Halcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1388 times:
Terminally? Always give it a shot (at living), but I'd also like to know my chances so that I can get my things arranged. Would feel sorry for the lady-friend though. That would be the biggest regret I have.
Kunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 17 Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1359 times:
I'd like to know- I'd hate to be caught by surprise by Death and I'd want to make sure I'd live my last days/weeks/months/years to the fullest. That's only if it's terminal of course- I wouldn't give up if it had a reasonable chance of survival (without becoming a vegetable that is- then I'd rather throw myself off a cliff or something).
Even though this is just a "what if " question (I assume/hope... )... I don't think it's even legal for a doctor NOT to inform you unless you're under-age and your parents/legal guardian don't want them to... am I correct?
Kunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 17 Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1342 times:
Quoting B747-437B (Reply 5): May I suggest that you should live EVERY day/week/month/year to the fullest as death often has a habit of sneaking up and catching people by surprise.
Wise words. I'd like to treat every day as if it was my last- and mostly, I do. But I do lack the fundings to do the more extreme stuff (like RTW trip, etc). If it turned out I had a terminal illness, I think I'd just sell everything I could and fund it that way- that way, I wouldn't bring my family into debt, and I'd get to die happy.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 18880 posts, RR: 64 Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1269 times:
I've discussed this with a few friends who've also watched relatives and friends die after long-drawn out attempts to "cure" them from fatal diseases. The consensus has always been, "let me just get it over with quickly", so I'd rather know up front, then have as much fun as possible with whatever time I had left, and die of good living rather than while hooked up to tubes and wires in a hospital bed.
Charlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1077 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1263 times:
In 1998 I got sick..temp of 102...pain all over,was checked into a hospital sunday morning,Mongay they're pulling bone marrow out of me,it sucked not knowing what I had,when the DR. informed me it was leukemia (ALL) I was actually relieved that whatever it was i had ,had a name,and history,I didnt want to be known as the first guy that had this ailment we have no idea how to treat.
767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
I would want to know, but I wouldn't be this guy:
LONDON (Reuters) - A British man who went on a wild spending spree after doctors said he only had a short time to live wants compensation because the diagnosis was wrong and he is now healthy -- but broke.