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In article ,
Frank wrote:

Tell those with health problems being managed that they are better off
dead. I know of very few that would agree with you.


I sometimes think I would be better off dead.

I no longer drive.
I no longer can read books.
I no longer fish.
I have little sex.
My other bodily function are degrading.
My thinking has slowed down.
Serious computer programing seems out of the question.
When I do get my wits together I have to work on income tax and the like.

Bill

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An old man would be better off never having been born.

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Dear Salmon Egg:

On Apr 7, 8:10*am, Salmon Egg wrote:
In article ,

*Frank wrote:
Tell those with health problems being managed that
they are better off dead. *I know of very few that
would agree with you.


I sometimes think I would be better off dead.


Probably not, or you'd already be there.

I no longer drive.
I no longer can read books.
I no longer fish.
I have little sex.


*That* is the shits. But did you ever much define yourself by the
amount of sex you were capable of?

My other bodily function are degrading.


I miss having knees that didn't hurt...

My thinking has slowed down.
Serious computer programing seems out of the question.


Then try non-serious programming. Have you picked up a new language?

When I do get my wits together I have to work on
income tax and the like.


As we get older, it takes new terrain to make life "re-markable".
When we run the same rut, the brain feels like it can stay in
automatic. Have you tried "Toastmasters", or any complete change of
venue? I understand that you may depend on others for transport...

You *can* still find enjoyment.

David A. Smith
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On Apr 7, 11:10*am, Salmon Egg wrote:
In article ,

*Frank wrote:
Tell those with health problems being managed that they are better off
dead. *I know of very few that would agree with you.


I sometimes think I would be better off dead.

I no longer drive.
I no longer can read books.
I no longer fish.
I have little sex.
My other bodily function are degrading.
My thinking has slowed down.
Serious computer programing seems out of the question.
When I do get my wits together I have to work on income tax and the like.

Bill

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An old man would be better off never having been born.


I'm old too but I can still do all these things.
When I almost bought the farm 10 years ago and was saved by modern
surgery the only good thing was that I cashed in on all the medical
insurance I had paid for over the years.
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In article
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Frank wrote:

I'm old too but I can still do all these things.
When I almost bought the farm 10 years ago and was saved by modern
surgery the only good thing was that I cashed in on all the medical
insurance I had paid for over the years.


On more than one situation, I have had my close calls with death. I came
within a few seconds of my cold hands losing grip on some rock and my
sliding down an ice stream for over 1000 feet into a partially frozen
lake. That taught me that I was not petrified at the thought of death. I
would be more scared of a combat situation where there is a significant
probability of a painful lingering death.

I remember the quote:

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of
chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course
others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry

There is a point at which I do not wish to be enslaved by infirmities.

Bill

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An old man would be better off never having been born.


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