Posted by Tabitha on July 18, 2012, at 9:18:45
In reply to Re: I miss the good old days » Tabitha, posted by SLS on July 18, 2012, at 5:09:54
> I am feeling very sad, too.
> A friend of mine of age 80 went through a full course of chemotherapy for colon cancer. It was hell for her. I don't know what kept her going. I can't see myself doing that. I might have just let it go and take me. She is currently cancer-free. I'm praying for you, Tabatha.
> - Scott
Thank you Scott. I'm so sorry for your friend's ordeal. Chemo must be so much harder on the elderly. Glad it had a good outcome for her. Yeah if I was 80 it might be hard to imagine starting down this road but human will to live is a real thing. I am seeing elderly and frail people in a whole new light now. I think I kind of understand a bit more what keeps them going despite the breakdown of the body.
I never considered refusing treatment. I've heard second hand stories of women that did, and their ordeal sounds a lot worse than treatment.