My reply has always been and will always be -- Yes -- I don't want family and friends to be shocked to find me dead, it's far better they are prepared in my opinion.
And to this end I know the approximate year of my death -- 2020, how ironic the date is usually accepted as perfect vision and I have a perfect vision of my demise -- to answer your question, how can I be so sure?
Researching my conditions and the various treatments available, I found out that the heart operation I need has a 75% success rate and the longevity of the patient is seven years from the operation, from there it was Maths 101. It is 2013 and add 7 to this year and you get 2020.
There is a slight chance I can push the odds a little, but 7 years is the best chance.
While I have been no saint, I want people to remember me as being kind and helpful whenever I could be.
There are a few things I would like to see happen before I meet the angels:-
A ten sales month for my e-books.
A book to pass Holding Richmond as my best seller.
I would have liked to have seen a book of mine on a shop shelf, that might happen but it's doubtful.