Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

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RE: Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

by dukefan on Mon Nov 01, 2010 07:03 PM

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Thank you for this wonderful poem.  I, too, believe in  miracles and the power of prayer.  I don't know how anyone can get thru this journey without Faith in the Lord.  Jane

RE: Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

by DaddyPops on Mon Nov 01, 2010 07:44 PM

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On Nov 01, 2010 4:44 PM collegekid wrote:

I never said God will come down and heal all cancer patients. But in my life I have seen plenty to know miracles happen. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was pregnant with me. It quickly spread to her brain, liver, bones, and and lungs. Upon my birth she was given less than a year to live. Now 20 years later, she is still alive and fighting.

I was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer of my spinal cord. It has taken away the use of my left leg. My chances of living past one year were small, however, I feel just as good now as I did before I was diagnosed.

I know not all prayers are answered, but the will never be answered if you don't try. I thought this site was for hope and help, and if my story helps one person or family I will feel like I've done something good.

As said in the movie Shawshank Redemption, "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." All patients have to have hope otherwise what is the use of fighting.

I'm not saying you have to find hope in God, but I am saying you should try to hope in something in this world so it can help you through your tough time.

RE: Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

by DaddyPops on Mon Nov 01, 2010 07:45 PM

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On Nov 01, 2010 4:44 PM collegekid wrote:

I never said God will come down and heal all cancer patients. But in my life I have seen plenty to know miracles happen. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was pregnant with me. It quickly spread to her brain, liver, bones, and and lungs. Upon my birth she was given less than a year to live. Now 20 years later, she is still alive and fighting.

I was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer of my spinal cord. It has taken away the use of my left leg. My chances of living past one year were small, however, I feel just as good now as I did before I was diagnosed.

I know not all prayers are answered, but the will never be answered if you don't try. I thought this site was for hope and help, and if my story helps one person or family I will feel like I've done something good.

As said in the movie Shawshank Redemption, "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." All patients have to have hope otherwise what is the use of fighting.

I'm not saying you have to find hope in God, but I am saying you should try to hope in something in this world so it can help you through your tough time.

College Kid:

I have hope...hope that one day we will wake up and stop measuring a man (or a woman) by the clothes they wear, the size of their home, or how fast thier car goes.  I have hope that one day we will stop measuring ourselves by the possessions we own, have hope that one day we change from a consumption drive society to one where more important priorities take center stage...like not running out and buying the newest gadget, because avoiding that temptation we as a collective whole would in the long run decrease the amount of deadly cancer causing contaminants into our environment.

Billions spent every year looking for a cure...what if the cure is not too be found through research, but through a healthier way of living implemented world wide...be willing to bet you a home cooked peach cobbler that cancer rates in INDUSTRIALIZED nations are much higher than in other nations.  If you do a bit of research, you will find that womens breast cancer rates in communities located near a nuclear reactor DROP SIGNIFICANTLY when said reactors are shut down and decommissioned. 

Maybe, just maybe some of that money we spend looking for a cure would be better spent enforcing environmental laws that actually protect human health and our environment?

RE: Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

by thinkingofdad on Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:43 AM

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Daddypops... I agree with you 100% (more actually) even on the faith part, but what I don't agree with is the fact that you hi-jacked this young man's thread... and you spun it into a different direction. Whether you will admit it or not, you are being condescending to his beautiful post.... I know a whole lot of peoples' pain and anguish stems from cancer, and we are the ones that contribute to the sources of cancer, and we are the ones that need to fix our mistakes - not God, but CollegeKid has the right to appeal to those of us who do live for hope through God. This is his thread; not yours! People are very sensitive about faith, and you should respect that , and should have started your own thread, and kept your ideas and information separate from CollegeKid's post.... that would have been the courteous thing to do thats all.

Peace to everyone,

Tina J.

RE: Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

by number9 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:55 AM

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Collegekid!  Shawshank HOPE all the way!!!  Seeing strength in your words.  Thinking of You and your amazing Mom.  De

RE: Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

by REDVETTE on Tue Nov 02, 2010 03:01 AM

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Collegekid!   Beautiful poem!   Keep the faith in our Lord.   May you always have the strength to keep fighting!!

