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I Have A Terminal Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 22 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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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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

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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 9 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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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 5 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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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 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    Related Experiences

    All the emotions from pain and fear to acceptance and denial have come and gone. Mostly what abides with me is that I have become framed in the order of my family history through...
    1969chris 1969chris 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I was diagnosed with HSV in December of last year. I was scared, and reacted in the absolute worst way possible (endless tears, tantrums, and having visions of killing my fianc...
    QuietChristi QuietChristi 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    So I was sitting in the waiting room at the doctors office, the other day. And as I'm sitting there a woman with Down's syndrome came in and sat down. She must have been in her...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ten years ago, when I lived in Devonport village, it was a small, pretty and quiet a village. It has a Ferry Terminal at its waters. The Ferry carried off passengers every 20...
    exppro40 exppro40 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Not only do I hate mental illness, but I hate that people don't understand it. I have lost three family members to mental illness, two from addiction and the other from depression...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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    We have a terminal there. Were moving into another terminal soon.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 17

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    Those of us who suffer BPD know where hell really is. It's inside us. No escaping the agony, pain and torture. No reprieve. It's in every moment of our day, our dreams and our...
    AussieAZ AussieAZ 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    With the recent passing of Robin Williams with depression related illness, it still baffles me peoples reaction to depression (and mental illness as a whole). The second that you...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I've been suffering from acute depression for years. I've hidden my illness for a long time because I figured that It would go away as I grow older. However, that has not been the...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I was the 1st person ever in Britain to get the adult ttp as a child at the age 4. I was 1 in 6 million and the 1st person to get it. If the doctors gave me a blood transfusion I...
    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx 13-15, F Aug 18

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    Why is it so hard for those of us who are suffering to get access to proper treatment. Not to mention the treatments available suck, the therapies are not as effective as...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed about 3 years ago. Been sick for at least 5 years, probably longer. I have tried many meds and still can't get my disease out of an active state. Not sure what...
    Enaed Enaed 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I have a 20 year old son that is bi-polar 1. He sucks the energy and life out of us. I love him but resent him and what this illness has taken from our marriage. I exercise...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    My wife of 28 years is in hospital and she has terminal cancer and has maybe 4 weeks to go
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    Actually, I have viral labrynthitis. And today is 2 months since I got it. Miserable doesn't even begin to describe the way I feel. I was fired from my job because of how many...
    ekdreamer ekdreamer 26-30, F Aug 6

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    Today my psychiatrist told me: "Things are always going to be harder for you than for other people. You need to accept that you have a disability." I think that I have accepted...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    My wife of 29 years died on the 4th of August and was cremated yesterday 15th of August. She had terminal pancreatic cancer Is there anyone who's been through the same...
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm completely lost. I've been playing the Irish sport of hurling since I was four years old and fell in love with it. I even played for my county. Over the years I've had...
    aliken98 aliken98 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I know what you're going through and I'm so sorry that you are. When I read this group and the postings in it, I cried the entire time because your experiences are eerily close to...
    smgreen1703 smgreen1703 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    It's Hard To Kill A Dead Man I wrote this story, got some great comment but then deleted it by accident while trying to edit it. Here it is again: Back in the 90s, I had been...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F Aug 19

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    i feel like i cant go on i feel like full of dirt and have no energy i dont know how to get my feeling s out iffeel nothing i dont cant makr myself feel better it feels like ,y...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Aug 1

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    i feel like i cant go on i feel like full of dirt and have no energy i dont know how to get my feeling s out iffeel nothing i dont cant makr myself feel better it feels like ,y...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I have a **** load of stuff wrong with me but I won't let it control my life again. I'm doing my best to cope with this incurable ****. I was diagnosed with the skitsophrenia(I can...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    What to do when you can't talk about it? Will it ever subside? The flashbacks, the anger and hostility. Heavily medicated for other mental illnesses, but there are none to take...
    howlingfantods howlingfantods 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I have bipolar yay not yay .
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Aug 8

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    So, so many different kinds. I've run across bigots of every flavor. Raging racists, homophobes, those who condemn people of different faiths, sexists, transphobes, and the kind...
    TheDivineParody TheDivineParody 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I've been through anxiety attacks to panic attacks & depression you see me still living, I don't know why Robbin Williams just ended his life, it shows money doesn't make you happy...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Anxiety attacks aren't so bad once you get the hang of it, like when it attacks me I just think "okay is this anxiety or it's panic?," lol depends on the symptoms so I'm like oh it...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I went to the nurse practitioner today and she wanted to put me on 3 different meds and I'm like Jesus why me ! My ******* brain is so frustrating. I have bi polar and I have not...
    kpweant1 kpweant1 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Sorry. My other experience in this topic had terrible grammar so I'm rewriting it. ~ It all started during kindergarten. I didn't talk to anyone. Since everyone else was 4 or 5...
    SM1028 SM1028 41-45, F Aug 15

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    Unrequited love. What does one do when the cure is the illness?
    BlackCatBoy BlackCatBoy 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Well i should say i 'had' not i have. My mom lost her battle with the disorder in 2010, that's the way i prefer to word it. She was mentally ill and she fought for many years. If...
    bridgetdarcy998 bridgetdarcy998 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    My Two Precious Miracles! Due to my health issues / illnesses I was pretty much informed by my OB/GYN that my chances of becoming pregnant was nearly impossible! Not saying I...
    Blackbarbie27 Blackbarbie27 26-30, F a week ago

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    I contracted q fever while visiting farms looking for a baby goat for my son for Easter in the spring of 2012. I was fatigued and my joints hurt something terrible. When it was...
    myfamilymatters myfamilymatters 36-40 3 days ago

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    My lawn guy had to retire do to illness. I placed and add and the only response I got was from a girl just out of HS. I am not sure this is an appropriate business setup. I am I...
    shyandwild99 shyandwild99 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    For some reason, I've always thought I would die in my twenties or early thirties. Not intentionally, but through either illness or accident. Hoping my gut is wrong! Maybe it's...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have unclean thoughts. I'm scared of myself. I'm sadistic. And I don't want to be. "Change your thoughts, you change your life" Yeah. Not that easy. I swear I'm psychotic...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hi, I'm Eden, and I have problems: depression, schizophrenia, OCD, and symptoms seen in psychopaths and sociopaths. I feel terrified of myself. I can't believe that my brain...
    FlyingToHell FlyingToHell 13-15, F 4 Responses