Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday 13

This week's topic was thoughtfully provided to me by none other than Ms. Sybil. Sybil Law, that is. I will give fair warning, the topic is morbid. But, a good one, I thought.

So here we go.

13 ways I would NOT want to die...

1. Stroke. aka, CVA.
I see firsthand, all TOO OFTEN how devastating these things are. I have seen it personally, and professionally.

2. Suicide. If I died this way, it would mean that I have abandoned my own belief system and hurt the people that I love the most. No one should ever think I did this to myself. I never would.

3. Alzheimers Dementia. I don't want to forget all I've ever known. AND then die? My biggest fear is dying alone, and the alzheimers patients always feel like they've died alone. Because they don't know anyone.

4. Cancer. Of any kind. Any long, protracted drawn out death is not how I want to leave this earth.  Especially if I am in pain.

5. Car Crash. I don't want to be someone on the side of the road covered in plastic that everyone stops to gawk at.

6. Lung disease. These people suffer to draw their breaths, until they just can't do it anymore. I can't imagine sitting there, feeling the need for air, but being unable to provide it to myself.

7. Congestive Heart Failure. CHF. Lungs filled with fluid because my heart doesn't pump well enough to diurese me well. It's like drowning.

8. GI bleed. This one is fairly disgusting, and would probably mean I drank myself to death. I will spare you all the details.

9. Drowning. See above. Besides. I nearly did drown when I was a kid in a lake and it was not something I want to repeat.

10. In fear. Like, in a situation where I've had to run and or fight hard for my life. Like oh, eaten by something, or fighting off an attacker.

11. Electrocution. Being burned from the inside out  does not appeal to me.

12. Being burnt. Remember that fire and ice poem? I always chose ice.

13. Falling to my death. Eeew. *shudder*

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Rasmenia said...

This is cool! I don't think it's morbid. ;)

I have to agree with each & every one of these - especially #10. Fighting off an attacker, or being killed by a carnivorous animal with claws & big teeth has always been to me, the most terrifying & horrible way to leave the party.

Awesome list.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, that's cool.

What a brilliant idea for a TT.

Gave me chills!

Barbara said...

well, I can see why you wouldn't want to die these ways. LOL! Happy TT.

Travis Erwin said...

I would only add one to your list ... anytime soon.

Alice Audrey said...

I can see why you might not want to die any of these ways. Then again, who wants to die at all?

Deena said...

Morbid is coool. ;)

My least favourite way to die would have to be Alzheimer's - though, I don't think it kills you, does it? You die of old age but with mush for brains. So sad. My grandmother went that way.

Anonymous said...

My grandma had alzheimer's and she actually seemed to be pretty happy.

I'm not sure there is a really good way to die - other than maybe peacefully in your sleep at the age of 100.

Mimi said...

As the great Dorothy Parker once said:
Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

- I plan on just going to sleep in my old age. God willing.

Kim said...

I just want to drift off to sleep and not wake up - when I'm old, of course.

On the Alzheimers - gotta say that, if it comes to loss of mind OR body, I would rather have a good body and a lost mind rather than vice versa...that has to be horrible!

My T13

CDB said...

ooh, I'm with ya. Kinda spooky to think about. But I enjoyed reading your answers!

sybil law said...

I agree wholeheartedly with your list. Except maybe the drowning, because supposedly it's supposed to be peaceful. But I don't get how anyone who isn't dead from it would even KNOW that.

sybil law said...

"...supposedly it's supposed to be..."
Nice sentence....

Anonymous said...

Morbid, but all too true. Especially 11 and 12.

Happy TT


Dianne said...

I think talking openly about death is a healthy thing to do

Bubblewench said...

ok then... great list...