It was inevitable. Anyone who’s been reading the blog will know that my final destination in this world will be Switzerland, for the service provided by Dignitas.
A short while ago we agreed a date in the first half of December. The flight will probably be exhausting so the next day will be a complete day of rest in the hotel during which I’ll do a final blog post. The following day to Dignitas. I’ll be in the company of three good friends.
It’s all rather sad but it has to happen. Despite the magnificent support all around me the MND/ALS continues to tear me apart. Getting though each day and night is an ever-increasing struggle against an overpowering and unstoppable illness.
For the record let me say again that I know I’m doing the right thing for me, that I’m ready for it, and that I’m completely reconciled to it. I am sad but not depressed. I have almost no quality of life these days. The MND is dreadful and it gets worse daily. My only regrets are (a) that MND chose me to torment to death, and (b) that I have to travel abroad to have the calm, easy end that I wish. I’m very thankful that the Swiss option is available.
There will be at least one more blog post before I travel. I’m now 74 by the way. Started the 75th year a few days ago. No “Happy Birthdays” please. Too late, thankfully! Nice age though.