Goodbye, farewell …

Goodbye, farewell …

Tim here – you’ll know me as David’s friend, carer and blogmaster: On 8th December 2021 at 12.20 (CET) David took his last breath and was pronounced dead by the staff at Dignitas.  It was always his wish to have full control over the last moments of...
Journey’s End

Journey’s End

It’s come full circle. Read the first blog post, “A funny thing happened” of April 1 last year. Last night, 256 blog posts later, I made the same taxi trip. Yes, I’m in Zurich. Arrived last night with Tim, to whom full tribute for his great help in so many things,...
It’s never dull …

It’s never dull …

If you were thinking about buying the Sunday Times so that you can read the article today (see the end of yesterday’s blog), don’t. Why? Two days ago Dignity in Dying told us that Switzerland had just changed the entry requirements again.  They had cancelled the need...
Shock …

Shock …

It’s been a tense few days in Topsy-Turvy land. All arrangements for the difficult visit to Switzerland were in place.  Flat to Heathrow via taxi to Paddington station and then the Heathrow Express (easiest and quickest way with me in the Peacemobile wheelchair).  At...
Time 3

Time 3

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...
Time 1

Time 1

It’s been a year.  A year and a few days.  Friday 13 November 2020.  That’s when they finally succeeded in installing the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube.  For those who weren’t blog-reading then, it’s the external tube that goes directly into the...