Predictability or Eternity?

Kirsten - Edmonds, Washington
Entered on December 9, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: carpe diem

I haven’t ever given much thought to how I would die and I certainly never thought someone could predict it for me.

For as long as I can remember my mom has had an incurable disease. She is a Registered Nurse at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, and accidentally pricked herself with a needle giving herself Hepatitis C. The disease effects ones liver and can end in liver failure proceeding to death over a period of time. She like millions of others was informed of the possibility of death by a doctor. Now as far as I am aware a doctor is a human who received a degree from graduate school. To my knowledge they are not God. They can not tell you when you will be swept up into the heavens.

Thousands of people each day are told they only have a certain amount of days, months, or years to live, usually due to a currently incurable sickness. Yet thousands or more people live daily with countless diseases one of which is HIV or AIDS a disease that inevitably ends in death, but by keeping up on taking medication they survive. Miracles occur and many with cancer live a full and happy life not having to worry about missing out of their child’s first recital or first football game.

My mother went through two cycles of Ribetron Interferon medication for Hepatitis C. Today she is free and clear of all antibodies of this so called incurable disease. After over twenty years of being told there was nothing she could do, she stands proud to never have to hear the words “you have instert here to live”.

As I said once before I have never given much thought to how I would die and would never have imagined someone could predict it for me. That is because no one can predict it for me; I do not live in predestination. The one person who knows, the big man upstairs, will never let if slip. So live life with my belief, I believe in living life to the fullest knowing there may never be an end!