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    Assisted dying bill

    The assisted dying bill is due to be discussed in parliament today. My feelings are that if a person has a terminal illness, as we sufferers of MND do, and they have the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, they should be able to choose assisted dying as a legal option. I’d be interested to hear other people’s views on this very sensitive subject. Lizzie

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    Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong 🤗😘🤗😁xx

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      #3
      Lizzie great minds think alike...I've posted a new thread too on this very topic. I'm in favour....with adequate safeguards.
      Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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        Why can we for pets and not humans
        Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong 🤗😘🤗😁xx

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          #5
          Hoping for good palliative care for myself and others.
          Mary

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            #6
            Hi Lizzie - no doubt in my mind. If there's no viable treatment, then we should have the option to decide for ourselves xx

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              https://www.parliament.uk/business/n...econd-reading/
              Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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                #8
                I totally agree, it should be an option for those people that want to decide to take this course. It should be a choice that everyone is allowed to take if they are of sound mind at the time that they make their wishes known.

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                  #9
                  At present, mnd sufferers who choose this option have a long journey to Switzerland, often at an earlier stage than they would otherwise so they are still physically able to proceed. For those who feel this is the time for them to leave, this Bill is about offering choice.

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                    #10
                    It's not being dead that worries me, it,s dying.
                    I am all for it
                    It's all funny

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                      #11
                      Also you need at least £15000 to die by Swiss hands.
                      Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong 🤗😘🤗😁xx

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                        #12
                        Puts me in a terrible position. In sound mind could be difficult as my husband has mnd and dementia. This could be mnd related or otherwise. So I'd get to either watch him suffer or if I do the medical version of legal power of attorney does that also come under my decision? Implementing the legal bit is hard enough at a time when you need help and support its extremely stressful.
                        I do believe it should be our choice.
                        when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                          #13
                          I asked the specialist about it and he said "well I would not like to do it"
                          I can see his point.
                          It's all funny

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                            Originally posted by denise View Post
                            Puts me in a terrible position. In sound mind could be difficult as my husband has mnd and dementia. This could be mnd related or otherwise. So I'd get to either watch him suffer or if I do the medical version of legal power of attorney does that also come under my decision? Implementing the legal bit is hard enough at a time when you need help and support its extremely stressful.
                            I do believe it should be our choice.
                            In Australia, I believe if the person does not have the mental capacity to understand, there is no way it could go ahead. No doctor would authorize it. And we need 2 doctors here who agree you will only live for 12 months or less, and that you have a full understanding of the whole procedure. You could say it extends your life, as if you were to take your own life, you have to be capable of doing it. The end of life injection can be administered by yourself or an attending Dr.

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                              #15
                              It should be a CHOICE - with appropriate safeguards - but stop treating society as incapable of knowing right from wrong.

                              Society showed its ability and willingness to act for the greater good in adhering to, what basically could be described as house arrest, for months on end in lockdown, so treat us with a collective respect Lawmakers...
                              ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                              Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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