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How I helped my mother starve to death: NY Times reporter writes book...
LifeSitenews.com ^ | August 23, 2011 | by Jeremy Kryn

Posted on 08/23/2011 1:55:48 PM PDT by topher

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To: Cementjungle

I remember the frustration of trying to find help for my Dad when my Mother was ill. She didn’t want to refuse all but palliative care, she was not ready to give up, so hospice was not an option. She wanted to stay at home. There is really nothing like hospice for the person who wants to live.


41 posted on 08/23/2011 3:26:06 PM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: GladesGuru; Secret Agent Man; Tax-chick

Repeating tagline without typo:


42 posted on 08/23/2011 3:28:09 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Either we're all fully human, or none of us is." - Tax-chick)
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To: brytlea
I confess that I too wasn't sure what you meant by your post. I probably should have said something, but I didn't, and for that I apologize.

Thank you for continuing to discuss this issue.

43 posted on 08/23/2011 3:30:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Well said, Mrs. D.


44 posted on 08/23/2011 3:32:13 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Sometimes I just think everyone knows exactly what I”m thinking! You mean you all don’t? How strange! :)


45 posted on 08/23/2011 3:36:01 PM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thank you!


46 posted on 08/23/2011 3:36:35 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mr B has a new cousin on the way!)
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To: brytlea

LOL! I can barely read my own mind these days. :)


47 posted on 08/23/2011 3:38:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

It’s wonderful to see you, Brad’s Gramma! :)


48 posted on 08/23/2011 3:39:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I learned a lot when my Mom was dying. I learned that you really need to be surrounded by people who love you and will advocate for you and I learned to have a bit of concern about the medical community. You really REALLY need to have a loving family and I would hate to be alone in the world. I do NOT want the government or even my doctor making decisions for me. Ever.


49 posted on 08/23/2011 3:40:28 PM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: trisham

You need a teleprompter. Then we could all read it! :)


50 posted on 08/23/2011 3:41:37 PM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: topher

That’s is a Class A Felony. She should receive the death penalty!


51 posted on 08/23/2011 3:42:41 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: brytlea

I seem to be older than I was in the past. I hope that this isn’t happening to everyone. :)


52 posted on 08/23/2011 3:42:46 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Hi trisham! I hope all is well with you?

(Personal brag....read my new tagline)

:)


53 posted on 08/23/2011 3:48:00 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mr B has a new cousin on the way!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

How wonderful! I hope that we can expect to see pics? When will that be? :)


54 posted on 08/23/2011 3:50:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; netmilsmom

Immortalized in tagline posterity ...

“netmilsmom” had it right on this article: the woman hated her mother and wanted her dead, and probably a little extra suffering was gravy. It makes you not want to be a rotten person who raises rotten children who hate you!


55 posted on 08/23/2011 4:30:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("There is only one remedy for ignorance and thoughtlessness, and that is literacy." R. Mitchell)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I don’t see what your issue is with the post you replied to. You seem to be advocating for euthanasia.


56 posted on 08/23/2011 4:54:10 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Tax-chick

>>It makes you not want to be a rotten person who raises rotten children who hate you!<<

Truth be told!!!!!


57 posted on 08/23/2011 5:05:33 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: newzjunkey

Nope. Wrong. If someone is terminal and they don’t want any more medical care except pain management, if that’s what THEY want, I don’t have a problem with it, because that’s allowing the death process to occur without abnormal intervention to prolong the dying process. If they want food and water they should have whatever they want until they get to the point they don’t want food and water anymore. And the bodies of dying people do get to a point in the shutdown process where they don’t want food and water anymore.


58 posted on 08/23/2011 5:11:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: newzjunkey

And my issue with the guy I replied to is this: don’t advocate for euthanasia for non-terminal people. The woman in this story was not terminal. This is not the example to convince people to treat people like animals that are dying and are euthanized to be spared further pain when things are futile. Non-terminal people are not in a futile, dying state. They many not feel good or they may be bored but that’s not dying from a terminal, no hope illness.


60 posted on 08/23/2011 5:13:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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