I Have A Terminal Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    I Had A Long Day

    So I thought I'd take a long week to type it hereThe very slow process of my death is, exhausting to say the least.I tried to through myself a celebration party for passing my terimal date, I had to pay for everything lol and all these people I dont really know and invited ended...
    LateNightOwl LateNightOwl
    22-25, M
    Jun 6, 2011

    I have a neurological illness called MSA

    (Multiple System Atrophy), almost nobody has ever heard of it. I am married and have 4 kids. I am 40 yo. The average ligespan is 7-9 years. I am in my fourth year and it is getting harder every day. patients with MSA start to loose the ability to move, and eventually talk...
    tanustt tanustt
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    It is ALS and the progression of the disease is

    unpredictabe. When it get to the point in which it paralyzes my diaphragm, they will sedate me till I'm gone
    Triadnudist Triadnudist
    61-65, M
    Mar 4

    My Story

    i was diagnosed with a (then) non-operable brain tumor in 2001 and was told I had less than a 50% to survive the next 5 years.  it's been 10 years now since the diagnosis and i should be happy to be alive, but i'm not.  I've had at least 4 surgeries and radiotherapy and most...
    omelettegod omelettegod
    41-45
    7 Responses Jul 16, 2011

    I have been told I may need heart bypass

    surgery. That is not the hard part. I also may have cardiomyopathy. If I do, I know I have a short time to live. This illness is known to be in my family. More later. This is not good bye.
    oldclerk oldclerk
    61-65, M
    Dec 8, 2014

    Party Girl Who Wishes She Could Change The Past

    I was a heavy drinker all my life.  Now, I am terminal.  I come from a family of heavy drinkers and my grandpa lived to be 92.  The thought of cirrhosis never entered my mind.   I recently had warning signs that something was wrong; my nose bled, bruises were all over my...
    11chuleta 11chuleta
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 9, 2012

    My body is rejecting itself it's a genetic

    illness that skips some generations in my family first guy to get it so god dam do I feel lucky. I'm 18 and I walk with a cane for gods sake and my body is just gonna decay and break until I can't walk or do anything myself but hey...I'm having a good hair day today so...things...
    lewismurray16 lewismurray16
    18-21, M
    Nov 11, 2014

    My only remaining kidney has entered stage 3

    failure. I'm not ready to die. Not like this. I continue to fight as I have been. I hope soon I can go home. I really hate it here at the hospital. The people are all really nice here but this place makes me think of pain and death. I have dialysis again tomorrow, but I'm not...
    cartermurrows cartermurrows
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 17, 2014

    Leukemia

    I had a bone marrow transplant in 2003 and I am still alive and I am not on any medication.
    Pat111 Pat111
    51-55
    Dec 8, 2011

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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 6
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    26-30
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    41-45, F
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    51-55, F
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    16-17, M
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    56-60, M
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    41-45
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    31-35
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    13-15, F
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    18-21, M
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
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