I get no escape in my sleep.
The increased burden of surgeries, treatments, and physical symptoms of illness, for example, make it difficult for some people to remain angry or to force a stoic smile.
People may also experience anticipatory grief, or feelings of loss and guilt, while the dying person is still alive.
Upon learning of their own impending death, dying people's first reaction is often denial, in which they refuse to acknowledge the inevitable, perhaps believing a mistake has been made.
What are the five stages of death acceptance? So when i have panic attacks, or other health issues all I can think about is dying.
That's of course assuming I die of old age.
The first stage in this theory, denial helps us minimize the overwhelming pain of loss.