72 - HOMESTRETCH

When your last remission comes to an end and you accept that there is no more treatment worth taking, you’re on the homestretch. There is little telling how long it will last - could be weeks or maybe months, unlikely to be days or years. You don’t have to have figured it all out; you just have to have admitted that you can’t.

“When it comes your time to die, be not like the folks whose hearts are filled with the fear of death so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their life over again in a different way. Sing your death song and live your life like a hero going home.” * Tacumseh, a Shawnee Chieftain in Legends of the Fall

When that dreaded day arrived for Tom and he had recovered from the immediate shock of its arrival he felt a sweet release; the burden to perform had vanished; there is nothing more he could do to lengthen his life, but much he could do to increase its value. And there will be much you can still do to make your life count when/if that day arrives.....See CANCER'S BELL LAP 

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