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Michael Schumacher "Gravely injured" in Meribel

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^^ Yes, I'm aware of that, then again I would be, wouldn't I..?
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pam w, We agree, we've done that. It's not nice to consider such things, but no one is immune. As MS's accident has shown, things can happen to anyone.
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pam w, well said, a very good point.
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then again I would be, wouldn't I..?


yes, because you are gravely ill. Sad But any of us, whatever our circumstances, could find ourselves unconscious in a bed, with brain-damage (maybe after a stroke) and unable to make our own decisions about medical treatment; it doesn't just happen to other people. I don't understand why so many people who will talk a storm about what they would want, or not want, should the worst happen don't bother to complete one of these eminently straightforward Powers of Attorney.

I have one for personal welfare, one for finance (both now registered at the Court of Protection so I could be sure I hadn't made any errors) and they are lodged at the local solicitors along with my Will.
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^^ Sorry, sometimes emotion get the better.
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allanm, Nowt to be sorry about Smile Smile
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again, just to be clear. you can fill in the forms, sign everything off. you dont need to register them anywhere.get the forms signed and in the unfortunate event you need them then you pay to enact them.
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BBC Breakfast news were chatting about this this morning. I was getting my daughter ready for school so didnt catch it all but an English expert apparently said he could still go on to make a full recovery

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25940600
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Shimmy Alcott, I'm not an expert of course, but I'm very doubtful that he'll be the same person even he becomes reasonably functional. Beverley Turner's articles on James Cracknell's (her husband) recovery from similar circumstances are illuminating. (James was a near neighbour of mine in his teens, and his parents until very recently.)
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again, just to be clear. you can fill in the forms, sign everything off. you dont need to register them anywhere.get the forms signed and in the unfortunate event you need them then you pay to enact them.


Just looking into this ourselves. You're right that you don't *need* to get the things registered in the first instance; however if you wait until you're incapacitated and there is a mistake, you might as well not have bothered in the first place as they will be rejected. Better to register them and include a clause stating that the POA won't come into force until you are incapacitated
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laundryman, I watched the recent pair of progs that James did with Ben Fogle in the desert. It was plain for all to see that James was facing challenges with changes to his personality. Fogle did well not to bat him! Crying or Very sad
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You're right that you don't *need* to get the things registered in the first instance; however if you wait until you're incapacitated and there is a mistake, you might as well not have bothered in the first place as they will be rejected.

that was my reasoning too - I have registered both my POAs - I think it cost £150 or £175 each.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/25938347 - interesting read...
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Dia_FindTransfers, sad to read this.
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xyzpaul, indeed Sad
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I know... Can't imagine what his wife and kids are going through... Sad
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Indeed, awful for family and for his kids.

I've posted this before on SH, long before Schumacher's accident, since it's an important example of accident, induced coma and recovery. A real triumph of high quality medical treatment and sheer guts on Danny's part. Danny's induced coma was for 2 weeks. An instructor friend in CH has a racing acquaintance who was in an induced coma for a month, and who has made the same kind of recovery as Danny. But of course, each case is individual, both in respect of the physics of the accident, the response of the body, and the treatment regime. But Danny's experience is ultimately a positive one.

Best wishes to MS and his family - thoughts with them all.

Danny's film:


http://youtube.com/v/VZnALI7Lz1A
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Read in the local paper that they were bringing Michael out of the coma.

http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/inhalt.nach-skiunfall-langsam-aus-koma-geholt-arzt-bestaetigt-schumacher-wird-aufgeweckt.1ad02961-1380-46c8-8d3b-f46b862dfb1c.html
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I am not sure if this has been posted earlier but is a great story of the long road to recovery. It is a documentary called The Crash Reel. Forget that he is a snowboarder and remember he is a human being.

http://viooz.co/movies/20814-the-crash-reel-2013.html

this link should work.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/michael-schumacher/10604764/Michael-Schumacher-being-woken-up-from-artificial-coma-according-to-French-reports.html

DB, same here
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This has been confirmed by his manager, reported on Sky!
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Forget that he is a snowboarder and remember he is a human being
Because the two are, ordinarily, mutually exclusive wink ??
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According to the lunchtime news, Michael Schumacher has responded positively. Apparently he's managed to park his bed at an angle in front of the doors to prevent anybody getting past...
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Whilst appreciating the seriousness of MS situation and the impact on family/friends, that did make me chuckle Laughing
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Oh, it's a serious condition alright, and one I've seen first-hand: when I was considerably younger, my brother sledged into a tree buried in a snowdrift and, unfortunately, didn't make it through. Every year there are people killed on slopes. Others die crossing the road. And there are some that die sitting on their sofa watching Countdown. You only get one life and, in my humblest of opinions, it's best to get out there and live it. If MS pulls through, there's going to be a hell of a lot of happy people, myself included. In the event that he doesn't, then he'll have still had an amazing life, lived to the full. And you really, really can't ask for more than that.
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twodogs, nice post, good sentiment and relevant perspective Smile
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twodogs, Cacciatore, +1
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twodogs, +1, nicely put.
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Thanks all :0)
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twodogs, +1, nicely put.


Agreed
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+ another, must have been an awful experience.
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twodogs wrote:
Others die crossing the road. And there are some that die sitting on their sofa watching Countdown.


What a terrible way to go. Sad
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DB, dunno, might be less painful than living through watching it Laughing
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Oh, it's a serious condition alright, and one I've seen first-hand: when I was considerably younger, my brother sledged into a tree buried in a snowdrift and, unfortunately, didn't make it through. Every year there are people killed on slopes. Others die crossing the road. And there are some that die sitting on their sofa watching Countdown. You only get one life and, in my humblest of opinions, it's best to get out there and live it. If MS pulls through, there's going to be a hell of a lot of happy people, myself included. In the event that he doesn't, then he'll have still had an amazing life, lived to the full. And you really, really can't ask for more than that.


Thank you - humbling in every way.
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mountainaddict, ah yes we snowboarders are super human in our eyes. wink sorry to detract from the original post.
I agree wholeheartedly with twodogs, you have a brief moment on this planet and it should be spent doing what you love with the people you love.
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DB wrote:
twodogs wrote:
Others die crossing the road. And there are some that die sitting on their sofa watching Countdown.


What a terrible way to go. Sad


I think the audience are more familiar with near-death experience than most of us...!

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you have a brief moment on this planet and it should be spent doing what you love with the people you love.


This. Absolutely. Wear a helmet. Don't wear a helmet. It may save your life, but it probably won't help much if you hit something harder than bone* face on. But enjoy it either way. And look out for others.



* you have no idea how tempted I was to type 'boner' there.
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DB wrote:
twodogs wrote:
And there are some that die sitting on their sofa watching Countdown.


What a terrible way to go. Sad


One can only hope that anyone who does die whilst watching Countdown does at least do so having cracked the Countdown Conundrum. And that it was in the Rachel Reilly rather than Voorderman era.
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Is anyone watching the 8 out of 10 cats version?
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When I lived in France, I used to watch the original, des chiffres et des lettres. Needless to say, I watched it with subtitles on, being the densoid that I am and it was useless. Half the time they'd come up with, for example, a six letter word, but the English translation had a completely different number of letters. Shocked
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Hells Bells, yes - its ok, but not as good as normal 8 out of 10 cats IMO
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