Okay, so here's the scenario: Your doctor tells you that you have rare disease that will take a year to heal. You will function otherwise normally, but you will not be able to speak for a year. On the other hand, he also says he could put you in the freezer, which will also take a year and heal the rare disease, but you won't age (and it's perfectly safe?).
So, if you were given a choice, would you shut up for a year, or shut down for a year?