- I am tired of my friends and family dying from this disease.
- I am tired of cat scans and bone scans.
- I am tired of treatments that cost tens of thousands for a few months.
- I am tired of clinging to hope that for me is month to month.
- I am tired of looking to the horizon for the next treatment that will give me a few more months.
- The hope that things might reverse with my cancer's growth.
- Hope that my high climbing and fast moving PSA will either slow down or reverse before any metastasis show up.
- Hoping I don't have bladder cancer or pancreatic cancer.
- Hope that I can endure another 24 hours of pain.
- Hope that my wife and family never give up on me.
- Hope that I can stay strong enough to keep fighting.
“Even dying needs to be embraced, it's a natural process in all living things. There is never any fairness in dying, so that rule shouldn't be applied. I find, that by accepting death, and even embracing it, makes it easier to accept.
“I don't hope I will live forever, but I do hope I can die a painless death with dignity. It bothers me when I read things like "we will all beat this thing", etc. We will not all beat death from PC. If we hang around HealingWell long enough, there will be names here that didn't make it. But that shouldn't bother or scare anyone, that is again part of the natural course of events. PC still kills nearly 30,000 men a year in this country alone, despite treatments, courage, and fighting the good fight until the end. Unless a cure is found, this pattern will continue over and over and over again.
“Never give up on hope; the opposite of hope, is hopelessness.” (David)
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases.”