I Wonder What You Would Do If You Were Told You Are Dying

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 250 People

    While Drowning In the Poplar River...

    I dove off a raft that was out in the middle of the wild Poplar River on the Lakota Reservation up by the Canadian border near Wolf Point Montana. When I dove into the water,I twisted my neck that I had injured a few days before. When I hit the water I realized I was...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    23 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    Grab The People I Care About The Most N Just Live It Up ^-^

    theres no time to waste n i would spend my time just living my life to the fullest. anything i most wanted to do would be done on that day and even speak to some people and tell them what i honestly always felt about them...one guy especially <3 dont wanna die without knowing...
    Candymonsterxo Candymonsterxo
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2010

    Nothing

    I would probably go rob a pharmacy and get really ******* out of it until I die.
    friendsatten friendsatten
    18-21
    1 Response Oct 31, 2008

    Not the Best, But It's Honest

    After I got a third opinion and they all said that I was dying, I would probably write letters to all the people in my life who I spent so much time missing, but never had the guts to confront or contact. Then I would take care of any legal issues and my funeral plans. I would do...
    ThistleWeed ThistleWeed
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2009

    Would This Be the Biggest Lesson?

    what does it mean to be humble? how does it feel to reach the 'end by' date? to know that you are not different at all despite all your strivings to define yourself, learn the self-love, learn to respect the difference...learn to feel the truth? the end comes. you...
    hhesse hhesse
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

    "okay."

    I'd laugh. "Okay." At least it would be me, and not one of my family members, one of my friends, or even one of my pets: it'd be me, I could almost live with that. Assuming I had a bit of time before my body gave out, I'd tell everyone what I thought of them, honestly, so they...
    Vaedalyn Vaedalyn
    16-17, F
    Apr 14, 2012

    So Easy.

    when am i dying i guess in the question. 1 year? well here's exactly what i would do. 1. quit college. i wont finish anyways. 2. say i love you to all the people at home. 3. pack up my clothes and stuff 4. fly to dc ASAP!! 5. Spent the next month and a half with my love before he...
    singinjes singinjes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2011

    Not Sure

    I would probably either burst into tears and tell as few people as possible or throw a HUGE  party, invite everybody and tell them at the party - it would be to celebrate my life rather than my death.    
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2008

    Duh! Find a solution,

    and luckily modern geniuses are now treating "death" and "aging" just as any other disease. The solution to this issue would be cryonics. Postpone the point of no return until it's no longer a concern. Immortality is within our grasp now, you just have to take it.
    mikejon243 mikejon243
    26-30, M
    Nov 11, 2015

    I Already Know I Am Dying

    I wouldn't do any thing a whole lot different then I'm doing now. Perhaps get into the Bible a bit more and be an example of What Jesus would do far better than I am now. I try my best to treat people like I want to be treated. I am a combat Veteran of Viet Nam exposed...
    Micayla Micayla
    61-65, F
    6 Responses Jan 1, 2009

    I've alREADY lived my life

    as full as I can.
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Nov 26, 2015

    If I Was Dying.......

    I honestly don't know what I would do if I was told I was dying. Most likely, I would do everything that I didn't do before. I'd tell all my friends I love them terribly and was so glad that I met them and had the chance to get to know all of them. I'd travel an hour away and...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2009

    Meanwhile, Adam Continues His Berif Lifespan

    They told me to take life by the horns and live each day as if it where my last. I didn't want to go to jail, So Instead I put up the horns and will live my last day as any other. Well no, I'd honestly play the stock market for all it's worth and get as much money for my...
    Vennificus Vennificus
    18-21, M
    Oct 1, 2009

    What Would I Do?...

    I would do my best to do the things I hadn't done or wanted to do. I'd throw parties. Go on vacations. Have fun and live it up until the very end.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    Wrong Diagnosis

    A couple of years ago I went to a doctor as I had strange pain, the doctor did some analysis and came up with conclusion that there is nothing that can be done and that I have 1 month max to live. Here is what I did; 1. Cried for hours, till today I do not know why! 2. Called all...
    DrHark DrHark
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

    Well...

