I I've already been through a thyroid coma and blood transfusions and if I go into a coma and don't want treatment can they can they treat me even if I do not want them . And can I sign something like a DNR
Hi Penny, a DNR when the condition is readily treatable would be a legal bomb, I can't imagine a hospital accepting one for myxedema (chronic hypothyroidism) and you have to appreciate that they answer to powers that you do not. Is taking a thyroid supplement so terrible?
All the best. :-)
I too agree with the first post. We all have medical hurdles as humans that we must suffer through.
Unfortunately, some of us get more than others.
However, if there's more to your health problems that you choose not to share.
Next time when you get admitted to the hospital, I recommend you sign a healthcare proxy spelling out what you do and do not wish to happen if you were to slip into a coma.
Hang in there hopefully things will get better soon with your health.
Hi Just Penney,
Talk with your doctor.
He knows at what stage of the disease you are.
It is your right to sign a DNR when your day to day life is so affected that you are suffering .
It's brace of you to face an illness and decide you have had enough.
However, a DNR needs to be witnessed by your doctor. He will do it if he agrees there is no point in continuing treatment and you request to end the suffering.
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