Worth The Risk

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The treatment was experimental, but his last hope.  They would fly to England and be there before the end of the year.  Oh, what a wonderful New Year it would be if this were to stop his cancer.

They had heard about the treatment through a group of other cancer patients on Facebook.  Someone from France had traveled there to try it and initial testing showed he was having success.  But others have not, and many have had severe side effects.  They knew it would never be approved in the United States at this rate, so they cashed in their life savings to try to save a life.

Six months later, he was not better, but the progress had stopped.  It proved to be sustaining, but had they started treatments too late?  He was already weak and could only do a fraction of what he used to be able to do.  But he was still alive and able to love his family; that to him was worth it all.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – experimental

Back In The Corner

I thought we were in love

I know I loved you

I knew that in less than a week

You were so good to me

The treatment you gave me

Made me feel special

For the first time in my life

I thought about the future

I thought I could be happy

Then it happened

You were leaving

I was taken by surprise

You seemed to leave

Out of the blue

And you made it look too easy

I was brokenhearted

And never quite the same

For in the back of my heart

It still beats for you

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – treatment