A friend has been told his cancer is terminal.
I am in awe of the courage and dignity with which he is facing his illness and death and his determination to live well until he dies.
I thought of him when I came across this on Facebook.
It is based on a post by palliative care nurse Bronnie Ware who wrote:
People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.
When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. . .
The five above were the most common.