Funny thought started by this: Though I am "recovered," for better or worse, for the rest of my life I am forced to live basically 6-12 months at a time -- the brain tumor could come back at any minute, and if and when it does, the medical consensus is that the next time will be worse than the first. So I don't understand the concept of "when I'm old" despite what my 401(k) says. Makes for potentially an interesting thread though. Focus: You have 6 months to live. In those 6 months, your physical abilities will not dwindle. Your mental faculties might. What do you do? Alt. Focus: A loved one is given 6 months to live. What do you do now?