    1. Get saved (rededicate my life to the Lord) 2. Get like 10 loans and stack it for mama 3. finally, i'd just live-join a few things,clubs, groups etc.
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2009

    All I Can Think Of Right Now

    Tell the people who have walked out of my life, and treated me like **** exactly what I thought of them.Tell my father to go **** himself =).Swim in a pool of strawberry jello! well if you can swim in it..Buy a room full of twix!!!Throw a Snapple bottle at a cop =)Spend the rest...
    MiracleWhipTrickster MiracleWhipTrickster
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Feb 3, 2011

    Live Like I Am Dying Every Day

    Live forever or die in the attempt.             -- Joseph Heller, Catch 22  
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    10 Responses May 7, 2010

    A Very Real Possibility

    When I was a kid, I liked to sit outside on the ground, with my back propped up against a tree, and read a book while watching the sun go down. When it's time for MY sun to set, that's what I'd like to do: find a good book, a good tree, and a good view, and just let it go down...
    mistercrayon mistercrayon
    36-40
    Dec 14, 2011

    I'm sure that I have more worries

    but I would be curious. What is going to happen after I died? I something going to happen? What awaits me after I died.
    EmptySnow EmptySnow
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015

    Well, obviously I'd ask them about how long I

    have left to live. Then I'd spend as much time as I can doing the things I love so I'd be happy before I died. I'd also eat very healthy so that maybe my body would have the proper nutrition to fight off the sickness or disease for as long as I can so I'd have a little extra...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2015

    Told You Were Dying, Now.

    As the great French Chanteuse, Edith Piaff, best sang it: "Non, je ne regrette rien". (No regrets). That's the song I want played at my funeral. No regrets. I lived my life, as I saw it.
    jim3130 jim3130
    56-60
    Feb 19, 2012

    This One's Easy.

    1. Tell my family i love them. Maybe in a note, maybe in person. 2. Write a will. 3. Get laid.  4. Rent a porsche and get it to 150 mph on some freeway.  5. Buy a sh*t ton of heroin and a single syringe so i could end this on my own terms. 
    PreferAnAstronaut PreferAnAstronaut
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2010

    Ganges River

    I'd first find an amazing dedicated snake care taker to take care of my pet Rainbow Boa named Molly. I'd then spend alot of money to buy drugs to cope with saying good bye to the love of my life I just recently met. I'd buy a one way ticket to the Ganges River in India, buy a ton...
    runningfree87 runningfree87
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 6, 2011

    The One Last Thing I'd Do...

    I'd tell him how i feel about him all this time... I'd tell him how much he means to me... I'd tell him how much i wanted to kiss him, to hug him, to snuggle up in his embrace... I'd tell him to be happy... I'd tell him that i don't regret that i loved him even though he didn...
    sequoi sequoi
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Aug 12, 2009

    i'll sign my death cetificate my self.

    ... no one gets to do that.. at least i know what's written in there.. they can fill out the rest... everyone dies... at least i was noted beforehand...
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss
    31-35, F
    Nov 17, 2015

    This Is What I'd Do.

    I'd travel to Japan with my friends. We'd go on a cruise ship, 'cause I've always wanted to go on one. I'd also go to a rave. And we'd hit my favorite restaurants.And of course I would say goodbye to my family and friends. I'd write out my will and donate most of my stuff to...
    Cheekbone Cheekbone
    18-21, F
    Aug 25, 2011

    Nothing, I'd keep living my life

    as it is until then. I wouldn't tell anyone either preferably. Just gone in a flash, that's life
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    16-17, M
    Nov 16, 2015

    Oh Well...um

    I guess first thing I would do is tell my crush that I've had a crush on him for the longest time and that I wish I had gotten the chance to talk to him and get to know him as a friend. Skydive Bungee Jump Swin Dolphins/ Sea Turtles Punch...
    chaosXIII chaosXIII
    22-25, M
    9 Responses Sep 4, 2009

    Think About It Often

    I think that this is an important question - it refocuses our minds on what is important in our lives. If something isn't important enough to be on your list of things you would do before you die then you have to question if it should be a priority in your life at all. I would...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    Everyday Life

    Actions speak louder than words.
    Drokles Drokles
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Sep 5, 2009

    I Would Shake My Doctors Hand And Thank Him Kindly...

