"The patient made a choice "to be" at whatever cost.."
Conditioning........Any little hope will do
One of my girls wrote on a playing card, the 2 of hearts, "To be or not to be, is that a question?"
It is One of my treasured little things.
In the end, what decisions, what choices would any of us make to hang onto this life, counterfeit or not. We all of us hope to go quietly in our sleep after living a long and fruitful life. So very few are so privileged.
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