Re: [MOL] Sylvia [02782] Medicine On Line


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Dearest Liz,
So, are you feeling better physically?
love Sylvia-Lizabeth's friend

Elizabeth Patterson wrote:
> 
> Hi Sylvia,
> Thanks for your response.
> I have been reading most of the posts but have only written a few replies
> because I have been over booked. Now my radiation treatments are over I may
> have energy to keep up better.
> 
> I read about your bike ride, however and I am impressed. I would have
> trouble making 5 miles, much less a hundred fifty. My goal is to get back
> to walking three miles a day and doing some stretching and arm movements.
> Keep up the good work.
> Liz
> 
> >Dearest liz,
> >I don't have any input regarding his book, but as a teacher of stress
> >management, i can certainly attest to research regarding the growth of cancer
> >cells and stress levels...losing anything that is important to you
> >(relationships, jobs, friends, lovers, etc) causes stress and we know that
> >sooooooo.....makes good sense to me.
> >love sylvia-Lizabeth's friend
> >
> >Elizabeth Patterson wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >> I think I learned something last night. I was reading from Bernie Seigel's
> >> Love Medicine & Miracles. I read the chapter on "Disease and the Mind" and
> >> in it he discusses the importance of emotional stress on one's tendency to
> >> get cancer. He cited statistics on the percentage of people with cancer who
> >> had suffered some kind of loss in their lives within the two years prior to
> >> the diagnosis, death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job. He talks of
> >> how the person's mode of dealing with the loss affects the body's
> >> vulnerability to illness, particularly cancer.
> >>
> >> One point he made is that people who hold it inside and don't vent and deal
> >> openly with their loss seem to be more vulnerable to illness. (So much for
> >> stocism). It made me wonder if the loss of a relationship which had been
> >> very important to me, about a year ago, had affected my body's ability to
> >> fend off the growth of cancer cells. I know the mind is very powerful and
> >> attitude affects wellness. What I wonder about is a comment he made about
> >> those who insist, "I'm fine" are frequently refusing to deal with their
> >> situation and that makes them more vulnerable to it. I will have to reread
> >> this chapter and give it more thought.
> >>
> >> If you have any input on his book and the thoughts he expresses in it, I
> >> would appreciate hearing them.
> >>
> >> Liz P.
> >>
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