Given we are now living longer than ever and medical interventions keep many alive with little quality of life. If your health was going to diminish to a point where you would suffer a lot of pain and lack of quality of life for other reasons, would you choose euthanasia? Please say why or why not?
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Excellent, perfectly said and so true.
Totally agree, Timetraveler
Thank you for commenting Time Traveller. It is a sad irony that the medications that prolong life can create a living hell. I hope that you have managed to find some peace now she has passed away. My mother has dementia as a result of parkinsons.
I understand that from a religious point of view natural death is preferable. However one of the problems with modern medicine is that we are prolonging life long after natural death would normally have happened. It is a delicate issue to be sure.
So God wishes you to suffer, your family to suffer, and to also be financially ruined by prolonging a life that will end eventually anyway. That doesn't make sense to me if you believe in a loving or just God.
But if you are living in pain all the time???
Would you change your mind?
I had no idea that it was legal in Oregan. Wondering if that is just something possible for residents or can others move there to take advantage of this legality as they can in parts if Europe?
Xstatic, thanks for reminding us of that. I keep forgetting and want that information "in my back pocket. "
Not sure if there is a residency requirement.
I really feel for you. Hold fast, ask for strength from Above and above all, look for whatever lessons there may be. Nothing is without purpose. Whatever happens in Divine providence is always for the best. My deepest empathy.
Tricky. I am full of empathy. God loves us all, and life has purpose. Mother Theresa and PopeJohn Paul saw out their service in the face of great pain. . All I know is that my Spiritual Teacher did not recommend suicide. I Pray for you.
No I'm not going to do any thing. I just said it's very hard when your life is reduced to pain and you miss out on so much.
So sorry to read about your pain. I hope there is someone close to you who can bring you some comfort. In my personal opinion euthansia is not suicide and sometimes the drugs and medical interventions that people undergo prolong illness not life.
A feeding tube, and constant pain, and one test after another is not living.
if anyone wishes I was in hell. I am.