But, it wasn't suicide, it was cancer that killed him. Cancer took his hand and pulled the trigger on the gun. This is so wrong. Our state (Oregon) has a Death with Dignity plan. I wish he'd used this instead of allowing cancer to take his life violently and allowing his wife to find him in his chair. Where is the dignity in this?
I know there are so many facets to this discussion. My stand is with those people who want to choose not to let their loved ones to stumble thru medical bills and a future of watching a deterioration. My grandma allowed herself to die painfully without treatment. I honor her that choice and wish she could have had a more gentle ending. Death should not be painful and scary and long.
Our world has made life able to be extended, but it cannot cure that which kills. Or it can't very often. I do not understand this and it angers me. I do bless those drs and nurses and family members and overcomers of this horrid disease. And I thank those people who have gone and left us to remember and to carry on.