Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12455 Members
65 Forums
73759 Topics
997115 Posts
119 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
76 registered (alan128, 20 invisible), 1346 Guests and 210 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Submarine Disaster 688
Fitting bathroom lights need help 475
Jon venables 394
Murderer walks free 283
Great Mystery Of Our Time 237
Likely Lad Rodney Dies 162
Charity fishing match 161
David Cassidy 160
Brexit bill 112
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND 72
New General Forums
Elixir of life.
by granny
10:15 PM
Great Mystery Of Our Time
by Spellbinder
21st Nov 2017 2:19pm
Brexit bill
by casper
20th Nov 2017 7:33pm
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
Jon venables
by RUDEBOX
10:51 PM
Submarine Disaster
by RUDEBOX
10:44 PM
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
08:53 PM
3 X Eating / Writing Tables
by markyport
08:24 PM
Murderer walks free
by fish5133
07:42 PM
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
07:28 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
02:50 PM
Bodytrain 2 in 1 Exercise bike and Cross trainer
by jonno40
12:17 PM
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
05:08 AM
November
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 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#1000857 - 10th Feb 2016 10:41pm Assisted dying
cools Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 16th Aug 2013
Posts: 2125
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
Google Ads
#1000859 - 10th Feb 2016 11:05pm Re: Assisted dying [Re: cools]
lollipop Online   shifty
Forum Addict

Registered: 3rd Aug 2014
Posts: 1703
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: 2125
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: 3273
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: 4093
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
Jon venables
by Dilly
07:23 AM
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
05:08 AM
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
22nd Nov 2017 2:29pm
David Cassidy
by cools
22nd Nov 2017 9:17am
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
21st Nov 2017 7:43pm
For Sale & Free
3 X Eating / Writing Tables
by markyport
08:24 PM
Bodytrain 2 in 1 Exercise bike and Cross trainer
by jonno40
12:17 PM
Wheelbarrow wanted
by zigzagwanderer
22nd Nov 2017 2:03pm
Lenovo H30-50 Slim Line Fast PC
by markyport
22nd Nov 2017 12:50pm
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
20th Nov 2017 4:46pm
Featured Member
Registered: 22nd Feb 2010
Posts: 195
Newest Members
Ria63, Stephen1953, negusmat, wagonwheel82, Norfolk
12455 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
locomotive (75)
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Jon venables
by Dilly
07:23 AM
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
22nd Nov 2017 2:29pm
David Cassidy
by cools
22nd Nov 2017 9:17am
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
20th Nov 2017 5:46pm
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
05:08 AM
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
21st Nov 2017 7:43pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Elixir of life. 23
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 7:55am
Sunset Fri 4:03pm
Local Time Fri 7:30am
WikiWirral Can . . . .