How do we come to our decisions after diagnosis?

HOPE usually plays a part in the decision making process.

What if HOPE has already moved to the square where the hope is not so much about survival but about a peaceful, pain free end of life?

It’s so much harder to reach a decision of no treatment.  Does that mean we’ve lost all hope?  Will there be second guessing and guilt that deciding against chemotherapy or radiation was not fair to the patient?  OR…are we thinking of giving our loved one more quality time rather than quantity: more days doesn’t always mean better days.

Decisions, decisions

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