This story from CNN asks what would you do if you won $500 million dollars. That’s the amount a single person could go home with in a multi-state lottery.
Maybe this thought can give you a perspective on what it’s like to deal with cancer. If we won $500 million dollars, I’d ask how much I’d have to spend to cure Carole once and for all, and to whom I have to write the check. I’m afraid there is no answer to that question, regardless of the amount of money won. The cure for cancer cannot be bought today. Someday it will, but not today.
Survival is priceless. I would give every penny of $500 million to anyone who could remove cancer, pain, and worry from my wife, and I would consider it a bargain.
I’d even throw in a tip.
The lottery we are involved with is whether the chemo will work, and for how long. It’s a ticket you cannot buy, but we were the lucky winners in some genetic lottery, so we get to play. As a spouse care giver, you have the bonus of watching poison drip slowly into the love of your life.
Lucky, lucky us.
PS When we beat this crap, we’ll feel luckier and stronger than any lottery winner. Some things are worth more than money.Tweet