I am writing to express support for the idea that we should try to eliminate the pain that arises from a terminal illness but not the patient. There are many reasons to be against assisted suicide, as it denies our common humanity.
Personally speaking, my own Babci (nickname for Grandma in Polish) wished many times for her pain to be over, and she suffered for many years, it was heart wrenching to see her suffer, and she did wish for a long time that her life would be ending sooner, then later.
But I share this now, the final conversation that we had together where she apologised for the times she wished her life over, she said to me –
“Zaccy, If I got my way back then, I would have died years before now, and would never have seen you grow, we would have never had all the beautiful moments together, I have laughed, cried and Lived, I take it back, it was worth all the pain and More so, because the time we spend together is priceless.”
I value the life of everyone in pain, personally speaking I might have opted to end my own life during my many health problems over the years. I urge people to give this issue more thought.
Every life is precious, every moment golden.