"How are you?" asks interviewer.
"...I"m dying." responds Hitchens.
Hitchens goes on to say that " I am trying to die more like you."
"You don't know how I'm going to die"
"But I'm pretty sure how I'm going to die"
I think I understand what he's trying to say; that there is a certain luxury in not knowing how you're going to die, and therefore, some oppression in carrying a life-threatening illness. To me, it's like a stalker that threatens to strike, at any time and you can't hide from him.
The other posting I read dealt with how modern medicine had changed so such a point that the ill go through the stages of death, along with their families. I have mourned my death ever since I was first diagnosed. And now that I'm acting in Tumor 2--the Sequel..I am moving toward the stage of acceptance.