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"Final Days of Your Life"

Jan 22, 2013 - 7 comments
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"When your in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car one last time? Will you find comfort in reading your bank statement? Of course not, what matters most then is people. If relationships will matter then, shouldn't they matter now?"

By: Max Lucado

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by quitinoxys, Jan 22, 2013
I just want the Green Bay to become a team in the AFC so the Giants can beat them in the SuperBowl. I can go happy then........LOL

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by ActingBrandNew, Jan 22, 2013
LOL....

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by clean_in_ks, Jan 22, 2013
"If relationships will matter then, shouldn't they matter now?"  Yep.....what a great question....and Max Lucado has such a way of being "practical" in the application of thoughts huh?

I've noticed since I've been clean for awhile that I'm finding a philosophical lesson in just about any movie I watch.  Course, I'm picking the movies LOL, but my hubby and I just watched one the other night called "Now is Good".
I wouldn't ruin it for anybody of course, but the basic recap I read on the DVD told me the movie was about a 17 yr old girl who learns she has terminal leukemia/cancer.  As I was watching the movie, I said, "isn't it funny (not ha ha, but strange) that we have to find out we are dying....before we start living?"  

So, thanks for sharing this Lucado quote....and also for answering my "UA" test question for me.  She's an iv meth user, too, was using her toes last time out. Just want to be "equipped", ya know?  And protect those precious kiddos.
Blessings to you~

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by Reidmusic, Jan 22, 2013
Great quote and so true. I love Max Lucado's writings so thanks for posting. I think all of us going through this treatment will have a changed outlook about what's truly important when we're done.

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by ActingBrandNew, Jan 22, 2013
clean_in_ks,
"isn't it funny (not ha ha, but strange) that we have to find out we are dying....before we start living?"  That's exactly how I feel.

Reid,
Treatment has caused me to re-evaluate my whole life and see things from a different perspective....whats "truly" important as you said.

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by BoceprevirGal, Jan 24, 2013
  I went through a strange process/experience, when I was given a FibroSure test, when I was attempting to participate in a Clinical Research Trial, for Hep C. The Nurse called me into the room, and told me my ALT was too high, and discluded me from The Study, and that the FibroSure test (a blood test) showed that I had cirrhosis.
   I was SHOCKED, as I had assumed I was still healthy. I began my "freak out".  I spent many longhours, up until 3 am, trying to find one story, where a person recovered from cirrhosis (I did find one, which made me feel immediately better, what I needed and was looking for, was hope)
    At that point, I began an all Vegan diet, and starting popping Milk-Thistle, and I got totally constipated, and felt terrible!
But I also really began to appreciate life. I walked around my neighborhood, and looking at all the flowers, and I was amazed at their beauty. All the colors of the flowers seemed so bright, I felt like I was trying to enjoy every minute that I had, etc.
    The went and had a biopsy, and was only at Stage 2, and went thru Treatment, and was Undetected at 3 months post Treatment, and I'm gonna take my 24 week viral load test in a couple weaks~
    I am still kind of pissed of at that Doctor, for not lettingme know that FibroSure tests can be inaccurate.  All I cared about during Treatment, was getting better. But now that I am pretty sure that I have beaten it, my old depression has returned. I have to keep reminding myself of how lucky I am. I try to keep the dpression at bay, by helping other people~

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by ActingBrandNew, Jan 24, 2013
BoceprevirGal,

I'm glad you commented...I hope when this is all said and done and I'm SVR (God willing), I will still appreciate life the way I do now...I think I will. Im praying for your 24 weeker to be UND...SVR!!!

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