RE: Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

by DaddyPops on Tue Nov 02, 2010 03:49 AM

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On Nov 02, 2010 12:43 AM thinkingofdad wrote:

Daddypops... I agree with you 100% (more actually) even on the faith part, but what I don't agree with is the fact that you hi-jacked this young man's thread... and you spun it into a different direction. Whether you will admit it or not, you are being condescending to his beautiful post.... I know a whole lot of peoples' pain and anguish stems from cancer, and we are the ones that contribute to the sources of cancer, and we are the ones that need to fix our mistakes - not God, but CollegeKid has the right to appeal to those of us who do live for hope through God. This is his thread; not yours! People are very sensitive about faith, and you should respect that , and should have started your own thread, and kept your ideas and information separate from CollegeKid's post.... that would have been the courteous thing to do thats all.

Peace to everyone,

Tina J.

RE: Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

by DaddyPops on Tue Nov 02, 2010 03:49 AM

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On Nov 02, 2010 12:43 AM thinkingofdad wrote:

Daddypops... I agree with you 100% (more actually) even on the faith part, but what I don't agree with is the fact that you hi-jacked this young man's thread... and you spun it into a different direction. Whether you will admit it or not, you are being condescending to his beautiful post.... I know a whole lot of peoples' pain and anguish stems from cancer, and we are the ones that contribute to the sources of cancer, and we are the ones that need to fix our mistakes - not God, but CollegeKid has the right to appeal to those of us who do live for hope through God. This is his thread; not yours! People are very sensitive about faith, and you should respect that , and should have started your own thread, and kept your ideas and information separate from CollegeKid's post.... that would have been the courteous thing to do thats all.

Peace to everyone,

Tina J.

Tina:

I did no such thing...you are entitled to your thoughts about my actions and my words, but it does not make it so.  College kid wrote about faith, hope and God...that is a wide topic range with a lot of us having thoughts on, good, bad and yes ugly.  I have hope...hope based in THE REAL WORLD, hope that one day we as human beings wake up too the reality that we are killing the only world we ahve, and the citizens that live on it.

This is a public cancer board, where all of those dealing with cancer come for support and discussion.  I am a realistist, tend to look at the world we live in very black and white, put little faith in a God that does not seem overly kind at times. Instead, my hope is placed in humanity, it's ability to find compassion for those in pain, those suffering.  My hopes lies in our collective soul realizing what we are doing to our fellow travelers.

Someone complained to staff, had one of my posts in this thread deleted...sad commentary on free speech and open dialogue among cancer patients and their caregivers.

I am well aware of how sensitive people are about faith...am also aware of the hypocrazy of so many who claim proudly that they are Christians.  Every war ever fought has been directly and or indirectly been fought over and in the name of religion...maybe just maybe religion is not all it is cracked up to be, or maybe it is, but we as a society have managed to taint it, corrupt it.  I don't know the answer to that musing, only know that like many here, I am a caregiver doing the best I can under a very trying situation, and hoping against hope that both I and my wife make it through.

By the way Tina..do you have an official position here, or just enjoy playing the part of Thought Police?

You have a nice night...Daddy Pops

 

RE: Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

by CelPB on Tue Nov 02, 2010 05:29 AM

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Beautiful poem! I read it to my husband who is fighting GBM, and he cried. 

Keep fighting and keep up hope!

Celeste

RE: Must read poem for anyone fighting cancer

by thinkingofdad on Tue Nov 02, 2010 06:16 AM

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I told you I agreed with you about everything you said. Yet you deliver another condescending post. You don't have to try and get your point across more than once for I'm a bright individual!

I didn't complain to anybody so don't blame me DaddyPops! I said what I felt directly to you, as you did to CollegeKid. Yet, you feel the impulse to be rude...

I stand by what I said.. and sure - if standing up for people who are getting their feelings squished by others is considered "official" then I guess that is my position: Official Sticker Upper!

Peace

Tina J.

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