Originally Posted by fazenda
well i think you are right and good for living, but this is about people who wish to die because of their age or painful/indignity of their situation, and the family may already be saddened and in grief from the situation.
and with what you said about your situation, I feel I should say that I hope that you live a long life and never give in when you feel depressed.
Exactly the point I've been arguing. Thank you for putting in better terms Than I could. If your life is more painful for you and your family than your continued life, you should have the option of a quick painless death.
As for coma patients, after six weeks the chances of ever coming out of it decrease significantly. And only drop further every day. In contrast to the chance of recovery, your chance of brain damage increases by the same amount. Knowing that, I feel it is up to the family to decide when and if to terminate care and life support (if there is any) NOT
And Mikesword, stay strong. Your reasons for not being a coward are the same that kept me alive a few years ago. They changed after a couple friends of mine took the easy way out. I saw what it did to their family and friends, And know I know
what my family and friends would go through. I would not wish that kind of misery on anyone.