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Friday, March 17, 2006

Stupid people

A 38 year old gentleman has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer of the bowel which has spread to the liver. A week ago, he was playing tennis with his children and swimming laps in the local pool. The surgeons have told him that the cancer is not operable - and since he is otherwise feeling well, he has been sent home.

He comes into hospital because his liver is beginning to give him problems and he is now swollen with fluid and looking very unwell. The anaesthetist comes to assess him, and he responds well to aggressive treatment...but the anaesthetist decides that he is unsuitable for the high dependancy unit.

I don't care what anyone says. A diagnosis of cancer is not an instant death sentence. Just because somebody has been diagnosed with cancer is not a good reason for me to dust my hands off and say "well, he's going to die anyway so what's the point?".


Blogger Geno said...

My wife was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to her brain just before Christmas 2005. Thank God there are wonderful caring people like you that realize that there is some very good time left for her. We had the best Christmas and have grown so much closer dealing with this cancer. We have encountered those professionals who must be thinking why bother, and those people suck. The great people are those who do not run but instead face their fears and help. People like you make a difference. Keep up the good work.

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