I talk about my prognosis very matter of factly. But people who know me, know what I really want....
Sure it's my preference to be realistic and take what the doctors say literally. That way, when they are wrong, it's a pleasant surprise. But I don't mind at all when people contradict me.
And Lynne knows!
I made a comment that ended with "....when I'm gone....".
She waved her hand at me and said she wasn't listening.
"You're not going anywhere."