I usually claim bragging rights to watching the entire series of LOST in 12 days. Most people don't believe me. Almost everyone asks me "how?" and then they call me freak.
It was around the tail end of Arieson's treatments after relapsing, about a month before he passed away. He had gone through MIBG Therapy (which was the absolute worst), and he was at a stage in his treatment where all we had to do now was make sure he was in no pain. The monster had taken over. I remember that time in my life so vividly - I started to retreat from everyone, and I preferred being alone most of the time. The internet and TV started becoming my best friends because it meant that I didn't have to talk to anyone or deal with anything. There were so many ads and commercials out about the season finale of LOST, and I remember a few people telling me how good of a show it's been. So I was browsing Netflix one night, and saw that the entire series of LOST was streaming. This was a week before the season finale. Desperate to look for ways to get my mind off cancer, I gave myself the insane challenge of attempting to catch up on the entire series in time for the season finale. In case you're wondering - no, I didn't sleep! I managed to stay up and watch the episodes with little naps in between. Arieson wasn't doing too well with his condition either and at this point in his life, so I found it as another way to stay up spend the little time I had with him.
I obviously wasn't able to catch up on the series in one week in time for the finale, but I'd say I did pretty good being 5 days late. Those 12 days were the most memorable distraction to date. It got my mind off cancer and everything that comes with it. I might have lost a lot of sleep, but it was totally worth it! And now I get to brag about it to anyone who brings up the show.