My Prostate Cancer, Part 11

Now I really look like a cancer patient…

But losing your hair is not just about appearances. The worst part of the hair loss was, for me, losing the hair in my nose—those unappreciated whiskers that keep out the pollen, dust, and microbes.

And so your nose and sinus cavities bleed. They stay dry and raw 24/7.

Oh well. You shrug it off as just another “small” price you must pay.

But there are so many other “small” prices you must pay—the pain, fatigue, nausea, lost appetite, malaise, loss of energy, loss of strength, the neuropathy—not to mention the opportunity costs of so much life unlived while you are fighting.

What equation shall one use to trade quality of life for quantity of life?

continue… My Prostate Cancer, Part 12

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