Like the old adage says, nothing is certain in life but death and taxes.
But while April 15 comes ’round every year with relentless certainty, death is something that always seems to be looming in the distance. Most times, you don’t know exactly when, where, or how it’ll happen – only that, eventually, it will.
I hope yours is a long way off, my friend, and that when the Reaper knocks on your door, it’s in the middle of the night when you’re sound asleep.
Unfortunately, that’s not always how it shakes out. There are times when you DO know what’s coming – and if you’ve been diagnosed with terminal cancer, new research shows the best thing you can do in many cases is exactly what your doc will tell you NOT to do.
Because research shows that folks who choose to spend their final days at home instead of in a hospital aren’t just more comfortable – they end up living longer, too!
I can’t say I’m surprised by this. Who the heck wants to spend his final days under the bright lights of a hospital or care facility? You can’t get good rest with all that noise… the food’s lousy… and even the TV stinks!
In the study published in Cancer, an official publication of the American Cancer Society, patients who’d been given only days to live actually got a few MORE days left with their loved ones. And as for the ones who’d been given weeks to live, they were able to squeeze another week out.
That may not seem like much right now, but when your days are numbered, every MOMENT is precious.
Of course, when you’re in the comfort of your own home, no one’s making any money off you – so the mainstream wants you in hospitals, critical care facilities, and hospital-based “palliative care” settings, because that’s where they make a killing off dying.
So if you or a loved one can see the writing on the wall, don’t let anyone pressure you one way or another.
Do what YOU want – what will make YOU most comfortable.
If you want to be in a hospital bed, so be it. That’s your right and your decision. There are times when you might need a doctor on hand 24/7, depending on your situation.
But if there’s not much they can do for you anyway…if you’d rather spend your last days holding court as king of your own castle…then don’t be afraid to tell the doc where to stick his “recommendation,” because you’re going home.