Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Stats
12226 Members
65 Forums
72754 Topics
980581 Posts
37 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
80 registered (alan128, 12 invisible), 1726 Guests and 180 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Doris is on her way 1194
vet fees 391
Internet Explorer Not Working 375
Chef's knife. 325
Dangerous Tumble Dryers 315
Is This ART ? 312
roofers 221
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 209
Aerial engineer 204
Wirral Bus Review 198
New General Forums
Nigel Farage speaks at the CPAC.
by snowhite
Yesterday at 06:28 PM
Is This ART ?
by granny
23rd Feb 2017 9:56am
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
22nd Feb 2017 2:42pm
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
21st Feb 2017 9:47pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
423 Archers, Wirral Mark Rake, Wirral, Merseyside
by derekdwc
13th Sep 2009 10:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Doris is on her way
by diggingdeeper
35 minutes 44 seconds ago
Wiki Ghost Hunters Chat
by venice
Today at 03:47 PM
Rescued Animals.
by venice
Today at 03:43 PM
Blaupunkt 32" tv
by jaylow
Today at 03:04 PM
Removal of Shed Timber
by Julie64
Today at 01:31 PM
Wirral Bus Review
by Excoriator
Today at 09:13 AM
Children's home on the Overchurch
by diggingdeeper
Today at 12:08 AM
What song are you listening to?
by Vanmanone
Yesterday at 06:18 PM
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
Yesterday at 07:47 AM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#1000857 - 10th Feb 2016 10:41pm Assisted dying
cools Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 16th Aug 2013
Posts: 1585
Loc: Wirral
Just watched a very sad programme on BBC2 called How to die Simons Choice. Anybody else watch it? It documented the decline through Motor Nuerone disease of a very successful guy who loved life and everybody loved him andof his decision to end his life in Switzerland . I really think it should be allowed to happen here, these poor people could have a little longer with their loved ones if they knew someone would be able to do it at home . Morbid subject I know but found it really thought provoking.

Top
On The Box Advertising
Call for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#1000859 - 10th Feb 2016 11:05pm Re: Assisted dying [Re: cools]
lollipop Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 3rd Aug 2014
Posts: 1535
Loc: ireland.
Well cools I agree totally!!! Its a bitter sweet subject. The " locked in your own body syndrome" is another one were I think many end there own lives, if they suffer from it. You are conscious but paralyzed, very cruel, who would want to live with that or like it.

Top
#1000860 - 10th Feb 2016 11:11pm Re: Assisted dying [Re: cools]
cools Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 16th Aug 2013
Posts: 1585
Loc: Wirral
Yes Lollipop, horribly cruel.

Top
#1000863 - 10th Feb 2016 11:50pm Re: Assisted dying [Re: cools]
fish5133 Online   content
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
Posts: 2822
Loc: Heswallish
Watched my own mum die racked with parkinsons --the last couple of years were heart breaking. She would never have been in a position in those last couple of years to make an informed decision. We were given a "choice"in Hospital at one point when an illness on top of the parkinsons meant she was given a feeding tube or basically left to die. We were persuaded by another nurse who said lots of people live decent lives with a peg tube. Well she did live a bit longer but wasn't any real quality of life. Our decision kept her "alive" for a couple more years ---in hindsight not sure it was the right decision.

We chose this verse from the Bible that seemed so fitting that she had left behind a body wracked with parkinsons for an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled

1 Peter
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Top
#1000991 - 12th Feb 2016 9:28am Re: Assisted dying [Re: cools]
dizdazdoz Offline

Wise One

Registered: 17th Jan 2010
Posts: 872
Loc: Here
I have never understood how not putting an animal down when it's suffering is "Cruelty to animals" yet when it's humans suffering the same or worse it's wrong to play "God".

When a patient is diagnosed with a a condition that is terminal or will gradually reduce them to be in constant pain and unable to communicate they should be given a choice. A detailed frank discussion should take place whilst the patient has the mindset to say whether they wish to have assisted dying or shall we say "Put to sleep" as it apparently is ok for our loving animals.

A family member was given given 3 months to live last year, I know that near then end they said if they knew bad the last 2-3 weeks of life pain wise would have been they would have pre booked Switzerland at the start.


Edited by dizdazdoz (12th Feb 2016 9:29am)

Top
#1001273 - 14th Feb 2016 4:48pm Re: Assisted dying [Re: dizdazdoz]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
I shall be watching the programme later; I recorded it. It's unfortunate that the recent Assisted Dying Bill was defeated in the commons by a large margin. That was a surprise, since Lord Falconer's identical Bill had made excellent progress in the Lords in the last parliament.
Anyone considering Switzerland as a possibility needs to know that it costs about £8000.
Those of you who have been around here for a while will know that I've made my own provisions for a peaceful exit, using the same drug as is used in Switzerland, if my life becomes unacceptable: that's gradually getting nearer since my lung function continues to deteriorate.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#1001279 - 14th Feb 2016 6:08pm Re: Assisted dying [Re: chriskay]
Softy_Southerner Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 2nd May 2008
Posts: 4090
Loc: Back in Devon
It was an incredible program and so moving - I sobbed all the way through.
The Simon and his wife were so strong throughout and their network of family and friends must have been a huge help.

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Removal of Shed Timber
by Julie64
Today at 01:31 PM
Wirral Bus Review
by Norton
Yesterday at 11:42 AM
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
23rd Feb 2017 6:01pm
roofers
by thisledous
23rd Feb 2017 4:44pm
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
23rd Feb 2017 12:39pm
For Sale & Free
Blaupunkt 32" tv
by jaylow
Today at 03:04 PM
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
Yesterday at 07:47 AM
Sony Smartwatch 2
by Mike_Hoylake
23rd Feb 2017 9:25pm
Brother printer
by saltytom
23rd Feb 2017 11:02am
Mk6 Golf TDI 1.6
by Cjoshea
22nd Feb 2017 11:05pm
Featured Member
Registered: 6th Aug 2010
Posts: 27
Newest Members
Scoobyp1, Bradshawbatho, raybb, CliveK, vonny
12226 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Removal of Shed Timber
by Julie64
Today at 01:31 PM
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
23rd Feb 2017 6:01pm
roofers
by thisledous
23rd Feb 2017 4:44pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
News : New Topics
Wirral Bus Review
by Norton
Yesterday at 11:42 AM
Dangerous Tumble Dryers
by diggingdeeper
23rd Feb 2017 2:03pm
Doris is on her way
by granny
22nd Feb 2017 8:43pm
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
New Enthusiast Forums
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
23rd Feb 2017 12:39pm
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
22nd Feb 2017 3:07pm
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
22nd Feb 2017 12:25am
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Removal of Shed Timber 52
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 7:07am
Sunset Sat 5:43pm
Local Time Sat 6:41pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me