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Monday, August 10, 2009

Just for the record...

Once again I have been remiss in my adult responsibilities. I have no living will, no health care power of attorney....and tomorrow, Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, I am having a port put in, requireing general anesthesia, cutting, aortas, chests, all that scary shit.

So,I just want to make a public statement....in the event that something goes wrong and my quality of life will be such that i'm not aware of my quality of life or that I'm unable to make my wishes known, I do not want to be kept alive by artificial means. REally, brain dead is brain dead and my family would be better off not having to deal with "mama in a coma" for a decade or so.

This may not be legally binding, but someone take this to court and let my family and closest friends make the decisions they all know I'd want made.

Dignity. That's all I ask for. Dignity for me and for my family.

And I promise, cross my heart, swear not to die, that I'll take care of those adult responsibilities ASAP this coming week. Really, I promise.

1 comment:

Peggy said...

My thoughts are with you today. As you probably know, you can do the POA for Medical Decisions paperwork there at the hospital. It's pretty simple--and the one my brother and I did with my mom that way was the one we always used. President Obama says he has one himself. It's the cool thing to do. While you're there today, why not just do it?