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Reflecting on Mortality and Diabetes

David Mendosa Health Guide December 08, 2010
  • My brother-in-law, George Klotz, died today after a long illness. He and my little sister, Liz, had been married for 55 years.George died from prostate cancer, and he had been legally blind for years. Liz had to take ever greater responsibility for him. Until today, when everything changed for her...

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  • Gretchen Becker
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    Dec. 09, 2010

    David, Condolences to your sister and to you.

     

    When my father was in WWII, a bullet whizzed by his head, so close he could feel the breeze. He said he felt it was meant to him and he was just lucky to have moved at that moment. After that, he said, he was never scared of dying again, because he felt he was supposed to have died already, so each additional...

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    David, Condolences to your sister and to you.

     

    When my father was in WWII, a bullet whizzed by his head, so close he could feel the breeze. He said he felt it was meant to him and he was just lucky to have moved at that moment. After that, he said, he was never scared of dying again, because he felt he was supposed to have died already, so each additional day was a gift.

     

    That's a good approach to life. Like the older woman I met when I was in my thirties. She said when she got married, an older woman told her, "Live every day as if it's your last." So she thought a bit and decided she didn't want to spend the last day of her life vacuuming. As a result, her house was often untidy and dirty, but she and her husband were very happy because she spent a lot of time with him instead of the vacuum and mop.

     

    Again, condolences to you both. Even when a person's time has come, it's difficult to lose them.

     

     

  • kosuru
    Jan. 02, 2011

    Thought provoking words.  Well everybody after a certain age will be resolved to his/her self that they will die  one day and it is only the love and need for others keeps them ask for extenson of the life.  Human needs continue to grow and the man is never satisfied with the extension in lease he got from God and keeps asking for more from Him....

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    Thought provoking words.  Well everybody after a certain age will be resolved to his/her self that they will die  one day and it is only the love and need for others keeps them ask for extenson of the life.  Human needs continue to grow and the man is never satisfied with the extension in lease he got from God and keeps asking for more from Him.  Never the less one has to die and die surely everyone does. But it is better to go without pain and suffering and suffering not only for himself but for all those who love him/her.  so one should pay to god to be taken away out of the world while he is not dependent on others.  Only invalids know how much they detest depending on others for their daily needs.

  • verdungal
    Dec. 09, 2010

    My condolences to you and your family.

    Joan

  • justgeo1
    Dec. 08, 2010

    Diabetes can give us a good appreciation of life, but cancer can bring that to a point. I've been dealing with cancer for just over a year and can attest to the nature of life and death in connection to that and also to diabetes.

  • Jayspinner
    Dec. 08, 2010

    So sorry for your loss, David - but your words and thoughts on the subject are very inspirational.  let us celebrate each day!  Jay