Like most tweeps, I’ve tweeted what I’m watching on TV, what I’m planning to eat for supper and even which celebrities I’ve spotted during my travels. I might have mentioned the odd make-up meltdown, bad hair day or fashion disaster too.
My husband has even complained that I’ve been addicted to Twitter since I first joined the conversation in 2008.
But would I tweet that I had a terminal illness, or live from my death bed? It’s a question I hope never to have to face, but one terminally ill cancer patient is planning to do just that. Kate Granger, who is a doctor from the UK, has even come up with a hashtag name #deathbedlive so followers can keep up to date with her tweets.
When asked if she was serious about the idea, she answered “Deadly”. Already long past her “expiry date” – she was told she had roughly 14 months to live shortly after being diagnosed in August 2011 – Kate has survived, perhaps, because of her dark humour. It’s infectious. When she asked her husband if it would be “fat to have another bun”, he replied, “Yes but you’re dying, darling, so does it matter?” Read her incredibly brave story on and let me know what you would do in the same tragic position. Until next week,