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Re: Wow, lady jumps to her death where I live
Old 06-26-2006, 03:23 PM   #21
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Re: Wow, lady jumps to her death where I live

Originally Posted by OldAgePensioner
My mentor in Astrodynamics, Dr. Samuel Herrick of UCLA,* took his own life after he lost his only son in Vietnam and his wife just slowly withered and died apparently from that loss.* He just lost his will to live.

I'll go on my terms but it will be clean and easy.* I got the plan.
Just move about 300m north.

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Re: Wow, lady jumps to her death where I live
Old 06-26-2006, 03:37 PM   #22
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Re: Wow, lady jumps to her death where I live

Originally Posted by Rich_in_Tampa
Most terminal patients I have known who no longer wish to continue living simply refuse care, including food and water.
a very good friend of mine, terminally ill, decided on death by starvation. it was horrible. he said to me, "why is it that when my dog needed to die they gave him a shot, but no one will help me die." he finally had a few massive heart attacks with his mother by his side.

Originally Posted by donheff
Wow!! I hope I am physically able to pull the plug myself if things get real bad but I never thought about taking so many precautions.

I guess nobody suggested that was a call for help.
no, not a call for help, just a goodbye. he did the medical route for many many years prior to that. and ya. typical engineer. this backing up that backing up those. but you gotta know his buildings are very strong & safe. he was really quite a guy.

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Thus I am curious about what active, "self-help" measures might be available.
here are two interesting options which take rather different course & speed.....

and new york times best seller:

final exit by derek humphry


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