The future

What do you think we will see in the future with medicine? We seem to be making advances everyday. To me, that is a great thing. The further we advance, the better we can treat.

I have been a nurse now for eight years and just in this amount of time I have seen medications be introduced and then recalled for some side effect they weren’t anticipating. We now have a cure, a cure for hepatitis C! How wonderful is that? I have seen advances in procedures. I have been trained on new medical equipment because what we were using was considered obsolete. I can only imagine the changes nurses that have been working for decades have witnessed. I would love to just sit and listen to some of those stories!

Of all the advances there is one that I am waiting for most of all: a cure for cancer. I lost my mother and my grand-mother to cancer. I talk to patients all day that are here to get scans to check if their cancer has come back or spread. It is personal to me. I want cancer gone. I don’t want to see another child with a brain tumor. I don’t want to see another woman with breast cancer. I don’t want to see another man with prostate cancer. I wish cancer could get cancer and die.

I have this naïve little hope that in the next ten years or so someone, somewhere, is going to be the one to achieve that break through. I have this hope that I will turn on the news and hear the broadcaster say “scientists have finally found a cure for cancer!”. I keep hoping that the cure will happen in my lifetime.  I am only 35, I hopefully have plenty of years left in me. Come on scientist, do this favor for me ok?!

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3 thoughts on “The future

  1. Sorry I’m going to spam you! I’m catching up on your recent posts 🙈 I’ve not had a chance over December.
    I’m in the same boat as you with the Cancer, it needs to be gone. My family were taken too damn young! But they were lucky to survive until their 50’s at least. There will be a cure in our life time I think. It’s already there I think! 🤔
    I have an interesting book about a man who cured cancer with apricots seeds, which I need to read still. It’s on my list 🙂

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      1. I’m en route NYC right now 🙈 but when I’m back Friday I’ll let you know. I’ve completely forgot the title! It’s something like ‘Cancer – the untold truth’ or something! I’ve tried googling it but can’t find it.

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