choosing to die

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Postby UnseenAcademical88 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:18 pm

high eight wrote:Christ, that was hard to watch. For all kinds of reasons.

I wouldn't do it myself - but then I'm not terminally ill. At the moment. Things may (almost certainly will, given my genetics) change as I get older and I have seen enough people die slowly and in pain not to want to do it myself, so.....

We put down our pets when they are old and ill - why not ourselves?

Thanks, Terry for yet another well-argued piece in favour of humanity.

And thanks to the late Peter Smedley ("a truly brave man", as Terry said) for allowing his last moments to be filmed for the programme.


I'm in total agreement, it was a very hard documentary to watch however it presented a lot of insightful facts. Peter Smedley was a very brave man for doing what he did. RIP.
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Re: choosing to die

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:54 pm

Didn't know quite where to put this.

Prunella Scales has "mild" Alzheimer's

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26430992
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Re: choosing to die

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:31 pm

Poor Sybil! However it looks like she's getting tons of support from hubby and getting out and enjoying life still. And she is, after all, 'of an age' for it so perhaps not so sad or out of the blue :?

With people like Prunella, that you 'know' well from the TV they tend to get frozen in time so it was more of surprise hearing that she's 81 - what with policemen look like they're been detached from Mommy's apron strings I'm suddenly feeling v. old meself!
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Postby Mixa » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:56 pm

feishtica wrote:I've just read the news of Mr Pratchett choosing an assisted death and I'm crying like hell right now. I just wanted to tell him how much he influenced my way of seeing and feeling the world, how he opened my horizons and made this world an easier place to live by putting more magic into it. I feel Mr Pratchett so close, as if he were my father. So I do hope that there will be no need for him to take such a decision in the near future. I pray that he may keep on living and writing because our small personal worlds would be greyer and emptier without him.


I have nothinng else to say. It's hard but I completely agree with his decision. Long good live Sir Pratchett!

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