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by AntiCancerNow on Wed Aug 17, 2011 02:54 AM
I haven't been on this site in a while (since April 2011). I use it mainly because you guys answer the questions that no one else can, in particular the questions that docs don't/can't answer. THANK YOU EVERYONE! You guys are also the only human beings in this world who understand.
I just wanted to post that my brother had another clear scan on Monday 8/15/11. He was diagnosed 6/5/2010, at 28 years old. He was left side paralyzed but walks now without assistance. The darn things (plural because we call them 'imposter' cells) tried to grow back in Sept 2010 after his craniotomy and 6 weeks temodar and radiation. We stepped up our faith and changed our diets and he started Avastin. The diet comes from the Dr. Schreiber book called "Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life".
My Christian message is that from day 1 of the diagnosis, we believed for victory. Even in the darkest of darkest times, which I know you guys are familiar with, we still believed that my brother will live his full life (Ex 23:25). Even when he had a full body seizure and the things were fighting us, we read (and still read) healing scriptures over him (Isaiah 53:4-5, Psalm 103). We declared our victory over those evil demons that tampered with his DNA to produce those imposters (Luke 10:19). Now theyknow they can't come back! This is not a human battle but spritual (2nd Corinthians 10:3). Whatever people have hurt my brother; he has forgiven. All of us have made sure to forgive and release any resentment towards anyone in our lives. If you harbor resentful feelings and unforgiveness then you are in sin and will keep attracting demonic forces, no matter who you are. You must forgive and release resentment. Then Jesus's work can be done in your body and soul. His work includes all blessings and healing. Stay in the Word and renew your mind (Romans 12:2). Your spirit is already Holy if you believe Jesus is the son of God and did what He did on earth to make us right with God. You've got to protect your mind and let the Word fight this battle for you. Keep your faith always! This GBM is nothing more than an enemy attack and "we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us" (Romans 8:37).
Don't let what the world says about this GBM pull you down! Docs will tell you it's agressive, you maybe only have a little time left, blah blah blah. Remember that physicians, no matter how good they are, are only human. John the Baptist said no one can have anything unless God gives is to him (John 3:27).The Word says you're already healed. I believe the Word. The supernatural controls the natural - the supernatural created order out of the chaotic natural (Gen ch 1 and 2).
Anyway, my brother is fine. Praise the Lord! A little more therapy to go until full left side recovery. And we'll continue with the Avastin until the physicians tell him to stop. Remember that our God is in control. We're not. Neither are the docs. "For the battle is the Lord's" (1 Sam 17:47) and Jesus told us "the things which are impossible with men are possible with God." (Luke 18:27).
So please keep your faith always. No matter where you are in this GBM walk, please keep this message of Christian hope and victory close to your heart.
God Bless You!
ps If you're not of the Christian faith, then please do not be offended. This is a free message of hope and victory for everyone and is not intended to step on anyone's toes. I'm just sharing with you how we have been able to tap into heaven's powers and claim our miracles. We also expect many more miracles to come! That's what Christians do: we expect miracles - but believe me - it takes a lot of work to renew your mind and keep your faith - it's not an easy ride.
by TrustinginGod on Wed Aug 17, 2011 04:04 AM
Thank You!!!! And AMEN.
by cjsbama on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:52 PM
Thank you for posting such a positive attitude. No one should feel offended because you have found a loving and forgiving and healthy way to battle this beast. Christian or non-Christian - if we could all use up less energy on the negatives and add full power to the positives in our lives this world would be a far better place. True forgiveness gives you power as does optimism. I am Christian but if I was Muslim or if I was Hindu or any other belief system the advice is the same. Trust in your faith and practice forgiveness and prayer and life offers so much more.
I hope that as you fight this beast in God's name He gives you the power to defeat it forever.
Love Peace Courage
by bskovborg on Wed Aug 17, 2011 04:27 PM
Thank you for your note of encouragement. Beautiful whether you are or are not Christian. It is all about HOPE!
by bjones on Wed Aug 17, 2011 04:45 PM
by brendaintexas on Wed Aug 17, 2011 06:27 PM
Thats wonderful. I just want to say one thing though for the warriors of gbm both past and present. Its not always about the praying and eating healthy! It is aggressive and thats a fact! No one should ever have guilt that they have this dreaded disease or can't keep it from coming back because they don't pray enough or eat all the "right" foods!! Thats just absolutely not the case with this!!!! But i really really truly hope that your brother is the exception.
by tailgunner on Wed Aug 17, 2011 06:46 PM
My first time signing on... This in itself is a work of the Lord. My mother was just dx with GBM last month. She just started her Rad/chemo last week. I hope I can get my faith in God back in my life SOON. My sister passed away in 1995 from cancer and I lost my faith in God then but through the years my believe in God and his great works came back inot my life. Now My Mother has cancer. I am struggling once again.
I want to be faithful to my God buy I am having such a hard time right now.
I loved your message...that is why I am typing right now. PLEASE send me more messages to help me.
by ilovemybear on Wed Aug 17, 2011 08:20 PM
Thank you for this beautiful message of HOPE to ALL, Christian, non-Christian, whatever your belief may be : )
Wonderful news about your brother!
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." A good friend sent this to me, and the words and meaning just stuck. It's what gets me through and keeps me from breaking apart. I have no control over this hideous disease. Believe me, I tried, and it didn't work. It just made me miserable and in constant fear, and I was missing out on living life with Kevin. I still get frustrated trying to make sense of what the doctor's tell us, but mostly I just go with the flow, just like Kevin. He remains unphased by what has been dealt to him. He says he doesn't worry about it, just wants to enjoy life.
Peace to all....Melissa
by Joan_l_3 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 09:40 PM
What will you do if the miracles stop and your loved one dies from Stage IV GMB?
I'm sure you intend your message to be hopeful but I think it makes those whose loved ones are not doing well feel guilty. No one ever does anything to cause cancer of any kind in their body, except maybe smoking and lung cancer, and diet alone won't keep any cancer patient alive
Your comment about resentful feelings and an unforgiving attitude attracting demonic forces is nonsense. This cancer battle is not a spiritual battle; it is a health battle, pure and simple. To believe otherwise is more nonsense.
I will pray for you because you will need all the prayers you can get since very few patients survive GBM. If you are depending upon your faith in God to restore your loved one to good health and rid his brain of the tumor, you need more help than you can find on this website.
by cathy68 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 07:10 AM
Thank you so much, I need to hear that, and to say those scriptures out loud! Please pray for my faith, and for my baby girl!
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