Very disturbing and sad, sad, sad
jralessi at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 1 08:49:30 PST 2000
Snot that complicated really.
There is no human, dead or alive, that has not contemplated suicide at one
point or another. It is easy to assume that suicide is the act of mental
deviation. In fact there is a point were it makes perfectly good sense. When
the pain of living exceeds the fear of death. It's a very rational choice.
If we take into consideration that there's room in this world for all
God's children then how do we judge who should take advantage of surgical
intervention? Is it any different then the self mutilating breast implant?
Can someone show me the health benefit of having fat sucked from one's ass
to be injected into their lips?
There is a serious risk of death with all surgery. All cosmetic surgery
is done to appease the desires of the recipient. So why then do we condemn a
doctor who removes a leg any more than one who removes a Penis or a fat
deposit or even a mole for that matter? All of these are done because a
patient chose to have them done.
There are countless examples of self mutilation because surgery was not
available. Is there no one but me who remembers how abortions were done
before they were legal? How many women died from that choice? It didn't stop
them from making the choice.
The doctors decision was based on his clients presentation. I'm sure he
didn't act upon their wishes frivolously. I only wish they had saved the
delivery so some one could have possibly taken advantage of the donor.
"All the worlds a stage....some of us just have better seats"
>From: BLBNUN at aol.com
>Reply-To: amp-l at u.washington.edu
>To: "Amputee Information Network" <amp-l at u.washington.edu>
>Subject: Re: Very disturbing and sad, sad, sad
>Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 11:04:21 EST
>Personal choices are just that "personal choices" and personally I don't
>understand gender changes either! I can't help wondering if these people,
>who are psychologically disturbed, are getting the help they really need.
>The mind (brain) is so diverse and complicated. Have there really been
>enough studies to properly assess the complexity of the mind
>and physiologically? I worked with a psychiatrist for 5 years. I know
>suicide does to families (personally as well). I still don't get it and
>still say "boo" to Dr. Smith. Would I perfer these 2 gentlemen sit on a
>railroad track to amputate themselves? Of course not! How can one be so
>sure that they would attempt this? There are no absolutes in life. Are
>sure they a quite happy now? Why make it public? Personally it's
>to me. BB
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