This article is an affirmation of what I’ve observed, learned and concluded after almost living in hospitals 24/7 for 3 months, while taking care of Papa here in Bacolod in Jan-Feb. 2008 and Mama there in Atlanta, Georgia, in Feb.-March 2008, who both passed on within 19 days of each other: all that really matters is if you’re ready to go or not.
And if you’re ready please pass up the “heroic” technological attempts to “save” you while your quality of life and dignity suffers, and the pharmaceutical and curative–not preventive– “care” (which actually benefits from people getting sick!) industries make even more money from it.
“Of course, doctors don’t want to die; they want to live. But they know enough about modern medicine to know its limits. And they know enough about death to know what all people fear most: dying in pain, and dying alone.”
I’m ready anytime. My only prayer is to go peacefully and to be sent off by the prayers and love of closest family and friends– not in pain and not alone. ♥