Morbid topic. Have you thought about how you might die????

Shannintipton - posted on 09/17/2011 ( 47 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering if I was the only one who worried about how I am going to die. I am afraid of car crashes. I really shouldnt be driving. It is possible to be overly cautious, which is actually just as dangerous, IMO. How do you think you are going to go.

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Kate CP - posted on 09/17/2011

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Don't feel bad for me. :) I have two great kids, a wonderful husband, a beautiful home...I hate where I live though. I'd like to just move the whole house a few states north. :P

Anyway, it's something I've had for 13 years now. I've learned to deal with it and how to keep myself healthy. It's all good. :)

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Brittany - posted on 09/18/2011

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Julianne,

I have read that dying by fire and drowing are the worse ways to go but, I have not talked to anyone who has been burned alive or drowned so I do not know.

I will say this, one day it was father / daughter day at work so I got to hang out with my daddy (he is the best BTW). He got a call and we were on the road. We were on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. We got there and only one ambulance was on the scene. I could hear a fire truck in the distance. There was no fire but, a very very nasty accident. Daddy told me to stay in the truck and he ran over to the cars and was trying to help pull people out of the van. All of a sudden I heard this tick tick sound and my dad yelled "GET BACK" and then the van exploited. The fire truck arrived just seconds after and they were able to get it under control and out. Sadly, those in the accident did not survive. To this day the screams still haunt me. It was later discovered that the victims of the accident had all passed away before the explosion except one.

Brittany - posted on 09/18/2011

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I am one hundred percent positive my heart will stop and I will not longer take in oxygen.......

It is ok to laugh girls, I am Catholic, I am expect at satire and crude humor.

I have thought about this and have come to a conclusion that I do not want to go out boring. My dad was a Heavy Equipment Specialist (meaning he was a tow truck driver who hauled big tracker trailers out of accidents) and a trained First Responder. I have seen my share deadly car accidents and you are correct, it is a scary thought. Being burned alive is also not on my to do list. Something a little less drawn out. I don't wish for a long painful death.

Either way I suppose I do not have much of a choice. I suppose it will be a surprise to us all.

Angela - posted on 09/18/2011

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Send some Texas sun here please it is by far the grayest country on the planet over here in The Netherlands.

Nikki - posted on 09/18/2011

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The thought of being stabbed scares the shit out of me too. When I was little I would sleep with layers and layers of blankets so if I was stabbed in my sleep it wouldn't go in too far! hmm child logic.

I haven't really ever thought about this, I ideally would like to go peacefully in my sleep when I am 80+ looking at my family history I will probably die from something cardiovascular.

Karla - posted on 09/17/2011

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I have had fleeting thoughts of how I might die. But I usually chase them away with logic or a "get a grip" pep talk to myself.

Can we move onto the part of the "debate" where everyone shares how they handle their fears, especially if the fear is ever overwhelming and limits ones quality of life?

When I was in my 30's I started to carry a symbol of a guardian angel with me in the car; it helped me feel protected while driving.

I also will meditate, and as mentioned give myself a pep talk about living instead of dying. I don't want any fear to limit me in what I want to do. (Luckily I don't have the desire to do anything too dangerous so my pep talk doesn't have to be elaborate.)

Charlie - posted on 09/17/2011

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Nope I dont think about it , it is inevitable I only care about how I am living.



If I think about I would say Cancer ... I dont really know many people in my family who havent died from cancer.

Johnny - posted on 09/17/2011

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I'd say a 50/50 toss up between cancer and heart attack. Although if I let my husband drive more, there would be a reasonable likelihood of car crash.

Mrs. - posted on 09/17/2011

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I assume some complication with my various chronic illnesses or surgery. There have been times I wondered if I would make it out of my twenties..but I'm 35 now.

Who knows? Maybe I'll die quietly in my sleep.

Jennifer - posted on 09/17/2011

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I'm pretty scared of getting cancer too. I've had an abnormal pap before and that scared the crap out of me.. the cell changes were only mild but I know that some of the women in my family have had cervical cancer so it's always on my mind... when I was little my brother used to tell me that the 'relentless axehead murderer' was going to lollop over the horizon and keep coming at me until he killed me.. so I guess that's always in some childish part of my mind too! lol

Sarah - posted on 09/17/2011

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@Kate - you mean you don't LOVE living in this unbelievably, ridiculously HOT ass weather? It's great isn't it? lol. ;) I don't know how I am going to survive another summer. Blah.

I think about how I am going to die way too often. I know that's pretty morbid huh? My biggest fear right now is getting cancer. And car wrecks. Scares the hell out of me!

