I don't ask how long

I have been absolutely disgusted with the number of people who have asked me how long I have to live, particularly in the medical profession. As if a nurse or a doctor cannot believe I haven't asked somebody, and I haven't asked because there's no way I'd believe an answer. If I could get an answer from the clouds and say, "Hey God, how long have I got?" maybe I'd buy that. But other than that, I'm not going to buy somebody's decision on how long I have to live.

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