Sunday, March 11, 2012
How Doctor's Die was an interesting story about how many doctors choose less versus more medical treatment for their own end of life situtions.
I used to think that I would do what ever was needed to extend my life, even taking extradordinary measures. After the death of my mom and dad, I've changed my mind. My dad died after a three month coma, extaended hospital stay, and a short nursing home stay. My mom died after five years in a nursing home.
I'm sure now that I no longer want heroic measures taken to prolong my life. To me quality is much more important than quantity. A few high quality months would be of greater value than several low quality years. All the more reason to live life by making every moment count.
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