Got a Living Will?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Pecker, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Pecker

    Pecker Retired Moderator
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    Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to him, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."

    He got up, unplugged the Computer, and threw out my bottle of wine.

    He's such a bitch.....
     
  2. Lex

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    I prefer The Five Wishes.
     
  3. Mem

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    I don't even have a dead will.
     
  4. Northland

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    ...but you love him anyway, ain't that right? (especially after he took you to the Waffle Wagon for the breakfast special)
     
  5. viking1

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    Me neither. Poor people with no dependents don't need one...
     
  6. Pecker

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    Wanna find out how big your family is?

    Win the lottery.
     
  7. ManlyBanisters

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    Ooooo! Wine!!

    *vanishes in to the kitchen*
     
  8. The Dragon

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    I hope the bottle was empty.
    I can't stand waste.
     
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    On a serious note,
    Mr. Ed and I had living wills and and health proxies done,last year
    right before I had another surgery. Although the lawyer questioned
    whether, I wanted to leave Ed in charge of me. He didn't seem like he wanted to turn me off,the way I have requested him to do. He thinks I'm not giving the doctors, enough time to see what might be done for me.
    If my heart stopped,I don't want to be resuscitated.
    cigarbabe:saevil:
     
  10. JC8

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    Ha!

    I planned on going into to town for some wine, but I started drinking two hours ago ... ah, if only there was liquor delivery.
     
  11. Lex

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    The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it looks to all of a person's needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes also encourages discussing your wishes with your family and physician.
    Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know:

    • [*] Which person you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them.

      [*] The kind of medical treatment you want or don't want.

      [*] How comfortable you want to be.

      [*] How you want people to treat you.

      [*] What you want your loved ones to know.
    MORE
     
  12. simcha

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    Lex that's very sober advice for all of us. I still don't have this even after my Dad has died. My Mom finally got her shit in order when Dad died and that's settled. Now I should do this for myself. Thanks for the link.
     
  13. D_Sir Fitzwilly Wankheimer III

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    that's fine if you want to stay hoked up on some tubes or live out your life in a a sanitarium.

    Pull the plug, no transplants, no tanfusions. do not recesitate if I'm going to be maimed or paralized. I'm not a selfish person. I'll make room on earth for someone else.
     
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