Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"I'm Sorry but......"

Okay so today's blog-post was inspired by Michelle and her blog-post about her and her hubby going out to a restaurant just for(GASP!!!) Dessert.

Holy Cow- what a concept!!!! And a damn GOOD one!!

That's exactly the way I would live my life (and want to NOW)if the doctor gave me the news that..."I'm sorry, but you have an incurable disease and only have a few weeks to live."
Now, Michelle has recently been diagnosed with congestive heart failure(I'm not giving out any big secrets here- if you go to her blog it's in her "ABOUT ME") and I'm pretty sure that they're getting it under control with a big diet change and some meds and such...but it's still a royal pain in the arse for them I'm sure...Paul and I had the same deal when first I, and just a few months later HE, was diagnosed with Diabetes.

What I'm saying is it changed the way we thought about everything. My FIRST bout of thinking about this came with my kidney hospitalization in early 2008. I came very close to dying then. It was scary.

But anyway....I'd go out to eat and I would eat dessert first. Or have dessert for the entire dinner..(Or breakfast). I'd call off work and just stay in bed with my hubby and make love all day. I'd go to the theme park and ride all the things I was scared to ride before. I'd tell everyone exactly what I was thinking. I'd have picnics in the park, and go riding horses on the mountain trails. I'd go for long drives. I'd eat only if I wanted to eat. I'd go for long walks in the afternoons.
I'd only do what I wanted, when I wanted to do it.

But here's the thing......
We're ALL, every day, one day closer to our last day on why am I NOT doing all these things I would do if I had been told by a doc I was dying?
Why are WE ALL not doing the things we really want to do? Can't we still lead productive lives and do all those little things that we would do if we had limited time left?

Think about it.


Paulius said...

Because 'what would you do if you knew you were dying' basically translates to "what would you do if there were no consequences?"

Call off work, lose your job. Eat nothing but desert, get fat and unhealthy, etc, etc.

We may not live each day as if it's our last, but that's because if we did, there's a good chance it would be our last...or we'd make our remaining days miserable.

Odie Langley said...

Sunny, Paulius has a point but I am with you girl. I am at the point in my life that I choose quality whenever I can because life is really too short to not enjoy life when you can. I know there has to be limits if you plan to continue working and such but why not indulge when you can and savor the moment. We are worth it girl!!!!

Scratch the hostile fay said...

>falls off chair<

>starts singing<

".......SKYYYYYDIVING...rockymountain climinnnn go two point seven seconds, on a bull named 'fu man chu'....."

Sorry, couldn't resist the "live like you were dyin'" tagline.

....Actually, the FIRST thing I would do is *go get a second opinion*, especially with life threatening or terminal illnesses. Doctors DO make mistakes occasionally.... You wouldn't want to blow through your savings only to find doc made a mistake, and now you have nothing.

Second thing I'd do is start contacting EVERYONE I know. I have had too many friends on the 'net who have dropped out of sight, and I have no clue what happened to them (one of them, on Devientart, I just found out, DIED. Like 3 years ago?)

Once I got done, I'd be doing the usual "put your affairs in order" kind of thing (which equates with setting honey up for when I'm gone, making sure my little one gets the money I put in the saving account for her, etc.)

..........after that, buddy, it's time for HOT FUDGE SUNDAES!! lol