The doctor tells him
“You’ve got a rare disease and you’ve only got 6 months to live,” the doc tells him.
The patient is incredulous and tells the doctor he’s going to get a second opinion.
He finds another doctor a few days later and after a battery of tests, this doctor gives him the same bad news.
Patient is in shock and asks if there’s anything he should do.
The doctor pauses a moment and says, “Can I give you some non-medical advice?”
“Sure, anything, Doc I’m desperate!”
“Do you have a girlfriend?” the doctor asks.
“Nope, been single for years,” says the patient.
“Well,” says the doctor, “I encourage you to find a girlfriend. Go shopping with her, listen to all of her complaints and problems, get involved with every thing she does and completely immerse yourself into her I mean, EVERY aspect of her you can.”
The patient perks up and is feeling hopeful.
“Will that extend my life?!”
“No,” says the doctor, “But it’ll be the longest darn 6 months you’ve ever had.”