Till death do us part…
How do those words fit into real life? How do they fit into cancer world? If you uttered those exact words, and lost the one you swore to be the love of your life, is there another one out there for you?
It’s like precision medicine these days. Each person’s illness is unique; so their meds and treatment need to be suited to them. It’s personal. It’s individualized medicine and it’s much more effective than the old way when it was one plan for everyone.
So I guess we all have to decide for ourselves, what works best now that our world has been turned from two to one. We have to decide how long it should be before we even open up our hearts and allow another person a peek inside.
It probably depends on how involved we were in the care of the one we lost. It depends on what the relationship was before the diagnosis. And it depends on how we handle being a one instead of a two. Is one half of the closet empty now, or does that dress or shirt still bring back special memories?
Till death do us part…..