Keep your opinion to yourself and don’t take my hope

Dear editor,

As a patient in St. Joseph's Hospital for pneumonia and heart attack, I encountered a staff member of the hospital.

Dear editor,

As a patient in St. Joseph’s Hospital for pneumonia and heart attack, I encountered a staff member of the hospital.

For some reason he decided to give me some unsolicited information. I have had COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) for three years and am doing all I can to maintain a positive attitude which I believe to be extremely helpful as a technique for maintaining a longer life.

He, for some reason, known only to himself, shared with me his opinion that I should think of my life in terms of months rather than years. If I had wanted his opinion I would have asked and I truly hope he never tries to take anyone else’s hope.

Linda McLeod,

Union Bay