Nope,..Your’e NoT Dying

What do we think of regarding our own death.
Squeamish topic eh?

Do you think of potential pain, vulnerability, dependency, loss of dignity or the comfort and security of your loved ones.

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Do you ever fear an unpleasant afterlife. Do you ever feel an overwhelming fear of the unknown?

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Some just stay in denial, unable or unwilling to accept that the loss of your life will even take place.

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Many, who know of their impending death try to repair broken relationships, resolve previous conflicts, and reach out to people they think they may have hurt in some way.

Trying to tie up “loose ends” and just taking pleasure in relationships during the time that is remaining.

Some have a list of things that they aspire to do before death occurs.

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Traveling to special places, spending more time with family and friends, reading, taking up a new sport or hobby.

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Why wait, my friends.
Why wait.

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Well, get a load of this guy.

What do you MEAN I’m not going to die?

LONDON (Reuters) – A British man who went on a wild spending spree after doctors said he only had a short time to live wants compensation because the diagnosis was wrong and he is now healthy — but broke.

He quit his job, sold or gave away nearly all his possessions, stopped paying his mortgage and spent his savings dining out and going on holiday.

Brandrick was left with little more than the black suit, white shirt and red tie that he had planned to be buried in when it emerged a year later that his suspected “tumor” was no more than a non-life threatening inflammation of the pancreas.

Whewwwwwwww.

Good Lord.
How to react?

Tragically funny somehow.
Flat broke..but very much alive.

What say y’all sweet friends?

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28 Responses to “Nope,..Your’e NoT Dying”

  1. David says:

    What do I think of my death? Bring it on. “it is a far, far better place I go than I have ever been,” and all that. I’ll be here until I’m gone, and after that–the dark,

    “But may there be no sadness of farewell when I embark,
    For though from out this bourne of time and place
    The flood may bear me far,
    I hope to see my Pilot face to face,
    When I have crossed the bar.”

    (I hope Alfred will forgive me for misplacing a comma or period or two… :-) )

  2. Gayle says:

    A definitely unique post, Angel. Good job!

    LOL! Like you, I don’t know whether or not to feel sorry for that guy! I guess not… at least he gets a few more years of life, barring accidents and such. What a predicament!

    I’m not personally concerned with my own death… it’s the death of my loved ones that I find terribly painful to consider. Even the death of my pets. It’s not they who are hurt, is is us who are left behind.

  3. nanc says:

    i heartily look forward to the hereafter. there is great benefit in knowing life is short; some tend to live as though tomorrow will never come. others die while dying.

    personally, while alive, i’d like to sell everything i own and just travel around doing mitzvahs for the rest of my days.

    does this man deserve some sort of compensation? probably – i cannot imagine what i’d do immediately upon hearing that information. of course, he was selfish – rather than settle his life here by making up to others he may have slighted, or tended to his child’s education if he had any, or paid extremely high medical bills in vain – but, he shouldn’t get any more than he spent.

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  5. Perri Nelson says:

    I don’t think I feel sorry for him at all. We cannot count on the accuracy of medical diagnoses. Sometimes we will be told that we are terminal when we aren’t, and sometimes we will e told that everything is fine and then collapse and die.

    We should live our lives as if we might die tomorrow and live a fulfilling life, unconcerned about amassing possessions, doing what we can to help others. This doesn’t mean that we should squander our savings to have a last hedonistic fling before we lose the opportunity. We should also live our lives as though they will be long and lay aside stores for times when we don’t have the income that we once did.

    “He … sold or gave nearly away all his possessions.” That in itself isn’t a bad thing. Especially if he gave the proceeds or the possessions to the needy. By doing so he laid up treasure in heaven.

    “He quit his job, … stopped paying his mortgage and spent his savings dining out and going on holiday”. That was foolishness and vice. It was irresponsible even if he was terminal, since there’s no telling how long he had even then and responsibility and meeting one’s obligations isn’t something that you can simply ignore. Doing this made him a poor steward of the gifts given to him by God.

    Sorry, but in my opinion he deserves no sympathy or compensation. He brought his current condition on himself. Now he simply wants to blame his bad choices on his doctors.

    Perhaps his current situation is God’s way of telling him what a fool he was.

  6. John Kaiser says:

    “A British man who went on a wild spending spree after doctors said he only had a short time to live wants compensation because the diagnosis was wrong and he is now healthy — but broke.”

    Dude doesn’t know a blessing when he sees it.

