I have had quite a few people die these past few weeks and I found out that I have to live with a brain tumor that is slowly killing me. My pastor had a sermon about two weeks ago on "What would you do if you had a month to live?" well I've been given till january 13, 2012.so I got to thinking what would anyone do if they were told that they were going to die.... what would you do?
Im sorry to hear about what you are going through! I hope that you have good family and friends to help you through these times. I know that if you need an ear then I will definitely be here to listen to you.. If I was in your situation I would spend as much time as I possibly could with friends and family because that is truly important..
thank you! I have friends who are right beside me but my family isn't to into being with me during this time . but I deffinatly am trying to spend as much time with everyone as possible.
I would make a buket list full of activities like possably skydiving,Going to Japan, going to see the grand canyon.. Stuff like that. Just be positive about the situation and EAT as much ass you can and eat exactly what you want . Spend time with family and friends, make sure you get everything you need to say out, possably make a book. you never know what God has in store for you. And make sure you have no regrets.
I'm really sorry for your circumstance, but don't let it make you fear life because you still have a lot of special moments to experience! Doctors may say that your not doing well, but as long as you feel good and your heart is feeling loved by family and friends, you will do great! Make every second count and that goes for anyone : )
I would try to experience as much of the world as possible. I would try for at least a month to see if other doctors could help me, and if not I would try to travel to as many places as possible. I would take out loans all over the place and travel until I died. I have always wanted to see as much of the world as possible. There are a few places I would go first, such as, Egypt, Jerusalem, and many other biblical places. I am the type that would travel forever if I could afford it.
I would like to let you know too that the doctors have to tell you the worst case cenario when they give you information like that. Don't let it get you down as you still have a life to live. Start doing the things you always wanted to do, and bring yourself up in the world. Good luck, and always keep your head up.
his name was David. he was born on June 10th and died June 12th. so it been rough on our marriage we are getting a divorce.
I am really sorry and hope that everything goes ok for you. I would spend a lot of time with my family because they mean a lot to me and I would want to show them that before I was gone. I would also try to give back as much as I could by volunteering, donating, etc.
I am always trying to spend time with family and friends as much as possible! I am always looking for ways to volenteer my time to abused girls because I know how hard it is to get back into doing "normal" things like school, friends, and just activities!
I would make ammends with certain friends i had trouble with in the past and do something that would change the world in a possitive way before i went. Another thing would be write a letter to every person who was important to me, expressing how they impacted my life.
so i have an update on how i am doing i still have till january as my "experation date" but things are starting to look up. my doctor said that i am responding to my chemo treatments very well! and that in october i go back for another MRI and all that jazz to see were we are going from there!!!!! so who knows maybe thigs will start turning around i've almost lost this fight once i'm not giving up!!!!!!! thanks lizz
I'm so sorry to hear that! I have a history of brain tumor's throughout my family...and just remember that It Is only an estimate, that you could live a much longer life...the date you were given Is my 18th birthday..so when that day comes around I will be hoping you are getting healthier as the days go by.
If I were given 8 months to live, I would spend more time with my family, friends and pets (they are my babies). I would go bungee jumping, and ice skating. I would go on the skyscraper ride. I would travel europe like I've always wanted to do, and go on a road trip with my best friend like we have talked about since we were children.
thank you i'm sorry to hear about the fact your family has dealt with tumors. they are quite scary.well thank you for the thoughts. WHEN i make it to that date i will only have just turned 19 so my goal is to turn 19 and hope and pray that i can make it to turn 20. so it just gets a little scary when you get a date like that but trust me i know its only an estimate! i've been through this quite a few times this time was just a little harder because the tumor was so large and they weren't sure how it would react to chemo!
You will be In my thoughts, and I also hope you make It to 20 and many more birthdays after that!
