The Least of Your Worries

If you have end-stage cancer, and it’s incurable with whole body involvement, you’re in pain and don’t realistically have much time left, one would think it is time to consider hospice, palliative care or using medications like opiates to help you live out the rest of your days in some semblance of comfort.  Declining medications to quell the pain as you are worried about addiction is, in the light of everything else, seems kind of silly.  Worrying about being addicted to opiates is really the least of your worries.

Your cancer is going to kill you before you become “hooked.”  Yes, addiction is a scary thought, but I would think living out what little time I had left in excruciating agony to be a far worse fate.

But that’s just me…


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