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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:22 PM

Not sure if any of you others fit into this category.

There are not many cases in our area, one (we know about, it will increase), one in the next.

We are both 70, we do not have children, we will refuse to be put on a ventilator. If we get sick, we will inform family of this.

So many have children and grandchildren who depend on them for help. We do not.

That is just how it is.

If I die from this, I want the cause of death in the obit to be. "Donald Trump is responsible for her death, he was negligent, arrogant and caused many to die". Trust me, if I go first, my husband will do it.

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Reply Not sure if any of you others fit into this category. (Original post)
TNNurse Mar 2020 OP
Vinca Mar 2020 #1
OhNo-Really Mar 2020 #2
MLAA Mar 2020 #27
OhNo-Really Mar 2020 #43
MLAA Mar 2020 #45
Walleye Mar 2020 #3
Skittles Mar 2020 #4
Chainfire Mar 2020 #5
MLAA Mar 2020 #28
Chainfire Mar 2020 #47
True Blue American Mar 2020 #55
MLAA Mar 2020 #58
calimary Mar 2020 #68
calimary Mar 2020 #67
Mister Ed Mar 2020 #6
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #12
TNNurse Mar 2020 #7
mgardener Mar 2020 #19
Augiedog Mar 2020 #8
CanonRay Mar 2020 #9
treestar Mar 2020 #10
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #13
treestar Mar 2020 #41
TNNurse Mar 2020 #15
burrowowl Mar 2020 #33
treestar Mar 2020 #42
True Blue American Mar 2020 #56
TNNurse Mar 2020 #62
erronis Mar 2020 #70
TNNurse Mar 2020 #71
wryter2000 Mar 2020 #59
UTUSN Mar 2020 #11
TNNurse Mar 2020 #14
LaMouffette Mar 2020 #16
subana Mar 2020 #17
bluescribbler Mar 2020 #18
nini Mar 2020 #20
warmfeet Mar 2020 #21
Mr.Bill Mar 2020 #22
appalachiablue Mar 2020 #23
uponit7771 Mar 2020 #37
magicarpet Mar 2020 #53
Soph0571 Mar 2020 #24
TNNurse Mar 2020 #29
sarge43 Mar 2020 #25
mountain grammy Mar 2020 #26
Hekate Mar 2020 #32
JGug1 Mar 2020 #30
procon Mar 2020 #31
TNNurse Mar 2020 #34
Lonestarblue Mar 2020 #35
Evolve Dammit Mar 2020 #36
slumcamper Mar 2020 #38
Liberty Belle Mar 2020 #39
Ialwaysvote Mar 2020 #40
TexasBushwhacker Mar 2020 #44
Pobeka Mar 2020 #46
The River Mar 2020 #48
Brainfodder Mar 2020 #49
mushroomhunter Mar 2020 #50
getagrip_already Mar 2020 #51
JohnnyRingo Mar 2020 #52
Tink41 Mar 2020 #54
SammyWinstonJack Mar 2020 #57
moonscape Mar 2020 #60
Toorich Mar 2020 #61
mpreorder Mar 2020 #63
TNNurse Mar 2020 #64
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2020 #65
TNNurse Mar 2020 #66
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #69
TNNurse Mar 2020 #72

Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:25 PM

1. Don't give up without a fight if you get it. We can't let Donald Trump kill us.

(I'm 71 and my husband is 73, so we're in the same deadly demographic.) We have to survive to dance on Trump's grave.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:28 PM

2. I've informed my kids to let me go. No ventilators

Id rather the younger have them.

So I support your decision

I love the obit idea. Off to write mine just in case.

Until then Its Pony Time (a being older perk: who cares what people say or think about you 😂😂 Freedom)





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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:40 PM

27. She got good moves!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #27)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 09:24 PM

43. Oh and Let's Twist Again!




😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. I kill me 😂😂🙏😂

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #43)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 11:18 PM

45. May we all be able to dance with such freedom!

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:29 PM

3. I'm also in a risk group. I will fight to survive if I get the virus. Never give up.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:41 PM

4. don't let Trump have that kind of power

FIGHT

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:54 PM

5. My wife and I are both high risk for this virus

We are doing everything we can to keep isolated, because if we get it we are done. Older Americans may not have the option to choose if the hospitals have inadequate equipment and supplies are flooded with patients. That is how it should be, but it is not very damn comforting.

