Bear with me but at 70 and havin' an "illness" that the MDs know the symptoms of but no idea as to the cause/cure, except it is not somethin' 1 wishes to have. Won't kill ya', like CA, stroke, heart attack, etc., but there is no "pain med" to lessen the degree of pain one gets put through, before one simply passes out. Aside from any "SIB", "death" is simply an "improvement on functioning". I hold to the belief that there is another "level", "plane", etc. of existence out there.