Damn these doctors!  You want the truth, and you ask for it, and they give you what they’ve got.  And you appreciate it, and then you don’t.  It’s not their fault.  They’re doing the best they can.  But really, what do they know about when your time is going to be up?  I’ve met lots of people who’ve told me that x number of years ago they were told by a doctor that they only had a few months left to live.

I’m telling you, I know my wife, and today I do not believe she is dying.  But I’ve flip-flopped on this question every other day.  In any event, if she isn’t dying, she’s living well; and if she is dying, no one ever has or ever will die with more grace or humor or dignity.