Re: Too late for a friend
We buried my FIL today, after he lost his 18-month "battle" with cancer.
Up till about a year ago, he rode his bicycle 10 miles (on a Sunday), volunteered at a hosipital, and went dancing with his girlfriend, weekly.
He also bought a new car four years ago (it's stored at my house until the estate is settled).
By the way - he bought this "new car" when he was 84!
He lost his battle this past Wednesday, at the age of 88.....
Not to dwell on it, but you don't know when "the end is near" - only that it is there for all of us.
It's more important that you fulfill your life to the extent possible, with living.* Don't try to ER to "cheat death".* If you will, try to get to ER to allow you to live life to the fullest.* As you say that you can, only you can answer/make that decision, and for the reason that you feel deep inside.
We can all give our suggestions my friend, but remember in the end - it is your life to lead, and your decision to make...