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Quality vs. Quantity

My meeting with the hospice nurse is this morning. I should be meeting with the physical therapist soon, too.

It's actually sort of amazing how many people get involved in trying to make us better. Or at least feel better, even if it's just for a short time.

I'm even meeting with an acupuncturist. To be honest, that makes me a little nervous. She'll have to be careful not to put the needles anywhere near where the surgery was done.

Will any of this cure me? Make the cancer go away? NO. But it may lessen the amount of pain I feel.

This all brings us back to the first issue that most cancer patients face. Quality of life vs. Quantity.

I would gladly trade quantity for quality. A little less pain, a little bit of "normalcy." That all sounds pretty good right now.

But talk is cheap. It's easy to say, you'd make that trade, until you actually had to. That's one of the ways that cancer is so cruel.

No choice is easy. No decision is obvious. It's all hard, every step of the way.

All you can do is make the best decision you can, and then move forward. It doesn't do any good to second-guess yourself.

Like I said, it's a cruel disease.