Thursday, 11 February 2016

Assisted Dying for the Terminally ill.

Yesterday evening i watched Simon's Choice. A programme about a man with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) who choice to end his suffering and show it on a documentary.
I have had a family member who passed away from Motor Neuron Disease. It really is a horrible disease.

Before you read this post, please understand i ONLY support assisted dying in those who have terminal illnesses. If you are feeling suicidal please click here Samaritans
Remember it might be pouring with rain today, but tomorrow could be wonderful. The world is a beautiful place, You're beautiful.

I fully support that the choice of dying with dignity should be there for all who are suffering from a terminal illness. I cannot understand those who say that they should fight till the end...or that it's just plain wrong (giving no proper explanation)..or that god decides when we live and when we die. Seriously? What about those of us who don't believe there is a god? Should we have to suffer just because a bible basher says "taking ones life is a sin" ? and seriously even if you believed in god, do you honestly think he would want people to suffer needlessly? Really? ....Nice god you have there.

Humans are such a caring species caring when it comes to our pets. We love them, hug them and when we are made aware that they are suffering, in pain and that it won't improve we are given the advice that it is much kinder to end their suffering. To free them of their pain. I would like to think that most of us wouldn't want to see little "fluffy" or "fido" suffer so we take that compassionate caring choice of allowing them to pass peacefully, sometimes with us by their sides, giving them that comfort before they pass on from this world. Yet when it comes to people it appears like it's a whole different ball game. Of course i am sure that there are many people in the world who wouldn't want/consider the option of assisted dying when terminally ill but that's good too, that's their choice. However we do have to remember that not everyone wants to put up with suffering in their final few years/months/days. So for them........Assisted dying should be their choice.

People using this choice shouldn't have to travel to another country, a more compassionate country. We should have control of our lives, not just when we are fit and healthy but when we are dying from something terminal. Dying a painful death. Then we should have the choice, the choice to end our suffering and the chance to spend some relief filled final days with our loved ones, having a proper chance to say our goodbyes.