Tuesday, December 7, 2010

When the temporary becomes permanent

Perhaps the boil was a blessing in disguise. It forced me to skip a full cycle of chemo,which really brought home the level of misery the process imposed on my life. While it is still a challenging decision, and I hold no judgment against any who would maintain their repeating treatment, I've decided that for me taking a long term break is the best path. There is no clear evidence for or against maintaining the treatment, nor for breaking off it. But there is slightly better evidence that my life will be more fulfilling and simpler to manage without being chained to chemo. And yes, I know permanent is a very strong word. But there is strength in optimism.

Now if only that stupid boil would remember that it is supposed to be temporary....

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