I gave up reading it - brings back too many bad memories. I watched my father die of cancer and a few years later I took care of my mother at home while she was dying of cancer with very little help from any one. The last month was absolutely unbelievable.
I applaud the story line because it is showing a good bit of what actually happens. Way too many people do not understand or do not want to understand the process. The only way it would be more realistic would be if you added in for several months the fact that many in the medical community don’t want to treat treatable conditions when the person mentions they have cancer, that some cancer specialists only want to deal with those who are likely to survive so that when it becomes apparent that the person is going to die they won’t take your calls, won’t offer any suggestions or help, or even tell you themselves - pawning you off to their p.a. Let’s not forget the downright insulting/demeaning way some of them speak to their patients or claim they can’t understand why a person has nausea and tells them it’s acid reflux. To be truly realistic, Les would have to be jumping up and down to get the doctors, nurses, or anyone to listen to him explain what Lisa is going through.
On the other hand, there’s something nice about have a comic strip that lives up to what they used to be called - the funnies. I have enough of real life with its joys and sadness every day. I’d prefer to laugh when I read a “comic” strip.