I was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of 22. Yes, too young. Sometimes I wish I had some time before lightning struck and changed life as I knew it. I wish I would have known a few years before this was to happen. I would have at least done a few things I cannot now do. Well, its not as if I cannot do these things. But its a whole lot more complicated and difficult. Almost impossible.
The main thing I would have done was travel. I would have made a trip to Switzerland and seen the Alps. I would have stayed for a few days at one of those secluded houses which I heard about from my mother and brother who have been there; in the middle of nowhere, with no human being in sight for miles. Where it would be so cold that you didn't feel like getting out of your bed from under the rug in the morning except to the smell of chocolate.
I would have travelled to the US and done a cruise. I have always wanted to do this. Staying on a luxurious ship and just enjoying myself the whole day. If I was not in the swimming pool on the deck, I would be luxuriating in the jacuzzi or sampling the exotic food that was on offer. I would love to jump into the ocean or curl up in my bed looking at the ocean from inside amazed at the humungous volume of water that was all around me.
I would also have planned to spend a few weeks with some sages to try and learn the secrets of peace - something I would really need in the days to come. I would spend a lot more time on religion. I would try to understand the scriptures and learn the languages in which they were written. They would provide me the strength to face the tribulations ahead.
Oh, how I wish I had known in advance. It all happened too soon. My life was snatched from me in one fell swoop. I had no time to prepare. This wasn't fair at all.