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TOPIC: Choosing the Inevitable

Choosing the Inevitable 16 Jul 2011 12:56 #495

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"Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee." --- John Donne

But suppose, instead, based on some symptoms our health care providers tell us, not who, not when, but how we will die. And suppose this prognosis is not pretty in our opinion?

For a head-on essay about this prospect for a person diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), see "The Good Short Life" by Dudley Clendinen in the New York Times, Sunday 10 July 2011, Sunday Review, p. 4.
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