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The last few days Mary has been feeling good. I love her completely. Her hair is falling out in large chunks now, so tonight or tomorrow we will be shaving it off. For the kids, this will make it very real. Mary, is such a strong person, her personality has not changed one bit. She is so upbeat and positive. She has this.
The mental picture, the emotional tattoo that this will engrave on me will push me through the training, and the ride itself. Not only for this year, but for the years to come. How horrible this disease is. There has to be better ways to treat it. For Mary, the pain was being caused by the tumor on her spine. She was not feeling ill at all. We would have never known that she had cancer if not for the pain she felt. How can we be silent, as silent as cancer, about the treatments for this disease, that cause so much pain and suffering, many times even more than the cancer itself? How can we simply stand by and accept this as the way it is? There has to be more humane ways to save our loved ones from suffering through to survive. Cancer comes in so many variations, and for so many different reasons. I hope that one day we find a cure for all of cancers and that is what I ride for, but the reality is that we will probably find better ways to treat it first. This is where we, the general public, come in. Yes the drug companies will take the research and patent it. Yes the system is broken that way. But, but, we MUST find better treatments, and one day a cure. For the sake of humanity, we must.
by Darwin Ost on Mon, Oct 21, 2019 @ 7:29 AM