Posted: Oct 25, 2016 8:48 am
by Agrippina
Macdoc wrote:

Aggie - send your friend the NYT article.

I hope you don't mind that I snipped it so my reply wouldn't be a wall of text with just a general response. I really don't know anything about cancer, just that it has killed a lot of people in my family, and that I've come to a point where if I'm diagnosed, I'll deal with it with the information given to me. I can't make up my mind about a possible illness, while I deal with what I already have.

My friend only reads Zulu, and she doesn't have enough knowledge of medicine to understand it if I gave her a translation, unfortunately.

As you say, brain cancer doesn't end well. Her husband is beyond any help, he's under hospice care at home now, they're just waiting it out. He's on pain meds, so he has pain but it's not beyond them, yet.