If I had 8 monthes to live..I would do everything that I wanted to but havn't done yet...I spend as much time with my Friends and Family and ofcourse my 10 cats and and my dog...and If you are a Christian I would pray with somebody that A healing come over your Body form God...Just know that I am gonna Pray for you and that I am thinking about you...I am 17 and can't imagine what you are going though...ifyou trust god and beieve in him you will be just fine...I know what the Doctors have said but only God knows what gonna happen...So just pray and get closer to god as you are going through this tough time...if you ever feel alone just know that God is their with you and he never leaves your side because you are special...I hope this really helps you
thank you victoria, that made me have a little peace, i know GOD has the last say but it can still be scary
Yes it can but you just have to Trust God
yessss i know thankfully i've had my youth group right with me even though my family is uncomfortable being around me!
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I can only imagine what it's like to be given an "expiration date." My grandma died from a cerebral brain aneurysm, and my mom developed multiple sclerosis, so her brain conditions not the best either. Like your son, my younger brother only lived less than 48 hours before he died, and suffered from various birth defects. Anyway, I'm sharing this to let you know you're not entirely alone in your circumstance, and that I personally sympathize with you in what may seem like your darkest days. I wouldn't consider myself deepest in religion, but I will pray for you. I can only hope you are reaching inner peace, and steadily progressing towards recovery. The best things to do, have already been mentioned in this thread, so do all that's been suggested, but more importantly, live INFINITE... that's what I would do. I don't know you personally, but I wish you the best of luck for whatever comes your way... Never give up...
thank you!!! right now any prayers are welcome! i am sorry for your loss!!!!!!!!! it is a terrible thing to lose someone you love! and i am so praying that i don't have to put my family and friends through any more pain/!
i have a migraine today which is sending me back to the hospital cause when i get a migraine it normally means something is very wrong!!!!!!!!!! i am quite nervous!!!!!!!!!! ilya'll!!! lizz
also what you could do is make your family a happy video of you as a christmas pressent or something before you go.
Im not gona say im sorry unless you want me to because i know that somepeople hate when like everperson you know tells you sorry nonstop like i know im that way but i will keep you in my prayers. Also you said that you dont want to put your family threw any more pain. But think of it this way gods just letting you come up early becauis he wants to have more time with you and in the end he knows you and your family will eventualy be togeather again. Like a few years ago me and my freind Noha were hanging out. well a few days later he died from falling in the bathroom he hit his head and bamm. at first i didnt want to accept it but he was kinda in your possition where he had a disease and had a limmited time to live. granted it was more time than you have he still left early but i know that hes in heaven and iknow he looking over me his friends and his family right know and hes happy he dosnt have to take medicine any more and hes peaceful. So just remind your family that youll be going somewhere peaceful fun and happy ya know. good luck with everything though have a great and fun last few months. and i have to say it. Sorry that all this has to happen even if you are going to a better place its still scary not knowing what it looks like or will be like.
thank you for your kind words ~ christy~ (lizz's second mom)
I am so sorry to hear about that! I will pray for you! I have thought so much about this question for so long. Life goes by so fast. I started about a month ago a Bucket List! I have listed so things i want to do before i die. Maybe i wont get all of them done but its something to look forward to. Some are places to go and things to see, others are more are affordable.
Some of mine are: Have a food or mud fight with friends and strangers (lots of people=more fun), Help build a house, Go on a zip-line, have a huge scavenger hunt with my friends and family (multiple teams), and many more. I have about 110 things on my list...i keep adding more lol. Everyone should make life more fun even if they live to see 100. It never hurts to dream! <3
I am so sorry to hear that. : ( But to be honest I don't really know what I would do. Though I would like to have all of my closest family and friends togeather so i could say good bye to them. That would be my secound wish before i died.
allAMERICAN girl what are you going to do with the time you have left?
thank you to all of you who have been lifting lizz you during this time! she has been struggling to get through this. you words have not only helped her they have helped the rest of her friends and family! she has made great recoveries before and we are praying that she can make them again. i don't see that God is done with her yet. she has touched so many people in her life and she stil is touching people's lives while she is going through all this! she has been a blessing to my family she is just a happy person and i love her so much. she has brightened my son's life so much and she makes him happier than i ever thought that he could ever be and I'm greatful for that. love christy