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    Are you afraid...

    Last night I was chatting with PN and while we were conversing about my problems with my health, he asked me a question.

    He asked me if I was afraid of dying. I have often thought of that and have come to the conclusion that I don't fear death. The only thing I dread is the road I would need to travel while I get there. I mean, I would hope that I could just go to sleep one day and never wake up, instead of getting sicker with time. I don't like the idea of going through the hospitalization(s) or the procedures they perform on us in their attempt to help us keep on living. One thing I have requested my doctor and my family is not to put me on artificial life support. I think it is very hard for one to watch a loved one going through such agony since I have seen people whom I cared for go through it. It has been so heartbreaking to watch the family plus the pain felt upon having to let go of a loved one.

    I believe that I have been lucky in having lived these many years but I do feel very tired at times of having to continue living with all the problems brought on by illness and aging. I don't know if others feel this way but I have wondered just how many who have lived many years as SCI'ed feel this way.

    Any thoughts?

    Raven

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    Senior Member alan's Avatar
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    I wasn't afraid when I was drowning, and I'm not afraid now. All I fear is a long, lingering death.

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    Been there, donethat.

    Not afraid. Just want it to be quick and I'm not turning around this time.

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    im afraid of dying 24 hours before cure is found. that would be the mother of all sucks.

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    Absolutely not. Should have happened 15 years ago, and been waiting for it a long time. Just hoping the actual process when it does happen is quick, painless and within my control.

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    I went skydiving last week. On the way up to 13,500' I began contemplating my life. Although I am only 32, I feel I have led a full life. Because of SCI, I have experienced a lot of great things and have met many incredible people. I was ok with the fact I could die then and there. Then I chickened out! Just kidding, I jumped.

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    worse than death is...
    Being Old and disabled and becoming increasingly more dependant.

    Well.. maybe the maggots burrowing through your dead body as they eat away at your decaying flesh....

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    not afraid i mean this is hell isn't it???

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    I agree with chick. Being old and dependent is what I fear most.

    Death is no big thing after this crap..

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    I also have no desire to be an old quad.

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