I planned to die at age 97, from a coronary suffered in a cat house.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:41 PM

28. I plan to live a little longer than that so I can read your obituary! 😉😬

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Response to MLAA (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 08:43 AM

47. Why, thank you very much

And, as my Grandmother would have said, "Bless your heart."

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Response to MLAA (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:19 AM

55. I am not going until

I read another obituary! Trust me!

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #55)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:35 AM

58. 😊

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #55)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:32 PM

68. ;)

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:30 PM

67. I want to go before the polar bears do.

Husband and I are both enough to be in the at-risk group. Ive had a great life. Lived long enough to use whatever gifts I may have been given for the greater good and to score some satisfying accomplishments. Long enough to see my kids get their own start in life as successful adults. One of ems even procreated. My garden is paying dividends from plantings I put in last year and the year before and all that stuff that was meant to survive the winter did so. It will keep contributing beauty to the neighborhood in the years ahead.

If it all ended today, Id go with gratitude for all that. And knowing that the polar bears and other species that our recklessness and greed and short-sightedness have endangered, still managed to survive - at least beyond me.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:58 PM

6. I'm 63. I won't take up a bed that's needed by someone younger.

I've made sure Mrs. Ed knows that I can't be using a ventilator if it's needed by a child, or a young adult, or a parent of small children.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:50 PM

12. Thank you ME

I feel the same way, and have actually had that explicitly added to my DNR......

I pity the Dr's in this country who have to Triage the cases, and who will have to decide who to literally let die, to possibly save someone that has a much better chance of surviving...........

I can also say, that if in any way, I was even remotely connected to the current administration, I would have quit my job the first month Trump was in office.........I would not sell my soul, for any price, like so many of them have so willingly done........Fuck Them All, May They All Rot in Hell along with the voters who agree with him and continue to support him........

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:28 PM

7. Exactly,

my father died when I was 10. Save some parents. Children need them.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:07 PM

19. My dad died when I was 10 too

We have a living will and our children know our wishes.
Hopefully we would be missed!!

Didn't think about my obit, I just planned on coming back and haunting Trump.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:32 PM

8. Tombstone too

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:46 PM

9. Wow, I could have written this.

Except I'm 68.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:47 PM

10. It's not a coma type ventilator

So I doubt the law would allow for that. Only hopeless cases, as I understand it.

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Response to treestar (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:55 PM

13. Not if you explicitly and specifically put it

In your "Do Not Resuscitate" legal document.......

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:25 PM

41. I know, but those only apply

at least in my state, it only applies in terminal cases.

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Response to treestar (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:58 PM

15. Trust me as a retired RN who worked in ICU

it does not take a coma to put someone on a ventilator. I have seen hopelessly futile patients tormented until the family had to make the horrible decision to discontinue. This of course, is a whole different situation. One that has no precedence.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:54 PM

33. Amen!

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:26 PM

42. but did there have to be a decision that the patient was terminal

first - in my state's law and the neighboring state, that's the case. As long as there is hope of recovery, all that can be done is done.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:23 AM

56. I made sure

Long ago it was my decision. No putting it on family so they would feel guilty.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #56)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:42 PM

62. Part of my last job in the hospital was to notarize health care documents.

I made sure all concerned understood what they meant.

I would look both the patient and their assigned person in the eye and said "Accepting this responsibility means that you are speaking for the patient when they no longer can speak for themselves. You are not deciding what to do, you are carrying out their decisions."

I cannot count the times I looked people in the face and said "You are supposed to do what mama or daddy said, not what you want".

A surgeon once asked me if I would withhold treatment from a loved one...I responded that I had at their direction and that I slept just fine. My mama said do not put a tube to feed me if I cannot swallow. Do not put me on a machine if I cannot breathe. She had Parkinson's Disease that was no longer responding to medication shipped from the company (the newest thing). She had had multiple small strokes. When she developed lung cancer (never smoked, but lived with my father who did...he died at 50.. and taught in public schools where teacher's lounges were smoke pits), we did not treat it, we kept her home. Her death certificate listed her cause of death as lung cancer due to second hand smoke. She has been gone 29 years this April. I miss her, but I know I did what she wanted.

