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.
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