When the doctor gets down to deciding what treatment best matches your cancer, it’s safe to assume he’s starting with the strongest, most successful treatment available.

Speaking from experience, in our house, that first-line treatment worked for quite a while.  They even added a drug, after research showed some remarkable success against Leroy’s aggressive colon cancer.  And we watched the tumors shrink for a little while.

Then, depending on how you look at it, the chemo stopped working or the cancer got mean and life got harder.

But, under this roof, the one thing that never changed from the first day to the last was our tight-fisted grasp around hope.  The kind of hope we held onto changed as the cancer advanced, but we still held on tightly.

Anyone going through this struggle has got to remember, there’s always hope.

 

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