Death n dying

My best friend’s aunt died of gall bladder cancer recently. She didn’t show any symptoms in the earlier stage and as a result died within one month of the diagnosis.

I consoled my friend saying that it was good for her to die so quickly without suffering much.

But how can I know what was better or worse for her. We cannot imagine ourselves dying however hard we try. After thinking for a long time trying to grasp the gravity of the death, I still couldn’t decide whether I would like the doctors, relatives to tell me frankly how much time do I have in my hand if I’m diagnosed with a fatal disease.

I know something for sure though. Being in extreme pain erases your identity. The fight with the pain consumes all the energy and it becomes hard to be yourself. The end to the pain will be more inviting then compared to all the world.