When she was diagnosed with cancer the doctor started listed things that could be done for treatment. I responded that he was not her Health Care POA, I was and she was not going to be treated so she could suffer longer from Parkinson's. She could not speak and could barely swallow by then.

I know I went on but it seemed necessary to share.

TNNurse...actually, Alice Beth

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #62)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:22 PM

70. You are exactly the type of person I'd want to have my POA

Knowledgeable and understanding.

I think my partner, my siblings and children all understand my desires.

70+yo, good life, when the time arrives let it go.

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Response to erronis (Reply #70)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 07:00 PM

71. I was on the hospital ethics committee for awhile.

The hospital attorney (an elderly gentleman) jokingly appointed me his POA once after a discussion in a meeting.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:57 AM

59. I was in ICU for two weeks once long ago

On a ventilator. It was endometriosis that became sepsis, leading to ARDS. I came through it, but I was 39 at the time.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:50 PM

11. Updating my obit with a line "from a family of life long Dems"

A "do not resusitate" in a Physician's Directive covers the ventilator, doesn't it?







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Response to UTUSN (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:56 PM

14. It should, but is family there to refute it they sometimes cave.

Of course, we have never seen this before.

Will add the family of Dems to mine as well. Thanks.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:00 PM

16. This is heart wrenching!

The selflessness expressed by TNNurse and the other people who have replied to her post has literally brought tears to my eyes. Tears of sorrow for all of you, all of us, for having to even contemplate whether to accept a ventilator for oneself or to sacrifice it for another coronavirus victim who may have more lives depending on her or him or who has more years left to live.

And also, they are tears of outrage because I know that if Trump were infected, he would have no compunctions about demanding that a ventilator be removed from a coronavirus victim of any age and placed on his repulsive mug instead.

Bless you all!

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:04 PM

17. great idea!

not only should they write it in the obit, they should put it on the headstone too!! It could be read by anyone walking near the grave.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:05 PM

18. 69 years old, widower, no kids.

My GF lives in another part of the state, ~135 miles from my home. I am sheltering in place with her. She has a married daughter, no kids, (yet), a step daughter with 2 toddlers, and a nephew with 2 young ones. When my wife was succumbing to cancer, I vowed that, should I get cancer, I would refuse chemo. I feel the same about COVID-19. I've had a good life, knew the love of 2 good women, made many friends inside and outside politics. I am taking every sensible precaution, but if this disease gets me, I'll be ready to go. I'll tell the doctors to save their heroic measures for those who still may have a future.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:12 PM

20. Alot of us have come to terms with our mortality lately

I made sure all my beneficiaries are set etc..

I'm like you.. I don't want a ventilator etc.. The country is going to need the youngsters more than me.. Sad but true.

My mom lived until 93.. I'll be lucky if I make it to 63 the way it's going. Though I am staying home etc.. Fingers crossed.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:12 PM

21. The only reason any of us are even contemplating this is due

to the orange assholes lack of response. Fuck him and the virus he rode in on. The richest country in the world has to give up on dying citizens due to lack of resources. People are okay with that? Really? It's the right thing to do, but perhaps for unnecessary reasons.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:13 PM

22. We need your votes in November.

That alone is reason to fight to stay alive.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:18 PM

23. Well that's a great point

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:00 PM

37. 👍

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #37)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:16 AM

53. Really don't be so willing to punch out on the time clock of life,...

.... You will gum up the voting demographics and leave only FuxNuz geezers to vote more Nazis into the leadership roles of our government.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:28 PM

24. Och love

That is a nonsense - you should fight, because fight is all we have
Self isolate and if you have to go out protect yourselves. If you are fit and healthy this shit should not kill you, but refusing a ventilator might.
Here in the UK the 1.5 million most vulnerable will be getting a letter from their doctor this week telling them not to leave the house and they will get food packages etc delivered courtesy of the government to ensure that they are safe. Part of this is to free up the NHS of course, but another part is making sure that all generations survive this. We need your generation, your knowledge, your oral history, as much as we need younger generations. It would be a hollowed out world if our beloved older generation was not with us and I speak as the child of a 76 year old mother.
Just sayin'

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:48 PM

29. We live in the country

and go out only as necessary. We are both cancer survivors and have high blood pressure. As retired critical care RNs we know what it takes to survive a serious illness. We do not have a death wish, we are just experienced and know there are limited resources. We are being cautious.

