Every weekday morning, I listen to James O’Brien. I always did listen to Mystery Hour (which is also available as a podcast, which I highly recommend you listen to), but I found I was basically listening to most of his shows from being posted other places so just started listening live.
Earlier this week, he had a really interesting topic under discussion. It’s about a blood test that you can have which could diagnose Altzheimers 20 years before you get it.
So, the question was: bearing in mind that at the moment there is no cure for the disease, would you get the test? Would you be willing to live your life knowing you will get something that may not be cured?
For my part, the answer is yes. Even though I may not be cured, they might be able to use me while I’m alive to develop a cure for future generations, which is a good thing to do.
I will say that I don’t think there is a particular right or wrong answer to this question. I’m not going to judge you if your answer is different to mine because it is something that, at the core, is incredibly personal.
So, what would you do?