This friend of mine had felt unwell for months, so he decided to see his doctor. The doctor examined him and referred him to the hospital to see various specialists. After a couple of weeks, all the test results came through, so my friend returned to see his doctor.
“I’m very sorry”, said the doctor. “I’m afraid I have bad news and worse news.”
“Tell me the worst.”
“I’ll be honest, you have cancer, you’ll be dead in three months.”
“Shit!” said my friend. “What on earth is the bad news?”
“You also have Alzheimer’s Disease.”
“Alzheimer’s? Oh well, at least I don’t have cancer.”