assisted suicide

  1. N

    No sense in suffering to death.

    After 5 months of seeing a number of doctors and several tests -MRI and CT-scan, I learned I have ALS. I was told that it usually leads to death in 2 to 5 years unless it stops progression, or reverses itself -which is rare. The first symptom of it was in early February when I noticed a slight...
  2. C

    CBC article on assisted suicide ban in a BC court.

    I thought some might be interested in this article, based on previous discussions/posts. _________________________ A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has declared Canada's laws against physician-assisted suicide unconstitutional because they discriminate against the physically disabled...
  3. R

    My Father's Story

    My father was diagnosed with ALS a few years ago. It started as a weakness in his left arm, which was first attributed to shoulder problems, which meant surgery had to be done to repair the shoulder joint. Then the doctors said it was pressure on the nerves coming out of the spine that...
  4. K

    Right to Die

    My mom passed away of ALS last June. She hung on for over six years and was laughing and singing right up to the day before she left us. Although she left us naturally she was an intensive care nurse and was not shy about discussing the issue of death - demanding that she have a DNR (do not...
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    Attitudes towards end of life issues among people with MND

    Hello, I am a junior doctor in London with an interest in neurology. In collaboration with several consultant neurologists at Barts and The London Trust, I have written a survey about attitudes towards end of life issues among people with MND/ALS. It covers some sensitive issues, such as...
  6. Blubear

    HBO's You Don't Know Jack

    Hi guys, I just watched the premier HBO movie called You don't Know Jack. It is all about Dr. Jack Kevorkian and the struggles he went through just to give people the CHOICE in the right to die when you are suffering. I am sure just about everyone here has talked about physician assisted...
  7. bythesea

    Martin Welsh M.D.

    Some months ago someone posted a link to an article about "100 simple things" worth living for. Below is a link to a lengthier story of his life (Martin Welsh M.D.) with ALS. The Sacramento Bee, Friday, November 13, 2009, “A dying doctor savors simple joys and crosses off his final '100 things'...
  8. N

    I'm in the "I'm Scared" Club - Any Advice?

    Hi Everyone! My wife advised me not to read anything on the internet about ALS, but I although I have been there are some reassuring posts here that have helped me. The reason I'm writing is that maybe I can get some comfort if I asked you guys about my specific situation. Here's my story...
  9. olly

    the sue rodrigeuz story

    the sue rodrigeuz story "at the end of the day" is on tv in the uk on friday at 3-10pm on channel five. if in the usa you have satelite or digital you maybe able to get channel five as we get five us. though it maybe on early in the morning or at a different time. sue rodrigeuz (from canada)was...
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    Dick's passing

    I just wanted to let all of you know Dick passwed away Saturday morning in the hospital. Assisted suicide and starvation did not come into any of it. He aspirated at home and it went from there. I won't go into details but just please take care of yourselves so you never choke on food. His...
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