Happy New Year to all. I went to funeral past weekend for dear friend and met an old friend who was huffing and puffing. I asked her did she have a lung condition. She answered " no, I'm just getting old and I am overweight" .I replied well take care of yourself and I wondered is she better off than me ? by not knowing she was quite content and happy except for her age and weight and the only difference between her and I is I know I have COPD/Emphysema and I am being treated with inhalers. Unlike her I'm a little depressed because I do know and she is not and the only difference is I'm on an inhaler that quite frankly may or may not be helping me. She is living her life (God Bless her) with no issues while all of us with this disease are constantly reminded of it. I wonder if it truly is better to have been diagnosed .Sometimes I wish I hadn't known .Is there really an advantage to knowing ? sometimes I wonder. After all' are these so called treatments (inhalers ) effectively working? or is better to have "peace "of mind and just get older and fatter and not be burdened by a disease with no cure. Again Happy New Year and better health to all .