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, February 12, 2014

Middle of the week

Well the New York Times article from last Saturday has been causing a bit of a stir now. Lots of curious people, as well as people with strong feelings on this speaking out. I may have the chance now to speak out on Democracy Now! in the near future.

It is time to bring NATIONAL attention to this issue! This should NOT be decided via state by state! This is a HUMAN RIGHT and as such ALL CITIZENS deserve this right! I was told at first by Diana DeGette’s office that they did not need to be involved in this because this is a State’s Right issue and not national. I corrected the person I was speaking with and told them this is a human right and as such I need to speak to Ms. DeGette and they agreed! (So has Senator Bennet! Now I am just waiting to hear back from Senator Udall.)


John Kelly said...

Hi Robert! I'm sorry to hear that your first aortic valve replacement surgery was "so brutal," but I hope you will choose to get the surgery again so that you can stay alive. :-) Talk to a pain doctor or palliative specialist, there's no reason you should be in so much pain after the surgery. A good friend just had the surgery and she is feeling so much better!

Robert M said...

Getting this operation the first time is something that most everyone should decide to go through. But to have to do it is second time is a whole different ballgame. Once was it for me!

John Kelly said...

Well, I sure would like to see you stay alive, and if that means getting the surgery, I'm sure we can find enough people to support you in the recovery.:-) Seriously. It would be hard! But you have a passion, and you owe it to other people to share it with us. I am a medical marijuana activist also, and I find that it really helps me with my spasticity – I am a quadriplegic for 30 years now. we need more activists, more people to speak truth. But you have to stay alive first in order to do that. okay? ;-)

Robert M said...

The truth is that most people when they are ripped apart once and then put back together don’t want to go through it a second time. I refuse to have it done again and it is my choice and those closest to me accept this.

It is something that has been a part of life for a long time. I didn’t just decide this, but I’ve known since probably before the first operation that there would not be a second one. It is my choice.

Therefore it is also my choice as to how, when and where I die, rather than having any laws, religions or organizations dictate as such. I do not want to wait it out til “my last dying breath”, as that is nothing but a form of torture that I refuse to partake in.

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