Re: [MOL] inspiration [02488] Medicine On Line

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Re: [MOL] inspiration

Marty, thanks so much for reiterating so many things that are important to
survival.  Like you, I ate wrong and am just now starting to learn how to
eat, which by the way I am entertaining menu's, recipes and suggestions!  I
have always been a type A personality in the workplace and that didn't ease
when I opened my own business and once I did that I didn't have time to keep
many friendships that didn't evolve around the business.  After opening my
store I lived on fast food and snacks.   I didn't know God until 2 years
ago.  I have had quite a few toxins invading my life as well.  Now I want to
learn how to shed what is bad and be stronger and smarter about what is good
for me. I feel so blessed to have found this site, in fact I was sharing
this with the technician that did my PET scan (Jason) and I hope that he
joins in.  This forum is so important to me and all of the people are such a
blessing and it does my heart good to feel so much love and compassion for
all who are here.

I wish that all doctors would atleast ready some of the wonderful literature
that I am finding.  If my primary care provider had, I think I would have
started this whole thing with more hope.  Don't misunderstand my thoughts of
my primary care provider...she is very good, but I could have used a little
more positive launch.  I will tell her of some of the books the next time we
meet, as I think she will be seeing more cancer in others and then maybe she
will teach them hope too.

Marty, I am not computer literate enough to know how to get my husbands name
replaced with mine in this forum, but I would appreciate any help.  It is
important to me to use my name as I share with others here, afterall I am
the one who has cancer and plans to survive.  If you or anyone can tell me
how, I would really appreciate it.  Thanks so much!     ......Carla
-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Auslander <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, December 30, 1997 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] inspiration

>ken naehring wrote:
>> Barbara, Torie, Lisa, Marty and John... and everyone else.  I received
>> a book for Christmas called Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul.  As I
>> began reading the introduction I knew that I had to share a few
>> exerpts.
>> Intro pg. xix:  "When the idea of this book was born, it was about
>> suriving cancer, but as it took shape, we realized that it was really
>> a book about life.  In fact, eight million cancer survivors out there
>> have discovered things about life that most of the rest of us have not
>> yet learned."..........................
>> "At least once a day we sit back and say, "We are so lucky". Because
>> of this book we are not the same people we were."
>> into pg. xx:" Our priorities are clearer now.  We share our feelings
>> more openly, we take our vitamins and herbs more regularly, we eat
>> better, we meditate and do yaga more often, we pray with more
>> conviction and we love with more openness.  Our daily disciplines are
>> stronger, our co-dependent behaviors are weaker and our desires to
>> follow our own inner directives are stronger.  We laugh more often,
>> take more time for play, worry less about pleasing others and know
>> more clearly than ever that each day is a treasured gift to br lived
>> to the fullest."..................
>> "We thank all of you who have been challenged by cancer because your
>> struggles and insights have deepened our own understandings about
>> life, love and spirituality."
>> I found this uplifting and I hope that you do too.  God Bless you all.
>Dear Ken,
>The book probably should be read along with many other books that we
>recommend for initial reading when any experience or is touched in some
>way with a major disease. Thank you for sharing that with us.  It is so
>true, at least we feel that way. I just wish I could at times convince
>those poor souls that are first diagnosed or the caregivers that there
>is HOPE  so that the benefits derived from the disease comes earlier to
>them rather than later. This book actually should be read by all human
>beings who indulge and take for granted a little too much about life and
>its meaning. In our case, we ate the wrong things, we were in total
>toxic stress from work from our lifestyle, working, and our friends and
>friendships were limited.  The relationship we had with God was almost
>non-existant. I wonder even had we read that book while we were healthy,
>we would understand and make changes. I don't know. I only know that the
>book is profound and meaningful and as long as there are books like this
>and people like you to provide us with this glorious information of
>HOPE  and gratitude, then the world is a better place.
>God Bless YOu Ken and to all my friends. Stay well and be well.
>Marty Auslander
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