right to die

  1. E

    Hello from Edmonton

    Good day everyone, I have joined the ALS society because well it is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. In grade 8 I wrote a paper on woman who asked for the right to die with dignity as this extremely painful degenerative disease took her life. Her story impacted me on so many levels...
  2. T

    California's right To Die Law - RULES

    Hi everyone, In reading about California's right to die law, I see it went into effect June of 2015. It states that patient must be able to swallow medication independently. Does anyone know what that means exactly? I already have a G-Tube and have trouble swallowing the smallest pill; like...
  3. M

    ALS paired with alcoholism

    Hello everyone, I am the only daughter of a father who was diagnosed in August. He is progressing "slowly" but I'm not really sure (no one is). My issue is that he is a severe alcoholic. Prior to this diagnosis (about 10 years ago) he was instituted as an alcoholic. He has been in and out...
  4. vickim

    PUB is open....

    Hey all I guess the tea room is too tame. Maybe we should crack open a brew or shake a cocktail and let fly with some good music and controversial conversation. I am sitting here, the lights are low and the music is rockin. I am wearing a little black number and looking like I did in my...
  5. L

    I'm so tired of the suffering.

    My mom is so miserable. She is suffering. She has hospice care. She won't take certain medications because she doens't like how they taste. She won't use oxygen because she doesn't like it on her face It's so obvious she is ready to die. And she has to sit here and suffer. Why, if our pet...
  6. Lobster

    Should a paralysed person have the right to die?

    My comment: Until it is easy to get all the help one needs to live, the option to die is coercive. I feel pressure to end my life because of the lack of family, social, and societal support. While I would like the right to die on my own terms, until I have the right to live in dignity, any...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. P

    On a mission to find a cure

    U of T researcher tackles ALS by JENNIFER WELLS There comes a chilling moment, staring as we are at a microscopic cross section of a human spinal cord, when Janice Robertson steps away from her telescope and offers a layperson an up-close image of what she has just been studying. The revealed...
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