December 29 – Defining Moment Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year. (Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice)
The scene: The oncologists office
The actors: My mom who has just heard that she needs to decide whether to continue chemo or stop treatment, my dad being the calm optimistic one, and me having an emotional breakdown.
Me: (screaming through tears at the doctor) She wasn't sick and old until she started your chemo treatments!
Doctor: She'd be dead by now if she hadn't had chemo.
Dead. That word stops me. Dead.
My mom is going to die?
My mom is going to die.