We are not being foolish, just realistic. Many people will die from this. I just want more of them to be parents

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:30 PM

25. Hubby and I talked about this

We both have DNRs and medical power of attorney for each other. We both 77 and no one is dependent on us.

So, we both agreed - no ventilator, especially if there are young people with children who need it.

I thinking of "Cause of death: Republican indifference."

/on edit/

On staying alive at all costs. Sometimes the cost is too high.

Hub and I fully intend to vote in November. We both voted for Biden and looking forward to doing it again. However, ...
When you get to your high 70's, the Grim Reaper is standing in the corner, in the shadows, checking his watch. Hub has heart disease; I have COPD. It's quite possible that a ventilator may not be an option. Italy is already triaging the elderly. Further, given our medical conditions, I doubt a ventilator would do much good; just keep us alive{sic} for a few miserable days more.

In short, if we're fated to die, maybe we can make it mean something - like saving another life.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:38 PM

26. At 72, I feel the same..

and have left the same instructions for my obituary. My husband feels the same way.

Reagan's negligence led to 10's of thousands of deaths.. the trump virus may top that.

republicans will kill us all...

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #26)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:52 PM

32. They'll kill us and never lose a night's sleep

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:50 PM

30. No Ventilator

Well, TNNurse, that is very noble. I still find life exciting and challenging and I'll take a ventilator if needed. I hope desperately that it isn't needed. I'm older than you are.
I intend to live to see this filthy son of a bitch out of office and to lobby for his indictment and prosecution. I can't do that if I'm dead.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:50 PM

31. Get your legal documents in order before you need them.

You can find these DIY legal forms on line, or you can have a lawyer help you decide what you need. At the very least you should have:

An Advance Directive, a written statement of your wishes regarding medical treatment should you be unable to communicate them to a doctor.


A Do Not Resuscitate Order allow you to die a natural death. It says you do not want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if your heart stops beating. You can also prevent other types of medical intervention.


A Durable Power of Attorney that designates someone to act on your behalf if you are unable to act for yourself.

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Response to procon (Reply #31)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:54 PM

34. Got em.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:59 PM

35. Also in my 70s, but I'll fight to the end for November.

All of us need to be around to vote this human manifestation of Satan out of office.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:00 PM

36. Thanks for the reminder that I need to dust off those documents and ensure up-to-date

That said, let's hope we can all cast a vote in November to kick the Orange Asshole to jail.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:03 PM

38. Inappropriate, but where is the "I moved on her like a bitch" 'tude now??? N/F/T

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:09 PM

39. not every hospital is short on ventiilators at any one time.

Before making this brave decision, have the healthy spouse ask the hospital how many unused ventilators they have. As a nurse can you tell us how long COVID-19 patients are usually on a ventilator?

No need to die if the shortfall is still days away, but it is good to let the hospital know if they face a choice of who to save, you're willing to let someone more in need have one.

I talked to an older friend today who mentioned she would make this decision too, but none of us should have to.

Today in San Diego it's reported that 500 of our 828 ventilators in hospitals are in use, not counting the military hospital.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:14 PM

40. The GOP politicians, enablers and voters were responsible

We need to remember Trump is just the virulent symptom of the disease in the Republican Party.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:33 PM

44. Well, GOP has always wanted to cut Medicare and Social Security n/t

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 08:30 AM

46. With all due respect, please don't -- we need your vote in November.

It is far more valuable to this country to have your guaranteed D vote, than to give it up. Please consider this, your value to us extends beyond your age, and if you have blood-related family. Those who come through this pandemic will be *far* better off with sensible government that only D's can provide

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 10:48 AM

48. High Risk / Low Risk

High risk because of age and COPD.
Low risk due to an isolated lifestyle.
I can wait it out.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 10:54 AM

49. Why no ventilator to save you?

It's not a matter of you having to be on it forever, just for the virus effect to pass, in most cases?

