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I love going on cruises and scuba diving. I have told my family and friends that when the time comes to make health care decisions on my behalf, you just need to remember the “Cruise Ship Rule.” If I cannot get on and off the ship on my own (even if it’s in a wheel chair) then, it’s time to pull the plug. Have the wake/ funeral services; cremate me and either put my ashes in an urn and placed back on the cruise ship or entombed in an eco-friendly cement urn and placed in a coral reef. I pray that if my life has been useful to others, then so should my death. I want my death and my dying process/journey to be as emotionally and physically pain free as possible(make the morphine and/or the scotch a double). I do not what my death to be postponed by machines (ventilators, kidney dialysis, or feeding tubes). My ability to care for myself and be mobile is as important, as my mental alertness. It is not my desire to have my family or loved ones watch me determinate from a prolonged illness where there is no meaningful communication or interaction. If my organs can be useful to anyone then they should be donated.

Posted on 11/27/2012

I love going on cruises and scuba diving. I have told my family and friends that when the time comes to make health care decisions on my behalf, you just need to remember the “Cruise Ship Rule.” If I cannot get on and off the ship on my own (even if it’s in a wheel chair) then, it’s time to pull the plug. Have the wake/ funeral services; cremate me and either put my ashes in an urn and placed back on the cruise ship or entombed in an eco-friendly cement urn and placed in a coral reef. I pray that if my life has been useful to others, then so should my death. I want my death and my dying process/journey to be as emotionally and physically pain free as possible(make the morphine and/or the scotch a double). I do not what my death to be postponed by machines (ventilators, kidney dialysis, or feeding tubes). My ability to care for myself and be mobile is as important, as my mental alertness. It is not my desire to have my family or loved ones watch me determinate from a prolonged illness where there is no meaningful communication or interaction. If my organs can be useful to anyone then they should be donated.