I Am Terminally Ill

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People

    Four months to year left.

    Trying to make the most of it.
    AnnaKanna AnnaKanna
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    Would You Plan Your Own Funeral?

    Often, people who are old or terminally ill don't want to leave this burden to their loved ones and sometimes they would just like the opportunity to celebrate life rather than mourn death. We see this act as a celebration of life and we think it should be as personal and unique...
    WideEyedEnt1 WideEyedEnt1
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2013

    Still have up to 9 years left

    so that's something. Angry that I won't make retirement age but. My wife and I had plans for retirement, now I'll just be working till I get too sick to work then drop dead.
    Dropbear Dropbear
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    Terminally Ill

    I was diagnosed over a year with Stage IV cirrhosis of the liver, Blindness in 1 eye, encephalopathy, Memory loss, unsteady gait,rheumatoid arthritis,dizziness, extreme fatigue, Chronic Heart Disease ( 2 stents in 2006), etc.
    shurook5303 shurook5303
    61-65, F
    May 30, 2011

    A few years ago I got a hug.

    A BIG hug from a big guy. That hug sent me to Urgent Care because I thought I had a cracked rib. Well, the rib was bruised but I had a mass in my lung. The lung biopsy was benign but my doc thought a PET scan was a good idea. Turns out, HUGE tumor in colon. After having...
    TammyLR TammyLR
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 10

    systemic lupus but prognosis unknown.

    could be 20 years, could be 2 months.
    dragoneyes35 dragoneyes35
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 11

    I Have Just Been Diagnosed With Cirrosis, And Want To Chat.

    I have just been diagnosed with cirrosis, and have been fighting diabetes, fibromyalgia and degenerative arthritis. Nights are hard and I would love to chat with other insomniacs. I can no longer stand or walk for more that about 5 steps. I feel so confined and dependent...and...
    mzbarbie mzbarbie
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

    I have spent the past 3 months caring

    for my husband who is bed fast due to rampant cancer. He started with melanoma and didn't take it seriously but soon it spread to his liver and now it is everywhere. As much as I strive to give him the absolute best care possible, his skin started to break down about 3 weeks...
    sarah32wv sarah32wv
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2014

    Hi, I am not a writer,

    as you will see. I have been living with a terminal illness. I have end stage cirrhosis for about 4 years now. They have been telling me I had about a year for that long. I live each day as if it were My last. I have a very good doctor who is also my friend. And I have a good...
    namve69t namve69t
    51-55
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015
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