One of the worse things I guess I have ever seen was a little old lady many years ago, in a nursing home
I worked at. That was way back in the mid 70's. I worked the midnight shift and made $2.01 an hour.
I don't know if it was because it was the 70's or because I was young, but It does not seem the word 'cancer'
was mentioned much.
Anyway, the little old lady was not much more than bones. I don't remember her age.
She had brain cancer and half her head was gone. I would help the nurse as she changed
the little old ladies bandages. I could actually peer into the inside of her head. It didn't just
shock me, it amazed me. How could this woman live with half her head gone? She did get
very strong pain meds and I do remember she was the only patient in the nursing home that
received a special pain med....I can't remember the name of it at this moment. The lady was
rather coherent in that she knew our names, what was going on, etc. Most the time she slept
because if she was awake, she was in pain, so on came the meds to knock her out again.
Not just me, but all of us use to pray that when we came into work the next night, we'd hear
that she had died. I think all of us prayed for her death.
Well you know, there is so much stuff today that was not here all that long ago and we don't
know how all this new stuff is going to impact our health. Look at me, I've been working online
for 15 years and a whole lot of that time was spent online many hours every day and some times
all day and all night!
IF I get a disease, I am going to sue 'Radio Shack' 'Dell' 'Gateway' 'Apple' ..... and more!