a lot of it would be merely an educated guess. obviously. but it beats reading reams and reams of speculation by people who don't want to put their feet into it, so they try to be nice and supportive and blardy-blah-blah. i don't want nice!
i'll give you my first case, whom we shall call steve: operated last august for having turned oriental. they were going to slice out 60% of his liver, but after 8 hrs of rummaging in his gut, and having found him full of cancer they put a plastic stent in, stitched him up. the cancer strangled the stent in two days, was replaced by steel.
he's always been moody, paranoid, suspicious, but now he's totally wacko and hardly made any sense, just ranted and raved.
is it the cancer or is it the drugs, you think? would his moods mellow out?
...or is he done for - and i should just stay away?