My best friend suffers from multiple chronic illnesses that cause severe pain, as well as, mental health problems caused by trauma and others caused by their childhood. Due to the chronic illnesses, as of right now, they have a date scheduled for physician assisted suicide. This is a small part of the letter I wrote for them to read telling them everything I’ve wanted to say. Most of it will stay private, but this was a small part of it.
I know your life has been hard and that you’ve planned the way that you want it to end because of your pain, but I want you to know that I’m still here for you. We’ve been friends for almost 15 years now and, no matter your final decision, I will be your best friend still. I know our friendship has always been more complicated than that, but whether you believe in soul mates or not, I do; I agree that we are that for each other, even if that is to the extent of close friends which does exist.
It’s going to tear me apart when you leave this world in a few short months, but you have to do what’s right for you. Again, all I ask is that you only take the medicine if you’re 100% sure when the time comes.
Safe travels, save a spot will you?