Another white flag…

Fusia

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Big sky country
After a lot of introspection over the last few weeks, I have come to realize there is no more benefit to me in my struggle against ALS - my life these days could really be called breathing rather than living. This is not how I want to live my life. I have decided that I will take my prescribed aid in dying medication tomorrow.

Even though this has been a very difficult three years for me, I have learned a lot and have grown as a person. I've learned to accept help more readily and I believe I have become more patient, empathetic, and kind. I have realized what a great life I have had - a wonderful family, a good education, a successful career, a happy marriage, opportunities to travel the world, and many friends who I love (and who love me). I am a lucky person! I am very comfortable with this final decision and I have no fear about what may (or may not be) beyond this life on earth.

I want to thank everyone here for your boundless support and encouragement. I couldn't have done this without you all.
 

Nikki J

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Oh Fusia you will be missed! But we support your choice and wish you peace on your journey. Fly free
love
Nikki
 

KevinM

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PALS
Diagnosis
06/2019
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Tallahassee
Fusia, your strength in dealing with this on your own has been such an inspiration to so many on this forum. I and everyone here will miss you, but will celebrate your life and the courage it takes to make this decision. I completely understand and support this most personal of all choices.

With tears of joy and sadness, Kevin
 

lisa g

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PALS
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04/2019
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FL
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Fort Pierce
Fusia you inspire us with your tenacity and courage. I am glad you have been fulfilled with a great life. We will miss you but encourage you to fly free. We will celebrate you.
Safe and swift journey.
 

jonico

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Fusia, I'm glad I got to know you through your words and wisdom here. Your final post touched me deeply.

Peace! Be free!
Jon
 
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lgelb

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Fair winds and smooth sailing, Fusia. You have helped many, and your words will live on.

Best,
Laurie
 

affected

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Oh Fusia, your light will shine on. May you fly high and free, you have and will continue to make a huge difference in this world and community
 

swalker

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CO
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Vail
Fusia, know that you leave behind many friends on this forum, including me.

I have gotten to know you through your posts and have learned you are someone truly special.

We share a special love for the beautiful and unique area you live and I am glad that you have been able to enjoy it and all the many friends you have there.

You will be in my prayers.

Steve
 

JimInVA

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Fusia,

Thank you for your time and participation, here. You have helped and inspired many on your journey... and your words will live on. I hope you bump into the many wondrous souls who have trekked onward before you. Please give my wife, Darcey, a hug from me if you bump into her. Fly free and be at peace.

My very best goes with you...

Jim
 

Bestfriends14

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CALS
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AB
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CALGARY
Fly free and high, Fusia. ❤❤❤
 

Wilson2009

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Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
01/2017
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US
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KS
City
Lenexa
Fusia, it has been a pleasure to know you. Fly free, my friend.
 

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305
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
11/2015
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US
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Iowa
City
Iowa City
You will be missed. It's been wonderful to know you through your presence here.

Ed
 

vltsra

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CALS
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11/2015
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CA
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San Diego
Fusia, now I hope you are free and at peace.

V
 
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