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I Have A Terminal Illness

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Was in the hospital where Dad was admitted on Friday with severe pain. We know it's all part of the process, and that he's dying with little time left - but god damn it, we're...
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    I wish I never told anyone about my mental illness I only have anxiety and depression, but now that I have a mental illness it feels like there is a stigma that follows me...
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    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    im 28 despite what my profile says idk it just seems like people in their mid 30s late 30s 40s they all treat mental illness with the old ''its an excuse'' or ''snap out of it...
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    im 28 despite what my profile says idk it just seems like people in their mid 30s late 30s 40s they all treat mental illness with the old ''its an excuse'' or ''snap out of it...
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    When others judge someone because of their mental illness and call them names, they don't understand that it hurts really badly for that person. In our generation, we have a...
    arcticxcx arcticxcx 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    To be fair, even people living with mental illness don't understand mental illness. and that's what makes it so hard to pin down and both treat, and understand. there's so much...
    room10101 room10101 26-30, M 3 Responses May 8

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    Schizophrenia. Schizo. Schiz. The crazy. Avoid. Illness that you can catch. Just those words whispering as eyes peer at me makes me squirm. I know I have a problem. Hell, I am a...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F Apr 26

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    I'm not entirely sure how cast my illnesses are, but I know for a fact that I have more than anxiety and depression. I hear voices, I act a lot differently around a lot of people...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 28

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    "Importance of Relationships During Mental Illness Relapse" http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/relationshipsandmentalillness/2015/04/importance-of-relationships-during-mental...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I actually had anorexia for five years that included five inpatient/hospital stays for it; loads of medical/ nutritional counseling & even way more therapy. I was quote/unquote...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F May 10

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    It's weird experiencing mental illness in someone else. Because it's usually me. Causing a scene or losing my mind over the littlest thing. It's nice to be the rock sometimes. A...
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F a week ago

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    Today I had the realization that I'm (obviously) not the only person who suffers from mental illness(es.) I googled the term "stigma," so as to check that I was going to properly...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T 5 days ago

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    Has anyone got into a physical fight with someone cuz of a mental illness and are you at fault?
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A letter I would write to my ex: Hey So just a quick overview of everything we went through together: When I met you, you had a history of bad relationships, including...
    SeeJayEss SeeJayEss 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Breaking Through Your Loved One’s Denial Watching someone you love struggle with an illness can be heartbreaking. It’s even harder when they yell at you, tell you to leave...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    Too Cray Cray to Function Sometimes, I wonder what my life would be like if I didn’t have a mental disease. Life is a series of events and decisions, a chain reaction. My chain...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    Stigma I really don't get stigma. It makes no sense to me. When I learnt about racism at school in first grade, I was like "That makes no sense. It'd be like if you treated people...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I'm shy and don't have much friends to socialize with. I don't go out much. I don't get invited to lunch, coffee or parties. I never travel. Been in the same city for more then 10...
    kekehuang kekehuang 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Over-stimulation scares me. I am medicated for my own health issues but because of a recent event in my life I cannot, at the moment, handle over-stimulation. Inside I love...
    Michaelx5 Michaelx5 18-21 10 hrs ago

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    several actually. in hs a friend drowned white water rafting. in college my roomie blew his head off. at the lake my buddy drowned. my nephew, car wreck. hs friend, heart attack...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    [Context: Most likely caused by the death of my mother when I was three and an authoritarian and emotionally unavailable father] it went undetected because it isn't THAT bad, as...
    fgallegos3 fgallegos3 22-25, M May 1

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    I am 22 years old and I found out in September of 2014 that I have genital herpes (HSV-2). I got herpes from one encounter with an idiot at the bar I worked at who told me he had...
    lillypads22 lillypads22 22-25, F 5 Responses May 11

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    I have reached a time in my life where I do a lot of looking back. It happens more often these days as I can see more days behind me than I can in front. The past was full as I...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 12 Responses May 13

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    I know from my own experience that married men don't always leave the wife. I am the wife. I found out two years ago my husband had an affair with some married woman that he met...
    Truthbetold81 Truthbetold81 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    This link gave me hope and later bought the book written by Dr Kevin White. Recommend reading this book if you know someone close with fibromyaglia, or are a sufferer yourself...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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