Or am I missing something?

One of my parents said this same thing to me directly face to face!

Love the obit plan though?



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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:01 AM

50. love the obit..

I'm 80 and healthy, husband is 83 and not. I plan to just stay home. No need for us to take up room and endanger the medical staff. I am a retired RN and we have a supply of O2, nebulizer meds, prednisone. I can do no more . I will have that statement about trump published in my obit. thank you for the idea and good luck!

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:07 AM

51. We have 2 adult children and one g/f living with us.....

It is highly possible my son and g/f have the virus. They have a lot of the symptoms although minor. It could be something else but the doctors don't want to see them because their symptoms are so mild.

Myself, I've had a few mild symptoms. Occasional fever like feelings but when I take temp it's normal, comes and goes. I have an occasional dry cough and an occasional pain where my lungs are. But all very minor.

I still have my sense of smell, so that is something. My son and g/f were saying they have no appetite and diminished sense of smell.

It's all probably just plague hysteria, but who knows. My brother in NYC almost definitely has it, but so far just a fever and fatigue a week + in.

So yeah, no bubble is perfect.......

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:15 AM

52. I was on a ventilator a year ago.

I'm in my 60s and it was from pneumonia. The last thing I remembered was going through the emergency room doors on a gurney when they put me in a coma. Then I woke up a week later and began my slow recovery. Just sayin', maybe not good to make decisions until the situation presents itself.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:19 AM

54. I'll fight

Been on lockdown since end of January. Maybe 4 instances of social contact since then. Expecting first grandchild, I will not go quietly.
Honestly though I feel that decision will be made by healthcare entity should it come to that.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:30 AM

57. My husband has an appointment today for an Eligard injection

He has copd. He's afraid to go in. Don't know what to do. He gets these at 6 mo. We're in Crossville, Tn

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #57)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:14 PM

60. What precautions are the medical office making?

I'd call and ask. Here, most medical offices allow (or require) you to wait in your car for a call when they're ready to see you and let in only one person at a time. In his shoes with COPD I'd definitely call and discuss.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:35 PM

61. Went to Doc today for routine blood work....

..... sweet nurse met me outside when I parked. She took my temp and asked if I
was having any problems.(knock on wood-No) She said lab tech would call me on my cellphone
and meet me at the door. two minutes later phone call, she was at the door and three min later blood drawn
I was out the door.
She burst out laughing when I grumbled " this is a helluva lot of trouble for a democrat hoax."

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 01:38 PM

63. Get a living will together.

Family can behave strangely sometimes. As a nurse a expect you know that. Good luck...

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Response to mpreorder (Reply #63)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:06 PM

64. If you see my post that is entitled

Part of my last job, will reassure we have got that covered.

But, thanks though, everyone needs to know.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:16 PM

65. Not me. If I croak, bury me with my ventilator, just in case.

And run a string to a bell above ground. Just in case.

And, bury me with all my toilet paper, just in case.

Finally, nothing should indicate that Trump had anything to do with my death. It would only add to his smirk.

(kidding. I've specified how my unused toilet paper should be given away in my will)

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #65)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:58 PM

66. I went to a seminar on death and dying for nurses once.

The speaker said that though she had ultimate confidence in those who would determine that she was really dead, but just in case she requested a Hershey bar be put in the body bag before it was zipped closed.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:54 PM

69. Thank you, TNNurse. We've all benefited from info posted here.

Very sobering and appropriate. Bookmarked.

I'm a long way from being completely prepared and feel very helpless not being able to get out and visit an estate attorney, accountant, etc. Hoping to hang on safe until I can get out again. To compound things, I'm still fighting with the paperwork from my wife's passing last fall.


KY (from TN).......

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 03:59 PM

72. In case, you need to understand,

I will NOT sacrifice myself for the sake of Wall Street.

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