So, it takes a strong person to say enough’s enough. That’s what senator John McCain did today in his battle with brain cancer. No more chemo, no more radiation, no more medical. I’m sure he’s not throwing in the towel completely, not many honestly do. He’ll keep on fighting his own way. He sited age as a factor in his decision. The docs probably told him where things stand, and he decided to 86 the medical. He knows the ramifications of his decision, ran it by his fam, and though, they probably’re sad in knowing the end game, they respect his wishes.
Given that, this isn’t assisted suicide, which I’ve talked about. This is a conscious choice to let the cards fall wherever they fall. Sure, I think there’s always hope. Even though I knew the end game for Noe and, I pretty much figured the end game for Joey, my brother, when he went into the coma, I hoped. I was very much the optimist, then. I guess, now, I’m a cynical optimist…if that makes sense. I hope for the best in people and myself even if I know the cards aren’t in the favor.
I don’t know if I’d have the balls to make that call if I was in his shoes. I wish him well.
Be good to each other.
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