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  •  I have a friend with the same attitude, ecostar. (2+ / 0-)
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    liz dexic, SilentBrook

    Wish I had more of it.

    He was declared terminal (twice) with esophageal cancer, and has survived both declarations for 10 years, which is a virtual miracle.  He's been through every treatment - surgery, radiation, chemo and come through it every time.

    Because they thought he was going to die quickly, they didn't attach his stomach the way they would have had they thought he had a chance to survive long term, and he suffers a lot of pain as a result.

    His meds cause myriad side effects, including memory loss, which has caused him to OD more than once (I personally have taken him to the ER twice, virtually comatose each time).

    He finally had to go to an assisted living center, for no other reason than he needed someone to give him his medications on schedule.

    He doesn't hesitate to tell his doctors that he insists they relieve his pain, no matter what it takes.  He's fond of reminding me this is the 21st century, and he put up with all the crap he was going to in the 20th.

    I'll have what he's having, as they say in the movies.

    And who the hell is Grover Norquist???

    by ZedMont on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:22:38 AM PST

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