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  •  Cany, I am not your mom (15+ / 0-)

    But I will tell you what I told my kids. Nobody lives forever. And it is not my desire to live a lot of my life in a fashion where I don't have any quality of life. My daughter who is a nurse is the one who is supposed to make the medical decisions, but all of them know that if there is some chance that I could have quality of life go ahead and resuscitate. But otherwise let me go.

    Your mom is at a point in her life where you are going to have to let her go. She isn't able to be here with you. I know that this is a very hard time for you. I am identifying with your mom since I am 70. I would not want to give my daughters such grief or pain. I would not want to be so helpless and so at the mercy of folks who will never know who I am.
    I would never want to be so oblivious to the love that is offered me that I cannot see it or acknowledge it. I am not thrilled about edging ever closer to that time when death claims me but I would rather go willingly with death than just be a misfired brain experiment.

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    by glitterscale on Sat Dec 17, 2011 at 10:22:49 AM PST

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