Surgeon: ‘You’ve got cancer, but we can keep you going for a few months, or maybe a few years.’
Me: ‘Okay, which is it: months or years?’
Me: ‘Will it kill me?’
Surgeon: ‘Yes, it probably will.’
That was when my head went into overdrive and I lost the plot.
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