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[MOL] Re: adenostage 4/freefalling/Cori



Thank you for the compliment, but the credit for the inspiration goes to God
and the wonderful hearts that I am privileged to share with here.  I too am
looking forward to getting to know you...  You have a wonderful attitude and
seem very open to share your heart... God Bless you, Carla
-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Scott Harth <charth@bellsouth.net>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999 8:40 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] adenocarcinoma stage 4/freefalling


>Carla: you must be a very special person...You put it beautifully.  Thanks
for a
>very inspiring letter. Love. Cori.
>
>Carla wrote:
>
>> First of all, there is no protocol for the mol-cancer forum, so relax and
>> know that this is a bulletin board that is full of wonderful people just
>> like you and your husband, who are on the cancering journey..
>>
>> I am a cancer surivor of 15 months, adenocarcinoma, stage IIb.  They
removed
>> my right lung, but they filled the gap with spirit.  The spirit of one
who
>> wants to live and works hard at it.  It is the most important job that I
>> have ever had.
>>
>> You have had others tell you that doctors are not God and they are not..
I
>> am sorry to hear that your husbands doctor is not providing the key
>> ingredient to life and that is hope.  None of us has any guarantees that
we
>> will live tomorrow, cancer or not, but we all must have hope and faith
that
>> we will.  When you do that is living the cancering journey as a cancering
>> survivor.
>>
>> There is a book that I strongly urge you to go get today and/or tomorrow,
>> and that is by Greg Anderson "Fifty Essential Things to Do When The
Doctor
>> Says It is Cancer".. This will give you and your husband a very clear
>> concise roadmap to surviving.  Greg had lung cancer and was sent home to
>> "die"..  He is still very much alive....  There are other books that I
can
>> recommend to you, but this is the most critical for the place that you
are
>> at..
>>
>> There is not one person alive on earth that can do more today, than to
live
>> their live the best they can..  There is not one person who can guarantee
>> that they will be alive tomorrow..  Today, there are people who will be
>> killed in car accidents, shootings, fires.. etc.  Do you know what
separates
>> them from those of us with a disease?  We know that we have another
chance
>> to live today better.  To love more, to give more, to make changes and to
>> try to make a difference.  We can work towards survival and those who are
>> taken so quickly, without notice may just have left without ever doing
what
>> they would like to have done and would have done... if they had only
known
>> what we know. Today is the one day that we can rely on.. this minute and
in
>> this minute is eternity.
>>
>> Please know that doctors have been wrong.  Please know that there have
been
>> exceptional patients that failed to meet the time frames given to their
>> lives.  Please know that with hope you have a wonderful chance to live
and
>> without it, you will surely die.
>>
>> When statistics are given they are associated with 100 people.. So if the
>> statistics quoted are 99% chance of not living over a specified time
>> frame...  that actually means that one out of 100 will... I chose and now
>> choose to be the one who will..  There are also miracles.. there are
people
>> who survive in spite of the medical sentences that are given to them...
Now,
>> to me that means that our lives are ultimately in God's hand and if he is
>> not ready for us, then we will not be called.. no matter what the
>> statistics..
>>
>> I know that your heart is in your throat right now and that the world
>> doesn't seem real...  It seems as if your husband was so shocked that he
>> hasn't found his heart yet and that is why he is accepting this sort of
>> diagnosis at all...  Fear is the first part of the journey..  Freefalling
is
>> the second part, but while you are freefalling, you need to make a quick
>> decision... do you want to open the parachute or not..
>>
>> I pray that you both are able to open the parachute and live the lives of
>> cancering survivors.  I pray that you both will lift your hearts to God
and
>> empty your fears and pain to him.  Go to the mirror and ask yourselves
>> whether or not you're going to open the chute...I pray your answer is
yes..
>> There is nothing worse than feeling victimized by this disease.. That is
>> debilitating...  Know that if you make these attitude adjustments and
fill
>> with hope.. there is no telling what good things may befall you.  Know
that
>> the very worse thing would be that you found a whole new world in each
and
>> everyday that you were cancering survivors on the cancering journey...
>>
>> I wish you had signed your name...Know that I am sending a hug to you
both
>> and if I can help, please call on me.. There are many other wonderful
people
>> here who will want to help too.. May God Bless you, comfort you and guide
>> you with his infinite wisdom.. Carla
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Kismuso@AOL.COM <Kismuso@AOL.COM>
>> To: mol-cancer@meds.com <mol-cancer@meds.com>
>> Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999 10:28 AM
>> Subject: [MOL] adenocarcinoma stage 4
>>
>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >Please forgive me if I am not following the protocol.
>> >
>> >I am a wife whose husband was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, stage 4,
with
>> two
>> >tumors spread into the brain, two weeks ago.  The news was like the
>> guillotine
>> >falling on my neck and I am very confused. My husband seems to take it
>> easy.
>> >He had submitted himself to his oncologist and that's it. I feel like we
>> >should be doing more especially since the oncologist told me that she
does
>> not
>> >think that my husband "will make it".  Any survivors out there and any
>> advice
>> >from anybody? I am so scared. We have three little children and I am
scared
>> >for them. Thank you. I do not know if I need to sign my name. Please
send
>> me a
>> >reply
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