  7. Incognito says:

    Wow.. laughing through tears. Not worried about my own death, though I would like it quick and painless. With the troubles in the world, wouldn’t be missing much, I mean we’re either gonna be blown up by terrorists, or fried or drowned (global warming) ;-)

    but seriously, does he deserve compensation? Not sure. If I had been dx’ed with a terminal disease and given a certain time span I’d make darn sure it was the correct diagnoses. I’d probably get a bunch of 2nd opinions., which he seemingly did, but how could so many doctors be wrong? Then again… I wouldn’t shirk my obligations like mortgage etc.

    Moral dilemma.

  8. ortho says:

    wonderful post.

    i read about the english man this morning. sadly, i laughed. his story reminded me of last year’s hollywood blockbuster, “last holiday”.

    Life imitates Hollywood!

  9. OMMAG says:

    The guy’s a fool …. but he should be happy because he got to do things he never would have otherwise! For crying out loud Write a Book about it!

  10. Debbie says:

    Doctors cannot reliably tell anyone when or if they are going to die. It’s not something medicine can predict. They can only tell you their best ‘guess’ according to medical tests and their experiences. This man is responsible for spending his life savings, not th doctor. However, with our litigious society, he will probably sue and settle with a huge sum of money. Ungrateful wretch.

    As to me, I don’t dread death, I know where I’m going after I die. I don’t look forward to the pain and suffering that some people go through in the process of dying. I can only put my life (and death) in God’s hands. He has proven that he does not give us more than we (He and I together ) can bear. I thankful for that.

  11. Concerned Citizen says:

    The only thing that really worries me about my death would be the effect it would have on my family. Have I taught them what they need to know? Have I imparted faith upon them in such a way that they will be comforted in my passing? Have I assured their financial security and protected them from the struggles associated with the loss of a loved one as best I can? Have I taught them how to be strong indiviuals who will raise my granchildren with a loving but firm hand guided by the word of God?

    I think the answer to most of these is yes, at least I pray that it is.

  12. American Crusader says:

    He should have opted for denial. I hope he didn’t max out his credit cards also.
    I guess he will find out who his true friends are.

  13. cube says:

    This story made me think of two words which I dread… socialized medicine.
    Good gravy, how can you mistake pancreatitis for pancreatic cancer?

  14. MariesTwoCents says:

    Poor guy lol

    I just want it to be short whatever way I go. I dont dwell on it, I know it’s coming.

    I suspect if I knew it was coming in advance I would do some of the things you mentioned. But then again, why wait like you said!

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  16. Angel says:

    wow thanks alls for the inputs!…Live life! ;)

  17. brooke says:

    :D At least he had fun… Best now to thank God for his life, pay off what he can, declare bankruptcy for the rest, and move on!

  18. Joe Gringo says:

    I bet everytime he hears Tim McGraw’s song “Live Like You Were Dying” he gets a bit misty eyed. ;-)

  19. Layla says:

    It does not say whether he got a second opinion? I would get four. But then I would not accept a man’s/dr.’s prediction because the Bible says, “life and death are in the power of your own hand.” God is my doctor/healer.

    I have no sympathy for this guy – he’s an idiot.

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  21. Neil says:

    You’d think he would have been pretty happy! Too bad he hadn’t saved some to give away when he died. Then he’d still have some left. Hedonism just doesn’t work.

    But there is a good lesson in there somewhere. We will all die someday – the mean, median and mode of deaths per person is 1 (one). Christians should live with an eternal perspective.

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  23. nanc says:

    joe gringo? imagine beer flyin’ out nancpop’s nose!

  24. sayitlikeitis says:

    LIVE LIFE AND MAKE IT MEANINGFUL!

  25. Kevin says:

    My plan is to never die! And let me tell you… so far, so good.

  26. Angel says:

    THANKS AGAIN Y’ALL! :)

  27. Defiant_Infidel says:

    My sympathies for this man are minimal. Multiple medical opinions are avaliable, somebody had to make good on the mortgage he chose to ignore as well as his other bills. His message is that if you know you’re going to die, to hell with everybody else remaining after he leaves? There’s something pretty empty and selfish about that.

    He has a chance now to find out about what is really important in life. It is not your possessions and material goods, it is your recognition and appreciation of the miracle that IS life. It is teaching and helping others in need. it is cultivation of your inner spirit and soul.

    I don’t fear death. It is natural and inevitable and I believe there is much more to follow. I am much more concerned that I don’t leave a mess for my friends and loved ones. I want to leave useful contributions in this world and burden no one with my exit.

    What a great read, Angel… :-)

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