Jane - posted on 09/17/2011

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I never think about how I'm going to die. I do have the feeling that I will go before my husband but other than that feeling, I don't think much about it. When it's my time, it's my time...can't worry about when or how!

Sal - posted on 09/17/2011

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the thought of being stabbed terrifies me.....and with any luck i will die like 3 of my grand parents, just drop dead....seemingly healthy going about my bussiness and drop dead...

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I know one thing, the worst way IMO is death by fire. I hope thats not how i go...i will take any other way.

Shannintipton - posted on 09/17/2011

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Tell me about it. It wouldnt even let me post my original post because maybe it was too off the wall. Wish I could remember what it was now. damn.

Shannintipton - posted on 09/17/2011

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yep the only one. And the only one it will let me respond to. hmmmmmm

Shannintipton - posted on 09/17/2011

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Okay should I be freaked out that this is the only post CoM will let me go to.

Shannintipton - posted on 09/17/2011

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I almost always say something like please dont let me get into an accident every time I get in the car.

Off topic. CoM wont let me post or go to any other threads. so annoying.

Lady Heather - posted on 09/17/2011

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Oh, some days I do think about it. Sometimes I'll get in the car and wonder if I'm making a big mistake. Not all the time, just once in a while. I think that's normal. And sometimes I try to wrap my mind about what it will be like to not exist. Often it freaks me out. Other times I'm cool with it. I sometimes wish I could be religious. That must be a comfort.

It's weird though because I've been there with people and animals at the end of their time and while there's always a sadness for the loss there's also a weird peacefulness and acceptance. So I wonder if when you get to that point it becomes okay. Hmm...

Lady Heather - posted on 09/17/2011

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Barring some accident, I have a feeling it will be cardiovascular. I seem to have inherited certain tendencies from my mother's side of the family. The good news is that they live a long time before it gets them if they don't smoke and keep up with exercise.

Angela - posted on 09/17/2011

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I have Lupus but I never think I will die from it... I don't know why because it almost killed me once.
Kate I hate where I live too but everything else is perfect really. Where do you live if you don't mind me asking.

Shannintipton - posted on 09/17/2011

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oh really sorry. I didnt know. You sound like a strong person from what very little I know of you. I am sorry I feel bad for you. Sorry that sounded stupid. :/

Kate CP - posted on 09/17/2011

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I have an immune disorder. So when I get older and my skin is more prone to tearing anyway I'll probably get a nasty infection and succumb to it. I've sort of made peace with it, really. Just hope it don't hurt too much when it happens. :/

Shannintipton - posted on 09/17/2011

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ahhh Sorry Kate. What does that mean??? Do you already have a problem??? Dont mean to pry.

Kate CP - posted on 09/17/2011

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No, I'll know it's coming when it happens. Can't miss your arm rotting off.

Angela - posted on 09/17/2011

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I alway think it will be my heart not sure why maybe because all my relative dies of of heart failure of some type.
My dad died of an infection MRSA after heart valve surgery at age 61 and that scared me to shit. I am a germ phobic already.
I think I don't worry of dieing so much as dieing young and leaving my children to fend with out me.
I would never want to die in a fire or drown... that scares me. So does long drawn out death... okay off to a happy place

Shannintipton - posted on 09/17/2011

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oh people, do you ever wonder if today is the day????? Pleasant topic. :\

Caitlin - posted on 09/17/2011

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I figure cancer.. But at least i'll have a kick ass tattoo on my head to show off when all ym hair falls out due to chemo (though it prolly needs touch ups.. that would be a bad thing..) Breast cancer runs in our family apparently..

Joanna - posted on 09/17/2011

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Probably cancer, either lung (due to smoking) or breast/ovarian/melanoma, all of which seem to run in my family.

My biggest fear though is being stabbed. Scares the crap out of me.

Tara - posted on 09/17/2011

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For some reason, for as long as I remember I have felt strongly that I will drown. That will be my demise, not sure when or where or why or how, but that's the way it's going to go down. (pun totally intended)
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Pretty sure I am going to die like pretty much all my ancestors on my moms side. Bowel cancer.
Now because we know its a major problem in the family, my mom along with her 4 siblings have managed to catch growths early and had them removed. My uncle is 68 and has no bowel at all now,.

Amanda - posted on 09/17/2011

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I have always thought since a child I would die in a house fire, or my car will drive over the side of the Skyway (a very large bridge that goes over a harbour in Lake Ontario. At 35 I am just learning to drive over that bridge LOL.

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