I have read all the postings on bookers question; a lot of very heart felt responses.
We all have such different ways of coping with what is after all a terminal condition (ie will kill us if nothing else does first ...... mind you, life is terminal; something to be remembered I think) Some people, and I'm one of them, sometimes find or have found, thinking about an early exit ... lets be honest ... suicide... a coping strategy, I don't think it means I would or will, but it gives the illusion of being in control of our lives when facing something (i.e. COPD) that we have very little long term control over. I think bookers comments were poorly phrased and that some people find any suggestion of suicide as morbid and depressing. I think he expressed himself poorly, in rage and despair possibly (haven't we all been there). I know he has obviously upset people but I think we have to have the tolerance to allow for occasional unwise and emotional posts, given the nature of this site.
What do you think, can we discus 'the end', hopefully calmly, or must we keep our thoughts and fears to ourselves?
I hope no one is upset or offended by this post