Re: [MOL] Questions/Martha and Kathy [02625] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Questions/Martha and Kathy



Correctomundo.. to coin a Fonzie phrase!!  :-)  We should all take whatever
helps in this cancering journey..  The strength of a person truly comes out
when they listen to themselves and do what is right for them...  So many
people are running around in search of the truth that exists right in their
own hearts.. if they would just listen and follow..  One of the good things
for me has been learning to listen to me and the hardest has been following
what I hear!  :-)  So, by all means follow the beauty of loving you in your
heart..  Now there is where the true blessings begin!   God Bless you both
my friends.. Carla

-----Original Message-----
From: jerry corrigan <justbear@email.msn.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Questions


>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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