I had chemo yesterday and feel better than I have for months! Two different cancer drugs. Next week another infusion and then three weeks off. And then another round. And so on, for as long as the tumor is shrinking and I'm feeling OK. My energy is back. I slept like a top last night!!?? Look at these meds. It took the whole team to figure out the ideal regimen. Note that some of the drugs are over the counter.
Palliative seems like the way to go. People are living for years with a "terminal" diagnosis. I'll take it. Can't praise the Kaiser crew highly enough! Hip hip hooray for managed care!!! Oh. And my co-pay for the chemo: $35.00.
Even looking at attending a writers' workshop with Tom Peek, designed for non-professional writers, bloggers, etc. It is good to know what some of the pitfalls are when doing this kind of writing. My particular luck was getting so much feedback in grad school on my writing, but there are always new things to learn.