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    I think it's best not to dwell on what might happen when one's dying. I have always been rather frightened of death, but in 2009 I had an accident where I had both my dogs on leads and they pulled me over. I was unable to put out my hands to save myself so my head smashed onto the concrete in our back yard and for a moment I thought, 'This is it. This is death.'

    And I didn't feel frightened at all. I just thought, 'Chiz, in my fifties too. That's not very old.' As if I'd been short-changed!

    So you can't predict what even your own reaction will be, never mind when and how you are going to depart this life.
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    There's no way of predicting the time or manner of one's death. Thus, impossible to know how much it will hurt.

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    "Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And once it does come, we no longer exist"
    Epicurus

    The real issue though, is to come as painless as it can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahmsWasAGreatMelodist View Post
    @atsizat: Bro, depression sucks. Loneliness sucks. Feeling constantly in pain sucks. I know. But there's light at the end of the tunnel if you persevere, I promise.
    Perhaps you could give supporting documentation in a religious post in the Groups part of this site? I am sure many are wondering how you are so confident that you can promise. I am not saying you are wrong, just would like to hear more about it.
    “Then he will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!'" Matthew 25:41 (Christian Standard Bible)

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    Words of encouragement don't need to be backed up by one's religious beliefs or any documentation.
    “Music makes you feel feelings. Words make you think thoughts. But a song can make you feel a thought.”

    - Yip Harburg

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    Quote Originally Posted by atsizat View Post
    Were they given Morphine or something in hospital in order not to feel pain?
    Hospice. So in the home, but under the supervision of medical professionals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Perhaps you could give supporting documentation in a religious post in the Groups part of this site? I am sure many are wondering how you are so confident that you can promise. I am not saying you are wrong, just would like to hear more about it.
    I did not intend for that statement to possess any religious connotation. I am simply speaking from my own experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahmsWasAGreatMelodist View Post
    I did not intend for that statement to possess any religious connotation. I am simply speaking from my own experience.
    Sorry, I read way too much into it. Yes, there are many temporal tunnels we traverse that have light at their ends. I think we all have been through many of them, though some are much bigger than others. Still can be very rough while in the tunnel.
    “Then he will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!'" Matthew 25:41 (Christian Standard Bible)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skakner View Post
    "Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And once it does come, we no longer exist"
    Epicurus

    The real issue though, is to come as painless as it can be.
    The death could be slow, though. So Death is taking a long period of time in this case.

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    As a mental health professional, a word of caution to anyone contemplating suicide. If you think life is bad now, how much worse would it be if you're permanently disabled by a failed suicide attempt? I've seen it, and it ain't pretty.

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    I think I'd prefer to go peacefully in my sleep, like my uncle.

    Not like the screaming passengers in his car.

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    Oh how wrong you are
    to think that the years
    will never end.
    We must die.

    Life is a dream,
    that seams so sweet,
    but joy is all too brief.
    We must die.
    Of no avail is medicine,
    of no use is quinine,
    we cannot be cured.
    We must die.

    Worthless are lamentations,
    threats, bravado
    produced by our courage.
    We must die.
    No learned doctrine
    can find the words
    to calm this boldness
    We must die.

    There is no means
    to untie this knot,
    it is useless to flee.
    We must die.
    It is the same for everyone,
    a wily man cannot
    shield himself from the blow,
    We must die.

    Cruel Death
    is unfaithful to all,
    and shames everyone.
    Die we must.
    And yet, o madness
    o ravings,
    it seems like lying to oneself.
    Die we must.

    We die singing,
    we die playing
    the cittern, the bagpipe, yet
    die we must.
    We die dancing,
    drinking, eating;
    with this carrion,
    die we must.

    Youths, children,
    and all men
    must end in dust.
    We must die.
    The healthy, the sick,
    the brave, the defenceless,
    must all make an end,
    We must die.
    And when you are least
    thinking of it, in your breat,
    all comes to an end,
    We must die.
    If you do not think of this,
    you have lost your senses,
    you are dead and you can say:
    We must die.
    Doch dieses Wörtlein: und, -wär' es zerstört,
    wie anders als mit Isoldes eignem Leben wär' Tristan der Tod gegeben?

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    Thanks, Couchie! I will now meditate on my dead, bloated, maggot ridden carcass in preparation for the inevitable. And I'm not even a Buddhist!
    “Music makes you feel feelings. Words make you think thoughts. But a song can make you feel a thought.”

    - Yip Harburg

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