No life, no problems
- Aug 11, 2019
Fortunately this is changing in many countries. But what exactly is the goal keeping them on life support for years? Hoping for a miracle?When I was a paramedic, you see people survive truly astonishing circumstances. Modern medicine is really good at treating trauma-induced injuries. As long as the brain stem is functional, the view of modern medicine is that there is something worth saving, regardless of quality of life. That’s how you end up with people in vegetative states on life support.
I can’t wait for euthanasia to become more accessible for people. Not that it compares to what @ningaman151 is going through, but when I woke up in ICU after an overdose, the overwhelming feeling of ‘fuck. I survived’ is horrible. I feel like in situations like that you should be asked if you’d like to access assisted euthanasia. Now I live with short term memory loss and treatment resistant depression.
My heart goes out to you, @ningaman151