A year ago in my post ‘Predict our day of death‘, I wrote the following –
On deathclock.com there is ‘The Death Clock’ and the website states –
Welcome to the Death Clock(TM), the Internet’s friendly reminder that life is slipping away… second by second. Like the hourglass of the Net, the Death Clock will remind you just how short life is.
So I proceeded to enter the information, clicked the ‘Check Your Death Clock’ button and received the following –
Your Personal Day of Death is….Saturday, June 10, 2028
Okay, by this ‘Death Clock’ I will die in 13 years.
September of last year in my post ‘I have been there, done that‘, I wrote the following –
From cancer.net –
This year, an estimated 76,960 adults (58,950 men and 18,010 women) will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in the United States. Among men, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer. It is estimated that 16,390 deaths (11,820 men and 4,570 women) from this disease will occur this year.
From cancer.org –
About half of all bladder cancers are first found while the cancer is still confined to the inner layer of the bladder wall. (These are called non-invasive or in situ cancers.) About 1 in 3 bladder cancers have invaded into deeper layers but are still only in the bladder. In most of the remaining cases, the cancer has spread to nearby tissues or lymph nodes outside the bladder. Rarely (in about 4% of cases), it has spread to distant parts of the body.
My cancer is Stage 4 bladder cancer and I know the statistics.
In today’s post, I write the following –
Will I Die Soon?
The statistics for Stage 4 bladder cancer is I have a 14% to 24% 5-year survival prognosis. I keep myself informed because this is my body, my cancer and my life and I want to know all the good and bad about what is taking place with me. Do I sit here and wait for death and not live in the meantime? No, I want to live as much as I can before that date on the calendar is here. But I am restricted now on living life to the fullest as I continue my recovery. The upcoming weeks will reveal what may come next in the subsequent months to follow.
Will I Die Soon?
‘The Death Clock’ indicates I will die in 11 years and my bladder cancer stage and prognosis indicates my chances are slim to live after the next 5 years.
Whether it be 5 years or 11 years, I need to live in the here and now. I still have things to learn and more growing needs to take place. That person I want to be should be now – I do not need to wait until it is too late. Some of you may not understand this; but it makes perfect sense to me.
I have no idea when my time on this earth is going to end – but it continues to tick away.