I hate cancer. I really do…not that anyone loves it I’m sure, but man am I ever sick of cancer. I just heard on the tv that Dana Reeves passed away from lung cancer. Just another life that cancer has sucked away from us. My prayers are with her son and family.
If you don’t know I work in the area of oncology and palliative care. It’s a hard but rewarding line of work. Lately I’ve noticed just how young our patients are. I tell you it is rare to see a patient over the age of 70. In this day and age of prevention sometimes you just can’t prevent cancer. Just like many of my patients Dana Reeves didn’t smoke, she lived a healthy lifestyle. So why?!
Let me say it again, cancer is evil. But ya know, we just keep on trudging along fighting an uphill battle against it. We do our best to make our patients’ last days painfree and comfortable – not just for them but for their families. That’s the reward of my job and that’s what keeps me coming back.