My father died of prostate cancer in 97 because he chose NOT to have surgery/treatment. He had undergone an unrelated extensive treatment in the past and said he did not want to go through that again. I respected his wishes and made him as comfortable as possible (even though that was not the reality of the situation). Other family members questioned me and some were even hateful towards me for allowing this to happen. I respected my father's wishes and it only took him saying that his final days in his own home were some of the most peaceful he had ever experienced in his lifetime. I hope someone will honor my wishes when my time comes too. He died on the most beautiful Christmas Eve night I have ever seen. He died in his sleep. All states & countries should offer the right to die to those who have no other alternative. It is the ONLY humane thing to do. However, this should be the patient's choice...not the family. (IMHO).
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.