Wednesday, June 03, 2009


When I was little, I remember hearing how horrible cancer was, that it was an extremely painful way to die.

Now we have all these drugs, all these pain-killers, oral drugs, patches to put on the skin, and intravenous morphine. When you see the pain that cancer inflicts today, a person wonders what it must have been like 50 years ago to have cancer. When you see how bad it is now, it's hard to fathom how it used to be even worse.

1 comment:

  1. But people died quicker, too.

    And while that's sad and difficult, sometimes I wonder if it was also sometimes better.

    It's not easy either way.