I was thinking about Farrah Fawcett's death. So many people have said how she was so brave to fight until the end. I have an aunt who had liver cancer and fought with every ounce of strength to survive. I also know a man who has an abdominal tumor, he has chosen not to fight it.
So faced with a disease like cancer that has a very, very poor probability of cure, which is braver; to fight for your life even if it means going overseas and trying every possible cure, or to die with dignity, to not fight and enjoy a quality end of life?
Answer by NovemberLove at 11:23 AM on Jun. 27, 2009
Answer by Steff107 at 9:54 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Answer by Aasiyah at 9:56 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 9:57 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
I think both choices take a tremendous amount of courage. To desicively make a choice like that requires essentially to be able to accept the unacceptable. People who decide to fight are also sometimes paving the way for those in the future by undergoing experimental treatments that may potentially save lives. Those who choose not to fight but, to face the inevitable are doing what is best for themselves (&/or thier families) inspite of what anyone else thinks. To welcome your own death is inspiring to me. I think both desicions are a testament to how the person lived thier life and the high regard they hold thier life in. They are both brave in my book.
Answer by BubbaLuva at 9:58 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Answer by gmasboy at 10:31 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Answer by NickyJamesMom at 10:44 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
OP here- Good answers....I'm not trying to judge either decision...no way. I guess maybe my thought was that sometimes those who decide to fight might do so because of the fear of death. I guess I'm basing that on my Aunt.
How about the rest of you? I am loving this discussion.
Answer by teamquinn at 11:22 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Answer by PA-PAGrandma at 11:35 PM on Jun. 26, 2009
Answer by moki1984 at 11:47 PM on Jun. 26, 2009