If you were dying would you want to know and why?
November 8, 2006 11:13am CST
I ask this question because my grandmother is a member of the Wings of Hope Hospice in my area. At the county fair Wings of Hope had a booth and that was a question they had and people were allowed to respond to it. All of them said yes for different reasons including so I could spend time with my family. All except one--mine. I said no and here's my reasons why:1. We are all going to die sometime in our lives, I'm better off not knowing. If I knew I probably would do the things I do no on a daily basis and I would just mourn and be depressed. 2. I wouldn't want to put my family through the misery of knowing I'm about to die. 3. Further, I feel that as soon as a person finds out they are going to die they die quicker then had they not known. For insance: a. A friend of mine had what she thought as a smokers cough. She didn't feel sick, she just kept coughing. She went to the dr. and found out she had lung cancer. She began to become sad and not do things she used to do. Lung cancer was cured and then she died a month later of brain cancer. B. My best friend's mom was bleeding out of her butt badly for over a week and didn't want to go to the dr. Her daughter called the EMS to make her go. Cops came and forced her to go to the ER. She died three days later. C. My grandfather was a healthy man until one day he got a colonoscopy and found out that he had colon cancer. Stayed on a death bed in the living room for quite a few months and died. Those are my answers and reasoning, what are yours?
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18 Dec 06
If I was going to die within in a certain timeframe, I would not want to know when. I'm very much a worrywort and so I'd be the type to feel depressed every single day and worry about what dying will feel like and what will happen to my family. I hope that when I go it is suddenly and that I don't suffer an illness where I'm basically just waiting to die...I cannot imagine that!
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28 Jan 07
I definitely like your response. That's exactly how I feel. I would be the worrywort wondering how things are going to take place. I wouldn't be into "living life as I was going to die" because I would know I was going to die. I would be depressed and wouldn't know what to do with myself.
29 Jan 07
If i were dying from a serious disease, i would really want to know so that i can prepare myself by spending time with my family and finish what i need to finish before going. I want to express my gratitude to all the people who became a part of my life and i also want to have a confession just to cleanse my soul. Though it would difficult for my family, i want to be there to tell them that they dont need to worry because i will be with god and will still be with them in spirit. I want to help them accept the fact that i am really going and they dont need to feel very sad.