Hackneyed stereotyped conventional ignorance about amputation
jralessi at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 1 14:36:10 PST 2000
That is absolutely correct but it is not limited to lose of limb. It is not
at all uncommon for people to routinely refuse medical treatments that would
otherwise save their lives. It's called a "Living Will". Instructions that
no heroic efforts be made to revive. No artificial sustainment. Also known
as "DNR" for Do Not Resuscitate. The choice is always yours since these
arrangements may be made well in advance of need. I've had one for over 15
years now. It states specifically that if I'm ever to enter into a coma that
I wish my life terminated at 48 hours. My life. My choice.
>From: Dan Pop <Dan.Pop at cern.ch>
>Reply-To: amp-l at u.washington.edu
>To: "Amputee Information Network" <amp-l at u.washington.edu>
>Subject: Re: Hackneyed stereotyped conventional ignorance about amputation
>Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 22:59:16 +0100 (MET)
>On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Joe Alessi wrote:
> > I see your point George however the fact is...It's your finger, Your
> > trigger, your gun, your head, your life and completely...your choice.
> > Therefor, it is in fact "Elective" by definition. Regardless of your
> > motivation. The choice is always yours to make.
>By this reasoning, *anybody* who lost his limb(s) to one disease or
>another had an "elective" amputation, because he could choose to not
>have it and die.
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