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  •  Just last week my 92 yr. old Aunt was told (4+ / 0-)
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    by her very young MD cardiologist that she needs a stint somewhere, where it is only 52% closed. She sits in a wheelchair all day long. Otherwise she is very healthy, no reason to put her through that....its greedy doctors.

    "Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things." Thomas Merton

    by createpeace on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 04:01:15 PM PDT

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    •  Every individual case is different and it's (1+ / 0-)
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      between the patient and the doctor to decide.  

      We are all in this together.

      by htowngenie on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 04:12:10 PM PDT

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    •  Your Aunt (0+ / 0-)

      Seen above, was a comment from a nurse in an ICU wondering why a 90+ year person was being "saved" from death from 3 different fatal diseases.
      Something along the line of "when the lord calls, how loud are you going to shout no?
      I know that at that age (or hell even if FSM forbid at 70) I'm done with good health and can just move on, it will be good.  Palliative care would be welcome...  

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