For what it’s worth, I don’t want anyone to ever give up on me… if I end up in a situation like Bronwyn. Heck, anyone who evenly remotely knows me knows how stubborn I am – I don’t give up the things I like, and I’m quite happy living right now. <:)
But if despite my efforts I do pass away, I don’t expect people to disrupt their lives on my account. I mean, I’ve got a hell of a few complaints about the last week – like what happened and how it’s ended – but I don’t regret for a second the time I’ve spent… I couldn’t imagine anywhere else I would rather have been than at the hospital. There’s not a lot in this life more important than the lives of our family and friends. And I say that in the casual, there is nothing more important, way. I’m so glad I decided to go down to the hospital on Tuesday. I underestimated the severity of the situation, refusing to believe it could really be that bad… and with my exam and driving test on Wednesday, I knew I’d be putting myself in a spot of bother to visit Bron. And I’m so glad I made the choice I did. I could never have forgiven myself if I’d chosen a stupid exam and driving test over those last few moments with Bron.
But I certainly don’t expect such things from others on my account. I’m sure Bronwyn wouldn’t have expected the huge love and support she garnered in those last few days… and I’m sure she would really have appreciated it. But when my time comes and goes, I won’t be around anymore to appreciate such things regardless, so don’t worry about me. Enjoy life with those who are still around – we should all learn from this that life is too short to waste. Don’t mourn death – celebrate life.