This is NOT a reason to choose Medical Aid in Dying. You haven’t run out of options. I STRONGLY suggest talking to someone and working on your #Mentalhealth

*I am NOT making light of this tweet*

I was in the same headspace not too long ago. Please read this @LibbyMbc
Following the deaths of VERY close #MBC friends, coupled with the pandemic, I felt the same way you do now. I was deeply depressed. My #palliativecare team had me speak with a therapist who specializes in people w Cancer.

Mind you I was already on an antidepressant....
I gave her every reason I rationalized why giving up was the answer. My son was old enough -he didn’t “need me” I would end up a burden. My parents are older- It would be easier if I wasn’t “a problem” My husband would be happier w/o me. At the time these were VALID in my head
The virtual appointments helped after some time. She gave me some “homework” that helped me see it wasn’t so bleak. I also started another medication that REALLY helped

OMG did it help

I realized there is still SO much to see and do. THIS is what cancer does. It’s a #MindFuck
I can promise you - no one will sign off on what you think you want now. It’s not time.

What it IS time for you to do is have a serious conversation with a therapist & perhaps begin medication (tweak it if you already are). There is NO SHAME in asking for help. NONE
When the state of your mental health improves you’ll realize like I did that you need to capitalize on ALL the time you have before you. Make memories with your child, your family. NOW IS THE TIME and you won’t get it back. Don’t regret a second.

I know you can do it. 💙
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