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! 😇

24 thoughts on “Hope

  1. One of my friend’s mom is in a similar situation. She doesn’t want very aggressive treatment and want to live peacefully the rest of her days. It’s tough for the family to not do anything, but the wishes should be respected

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      1. I can completely understand that. More than the disease, the treatment is difficult. Living with that is not easy. But with family’s support everything is possible.

        You are welcome Ru!❤

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  2. My mother died at her 58 (she got married at 18) she lived as liver patient for 25 years. My father says that is a great thing liver patients don’t live for this much long. It is her inner strength she managed normal life with that. Inner strength can do any miracle and many of your posts said how strong and clear your mother is she is an inspiring person I believe she will definitely handle this so well.

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    1. Oh so sorry to hear that.. but yes as your father said life expectancy is very less with liver patients. Such a strong lady ❤️

      True dear Subbashini.. my mother has amazing inner strength and we truly respect her choice. It gets emotional at times … we need to learn to be strong and take a day as it comes . Thank you so much for sharing this with me, means a lot to me ❤️


  3. Wow, she is a survivor! ❤️❤️❤️ And I totally agree her with the say.. Let her hope prevail and may she live peacefully. You should be a pillar of hope for her. Love and prayers ❤️❤️❤️

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  4. Ahh! I wish you and your loved ones all the strength and courage, HS, to go through this. It is a very trying situation and hope for the best for you and your mother.
    A brilliant tale, HS, thank you for sharing this with us, I am glad to have you writing along.
    (Sorry for the late reading, some deadlines got in the way.)
    Cheers 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Akanksha ❤️..
      thanks for the feedback and really no need to apologise 🥰🥰I’m having a huge backlog too these days .. I’m glad you are able to run this prompt amidst busy schedule 😊

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      1. I am really trying my best to not let go of this 😅 especially because of lovely writers who participate. I am glad that you could find time for this. 💕💕🙏 Thanks.

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