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Old 18-06-2013, 16:07   #16
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I would quit wasting my time on CF!

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Some people have WAY too much free time
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Re: If you were dying (hypothetical)

1)Max out the cash advance on the credit cards.
2) Do not buy new dock lines.
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Old 19-06-2013, 21:14   #18
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Come on folks ! Ya can only live one day at a time anyway ! so do what ya really love a day at a time ! Im 75 and Ive been doing this for the last 10 or so yrs, works for me ! makes things simple ! And I love simple !! Of course being healthy makes a big difference, but ya still can only live one day at a time !
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Old 19-06-2013, 21:38   #19
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I would quit wasting my time on CF!

If I still need to spend time on the internet, well .............. I hear there are lots of porn sites.
I only go there to read the advertising.
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Old 19-06-2013, 22:00   #20
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I'd keep doing this.
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Old 19-06-2013, 22:12   #21
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I don't mean this to sound harsh, but this concept is so f***'in mind blowing to me, and it really shows how we've become such victims in society.

If i had 2-3 good years left in me, then it means I'm not going to die and I'm going to beat that disease.

I would start to eating healthy, I mean real healthy (no processed, no dairy, no grains, no factory meat etc), I would move to a place with lots of sunshine and clean air and give my body the tools to get healthy. Once the diet changes the mental state will begin to change, and its all uphill from there.

I know that sounds all hippie/treehugger and all, but its realistic and it happens all the time.

Almost all terminal diseases are linked to stress, diet and habitat, and many of these so called "terminal" disease have been managed or cured by life style changes.

Then once i dominated that weak disease, i would push the limits like always. There's just something about scaring the sh*t out of yourself, that makes life so much more fun.
I would consume blueberries,lots and lots and lots of life sustaining blueberries and then I would eat lots and lots of blueberries and I think ,like you wrote,that you could be cured..A friend of mine was given a short prognosies,so he went to Bayer (?)(in Texas) and they put him on a blueberrie diet,he is still alive after 10 yrs(they gave him less than 2 yrs !) ...You open his cabinets ,freezers,fridges and blueberries fall out!
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I likes me some blueberries. Not that many though.
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I would keep eating as I do (whole-foods plant-based diet, no meat/dairy/fried foods). I would ease up on income-producing activities, and redirect more of that energy toward charity and volunteer activities having a positive effect on the community.
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Old 19-06-2013, 22:33   #24
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Re: If you were dying (hypothetical)

Think the subject matter is well answered in the Aboard Dignity (Lagoon 420) Blog where a sailor and his partner curtailed their cruising plans to deal with this mentioned scenario.

Tragic is the word BUT it doesn't matter what life path you are following there's simply no avoiding the result Blueberries or not....

Steve is a member of this forum and has inspired many with regard to his sailing and now he is doing the same regarding dealing with extreme health issues, DIGNITY is an understatement, good luck Steve.

Cheers Frank.
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We are all dieing.
+1. Some folks are just better at it than others.
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Re: If you were dying (hypothetical)

I'm satisfied doing what I'm doing, so why change? I'll be 73 next month and very fortunate to have gone cruising at 60 instead of waiting until 65 considering that at 64 some category 3 carcinoma was scraped off the inside of my bladder, and because I was already there, I continued cruising for another 5 years.

If you really want to do this cruising thing, go now. You'll never be this young again.
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1)Max out the cash advance on the credit cards.
2) Do not buy new dock lines.
+1 on the cash advance.

Being an optimist I would buy new dock lines and start changing everything in my life style I could to make me more healthy/prolong my life

I would reorganize our sailing plans and head to the South Pacific instead of the Med next year
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Re: If you were dying (hypothetical)

If I had two or three years left I'd probably make a point of spending as much time as possible with family and friends. I do that already, but I'd super focus on it.

I don't really see the appeal to sailing around by myself for a couple of years while my loved ones are in another country.
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Re: If you were dying (hypothetical)

Dying slow is usually a long drawn out painful, nasty affair. The pain can be so great that your focus is down to just getting through the next minute/second. I talk to my Wife about cruising/commercial fishing/living in Belize, to take her mind off how dire her situation really is. It is not some beautiful sailing off into the sunset affair. It usually involves vomiting all night and insomnia due to the pain in your bones is so great you cannot sleep.
If you are in reasonable shape, then go down to the sea if that is your bent and stop fantasizing about what you would do if you just had another 10,000 dollars or just one more 401K. That day may never come. You could have a blood vessel burst in your head and you can die at 32 like one man I knew did. You never know when the hammer will drop. I for one would feel very foolish if it happened while typing a response to a hypothetical question. Live every day like it was your last, treat everyone else like it is their last.
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Dying slow is usually a long drawn out painful, nasty affair. The pain can be so great that your focus is down to just getting through the next minute/second. I talk to my Wife about cruising/commercial fishing/living in Belize, to take her mind off how dire her situation really is. It is not some beautiful sailing off into the sunset affair. It usually involves vomiting all night and insomnia due to the pain in your bones is so great you cannot sleep.
If you are in reasonable shape, then go down to the sea if that is your bent and stop fantasizing about what you would do if you just had another 10,000 dollars or just one more 401K. That day may never come. You could have a blood vessel burst in your head and you can die at 32 like one man I knew did. You never know when the hammer will drop. I for one would feel very foolish if it happened while typing a response to a hypothetical question. Live every day like it was your last, treat everyone else like it is their last.
Sad to here about your wife,hope all the best things come her way..
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