Monday, January 16, 2012
Quality of life
We stumble from doctor appointment to doctor appointment with lists of unanswered questions, looking for a cure. We eat bad hospital cafeteria food, and confirm we are safe at home while being weighed for the billionth time.
But we still need to have good quality of life. I mean that's one of the the most important things about being a patient. If we can't have a cure for cancer, we need to settle for good quality of life. What is quality of life? I think it includes things like taking time to smell the roses, going to the beach, enjoying a meal, and sharing a laugh. It does not include nausea, needle pokes, medical bills, and signed releases to relieve the hospital blame in case of accidental death.