Dying feels like such a prolonged process today. I know I'm dying. I know that my COPD and CHF are incurable and unfixable, but it can linger on for years. It wasn't always this way. A couple generations ago people often died after a heart attack or a mine accident or a car wreck. It was sudden. In a way, I guess it's good that modern medicine has bought people like me some time. It gives some people the opportunity to take care of business and say their goodbyes. But that take's what? Two, three months? I don't know, it just seems very odd to sit with the knowledge for such a long time. It's hard on our families as well.