Every individual faces his own mortality differently and uniquely ("The art of dying well"; July 26).
When my late friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, she told her husband to remarry after her death.
As she did not have a job, she opted for affordable alternative medicine. Indeed, she led a "good life" being treatment naive - without suffering side effects from conventional treatment throughout her cancer journey that lasted 27 months.
Three weeks after her death, her husband was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.
I received his final message through WhatsApp: "Life and death situation. Cheers!"
Six days later, he died.
During his lifetime, he resorted to doing freelance work as he faced age discrimination, like many other middle-aged Singaporeans.
These friends were not afraid of death and lived their remaining days as they would any other day.
Lee Soh Hong (Ms)