She brought up an interesting point which needs to be addressed - now that she has the pacemaker (which has addressed her heart problems wonderfully, lessened the burden of worry considerably, and enabled her to get back to the things she likes to do) she's in the position of not being able to have her heart stop normally. She's worried that the device won't let her die. In effect, she's already 'on machines' to an extent. What to do about this when it *is* time for her to pass?
My initial mental response was 'ohpleaseIdon'twanttotalkaboutthisrightn
I, however, still bear some responsibility in this situation. So how do I redefine the 'I will not let them put you on machines' promise in light of the pacemaker, which will do it's electronic damndest to keep her heart beating? What will I have to do, short of having the thing removed' to ensure she can die a peaceful death when the time comes?