I have a terminal illness and I regret not having personal relationships
I guess this is not really me asking for advice but rather venting and giving advice in a way.
I’m 40 years old and have about 6 months to live (max) as I’m terminally ill with brain cancer.
I have plenty of money and a house and had a great career that I’d spent a lot of time building. The plan was to ease up in my 40s and enjoy life a little but I guess life had other plans 🙂
I am an only child and my parents are dead. I am single and do not have kids. I have a handful of friends and never really stayed in touch with my extended family. I was either too busy or too bored of everyone and never devoted the time to an actual relationship.
And now I’m going to die alone. I am moving into a hospice in the next few weeks where I will spend my last days. Maybe a friend will drop by. But while I wish I didn’t have to go so soon, I also wish I had a wife and kids by my side. A cousin, better friends, people who cared about me. Dying alone is going to be hard. Harder than it would have been.
So what I’m saying is build those relationships. Cherish them. Be tolerant. Give them time to grow. Don’t be like me.