She doesn’t want to go for a scan. No one could convince her. We only hope, the cancer hasn’t relapsed!
In response to Akanksha’s Twenty word Tuesday prompt: Hope
It’s our story. My mom, a cancer survivor, does not want to get her regular bi-yearly scan done. She says, she has had a great life and doesn’t want more suffering. There can only be three options.
Cancer is not there
Cancer is there and it’s treatable
Cancer is there and only palliative care can be given
Her decision is that she doesn’t want to go through radiation and Chemo or surgery again. She doesn’t want to prolong the pain. Her responsibilities in this life are done, according to her. Her kids are well settled. So she will live well as long as she can and take life as it comes. So that’s the option 2. It’s her decision and she puts it forth so clearly, it’s emotional …. and we all have nothing to say.
Option 1; It could be all clear. Won’t you live more peacefully knowing this? we ask. Her answer is, she is at peace with herself and in total acceptance on the present condition of her body.
Option 3: She doesn’t want to live counting days
So! That’s it! Hope is all there is! “The chance of relapse is high at 5 to 7 years” the doc had said. It keeps coming back to me. Now all I do is work on myself to think positive! 😇