16.11.13

Expectations...

Hey Blogland, 

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So some-one was enquiring about life expectancies etc. on the PH FB page and it just got me thinking about doctors and when they give out life expectancies. I'm not quite sure I agree to doctors giving out life expectancies really. 

Now I'm not oblivious and I do know that I am ill and my life expectancy right now is crap but to be honest I can't take it that seriously, when a doctor says they don't expect me to live out the next year I can't and won't believe them. I have been given several life expectancies over the years and that in itself is just ridiculous to, I have been told several times by doctors that I will only live to see said certain age. I am only 22 and I've been told quite a few times that I shouldn't have made it to this age, medically speaking that is. I literally grew up thinking I wouldn't make it to 18 then it was 20 and now I'm turning 23 next month and it's slightly mind boggling to me. 

I don't think doctors should really be allowed to give people life expectancies because they don't take into account the person and their will to live, I could have let the fact that doctors repeatedly told me as a child that I wouldn't make it to adulthood, I could have let that bring me down and then yeah maybe that would've happened. I refused to be the 'ill' child in school and I lived pretty normally, I could have been that ill child I was certainly ill enough to be that child, but thats just not me. 

Right now I'm being told exactly the same thing that I've been told my entire life and doctors really don't expect me to live much longer but that really just isn't me I WILL live long enough to get my transplant because that is just who I am as a person, I have never bowed down to expectations and I certainly don't plan on starting now. I've got far to much to live for.   
Chat soon guys 

10 comments:

  1. Go Stacie.....Prove those doctors wrong.....that call will come! :-)

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  2. I must admit just from reading your blog it doesn't seem to me that you will let yourself just fade away cause that's what the doctors say. You seem very positive and for the most part healthy, considering the circumstances. One day soon you will be writing to let us all know you've had your transplant and are doing well. Until then? enjoy life and don't ponder on your 'life expectancy' it doesn't matter xx

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    1. If you knew me in person Jessie you would definitely know I'm not the type of person who will ever just fade away :) xoxo

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  3. You will get your transplant, I know you will. I don't know why I am so confident but I am, and I'm usually never confident about this kind of thing. I don't know you, but you seem too strong to let this hold you down.
    Show those doctors that you can and will do it!
    Sarah xoxo

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    1. I've become really positive that it'll happen lately too Sarah I think it's definitely going to happen :) xoxo

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  4. You have got to be one of the most positive people ever!! If only everyone was more like you :D
    Lottie xx

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    1. Awww thank you Lottie! I tend to believe being positive gets me a lot further in life :-D

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  5. I was reading today about positive psychology and it's been proven that optimism can have a huge effect on life expectancy. Those who believe that they will live longer tend to live longer. I think you have the best idea in that sense. I hope you get your transplant, I believe that you will. I hope that you continue to inspire others to live as positively as you do :) x

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    1. Awww thank you Sarah! I definitely believe optimisim helps and especially in these types of situations :) xoxo

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  6. My mother was on flolan and is 69 now. Tomorrow she turns it off and facing the end of life. 35 years ago they told her she'd have five years....look how long she made it

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