A wonderful life


Many years ago, when our children were young and we moved into our current home, we were invited to a number of neighborhood parties to meet the other families. After being introduced to the guests, we’d start to get to know each other and the inevitable question would come up, “So, what do you do?” When it was my turn to answer the question, I would reply, “I am an oncologist,” and the responses would always be the same: “That must be so hard!” Initially, I responded, “No, it’s great! I love what I do,” but after a few too many strange looks from the other parents, I decided to go along and give the reply they were expecting, “Yes, it’s very hard.” But is it?

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