Would you want to know?
A friend of mine just told me that after taking a treatment for weak arms/muscles for 3 months, his doctor, after telling him that the treatments seem to be working, told him that he had feared that he had Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). I was shocked that his doctor didn't tell him it was a possibility during the original examination, and the doctor told him that he didn't want to alarm him until he was sure. My friend said he was glad the doctor didn't tell him three months earlier. My initial thought was if I was possibly going to die I would want to know so that maybe in those 3 months I could have done things I'd never done before on the chance that my life might end sooner than I planned. How do you all feel? Should the doctor tell you all the possibilities regarding your health? Would you want to know as soon as it comes up that you possibly (not a diagnosis) have a life threatening disease?