Cancer impacts on everybody in different ways
We hear that sentence every time we go to the doctor. It’s the answer to most questions I ask.
What are the most frequent side effects of this treatment? Everybody’s different.
Can’t you tell me how long most people stay on this treatment? Everybody’s different.
Which treatments work best? Everybody’s different.
If someone enters the same limbo world as me, how long do they stay there? Everybody’s different.
How long do most people live? Everybody’s different.
I do understand that EVERYBODY’S different, but aren’t there some generalities? Similarities? Most-often case scenarios? Seriously, how hard would it be to provide some guidelines or ideas of what I can expect?
Maybe other patients don’t keep asking these questions. Maybe I’m seeking answers to questions no one can answer. Maybe I’m driving doctors crazy asking for answers they don’t know.
I know people have different needs for knowledge about their disease and treatment so……I guess that’s just another example of how everybody’s different. ARG!