My brother-in-law died in February from Melanoma. He was in too much pain. The wonderful hospice said he could go in for 2 weeks whilst they tried to get the right pain relief organised. They were wonderful but the only effective pain relief just knocked him out. He had talked about this with my sister – his wife – and they agreed – his wish was to be ‘with it’ enough to decide to die, which he did. The hospice put up the morphine pump. His daughters and my sister all stayed in his big lovely room as they spent his last few days together. It was such a comfort to know he had chosen the right time to go.