Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Nurse Follies: Two Weeks

What would you do if your doctor told you that you had only two weeks to live? I think everyone has pondered this question at some point, but doctors really do give out life expectancies that short, and patients are left to ponder how they want to spend those last two weeks. I've never witnessed it, until now.

So...what would you do, if your doctor told you that you had only two weeks left in your life?

What would you do?

9 comments:

JustCara said...

Are we assuming we're ambulatory? If not, are we conscious?

If ambulatory I would visit each of my friends one last time but not tell them I'm dying.

If not ambulatory (meaning confined to hospital or home) I'd write a long letter to each of my friends and tell them how much they meant to me.

meesha.v said...

I think it's even harder on people who are around,doctors and nurses included.I would feel tremendous guilt for extending tragedy for my family for 2 extra weeks.I agree, depending on the condition I will try to see friends.As long as they don't know. Otherwise it will be more like trying to spread my pain all over. If sick and in pain with no hope I'd ask the doctor to "turn me off".

Janet said...

If able, I'd book the first flight to someplace warm with a beach. Why die cold and sober?

Midtown Miscreant said...

I would blow the 227 bucks in my savings account so nobody else would get it. I would spend the remaining two weeks getting parking tickets, running up my long distance bill and tearing the tags off of mattreses. Actually I drew a complete blank, hence the snarky answer.

Spyder said...

Make funeral arrangements, get papers in order, teach hubby how: to pay bills, to balance the checkbook, to do laundry, and do dishes. Make one last trip to Canada to see family.

Melinda said...

I'd have lots of sex with my guy. I would visit my family and friends and take my cats with me when I do it. I would make sure the will is in order and clean out the safe deposit box. I would eat lots of Indian food. I would try not to sleep.

Faith said...

Everyone else has had really good answers thus far, so I'd have to say I agree with all of them.

But I'm thinkin' that if I only had two weeks left to live, I wouldn't be able to do much with myself. I'd probably be an emotional wreck...

IDigSmartLadies said...

Weed, sex, and gambling, though not necessarily in that order.

Kristine said...

Weed, sex, and sky diving for me. :)