When doctors told 90-year-old Norma that she had a large, cancerous mass on her uterus just two days after her husband of 67 years had died, she decided she could either be down in the dumps or take the high road and choose happiness and adventure — and hit the road is just what she did.
Instead of choosing one of the cancer-battling options doctors proposed, like surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, Norma told them, “I’m 90 years old. I’m hitting the road.”So Norma, her son, her daughter-in-law and the couple’s poodle, Ringo, embarked on an RV trip across the U.S.
Her doctor was supportive of the decision.”As doctors we see what cancer treatment looks like every day,” the doctor told Norma’s family. “ICU, nursing homes, awful side effects and honestly, there is no guarantee she will survive the initial surgery to remove the mass. You are doing exactly what I would want to do in this situation.”
You can follow her exploits on her Facebook page, Driving Miss Norma