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Little Winged One
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Would you want to know you were terminal - or have that knowledge kept from you,in order to hold on to whatever false hope you could? - I'm not sure what I'd want - over the last couple of years I've developed a great appreciation for all hope,even though it may be false.
 

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Little Winged One
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Penny-don't be a thread killer!- Okay,for those who must always be precise-let's make it hypothetical.
 

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Too School for Cool
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I would definitely want to know, as soon as possible. It would give me a chance to make the most of the time I had left.
 

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I would also want to know, it would give my family and friends time to adjust and cope as well.
 

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I would want to know. Maybe it would give me the motivation to actually do something I normally wouldn't do.
 

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I'd want to know the good news. It's hardly bad news when your life is hell on earth and finally you've received notice that the end is in sight.
 

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Little Winged One
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UltraShy-you thrive on anger and seem to attain more vigor with each new battle-I predict you'll outlive us all!!!!!!
 

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UltraShy-you thrive on anger and seem to attain more vigor with each new battle-I predict you'll outlive us all!!!!!!
Anger is all I have left.
 

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To me living is hell and much worse than dying. If i learned i was going to die, id smile to the doc and ask when i'm leaving.
 

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I'd want to know. I've probably wasted more of my time while not actually having a terminal illness than having one and knowing how much time is left.
 

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I actually have thought I might have a terminal illness a few times over the years. I'm really paranoid about my health lately because I just quit smoking after 20 years. I smoked a lot of cigarettes and every time I get a cough that won't go away, a tickle in my throat or a bit of hoarseness, I start to freak. It would be just my luck that I finally made myself quit smoking and it would be too late.

So I actually thought about it. Lung cancer (or almost any kind of smoking related cancer) is really one of the worst ways to go imaginable. I couldn't decide whether I'd want to know or not. One part of me would want to make the most of what time I had left and one part of me would just want to know so I could prepare to die. Yet another part of me wouldn't want to know. I just don't know. Make sense?
 
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