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Old 14-05-2016, 10:29   #16
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re: Exit plan morbid?

I planned my education, my career, my life aboard, my cruising and my retirement. My wife and I planned the timing and number of our children. We plan our relationship and keep everything open to discussion and negotiation.

Of course, I have plans and expectations for death. My main resource for a plan has been - anatbd.acb.med.ufl.edu/usprograms

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A good way to die is in your sleep when you are old.
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Old 14-05-2016, 10:54   #18
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My exit strategy is to be shot by a 25 year old jealous husband on my 85th birthday.
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^^^^^

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Old 14-05-2016, 13:30   #20
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The trouble with figuring the best way to shuffle off this mortal coil is that there isn't much in the way of first hand reviews.

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Kerry Packer gave one after they revived him from a heart attack and his opinion was "Don't go there, there's nothing there."
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re: Exit plan morbid?

Ahh. Bringing back memories. What a great Australian our Kerry was. Only guy I knew who actually broke the bank of a casino. He sat in the casino after a long winning streak and demanded the casino pay up in full. They said, sorry but we don't have enough cash on hand. He said if I had lost you would have immediately taken my money. Now pay up. The casino had to fly the GM to the other end of the country, woke up the bank manager in the middle of the night and both went to the bank at 3am to open the safe. Loaded the money onto the private jet and flesh back to pay in full Mr. Kerry Packer. I also know first hand front old time dealers in Las Vegas that he was a very generous tipper. As for coming back after a heart attack he was saved by a portable defibrillator. After coming out of hospital he paid for every ambulance in Sydney to have a portable defibrillator on board. Like I said he was a good Australian.

Now as for planing the end days. Have a friendly doctor that is close. It's amazing how large doses of morphine can kill the pain and at the right time an even larger dose stops you breathing.
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Old 14-05-2016, 15:01   #22
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I will just have all of my body parts replaced as technology continues to develop, and then become the first robot to sail around the world!
Unless you get Alzheimer's, in which case you'll forget what your plan was.

Based on the stories a friend of mine told me about the many amorous, middle aged, wealthy widows nearly screwing him to death on a cruise he took and the insane amount of money it costs to keep my mom in a halfway decent nursing home, I think it's far cheaper and a lot more fun to spend my final days perpetually cruising until either the wild sex or the buffet tables do me in.
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I planned my education, my career, my life aboard, my cruising and my retirement. My wife and I planned the timing and number of our children. We plan our relationship and keep everything open to discussion and negotiation.

Of course, I have plans and expectations for death. My main resource for a plan has been - anat.acb.med.ufl.edu/usprograms.html

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Sorry, the website anat.acb.med.ufl.edu cannot be found

Looks like there's been a change in plans...

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Exit plan morbid?

I know it won't be behind a desk answering another stupid email. I hope it isn't going to be upside down in the bilge swapping out a float switch.

Maybe just one more Tequila night? Go out feeling rich, smart, tough and good looking!
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Old 14-05-2016, 16:13   #25
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Looks like there's been a change in plans...

I easily miss some letters in a long illogical website address.

try, US Programs » Anatomical Board of the State of Florida » College of Medicine » University of Florida
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Re: Exit plan morbid?

When my grandfather was crippled by severe dementia, my mother would shake her finger in my face and say, "Don't you ever let me get like that!" Of course, her dementia was even worse and longer lasting than his was and I was completely helpless to prevent her from 'getting like that'. Since I know all too well how awful the disease is, I'm am going to take steps to make sure I don't follow the pattern. If that means my exit happens earlier than it needs to, I am okay with that. I flatly refuse to submit my family and me to the emotional crush that the disease causes. I understand now that you can purchase on line from Thailand 'medications' that will allow you to control your exit timing. I fully intend to take advantage of that resource or any other well before I forget what it is that I need to do.

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Old 14-05-2016, 16:46   #27
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Both my parents lingered. Both about 4 years mostly helpless. That is a long time to be helpless. Most of us will get to a point where we can not get both arms above our head. That will be the start of the end.

I have (the insurance industy) says 22 more years. My guess is from 10 seconds (you never know) to 25 years, I Hope to hit send before I kick the bucket.





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Sebastian Junger talked to doctors and some people who were brought back from a near drowning as part of the research on drowning for the book Perfect Storm. It doesn't sound fun.

But the part that grabbed my interest were many saved victims reported "last thoughts". He wrote "The panic of a drowning person is mixed with an odd incredulity that this is actually happening....the process is filled with desperation and awkwardness. "So this is drowning" a drowning person might think.. and he many feel as if it's the last, greatest act of stupidity in his life."

Now, perhaps you won't have this thought if you were committing suicide. But as someone who has done plenty of stupid things in my life, it's hard to imagine a "greatest act of stupidity". It's one thing to be dead. It's quite another to exit life feeling a complete idiot

That's why I always put on the safety harness when going forward......
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As all major religions and governments want you to die long and in severe pain, a smart person will get themselves a loaded gun prior to actual need
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Don't forget the massive amount of money that is made from folks in the last years of their lives. It's truly sad. (In the U.S. anyway).

I'm with Boatie: Norah Jones.

Or Diana Krall. Angels wish they had a voice like Diana Krall. Doesn't hurt that she's easy on the eyes too.

But never never never wasting away in some room that's essentially a prison cell. Just open a seacock and point the autopilot at the other end of the ocean.
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Like Grandpa - quietly in my sleep.

Not screaming - like the passengers in the bus he was driving at the time.

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