What will be going through your mind?

India
May 2, 2012 10:51am CST
One day when you are having a routine checkup,the doctor tells you that you have cancer and it can't be cure.That you only have 3 months more to live. What will be going through your mind at that moment? And how will spend the last three months of your life?How would you make it count?
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@ShadowSky (221)
• Bulgaria
2 May 12
This is a thing I can't possibly imagine but I suppose I would try to convince myself that it was meant to be and prevent myself from going into depression so I can enjoy the last days of my life to their best potential.I would also try to hold my head high and try to protect my family from the shock and try to go out not with a fizzle but with a BANG because this is my usual way of doing anything.Now a few moths ago I read a really good book on the subject and it really opened my eyes to how things would really be and what it's really like to have only 3 months of life left.The name of the book is "Before I Die" but I can't remember the author...Anyway,this is one of those questions that you really think you know the answer to but you don't really until it happens to you I suppose.
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• Bulgaria
2 May 12
Ah! I got the name of the author.It's Jenny Downham.
• India
2 May 12
I guess you are right.You won't really know how and what it is like till it happens to you. And thanks for telling me the name of the book.Because i love reading and any good suggestions are welcome.
@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
2 May 12
What would be going through my mind is this, "Challenge accepted." Then I would spend the next three months having fun and doing fun things. Then I would live for at least a year longer.
• India
2 May 12
Having a positive attitude can really make a difference.Such an attitude can let you really have fun instead of making you lose your mind with fear and tension.
• India
2 May 12
I will be very sad to hear that i am having cancer. Cancer is a disease which found in only one person among thousands of population. This makes me to feel that I am too unlucky But i will be too greatful to god to give me three months. I would love to spent the time with the beloved ones which loves me. It includes my parents and my lovely friend. I will make the most memorable moments with them.
• India
2 May 12
I am sorry to hear that.I hope it is only in the first stages. Well in olden days,what you said would have been true.I mean ;one in thousands of people;.Bu these days,due to the lifestyle that people are following,this number is increasing.Smoking is one of the main reasons for this. I too would be spending all the time i have left with my family and my girl.
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• Philippines
2 May 12
hi vaishnavc, If ever this will be a very very sad news but life must go on 3 months is still long to do whatever you like I will spend more time with my loved ones and I will try to do whatever in my bucket list. I still believe in miracle doctor can give opinions like that but somehow I believe faith can save me . happy mylotting
• India
2 May 12
Well life can't go on forever.It has to end.That is what i asked. You would try to complete your bucket list?Huh? Seems to me that you have been putting a lot of thought into this. I too have faith.And it can give you peace of mind and calm in those times.But do you think that faith can really save you from some deadly disease?
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@riempie9 (1026)
• South Africa
10 May 12
A lot will be going through my mind. Four months ago I also went for a routine check up and could not speak from shock to learn that I had Parkinson's. What went through my mind was a dozen things at once. But first, I was scared. It would be a serious illness when I got older. My right arm tremors when I am nervous, and already I feel stiff in the mornings when I get up. BUT I AM ALIVE! And so I thank God. It is not easy to know what you are going to die of eventually, but it is a great time to assess your life and how you are living. Every day that I wake up I thank God. Also people treat you strangely when you tell them you have Parkinson's. Some of them step back, thinking you will infect them. The disease is not contagious. My thoughts from then until now have moved my thinking somewhat. I will rebel a bit, then write articles that will be angry, and then enjoy every living moment I have left. At least I have not been given a time limit to live and can maybe make it to my seventies and beyond. Thank you God.