Is It Worth Enduring Discomfort to Extend Life a Tiny Bit?
Sometimes it is. A very drastic diet (the only treatment then known for juvenile diabetes) enabled Elizabeth Hughes to extend her life just long enough to be treated with insulin.
Maybe printing out her story and taping it to the refrigerator will help me to continue to lose weight. (I've already lost more than Ms. Hughes's body weight at minimum.)
One last point: Sometimes it is worth delaying that last train.