate description of what will inevitably happen after the suicide. I have never known all of that outside contact to take place even in a place as supposedly cold and heartlessly bureaucratic as NYC nor - at the other extreme - in a small town in upstate NY.

Suicide under other circumstances (e.g. depression, alcoholism, job loss, etc.) is something entirely apart from what the OP initiated.

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Old 12-14-2018, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I tend to not think about it. Something will take me out at some point.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:25 AM
 
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Yep. The way I look at it too!

"Get busy living or get busy dying."

As they are simultaneous activities, you can't help but do 'em both at the same time. Whether we like it or not.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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A close relative of mine died from pancreatic cancer. Said relative was in admirably good health, before the coming of disease. 33 months and ghastly debilitation (from "treatment", as well as the disease), said relative finally died... at home, in bed. Sure, Hospice helps, and they have pain-killers (of uncertain efficacy). But becoming bedridden, incontinent, delirious, exhausted... a process of many weeks, not days, let alone hours... not pleasant.
This is among the many reason I became an atheist. No God would allow such suffering and for so many. When life becomes a burden but society wont allow a Dr to help you pass on,... then you look to do it yourself.[mod cut - instructions on suicide]

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Old 12-14-2018, 09:01 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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It depends on the religion. For some religions, perhaps there’s no reason to avoid it, or accelerated it. It’s a fact of life and should be dealt with the idea peacefully. Why should dying not be an unpleasant experience. Maybe we should adjust our attitude. We expect too much. I had witness my mom and dad’s decline too. I can only hope that I live well enough and I might pass away in my sleep like my grandfather at the ripe old age of 93.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Jack Daniels and a bottle of my saved up Oxy. Hopefully not for 30 or so years.....if I am not mentally aware enough to do it, I have friends.....

Bye, now.
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