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I Am Terminally Ill

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    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

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    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 2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    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

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    Four months to year left.

    Trying to make the most of it.
    AnnaKanna AnnaKanna 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    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 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    I have undiagnosed condition since age 14 I'm now 22.I missed out on a lot on my life because of it .Over time it's only getting worst and the medication are not working anymore .I...
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    It is a perception conceived in the heart and mind which may or may not accurately represent the character of the subject.
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 Nov 22

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    i have such a bad head ake :(
    yasmin09 yasmin09 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    and I notice all who didn't.
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