“My work here is done”
I can’t express enough how sad I am at hearing the news that Ron Smith is stopping chemotherapy and opting for home palliative care
I am no longer on chemotherapy. After consultations it was determined that was a futile way to go. And therefore I have ceased, that there won’t be a second round of chemotherapy instead what we are doing is palliative care that that will result down the road in home hospice care.So the idea of some miracle with a stage 4 pancreatic cancer, well there isn’t going to be any miracle. And this is a decision that was reached and agreed upon among everyone concernedIt is the best thing under the circumstances and I’m okay with it. There is no way of predicting how long I’m going to be functioning so we’re sort of playing it by ear from this time forward.I’ll be on the air as long as I can.
The country is torn asunder between those who perceive a profound decline and those who believe passionately that there is no decline at all, but rather the beginnings of a march into a progressive utopia. That all previous utopian schemes have failed utterly is ignored.What is a mere individual to do? Live as sane and decent a life as you can, love your family and friends and understand that everybody is in this together.My work here is done.