    ...I have a death wish..that's no secret here. I would ask how long I have, hopefully itd be a few months or a couple of years..just enough time to be free and do what I want. I think by knowing that all my suffering would end soon, it would allow me to finally live happily in my...
    SkippingTheGoldenYears SkippingTheGoldenYears
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    That Is Actually A Possibility For Me

    I could not believe that I had seen this when I logged on tonight after being away from EP for a couple of days. The truth of the matter is that I have had a new medical problem that has presented and I have been thinking about this very question for a while now. Truthfully, this...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

    This Is An Easy One...

    I would have the biggest grin on my face! Post all the formalities at the dear old Dr's office, I would tell everyone in my life that matters to me and get that part over with. Painful as that aspect would be, what would it do? Kill me? Then, I would use whatever is killing...
    EricS EricS
    31-35, M
    24 Responses Oct 14, 2008

    I Know Exactly What I'd Like to Do

    I have a list of people, exactly 28 of them. I would like all of them to get together in a room and talk, and really get to know each other, and tell each other about me. I have some of the letters I've written but never sent for each of them, and I have some unfinished business...
    garbanzobean garbanzobean
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Oct 15, 2008

    Honestly...

    I would thank God, and cry with relief.  I'm not suicidal, please don't read this wrong.  But I'm so tired of life right now, and I would love to just lay down and die and go to Heaven and be with God for all eternity and not have to deal with **** anymore. 
    blueglass blueglass
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2009

    Leave Them the Gift of Peace

     i would tell my mom how she is the greatest person i know.and my dad how important he is to me.my brother how i looked up to him.and how he has so much potential if he would just try.my nephew i would try to help him find a way to let go of his anger and rage.and tell him...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    Aug 13, 2009

    I'd Do A Couple Of Things

    If I was told I was dying I'd: Fly a kite...I haven't done that in a long time. I'd jump in the ocean I would go watch a movie I would eat some pumpkin pie with low fat vanilla icecream I'd attempt to do a cartwheel.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    22-25
    6 Responses Feb 3, 2011
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Nov 26, 2015

    Well.....

    id have to process it. cry. saye goodbye.n cry more n thts it in a nutshell. mwah
    datbeech44 datbeech44
    31-35, F
    Jan 24, 2012

    God Has the Final Say!

    If I was told I was dying I would be extremely sad at first.I would then pick myself up and fight whatever the condition is.I would pray and trust God for my healing and I would surround myself with other spirit filled believers who would do the same.I would not accept the...
    diamond33 diamond33
    31-35
    1 Response Jul 28, 2008

    Tell Family First

    I'd tell family and friends first. Then I'd make sure that my cats had a secure home, I wouldn't be able to rest in peace if I knew that my cats didn't have a good home. Afterward, I'd pay off the rest of my credit card. Then I'd spend however amount of time I have left partying...
    Ashley868 Ashley868
    26-30, F
    Nov 16, 2008

    Laugh.

    I'd probably do all the stupid things I never allowed myself to do, like bungee jumping, dancing on a table, running everywhere barefoot, eating like a pig, crying in public.....I'd call my ex-boyfriend and tell him how much I still love him, even if I told him I didn't. I...
    ChristineEsposito ChristineEsposito
    18-21
    2 Responses May 13, 2010

    I Have Heard These Words.

    They were wrong sort of, aren't we all dying?  My first responce was to stay numb, stop at the local graveyard and buy a gravesite, then go home and go to work. I got up, every morning, and did the best I could, to make sure my children, who were younger at that time, were...
    forceofnature forceofnature
    56-60, F
    Feb 14, 2009
    visionarek visionarek
    22-25, M
    Nov 16, 2015

    I'm A Coward About This

    I'm afraid I would take it badly. I want to live forever! Even if I were in pain, I'd have some hope of some sort of life. As long as I still had some awareness of everything. Maybe I love life more than I thought. Don't look to me for courage in the face of death. Look at...
    Sage360 Sage360
    41-45, F
    Dec 26, 2010
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