“I am now so early into this new hell that I have no pain, although that is coming, surely, and no symptoms except moments of utter exhaustion and, in the past three months, a loss of 20 pounds. After decades of turning down desserts, candies, and pastries to control my weight, it now seems cruel to be pressured to eat more food for which I have less appetite. As my life nears the finish line, the list of things I’ll miss grows.” Jack Thomas in the Boston Globe: I just learned I only have months to live. This is what I want to say.