I am facing a major life decision and am anguishing in scenarios. I use to think that as long as my mind is working I would want to keep living. But now I am facing kidney dialysis and possible 24/7 oxygen hook-up in the very near future.
I cannot imagine living tethered to a machine.
I don’t know if it is better to have these life options presented ahead of time or if one is more fortunate to experience a major medical emergency and then find oneself hooked to machines suddenly with little choice.
I am leaning to quality of life over quantity of days, weeks, or months via modern medicine machines.
What are the advantages? What are the disadvantages?
It has been my observation that when one allows invasive procedures one is at more risk than if one lives ‘naturally’.
What would you do?
I do not want sympathy here, I want your thoughts. Please.
I want to make this decision myself and not have it left to a loved one. I really need to hear how others think on this.