Life Expectancy, Part 3

Cancer doesn’t instantly and painlessly take you away…

… some number of years, months, weeks, days, hours, and minutes from now–something referred to so dispassionately as “life expectancy”.

Because between now and then, it’s going to be rough–no matter what path you take.

The disease itself will take its toll.

The treatments will take their toll.

Even every victory–no matter how small–will cost you something.

And even then, there are no guarantees of success.

And along the way you are always asking yourself: What exactly am I fighting for?

And so, “life expectancy” is measured not just by the number of days you have left, but by the quality and meaning of the days you have left.

continue… Life Expectancy, Part 4

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