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Dear Martha:  Thank you for saying that.  Not all of us have the inner
strength necessary to battle this disease alone. I was feeling somewhat
foolish about touting all the lovely pills I was given during my treatment!
LOL  The helped me immensely, and like I told you before, I still take the
antidepressants.  I'm sort of a nervous Nellie, and they keep me "leveled
out."  My mom went through a serious clinical depression about four years
ago, and the doctors were considering shock treatment for her. Thank
goodness they didn't do it -- the very idea horrified me!  She came out of
it, and she's doing very well now.  I think it is a chemical, as well as an
emotional, or psychological, thing.  How are you feeling today, by the way?
Hope you get my message!  Love, Kathy
-----Original Message-----
From: mjt8 <mjt8@ix.netcom.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Cc: mjt8 <mjt8@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 10:24 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Questions


>Dear Cori,
>
>I used to think that way too--that taking pills was a sign that one did not
>have the inner strength, resources, faith, etc.  My mom was a psychiatric
>social worker and worked at one of the finest hospitals in the NY area.  I
>remember even talking to her  about shock treatment.  I think she had
>foolishly let me, my sister and a friend go see a movie called shock
>treatment; it scared the heck out of me.  I would always say, ma, how could
>that be good for anyone?  For some reason, I never mentioned the movie; she
>would have laughed.  But she would always say, sometimes it's just what
>someone needs.
>
>Well, getting away from the shock treatment, sometimes people need
>antidepressants for some period of their lives for biochemical reasons.
>Sometimes, and I suspect it's true for many on this list, they take them
>because they live, in what could only be compared to an almost constant
>state of post-traumatic shock.
>
>Sometimes, we get older and need a cane to walk up the hill towards home.
>What's important is not how we get home to our families and loved ones who
>need us, it's that we get there.
>
>I hope you don't take offense; because none is intended.
>
>Love and Hugs,
>
>Martha
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Joicy Becker-Richards <joicy@erols.com>
>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 6:45 AM
>Subject: Re: [MOL] Questions
>
>
>>Dear Cori, sounds like we share a lot in common, with the central thing
>>being a strong faith. In my own cancer journey, God has managed to bless
>>me in amazing ways, just as you mention. I look forward to some good
>>visits ahead! Love, joicy
>>
>>Stuart Scott Harth wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear Joicy - the feeling is mutual...thanks for the kind words....I feel
>extremely
>>> blessed, particularly when I read others' posts about depression and
>sadness and
>>> anger, because for some reason, God has truly blessed me with either the
>inner
>>> resources, or the strength or the faith to travel this cancering journey
>without
>>> needing pills...I can't begin to desribe to you why, nor do I attempt to
>analyze it -
>>> and it's not denial - just an inner peace which keeps my spirits high
and
>my attitude
>>> positive.  I thank Him every day for "recharging my batteries" so to
>speak....I love
>>> life. I thank Him humbly for the quality of life I continue to enjoy
>despite all the
>>> grim medical prognosis. And I thank Him even more for blessing me with
>the love that
>>> surrounds me wherever I turn - I know He lead me to the molers too - you
>are all such
>>> beautiful people and newbie that I am,  I feel blessed to be a part of
>this
>>> wonderful  group....Love. Cori.
>>>
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