You can choose something statistically unlikely but horrific – like hepatocellular carcinoma, or ebola, or Creutzfeld-Jacob’s disease – or you could choose something common with awful consequences, like diabetes or a CVA.
Whatever you choose, you are 100% guaranteed to never get it. Everything else, your odds stay exactly the same as they were before.
Sometimes I think I’d choose diabetes, but today I think I’d choose gastric cancer. Even though there’s next to no chance I’d get it – the symptoms are non-specific, I eat all the terrible foods you’re supposed to avoid, and the 5-year survival rate sucks.
It would just be nice to get it off the table, possibility-wise.
How about you?