I wanted to post this for those interested in or considering Death with Dignity. I am thinking about this option for myself and beginning to research it since I'm am running out of treatment options and don't want to try doing it at the last minute when I might not be able to.
Ralph is doing it before things really go downhill for him, which I think is smart because waiting too long can mean being unable to pursue this option and enduring more suffering than necessary.
Keep in mind that although he "looks good" in the documentary, he only has a couple months to live according to his doctors and is already experiencing a lot of pain.
This is controversial and I know some will disagree with this approach, so I suggest not watching it if you feel that way. I'm posting this for those interested.
Thanks for posting. I agreed it should be a possibility to consider if one lives in a place where this option is allowed.
Thanks. Yes, it's more difficult but still possible to do if you don't live somewhere that allows it. There are a few countries in Europe that allow it only for residents and Switzerland that also allows it for non-residents. It's allowed in a few other countries including the US (11 states currently) In the US, Oregon no longer will enforce a residency requirement so it's also possible to travel there if you can.
It's available in Canada.