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Friday, April 01, 2005

TERRI SCHIAVO



I've been silently following Terri Schiavo's case. I refuse to bring it up when I have conversations with people because well, I think, euthanasia is a very sensitive issue and I'd like to keep my opinions on it to myself.



I don't know if I ever told you guys, but before my dad passed away, the doctors had given us a choice to confine him in the ICU (doctors said that the chances of him making it were very, very slim) or just let him go. And I remember my Aunt asking me to decide.



On a normal day, I wouldn't even consider the latter option but a conversation I had with my father during my lola's wake came to mind...



Papa: Anak, if anything should happen to me, don't give me a hard time, ok?
Me: Huh? what do you mean?
Papa: if I have to go, just let me go. Wag niyo na ako pahirapan. Wag niyo na patagalin. I don't want to become a burden to you guys.
Me: Ano ka ba, Pa! Wag ka nga ganyan magsalita!


With that particular memory in mind, plus the fact that my dad hated being in hospitals, we all deemed it best to let him go. It's not that we did not want to fight for my dad's life. It's just that we knew, he would have wanted things that way. Acceptance is a must.



If you guys haven't heard (but I'm sure you guys have), she already passed away. But then again, I believe we all knew it was bound to happen and that it was bound to happen soon.



And I cannot help but feel sad. I cannot help but feel for those who loved her.



:(




about moi


Loves the beach, wishes she had more time and money to travel, recently got hooked to climbing mountains, reads anything she can get her hands on, frustrated writer, adores her 3-year-old Lhasa Apso, Tashi, constantly needs caffeine, wonders when she'll quit smoking, and will most likely die due to liver complications from drinking too much (if the cigarettes doesn't get to her lungs first). Can't live without accessories especially big, dangling earrings, shoe freak (aren't we all?), sucker for discovering hole-in-the-wall restaurants, will ingest anything spicy, enjoys giving and receiving massages, addicted to Friends, Sex and the City and CSI, goes gaga over kids, dreams of being alone with Jim Morrison and smoking a joint with Bob Marley. Would love to party with Gwen Stefani, shop with Patricia Field, write poetry with Maya Angelou and have Sting, Nelson Mandela, Mark Twain and Bono over for dinner.

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