Re "Armstrong confesses without details" (Sports, Jan. 18): Where is the line separating "medical treatment" and "illegal performance enhancement"? Armstrong's surgery and chemo kept him in bike racing artificially -- dead men don't win races. Is this the basis for his unabashed claim that he doesn't feel like a cheater?
As a cancer survivor, I know the feeling, "I've cheated death, all bets are off!" But I've also learned that getting back on the bike, even becoming stronger than ever, is only half the battle. Those of us attempting to live strong, need other role models in healing the mind and spirit.
Though there may be a couple more acts to come in the fall of Lance Armstrong, he is well on his way to becoming a has-been. Maybe then Lance will find the time and motivation to do the really hard work of becoming a mature adult.
-- Denise Claeys, Sacramento