There is an old joke about a fellow out on a hike with his friend. He has to relieve himself and does so next to a bush. All of the sudden a rattlesnake bites him, you guessed it. The poor fellow is screaming; "I'm gonna die!!!" His friend calms him down and tells him he is NOT going to die and to be calm and rest while he goes to town to get a doctor. While in town, the friend learns the only doctor is on vacation. He finds an "Old Timer" at the General Store and that fellow tells him;, If a person is bit by a rattlesnake, you have to make a "X" shaped incision over each fang mark and then suck the poison out!" The fellow quickly returns to s friend with the rattlesnake bite and tells him: "Your gonna DIE!!"
Today, I visited my Neurologist. He is a good, adequate, caring doctor. He is not Doctor Bowles of Norfolk! He asked how I was doing and what issues I had. He also asked if we thought the disease had progressed further. Then, he asked if I was going to kill someone or myself?!
I have dementia, I am not crazy!!! If I kill someone, I am going to prison or the death penalty. Of course, with the length of going to trial, the trial, and the appeals process, I will be so far down the Dementia road, I will not know or care if they put me to death! Maybe he has a point!!
And as far as committing suicide, well, I intend to stick around as long as I can and be a burden on society! I paid all these years for Blue Cross, Long Term Insurance, Social Security, Medicare, and Tricare for Life!! If I kill myself, I will never collect on these investments!!
So, I am here as long as God has planned for me to be. I think the Neurologist should pay more attention to my symptoms and less to my demise!!