Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
When something is emotionally draining, it always helps to talk about it.
I tend to be close mouthed and stoic, and that's not always a good thing. It can lead to break downs, stressing out about mundane things, and health issues.
My family is very open and honest with each other, but my mother's decision to not seek further treatment completely rocked all of us. I was angry and weepy at first, but I really do see the logic. Why should her last years be filled with surgeries, painful recoveries, and no guarantees of success?
It's a double whammy for me as my father's lung cancer has also returned, and like my mother, he has refused any treatment. He'll be 89 this year, has survived quadruple bypass surgery, a stroke, as well as prostate and lung cancer surgeries over the years, so I have no say if he wants his last year or two to be peaceful.
And now y'all know much more about me than even some of my friends.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!