Nobody expects it. Or, some expect it, and I often wonder if those people created it. I know it sounds crazy, but in a world where we continually unfold new understanding about epigenetics, and how we influence our genes through lifestyle, you really cannot write anything off. For more on that, read Dr. Bruce Lipton’s book, The Biology of Belief.
But, the average person, receives the news in a moment of shock. How? What? But… Why? I have been privileged to receive experience from working with hundreds of patients fighting cancer. Cancer Killers. That is our new name for these people, Cancer Killers. I have four who I am working along side of right now, either leading and guiding, or listening and commenting, or just listening. You learn a lot in an office with people pursuing health. Regardless of where they are, you learn a lot.
What I am referring too, is not knowledge about how to fight cancer, or how to develop a titanium immune system. Sure that is part of it. But you learn a lot about people, and their hearts. For most of us, unfamiliar territory puts us on high alert. We pick up little tidbits In a doctors speech, and we make decisions based on that. Very few people retain cool heads when they are given a grim diagnosis. I personally think it is the reason why cancer is considered such a big deal on our society. Because since we have begun treating it, we have done so in a way that significantly increases the risk of secondary cancers (chemo caused).
Most of the people who I have helped, have come to me saying things like, “I’ll find out if I HAVE to do chemo next week” or “I am not sure that the doctor is going to let me avoid radiation”. People! Do you not realize this is YOUR choice, and nobody else’s?
Have you ever heard of a birth plan? You know, the written plan of action for having a baby that you furnish your doctor or midwife with BEFORE having the baby, so that should things go awry, you have a plan of action. Exhaust X to this point before initiating Y. If Y then Z. The reason the plan is made before you go into labor, is because in an intense moment, well though out decisions disappear. I cannot tell you how many patients have sat with me crying over a decision to fuse their spine that was made at the first sign of pain. You should suffer for months or years in an attempt to avoid that horrible surgery before saying yes. But pain makes us all converts to hope… Or fear. And as converts, we make hasty decisions. Cool heads need to prevail.
So, before you get into unfamiliar territory, I strongly recommend you make your “birth plan”. Yeah, you know, your cancer plan. I say this because if you review chemo under a cool head situation, you will know that you want to avoid it. You will know that your choice is the only choice that matters. That there are too many cases of health and healing that involved nothing toxic, but natural means. And on the flip-side, too many stories of five year re-diagnosis that make the traditional medical model too scary. They call it successful if you go three years clean. Five years and its “all bets are off”.
I am writing this today, because I feel the pain. I saw someone this weekend whom I am concerned for. Who is trying to do this naturally, but I believe waited too long to act. Thee was no plan, instead denial. Yes this person wants to stay away from Chemo and radiation, but now might end up having to go that route as the progress of the cancer is significant. I don’t want you to be scared. The reality is that everyone has cancer cells in their body, we are all in an ever present ongoing battle. Every choice matters.
I am sometimes no fun to be around in social settings. I am sure I am not invited to certain social gatherings because of that. Who wants to be around the guy telling you to not eat the donuts at donuts with dad? I try to r,ind myself to be quiet, but often I am reminded of the hundreds of cancer patients, then it is hard to be quiet. Just know, you don’t need to be perfect. You just need to be considerate.
Be well and be blessed. – Dr. E