“In a way, the certainty of death was easier than this uncertain life.”
You might be surprised to learn that sentence was written by a doctor, a 36-year-old neurosurgeon, eight months after a diagnosis of widely metastatic cancer, in a New York Times Opinion piece.
He knew “widely metastatic” meant inoperable. He knew the statistics, and he knew statistics are numbers out of context: conventional medicine has no way to know what a statistic means for any particular person.
Which means all he knew was that he will die at some point, likely sooner than he had expected to nine months earlier…. Read More