death

I'm sure some others here have contemplated their eventual demise so maybe this will benefit others.

Since I have no prior experience with dying personally, a lot of questions about the forthcoming adventure are arising. Anybody have answers?

- how long do I have to live with dying

- will my Merlin monitor work from where I'm headed

- is this a one way ticket

- can I get an upgrade to first class

- is there a charge for being overweight

- what should I take with me

- will I have to face my mother-in-law for eternity

- will I have to be present for the big event

- can I use a stunt double

- will my membership here still be valid

So many questions...

 


9 Comments

Death

by Tabby - 2019-07-13 17:59:53

I've always wondered if my pacemaker will keep on working after I'm gone

Yer Creepin' Us Out, Smalls.

by CatDad - 2019-07-13 22:08:57

We're pretty much focused on getting better as a result of our devices.

creep

by ROBO Pop - 2019-07-13 22:35:30

How sad you can't face the reality of life...nobody survives. Many members here are in my sinking boat, we choose to enjoy every minute and make light not hide in a dark corner.

If my thoughts creep you out then just don't read them. Hide your head and who knows maybe you'll be the first to outlive the inevitable.

Death

by dogtired - 2019-07-14 01:53:42

So I just want to know if I own my device when I die, or does it go back to my insurance company that paid for it?

Random Thoughts from an old Zen Buddhist

by KonaLawrence - 2019-07-14 03:19:35

Aloha Robo Pop,
​As always, this one who perceives the somewhat random association of occurrences that is "reality" is amused by your thoughts.  Of course we are all dying, we have been since we first appeared in this reality.  That knowledge is part of what makes the moment to moment awareness of events so amazing and precious.  When I sit meditation I often ask myself, who is having these thoughts?  Who is feeling the sensations from this body?  Who is "watching" these thoughts come and go.  There is no one who is watching, just this awareness that I call my consciousness, my self.   
I have no idea what occurs when our physical body ceases.  Will I continue?  What will the "I" be?  Will the sense of awareness that I call myself find itself in another body?  That's a nice thought.  At least as long as it's not some cantankerous old pacemaker person!  Ha Ha.

Robo Pop, by all means continue your thoughts.  I find them interesting and humorous.  It isn't morbid to make fun of living, breathing, swimming or dying.  They are all just part of our life...especially the swimming!
Carry On,
Lawrence  :-)

Death Questions

by Chapter - 2019-07-14 12:12:04

ROBO Pop,

Those are all good questions to be asking, have you always been a planner, prepared for the future?  Somethings just happen and we can enjoy the good parts and deal with the bad.  Since finding out that I may not live to be 96 (always my plan), and joining this group, I have looked forward to what you have to say about anything, it usually makes me smile.  I have been thinking about your questions, and feel that if you can ask them someone should answer them.

- you will have to live a lifetime to die,

- Merlin was a magician, you never know,

- tickets are usually one way, but I plan on hanging around on standby for return, just in case

- depends on which way you are going, but I believe that “up” is all first class,

- no charge for extra weight, you will be as light as air

- Love

- mother-in-laws are all wonderful after a good flight

- you will be out scouting ahead before the big event, will miss the whole thing

- I think we are the stunt doubles, and we leave that part behind

- you will always retain your membership, memories and family stories carry on for generations.

Hope you have a happy day,

Chapter 🌹

Kudos to Chapter

by Gotrhythm - 2019-07-15 14:19:43

"Up is first class."  and "we are the stunt doubles." 

Clever and insightful answers, Chapter!

To CatDad

by Gotrhythm - 2019-07-15 15:00:42

Contemplating death with humor is not the opposite of a positive mental attitude. 

 

Death

by Ellen - 2019-07-23 10:14:19

I know what you're talking about when I log on here and see 

You know you're wired when...

Your electric tooth brush interferes with your device.  

I am 100% pacemaker dependent and always wonder what is going to interfere with this device of mine.  My hubby bought a weed whacker and I was reading the Instruction Manual on how to operate it because I wanted to help him out.  At least til I got to the part "Can cause interference with a pacemaker."  If it's not one dang thing it's another.  LOL!  

You know you're wired when...

You take technology to heart.

Member Quotes

I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.