After reading the article about Sara, It was truly scary to think that someone that has always been healthy from the start when it came to eating right and maintaining their physical exercise was going through a terrifying cancer. Like any other patient, Sara did try her hardiest to fight cancer for her family and her beautiful child, and the fact that she still wanted to live. However, with all the heavy medication and multiple treatments, it still was not able to save Sara’s life. So what should medicine do when it can’t save your life?
Even though medicine was not able to save Sara’s life, it did prolong her life a little longer than without the medication. Sara would not have been able to make it through all those months if it were not for all those treatments that even though they failed, they had somewhat of a good effect on her, than having no treatment at all. If you think of it this way, the fluid in her lungs would have spread fast all over her body if it were not for the multiple treatments that Sara did. Also I think that even though medicine can’t save one’s life, it can although help ease the pain a patient is going through during the treatment and throughout their final days as well. For instance, in the end of Sara’s treatment during her final moments when she was in pain, they gave her pain medicine to help relieve the pain even though it would still not help treat the cancer or stop her from dying. During her last few hours Sara was extremely scared of not being able to accept death and having to let go of her life. However, she ended up “letting go”, and that’s when it made me realize why the title was called that and how death is a denying culture plays a role in our lives.