BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby BrigitDoon » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:00 am

Thanks, Doorstop. :)

Josef, suicide rates for post-operative transwomen are about the same as for the general population.

Our campaigners use it as an argument to try and persuade health authorities to stump up for the cost of treatment.

The long term cost to society of a suicide is of the order of £1,000,000

The cost of treatment including surgery for a transwoman is of the order of £10,000.

It's a no-brainer.
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby BrigitDoon » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:53 am

Josef wrote:Did you ever get that limo booked, btw?

I didn't and I had to book a flight with BA (not Baracus, obviously). Gatwick's not far from the hospital and BA should be able to handle me as they would a wheelchair-bound passenger.

Just need a good taxi driver to get me back from Glasgow Airport and lift my suitcase up the stairs.
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby onyirtodd » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:02 am

BrigitDoon wrote:Thanks, Doorstop. :)
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The long term cost to society of a suicide is of the order of £1,000,000
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At the risk of sounding like Dexter - could you point us towards the evidence for that?
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby BrigitDoon » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:35 am

I don't have the document to hand, but the source was the Scottish Government. I'll google for it later.
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby onyirtodd » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:32 am

BrigitDoon wrote:I don't have the document to hand, but the source was the Scottish Government. I'll google for it later.


If it's fae the Parish Coouncil it'll be anither pack of lies.
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby BrigitDoon » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:53 am

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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby Josef » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:15 pm

BrigitDoon wrote:OK, try New Zealand:

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/pagesmh/3347


(sorry in advance for the diversion, Brigit....)

£175k of which is economic loss, and the remainder allocated to the number of years lost from a statistical lifespan, the definition of which is

The value of a statistical life

The LTSA estimated in the early 1990s that the Value of a Statistical Life for New Zealand was $2 million. That value was adopted for investment decisions in the transport sector. The estimate is based on willingness-to-pay, using survey data on the amount that members of the community are prepared to pay for reductions in the risk of a fatal road accident.


Or, as the rather clearer footnote says

‘Statistical’ here means that the value is not for some specified individual but instead represents the average amount that members of the community are willing to pay to save a life at random.
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby floweredpig » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:16 pm

Let everyone know as soon as you get back Bridgit,hope it all goes well.
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby Lone Groover » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:10 pm

A big step for you chum, hope all goes well - we have to promise not to tell any funnies until the stitches are out ! :mrgreen:
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby pamd » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:15 pm

Don't get to this forum very often and so glad I came across this thread. What an articulate and strong person you are. All the best for tomorrow (and for rest of your new life).

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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby Doorstop » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:29 pm

Best of luck Bridge .. hope it all goes well for you and remember, if you have to have a wee check of the surgeons handiwork .. remember to go sparingly on the alcohol gel first. :wink:

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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby My Kitten » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:46 pm

Good luck Bridie, for the sake of looking wrong, you have bigger balls than most people! Well done for your courage.

Surgery on your nether regions isn't a good thing. Hope your hospital food was better than mine.
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:10 am

Haw, Miss Doon, if you need a friend to take the new look aff it, give me a shout. I'm no fussy. :wink:

Get well soon, missus. :D hugs, etc.
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby nuttytigger » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:15 am

good luck Auntie Brigit!!

hope all goes well for you!!

xx
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Re: BrigitDoon's Bomb Shelter

Postby My Kitten » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:41 pm

Message from Reenie

"in surgery at 9am and out at 11:30am, alls well

reeenie xx"
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