Life And Death : Death Essays

799 Words May 9th, 2016 4 Pages
Life and Death The life and death letter was about a man who is eighty years old. He is a man who lives all alone, his wife and all of his children live out of state. The man feels as if he is becoming a burden for his family. He suffers from prostate cancer, which makes him have to use the restroom several times a night. Most of the time just standing in front of the toilet hoping that something comes out. He also suffers from stiff bones and joints, so it hurts him when he tries to walk. Another thing that he has a problem with is that he has bits of skin cancer that needs to be removed. Although he seems to be in good health and everything that is wrong with him now is treatable, he knows that one day he will not be able to take care of himself (Ghillyer, 2014). He knows that when that day comes when he can no longer care for himself, he will either have to move from where he lives now to be closer to one of his children. This would not be ideal for him because he like where he lives now and he would not like to move. His other option would be to stay in a nursing home, this idea he does not like either. He believes that someone who changes diapers and pee soaked sheets all day for minimum wage would not be his choice of people to live among (Ghillyer, 2014). For a while now he has been thing that it would be best if he could just call it a day and throw in the towel. He feels as if paying for all the pills and procedures he will need to treat all of his conditions…

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