Patients react differently to appraisals of their medical conditions, wrote UTMB Dr. Michael Warren in his It’s Your Health column. Some aren’t comfortable with uncertainty and want to know the unvarnished truth. “If the disease is life-threatening, with a predictably poor outcome, I share this information with the patient. And I offer some suggestions: Live one day at a time, as if each is your last, and enjoy each waking hour … .”