- Sep 22, 2011
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See post above.Trendy and cool?
Not long ago the son of a friend exercised his right to use this option.
He was only in his mid twenties, but had MND. It had reached the stage that he could only move his eyes and that allowed him to in a limited way operate a computer. This allowed him to opt to end his life in this way. He was horrified that he would soon be trapped in a body where he had a fully functioning mind, but where he could not move in any way, not even his eyes.
Several years ago I had a mate of 3 decades long. He had had a medical condition since he was in his early twenties that worsened each year and which was extremely painful, and at the end agonising so. It has reached the stage where pain killers simply were not working. Indeed not long before his passing we were discussing at how even triple the dose that he was prescribed that it did not good. He would I am sure would liked to had had the euthanasia option available to him. So instead of dying with his family around him he instead chose to end his on life in lonely circumstances so that his wife and daughter would not be implicated in his death. not have to see him pass in that way.
There is nothing trendy and cool about euthanasia.