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#51 Edited by Sanity (1891 posts) -

I had open heart surgery when i was 4 so im sorta familiar with this situation myself, though that was at such a young age i didn't know really what was going on at the time. Now im 23, even being healthy its kinda a scare considering some of the issues that could come up out of the blue with the long term outlook of the fontan procedure and the very real fact that nothing is know about how a heart will take the abuse past the 40 year mark and beyond. Dont get me wrong,its not as if i spend all my time thinking about it as that be no way to live, but for me its also kinda the not knowing if you get what i mean. I guess its hard to say what i would do, depends on how grim the outlook was.

Sorry to get all deep, hope yout cousin's gram pulls through, and remember its better that shes having these thoughts because they mean shes fighting and not giving in. All the best.

#52 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Death is for pussies

#53 Posted by Bigheart711 (1252 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

You should all fear death. If you take life for granted than you're wasting it. Fear death and live life to its fullest.

Took the words right out of my mouth.

#54 Posted by GuyIncognito (445 posts) -

I saw someone die in a hospital. It was the saddest thing I had ever seen. I don't know if it's a good idea to "prepare for death". It's either years, months, days, or hours away. Try breathing as long as possible.

#55 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -

As someone who hates life, there's nothing I'd really need to do to prepare myself for the plunge into the black. I'm as scared of mortality as I am useful for the world.

Sorry to hear about all of this, man; I hope that before she passes away (either now or further down the road), she finds peace and fulfillment in life.

#56 Posted by TheNightWatch (35 posts) -

5 dried grams.

#57 Posted by Fattony12000 (7024 posts) -
#58 Posted by j0lter (225 posts) -

Slather myself with oil, naked, and comb my hair like the Spartans did.

#59 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

@DoctorDanger99: '"When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did -- in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car."

#60 Posted by SmilingPig (1337 posts) -

I would remove all the porn from my computer...

#61 Posted by myketuna (1651 posts) -

Have one of my favorite things to eat every day (if I was 96, I'd expect it to happen one day), talk to people I care about, and play some video games (past favorites for nostalgia, newer games for the experience). And then just kind of wait, I guess. This is of course if I knew it was happening "soon".

For the most part, any one of us could die today and there's really nothing anyone can do to stop it. What I'm really apprehensive about is HOW I die, not so much death itself. Instant death or dying in your sleep seems the best.

#62 Edited by Hunter5024 (5534 posts) -

This is one of the reasons I have a bucket list. I don't want to find myself facing death before I realize that I never did any of the things I wanted to do, or fulfilled any of my dreams because I was too caught up in day to day life. Then I think if I were dying, I could take comfort in the memories I've had when I know my time is near.

I would recommend everybody make one actually.

#63 Posted by mlarrabee (2885 posts) -

I already am prepared; I know exactly where I'm going and why. I've been very pragmatic about death since I was four. Thoughts of my own death don't frighten me in the slightest. The only discomfort is knowing my surviving family would grieve.

I wish you and your family the very best, and I hope your cousins' grandmother finds peace about it.

#64 Posted by Hunter5024 (5534 posts) -

@BraveToaster: Where do you live? It seems pretty screwed up that your family can inherit your debts after you pass.

#65 Posted by hawkinson76 (354 posts) -

I already have: Kids + life insurance.

#66 Edited by frankfartmouth (1016 posts) -

I can't wait to die. I hate this godforsaken planet. I hope there's something cool beyond the veil, but I doubt it. Don't know if anybody on here reads Vonnegut, but there's a scene in his book Slapstick where a character is able to "hear" the afterlife, and when others excitedly ask him to explain it, he tells them it sounds like a turkey farm.

I'm pretty much expecting something along those lines. Can't be much worse than hell on earth.