[quote="Padster, post:9, topic:340213"]
That's fine Dave. You are free to choose. However, don't think that you would avoid having your life disrupted. You would still have to face the choice of either dialysis or death. Now, seeing as this is a Catholic forum you are probably unconcerned about the latter, as was I when renal failure hit me. But, we don't just live for ourselves, do we? Let's take the worse case scenario. You are told you require a transplant or dialysis or you will be dead within 12 months. Because you don't want your 'life disrupted' you decide to cash in your chips. Question is: What about the effect your decision would have on your wife, family and friends? Metaphorically speaking, you could have stepped out of the path of a speeding juggernaut but chose not to. What a waste.
Throwaway comments are easy to make. But, God forbid, should the time ever come when you need to act on them will you stick to your guns?
(Still above ground 2 years after transplant: thanks to a salt of the earth donor and his/her family).
My "throwaway comment" is under the assumption that my wife will have predeceased me. Her health is deteriorating, and so I do have to stick around to take care of her as it continues to deteriorate. Fortunately, my major systems are in fine shape; I recently bicycled a 16.2-mile round trip to work in 60:40. Not bad for 67 years old :D