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I Have A Terminal Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 26 People

    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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    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

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    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

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    My best friend finally returned my call today

    and I did not have the heart to tell him I was unwell. First of all he is a blabber mouth and telling him would mean dozens of people I know would know and that would be a pain in the ***. Secondly I did not want to bum him out. He's had a rough spell that has recently turned...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 1, 2014

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    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

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    Life looks different today.

    I was diagnosed yesterday with a disease expected to destroy my mind and be very painful in the end too. What fun! It's weird the clarity this brings. Every moment counts even though the end is years away still for me, and I am not going down without a fight. I started...
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M 11 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    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

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    Finding it hard to deal with.

    I push it to the back of my mind. I don't want this. If I ignore it it will go away wont it??? Maybe the doctors have it all wrong? What am I exactly supposed to do now? Pulmonary fibrosis..... sounds harmless so why is it a killer? I have a three year old... I want to...
    girl1e girl1e 31-35, F 4 Responses May 25, 2014

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    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

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    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 8 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    Diphtheria

    I'm 21 years old and I've had a terrible life and maybe like most people have wished for my life to end. I haven't actually attempted suicide or hurt myself, I've already been physically hurt too many times to want to do that anyway. But I never wanted a terminal illness, I don't...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 35 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    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 6 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Here's a couple of related logical fallacies that probably are familiar to you. The first is spotlighting. Spotlighting is when you choose an especially distressing experience...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    my dad died of cancer a few years back. he had lung cancer and after he got treatment the doctors said the cancer was gone. a few months later he was having migraines and went to...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Does anyone here struggle with finding people who won't victim blame or attribute everything you think or do to borderline personality? It just makes it harder to trust one's self...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is about discrimination. I'm all fired up now so I need to vent. This goes for any kind of discrimination or stigma. I hate all of it. It's cruel and hurtful and ALWAYS...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    You know what ****** me off? When people wish mental illnesses on themselves. As if having Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD...
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    just got done with someone copying some of the alters in this system. my mental illness isn't a joke you ******* *******.
    marusu marusu 70+ 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Human Logic = If you can't be a good pathetic slave to society you automatically have a mental illness. I'm a borderline personality and I just want to be with the person I love...
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Very frustrating to come from a culture that shames mental illness and pretends it doesn't exist .
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    My pretty much my whole family is a affiliated with the military in some way. I loved the military lifestyle of travel and structure. I use to hate moving all the time when I was a...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Unfortunately, some of us can't easily 'Change the way we think' or 'Cut the emotional bullshit out'. If you're trying to help, why thank you, I just found another reason why I'm...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A lot of people don't understand mental illness and a lot of people don't u sweats d those who don't understand mental illness. Naturally if you see something or someone who is...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I am surrounded by people who don't understand mental illness. Many don't care to understand it. I'm told that I'm moody, looking for excuses, or I just need to go to church. It...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    The family of mine are prejudiced over mental illness. They aren't educated, or easily understood. They don't share their opinions, yet they reject me. People should be educated...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Part 2 at the Airport in Ireland (Dublin to be exact). While I was in the airport, I ended up living there for a number of days and not really sleeping much at all. I would sit in...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    A little story about life in a mental hospital. I have bipolar 2 and I drink, so a guy like that is bound to wind up in the hospital. Several years ago, I was inpatient and sitting...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Hi I am 16. I have been ruminating for as long as I can remember, but always thought it was normal for everyone. Well when I realized it was not, I felt ashamed and tried to hide...
    Girlnamedgirl Girlnamedgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    more than one. this isn't something I like to think of as a way of being sick. you know? I just don't like the term "mental illness" it bothers me more than my own ******* illness...
    itllkillme itllkillme 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have been battling most of my life health issues I didn't understand until now. I have physical and emotional issues and cannot get long term disability although I keep trying...
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a twenty two year old slightly overweight single lesbian woman who is mainly looking for friends of older age. I battle borderline personality disorder, which makes...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have so much on my mind right now. Can't think straight or know what's all in my head. It funny that I'm calm but cannot fall asleep. Issues. So many in my life.
    algezebra algezebra 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    So my family really enjoys scary movies and ghosts and stuff like that and so do I. But I have schizophrenia and really experience that's kinda stuff. It's weird to me that they...
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I just started having seizures in December. I've only had 3. My first 2 were a month a part and my last one, which had been 6 months after my 2nd (June) just randomly occurred. I...
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F Jul 23

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    I had autism later in life where I used to strong episodes of depression. When I begin to be autistic I slowly beginning to start losing my friends b/c I begin to be more social...
    F00dbarevaporating F00dbarevaporating 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I'm upset, my little brother has mental illness and living with my uncle. Since he lived there he has gone down. My brother is talking crazy and talking about fbI. And he told me...
    Mindgeeee Mindgeeee 31-35, F Jul 22

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    I'm being honest here, I have been suffering from a lot of stuff all my life and it's very very hard for me to cope with it. I've been bullied a lot for the past 9 years. And yeah...
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    My daughter has been diagnosed with PMDD, I always knew she had problems since she started her periods. She is now 32 and 3 years ago she had an ectopic pregnancy which resulted...
    Jpbkf1957 Jpbkf1957 56-60, F Jul 22

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    I say I have Bipolar, not I am Bipolar because I am not my illness, and I may not be able to control it all the time, but I will never give up on my recovery not only for me, but...
    CarelessCassie CarelessCassie 18-21, F Jul 20

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    So over the past few months I have noticed a huge change in my husband. He has always been selfish but even more so as of lately. He calls me from a parking lot last week. Very...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 20

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    Mental illness of varying forms runs in my family. I have been diagnosed with clinical depression myself.
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F Jul 19

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    I have had social anxiety since I was seven. I used to "freeze" every time a teacher asked me a question in class or ordering in a restaurant. I wasn't aware of my social anxiety...
    Han123xxx Han123xxx 13-15, F Jul 19

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