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    AWE how awful for your mom to have suffered as long as she had.
    I agree, this IS death with dignity. This is what Husbands Aunt wanted as well. When the quality of life turns to utter crap, it is good to know there is the option of ending it sooner than later. I believe today there will be a series of 4 injections, and she will be gone. She was very sedated Sunday when we saw her, and really was unawares she was going to be passing which is a blessing of course because one never wants one to doubt their decision to end their life once they committed.
    It is the finality of it all that I find unsettling I think.
    Yeah, death is a bitch no matter who it happens too.

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    Yeah, death is a bitch no matter who it happens too.
    It's only a bitch for the living survivors. We feel bad because we miss them. To the dead, it's blessed relief from pain, fear, and stress.

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    It's only a bitch for the living survivors. We feel bad because we miss them. To the dead, it's blessed relief from pain, fear, and stress.
    It is a tough one for sure.
    In my upbringing death was mourned, lots of crying, lots of sadness, lots of embracing the sadness and grief, that was how it was done. It is so final (or so we left behind are lead to believe)

    I try hard to be a bit more "new age" and see it as a relief to the individual who has passed, and to accept they will no longer suffer (or so we are led to believe).

    I think with the passing of this particular Aunt I feel a little bit more in touch with the "relief" of it all. She spoke of ending it, and the relief, and how she did not want to carry on in pain, and be the burden etc.

    Maybe it is about the levels of death. Sudden death, infant/child death, versus old age, and illness death??

    Some are just easier to accept than others I guess.
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    Back when there used to be Christians, all the pain and suffering as the end approached added brownie points to fend off the eternity in hellfire scenario. That point of view seems to be on a downturn since the species invented science.

    You had a rough week of it minksy, what with this and a break-in. What sort of perspective shift you'll get as time goes by I don't know, but things do look different when you can manage to look back on them. You can always keep returning to the thread and chipping away at it.
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    Thanks Spot
    Time always offers up a change of perspective, good way of putting it.

    I am already laughing at our break-in incident.
    Get this (almost 3 weeks later, closer to 4 really) next week, we get to go look at a photo line up... WHAT?? 4 weeks after the fact? hold on a second, I am old, just how good do they think my memory is lol. However my perspective of that mess, I know now what I would do differently.

    Lucky for mister Minks and I, we have next week off and get to relax, and with luck it will be a good week, incident free.
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    Sad situation minks, sorry for you.
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    thanks Cars
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    hmmmmm....thinking......

    Sorry minks sounds like an awful situation. we have legal assisted death but it's not the morphine one. it's a little box of a lethal substance the patient delivers to themselves. In hospital or at home.( When they feel like it.) I'm all for it . but the thought that I'd tell others the actual date ? not sure I would do that. Not even sure I'd tell anyone I opted for it . To me that would be like waiting around for an execution date, i don't think that would be kind to others. I'm also not sure I like the idea of others elsewhere checking their watch to see if I'm dead yet.

    but to each there own I guess. As for the statement " I have regrets" .... maybe that IS the apology? she acknowledges something?

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    Thanks Magenta.
    It was weird waiting to hear about when she was going to pass. A date with Death.
    But the good thing about how it is done here, is they load you up with Morphine so your brain is not aware you have a date with death, then the Dr. comes in and inserts a needle into the IV and off you go.
    It was peaceful, and she no longer suffers, she was in a hella lot of pain. This is the blessing to have that option to die with dignity.
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    Totally with the dying with dignity thing.

    condolences to the family

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