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Farrah’s Decision

farrah-fawcettAfter the release of Farrah’s Story last Friday, the blog and gossip world is alive with the questions – When Farrah was first diagnosed with anal cancer did she sign her death warrant when she refused chemo?  Did she put vanity over her health regarding her decisions to keep her signature locks and refusing surgery? Surgery would have left her with a colonoscopy bag. 

Maybe she did, and I will go on record stating that it was her decision to do so.  I’m sure that she knew what the risks were, but inadvertently thought that the outcome would be “different” for her..  That she would beat the odds.  Farrah will pay the ultimate price for her decisions…her life, but who’s to say the outcome would be any different if she made different decisions.  We can’t go through life second guessing ourselves, our first guesses at what to do are difficult enough.  I’m sure we all would do some things differently if given the chance.  I sincerely hope that the public doesn’t turn on Farrah at her time of need because of this. 

Having suffered from breast cancer myself, the choices you have to make can be very scary.  Oncologists push chemo at patients regardless of the consequences.  Their goal is to save a life regardless of the quality.  I have personally seen chemo treatments kill people in long drawn out ways.  Again this is a personal choice or quantity of life over quality of life.  I would never beseech anyone for making that decision.   I, myself, believe in quality of life over quantity, once again a personal decision.

The bigger questions here is why does society judge people on their appearances?  Getting a few gray hairs? No problem he’s some hair color.   Showing a few wrinkles? No problem here’s some botox.   Overweight? Take these pills.  A colonoscopy bag? No Way.   I’ve heard a few comments from women who say they would have made the exact decisions that Farah did.  Beauty at all cost.

We are interested in hearing your thoughts on this subject.  Click on “comments” below to leave your opinions.

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May 20, 2009 Posted by | Celebrity Gossip, Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments

Farrah's Decision

farrah-fawcettAfter the release of Farrah’s Story last Friday, the blog and gossip world is alive with the questions – When Farrah was first diagnosed with anal cancer did she sign her death warrant when she refused chemo?  Did she put vanity over her health regarding her decisions to keep her signature locks and refusing surgery? Surgery would have left her with a colonoscopy bag. 

Maybe she did, and I will go on record stating that it was her decision to do so.  I’m sure that she knew what the risks were, but inadvertently thought that the outcome would be “different” for her..  That she would beat the odds.  Farrah will pay the ultimate price for her decisions…her life, but who’s to say the outcome would be any different if she made different decisions.  We can’t go through life second guessing ourselves, our first guesses at what to do are difficult enough.  I’m sure we all would do some things differently if given the chance.  I sincerely hope that the public doesn’t turn on Farrah at her time of need because of this. 

Having suffered from breast cancer myself, the choices you have to make can be very scary.  Oncologists push chemo at patients regardless of the consequences.  Their goal is to save a life regardless of the quality.  I have personally seen chemo treatments kill people in long drawn out ways.  Again this is a personal choice or quantity of life over quality of life.  I would never beseech anyone for making that decision.   I, myself, believe in quality of life over quantity, once again a personal decision.

The bigger questions here is why does society judge people on their appearances?  Getting a few gray hairs? No problem he’s some hair color.   Showing a few wrinkles? No problem here’s some botox.   Overweight? Take these pills.  A colonoscopy bag? No Way.   I’ve heard a few comments from women who say they would have made the exact decisions that Farah did.  Beauty at all cost.

We are interested in hearing your thoughts on this subject.  Click on “comments” below to leave your opinions.

May 20, 2009 Posted by | Celebrity Gossip, Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments