Veteran Neurologist Oliver Sacks has disclosed his diagnosis in an op-ed in
the New York Times titled "My Own Life."
The author of several books on brain conditions including "Awakenings" and "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and The Brain," said a rare eye tumor that left him blind in one eye nine years ago has metastasized and now occupies a third of his liver.
"It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me. I have to live in the richest, deepest, most productive way I can," Sacks wrote.
"I now reckon upon a speedy dissolution. I have suffered very little pain from my disorder; and what is more strange, have, notwithstanding the great decline of my person, never suffered a moment's abatement of my spirits. I possess the same ardour as ever in study, and the same gaiety in company," he says.