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A group that is all about the cheery subject of death. Let's talk about the inevitable event and help each other deal with it.

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How doctors die

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 21, 2016. 2 Replies the article:"It’s not a frequent…Continue

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Body Disposal Carbon Footprint

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 13, 2016. 10 Replies

You could drive almost 4,800 miles on the energy used to cremate one person.This surprised me. I'd imagined cremation as green, since it doesn't compete with food production, or require mowing grass…Continue

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Death with Dignity (Physician assisted death)

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by kathy: ky May 5, 2014. 4 Replies

Oregon and Washington both have laws in place allowing suicide by lethal prescription, so-called physician-assisted suicide.  These laws are known as Death with Dignity.  Oregon State published FAQs…Continue

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Dead Celebrities

Started by Buford Twain Mar 24, 2013. 0 Replies

There's a web site for just about anything...…Continue

Einstein's death

Started by Buford Twain Feb 14, 2013. 0 Replies

from wikipedia's article on Einstein:On 17 April 1955, Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture…Continue

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Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson dies after losing appeal for assisted suicide

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 22, 2012. 1 Reply

Interesting how we don't yet have the right to call it quits...(in most countries).…Continue

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Natural Burial Info - an alternative to casket burial or cremation

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Valerie Cantone Dec 13, 2011. 3 Replies

Here is a description of natural burial from"A modern natural burial is an environmentally sustainable alternative to…Continue

51 hours left to live

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Scary Guy Mar 6, 2011. 1 Reply

An "ask me anything" discussion thread started by a person dying soon of terminal cancer.If you have a question now's the time to ask it. …Continue

Burial at sea - from Maine to Miami

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Daniel W Sep 5, 2010. 2 Replies

Given how much we remove from the sea, it's nice to see some people returning there. …Continue

Walmart caskets?

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Buford Twain Sep 5, 2010. 3 Replies

Walmart is selling caskets now (at their online store):…Continue

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Comment by Donald L. Engel on August 5, 2016 at 12:59am

It's "Don", and you are welcome.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 4, 2016 at 6:31pm
Thanks Donald.
Comment by Donald L. Engel on August 4, 2016 at 12:12pm

When my uncle was in the same condition your friend is in, he stayed home, and my cousin and I took care of him for two months until he died.  Hospice brought in a gurney (sp) so that he was at a higher level for us to work with him.  That was in Washington state.  I would contact hospice to see how they can help.

Comment by Daniel W on August 4, 2016 at 11:42am
Kathy, I know how you feel. it's a tough row to hoe. You will get through it.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 4, 2016 at 11:08am
Thanks Daniel. I'll see what can be done. Im really having a hard time with this. She's the only friend I have left who's close to my age. We've been friends for over thirty years and she's going down fast now.
Comment by Daniel W on August 4, 2016 at 11:07am
ipad typo. bthat last entry shour read scut eork, not scut sork.
Comment by Daniel W on August 4, 2016 at 9:00am
As for which of here doctors, they usually send the scut work to primary care doctors. Scut sork includes ordering lift chairs.
Comment by Daniel W on August 4, 2016 at 8:59am
Kathy, in my health plan, the hospice social worker would handle getting the lift chair. Your friend's doctor can possibly order it,but it usually requires that a social sorker or physical therapist be involved. The health plan will often refuse the doctor's order. a physical therapy recommendation is alzo vey helpful. I had physical therapists and social workers both tell me to order lift chairs, which I would do. Sometimes nurses will also instigate the process, but it depends on the lcal medical cultureand requirements.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 3, 2016 at 8:40pm
My dearest friend is dying of cancer. Her Dr suggested hospice but she isn't ready for it. The cancer spread to her spine a few weeks ago and she's having trouble getting up from her chair now and getting weaker everyday.

Does anyone know which of her DR's would be the most likely to get her a lift chair?? I just thought I'd throw this out and see if anyone knows. I'm going to stop by the local hospice office tomorrow and see if I can find out there.
Comment by Donald L. Engel on March 21, 2016 at 10:47am

It was a couple of years ago. 


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