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posted 5/17/2010 10:16:45 AM |
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If you were informed that you were terminally ill or were battling a life threatening disease like cancer, how would you handle it concerning AMD?

Would you keep it to yourself, tell everyone in a blog or bulletin, or only a select few under strictest expectations of confidentiality?

I feel that there is no right or wrong answers as it is a matter of personal choice IMO. I have seen all of the above on here.

This is, of course, one of those things where one really doesn't know what they would do until they actually find themselves in the situation.

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dmbchick420

May 17 @ 10:28AM  
If that were to happen, I like ya'll here (well most of you), but AMD would be the furthest thing from my mind and worrying about letting everyone know what was going on. I don't feel that I'm that close to anyone here anyways. If I didn't have much time left, I would probably not even worry about it and be concerned with spending time with my family.

Then again.....it's hard to really say what I'd actually do until it actually happened to me (and hopefully never does).
sugarnspice005

May 17 @ 10:28AM  
I don't think I would blog about it.....I would probably post it in a bulletin. I see blogging about it as telling all...whereas in a bulletin, I'm telling my friends only...not the "whole world".

You're right...it is one of those "one really doesn't know what they would do until they actually find themselves in the situation".

Of course....this would all be after getting over the initial shock of receiving the diagnosis.
Wordsofwit

May 17 @ 10:59AM  
I wouldn't say shit until I had won the battle or had become extremely debilitated and knew that I was heading for the last round up. In the latter case, I would probably write one last blog off line, then wait for the appropriate time to post it and say farewell.

I would leave my account active in hopes that someone, either through reading or linking, would get a grin and giggle or gain insight into something I wrote in a blog. Hell, my archive probably has 2,000 jokes in it!

I would also probably give my daughter my user name and password along with my farewell so she could post it if I suddenly croaked before I could get around to it.
Ewe_Wish

May 17 @ 11:28AM  
Well I am one that believes in the power of prayers and good thoughts........so I share.........cause I need all the help I can get..........JMO
PeachyKeen

May 17 @ 11:34AM  
I'll give this some thought... Since I'm new and don't know how long I'll be around I haven't given this idea any consideration.
PinkToeNails

May 17 @ 11:37AM  
I'm not really sure... but I would probably just tell a few choice friends that I have here, it would depend though.

But my daughter would log in here and let my friends know if I were to pass away. I have asked her to do that for me. I would want to know what happened to someone that just disappeared from here all of a sudden.

NightOfOld

May 17 @ 11:43AM  

We have talked about this and I think you know my views on this subject.
RevDocLove

May 17 @ 12:05PM  
You already know what I did or would do
max49

May 17 @ 12:33PM  
I just went to the doctor today to find out if I had cancer. He said he needed further testing before being sure. Guess I'll find out in a few weeks or so.
theSkwirl

May 17 @ 2:03PM  
I'm with Ewe, I believe in the power of prayer and good thoughts and energy being sent and received. I want to know if my friends are facing a life threatening issue. If I found out after the fact I'd be extremely upset.
RJ53

May 17 @ 2:41PM  
I might tell a few people on here that I trust not to say anything but probably would not tell them how bad it was. If it were something that I felt might make others go get themselves checked out I might use it in that direction so they could avoid going through that.
cottoncandydragon

May 17 @ 4:18PM  
I would post here and in every other group that I'm a member of and I would ask that everyone pass it on and request prayers for. I believe even the prayer of a stranger is strong medicine.
flavorbuster

May 17 @ 8:29PM  
Some things are better left unsaid for the fact of regrets of not being able to reverse or take it back. I don't know if this relates but my late brother in law was eating fried food which his doctor told him to lay off of & I remember this so vividly because I was there. My sister said in a joking but serious manner that he better do as the doctor says or he'd end up in a pine box & the very next day he was found in the restroom at his job dead from a heart attack. Well the point is dealing with both sides of the coin because she later learned that he didn't just visit the doctor that one time but several times & kept it hidden from everyone. He joked back with her about what he was eating & in a strange sense it was like only he knew how serious his condition really was & that it was going to be his last meal.

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