Death With Dignitym2

2014 was thought to be my last year here
a diary of posts by Robert M

 

At the age of fifteen I contracted acute rheumatic fever, was in quarantine the first three days of the twelve days I was hospitalized. From that moment on was doomed to have a different life than most other people, I was a “severe” medical risk, a time bomb set in slow motion. At that time I did not know what was in store for me, though I was told some scary stories and that I wouldn’t live past the age of 45. And if I did live past that, it would only because I would have had parts of my heart, if not my whole heart replaced.

Robert M's First Call Into The Norman Goldman Show

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Disappointment Today!

Hey there!

Trying to get more and more attention to this situation, to get people thinking about what are they going to do when it might be their time? Wish that maybe they fought for their right to die with dignity before realizing that now they too are stuck in a surreal life?

So I was sort of volunteering, as well as asking for help from the national division of Compassion and Choices, since they were one of the two organizations that was instrumental in the ruling that happened in New Mexico on Monday. I thought that I could be a vocal advocate for them and help get Colorado the same rights as our bordering states of Montana and New Mexico.

Here's the deal as far as Compassion and Choices go in helping me with any of this. Since there is no legal means of ending your life with a medication in Colorado, the only allowable way to end your life and work under the cooperation of C&C is the starve yourself to death, no food and water!

How is that dignified? How is that living your last few days in comfort? How is this a compassionate means? This is NOT my choice!

I was quite stunned by the news as I heard it told to me on the phone today. It was very disappointing and I guess I won't be mentioning that organization much again. Also today I tried to get in touch with the Colorado division of the ACLU via phone and that is next to impossible. Last night I sent them an email to the correct address, but there is a minimum 30 day wait!

Right after the Norman Goldman Show started today I decided to give Norm another call to express my disappointment:

2 comments:

Gene in Lakewood said...

Robert, hope your having a good day. I thought maybe you could get up to the mountains near by for some solace. I go to the mountains often with my wife to just balance out the noise. Thank you for telling your important story on Norm's Show and Glo's Show. Its very important and helpful to us all.
Gene in Lakewood

Robert M said...

Sorry I am just now replying to this. I didn’t realize I been getting comments! Denver is about as high up as I want to go these days. The mountains are a little much for me. I’ve been thinking of skiing a bunch lately. No way I could do that now!

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Below is the audio clip from the Norman Goldman Show that started this all off for me.

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