Lost my big brother today... its 04.30 and I can't sleep. He had copd for many years now, and at the age of 82 it was wearing him down.
I, my big brother, and my sister all have this desease, but he was the oldest, so was bound to go first... it had effected all his internal organs in one way or another, and I think the thought of having another go at the face mask/carbon monoxide treatment ( I don't exactly know what this treatment is called, but it sucks the monoxide out of your bloodstream I think) was just too much to bear. I think he had had enough.
He was "old school". East End raised, by a loving mum and dad, went thru the war as an evacuee( brought back promtly to the blitz when mum and dad found him and my sister being badly treated by the family they were posted to) but survived and flourished.
Married in the 50s and moved out to Basildon, where he raised a loving family, who spoilt him rotten... He had love by the bucketfull.. never too much money, aand always had to work hard for what he had, but his family was everything to him... and we will all miss him so much.
To all the people out there who suffer alone, for one reason or another, wether it be a long past slight, or some other silly reason, get in touch with YOUR family. When you have "moved on" it will be too late.