CT Aid In Dying Bill - Whats Your Take?
I am starting this thread without much research because I just learned that Connecticut is dealing with an Aid In Dying bill. I also just went on the DeathWithDignity.org website and signed a petition to help get the bill through.
Right now, I'm not six months away from the end, or am I? Having Stage 4 Denovo since 2008, I have been on the merry-go-round of intense pain, side effects, medications for side effects which give me more side effects and new illnesses. Even though at these times, I feel like I'm on my deathbed, I am not.
I don't travel. Just sitting in a car for 20 minutes wears me out and I'm achy. I don't shop except online including for groceries. I've only gone to actual stores for fresh produce, vegetables, fruits, dairy, eggs, etc. Now, I have found that I can still be thrifty and order these delivered as well.
Books and cooking from scratch are my livelihood. When feeling some energy, I will begin my cooking very early in the day, and wrap portions for the freezer. I finally broke down and got a Prime subscription at a discount and I have a myriad of choices for movies, documentaries and entertainment later in the day.
I dread the day when my situation declines and slowly progresses downward which it has been for all these years. Will I live to eat, or eat to live? I dread that I may not be able to read physically or mentally, or retain what I'm reading/listening.
This is going to take longer that six months for me I'm sure; but it's a start.
What is your take on this? I know that many of my Stage 4 sisters have constant, serious daily challenges compared to a slower, drawn out situation like mine with painful intervals.
Please be kind, no matter where you stand on this. As I said, I'm just testing the waters. Thank you.