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Cancer

If you have cancer.

If you had cancer.

If you know someone with cancer.

If you want to talk about cancer.

We won't pray.  We won't blame gods.  We won't give credit to gods.  

We face the diagnosis and know, it is what it is.  

To the extent that we can, we will define our own course.

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Cancer

Cancer changes lives.

We have to deal with medical profession.

We have to deal with medications.

We have to deal with new discomfort and pain.

We have to create dignity, where there is indignity.

We have to deal with family members, friends, coworkers, and strangers, in a changed way.

We resolve to go forward with strength, resilience, purpose, pride, and integrity.

We define ourselves. Cancer does not define us.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 12:27pm

Kent, I am very sorry to learn of your mother's cancers and difficulties. Cancer is a family disease, as she suffered, those who love her suffered as well. 

It is people such as yourself that the prevention and treatment of cancer research and progress needs. There is so much to do, so many people in physical and emotional pain. Clearly you feel deeply about the ravages of cancer and can give voice to the public who want to help and don't know how. 

When ever I read or hear, "I'll pray for you!" I always respond with encouragement to get regular check ups, to join a cancer awareness group, or raise money for cancer research, or volunteer at a local cancer treatment center, or provide rides for cancer patients to and from their many, many doctors' visits. 

Praying may make the person feel better, but the issue isn't about them, it is about the patient and the cancer. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2014 at 12:18pm

Chris, I am not sure what you meant by "In the meantime I make a mess of this group, I should keep subjects neatly apart. Sorry, Daniel!"

If you mean you feel should not share your experiences, I heartily disagree, Freedom comes through finding a safe place to express yourself, in a non-judgmental, non-critical place, and by doing so you are empowered to clear the old story and create a new and wonderful story that rings with your true nature. Your kind nature is there always, from your very beginning, but things happen to put in scars, painful memories, and defense mechanisms that keep you from flourishing.

We bear witness to the flowering of Christ Breman! 

 

Comment by booklover on February 7, 2014 at 11:04am
Happy to report that my brother-in-law got the all - clear regarding the malignant growth on is back. They got it all, and it hadn't spread. I guess they're going to check again in 3 months just to make sure, but the news was great!
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 6, 2014 at 9:00am
Kent my dad also had lymphoma. At the same time, he also had bladder and prostate cancers. He had a rough time at the end.

Thanks for joining. There is incredible progress now. Science is amazing. The challenges are still daunting. Its good to have a place to talk about it.
Comment by booklover on February 6, 2014 at 8:43am

I'm sorry Kent. 

Dr. Meaden, that's so nice.  Such good people here.

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on February 6, 2014 at 6:29am

Dear Kent, I am so sorry to hear of this. I join you and Chris and Booklover and everyone in a mighty group hug. Terry

Comment by kent l thompson on February 6, 2014 at 2:52am

My mother died from lymphoma.......a horrible cancer for it changes characteristics as attempts to get to it are made. It moves from organ to organ to organ slowly and painfully taking the patient all levels of hell....cancer is such a scary thing. Children are born dying with it.......so sad.......great group.....great topic!

Comment by Plinius on February 6, 2014 at 12:45am

Thanks for your words, Mindy and Joan! And I know how my parents became so cold; they were f***ed up by xtianity. Always talking how they were blessed with children, and very unhappy with the blessings. They blamed their children for living.

In the meantime I make a mess of this group, I should keep subjects neatly apart. Sorry, Daniel!

Comment by booklover on February 5, 2014 at 2:41pm
What Joan said! And I'm glad too that we found a wonderful group of friends here! I'll join in the group hug! {{{{{{}}}}}}
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2014 at 2:32pm

Oh Chris! I am so very sorry. Your sweet character, loving and compassionate ways give off so much warmth and love.

How could parents be so cold? I wonder, they grew up in horrible times and must have endured a lot in their youth. They had only survival instincts and none of the loving and nourishing that one needs. This is the cost of war and it goes for generations. 

I am glad you were able to cry and feel and express your feelings. What a terrible block you had keeping you from flourishing. 

Well, you flourish now in these pages and with your comments. You offer many insights blind to many of us, and you have such empathy for others.

You evolved, like a flower grows out of rubble, blossoming into all your glory. The blossom came from inside you. I stand in awe. 

 

 

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