John Rehm: My Motivator
What motivates me is remembering NPR talk show host Diane Rehm's description of her husband John at the end of his life with Parkinson's. John was diagnosed with PD in 2005. He died 10 years later, opting for VSED (Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking). Here's her description of what Parkinson's had left him with:
Parkinson's disease so affected him that he no longer had the use of his hands, arms, or legs, because he could no longer stand, walk, eat, bathe or in any way care for himself on his own.I'll share more thoughts about my own final exit plans in upcoming posts. But for now, I'm motivated, remembering Diane's sad description.