Attitude is important

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Attitude is important

by Gersonnow on Fri Nov 23, 2012 08:51 PM

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Hi,


I would also say that I recently listened to the 2nd annual cancer healing summit and that also was very much about what people eat in helping them survive. 

I also heard that attitude is very important. Here are two interesting links on this. I know how hard it is myself to try to stay at all positive but at least we can be grateful for this website and anything we can be happy for like our families etc.

http://maxawareness.com/blog/the-perfect-attitude-to-heal-ca

and 

http://thecureismovie.com/?page_id=249

God bless you all xxx

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by siblingof on Sat Nov 24, 2012 01:08 AM

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Attitude is important and I cop a helluvan attitude every time someone shows up outta nowhere and starts posting alternative links. My sister's been eating a good diet from the beginning, she's got an attitude that glows in the dark, and she's progressing anyway.

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by Randy1958 on Sat Nov 24, 2012 03:47 AM

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On Nov 24, 2012 1:08 AM siblingof wrote:

Attitude is important and I cop a helluvan attitude every time someone shows up outta nowhere and starts posting alternative links. My sister's been eating a good diet from the beginning, she's got an attitude that glows in the dark, and she's progressing anyway.

I've had a pretty good attitude throughout all of this craziness (after all, this didn't happen to my family, which would have been infinitely worse); I heard all sorts of "gypsy cures", and had a few people tell me "It's come back", when in reality it had done nothing of the sort; one jackalope told me I had "seven" tumors in my head.   Hmmmm. . . I wonder if he was mistaking them for dwarves, instead.  Then there was the rumor going around that I had a "deadly liver disease" and would be a goner within a month (this was back in May, and I'm alive and annoying as ever--actually I do take medication for my liver, to prevent it from producing too much sugar).  My favorite "question" came from someone who asked if she were going to get to speak at my funeral.  Right from the beginning I had decided that unless I heard it from the doctors, DIRECTLY from the team treating me, anything should be considered apocryphal.  So I think my attitude has been pretty good, considering some of the bull**** that has been going around.  The "funeral" comment really could have done some hellacious damage, if I wasn't already aware of just how screwy this person is.  Let's just say she considers herself to be a universal authority on EVERYTHING, and to me those kinds of people are dangerous, because if they don't have an answer for something, they'll just pull one out of thin air.  sibling, glad to hear your sister is doing well!

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by bpp30m on Sat Nov 24, 2012 05:58 AM

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sibling, i couldnt agree more about the heartless and thoughtless people that come on here with any kind of bad intentions and their crackpot "answers". that being said, a good attitude not only helps the patient, but it also helps the caregivers. my sons attitude has been top notch since the dx and it helps all of us. the downside to his amazing courage was he kept some of what he calls minor symptoms from us so we wouldnt worry anymore than we were already doing. The minor symptoms he thought were nothing, was actually a precursor to something worse. hopefully that wont happen again.

Randy, the mention of the funeral thing reminded me of when i was at the dentist 6 months ago, i was arranging payment so i had to let the assistant know that money was tight and i told her about matthews tumor and she immediately blurts out "my dog has a tumor". i know i turned red, but i kept my cool and just let it pass. i guess some people mean well but sometimes just need to keep that pie hole shut. im sure she might think her dog is her kid, but its far from the same as actually having a kid thats sick.

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by siblingof on Sat Nov 24, 2012 09:00 PM

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Randy, I like "jackalope." Bpp, I also had a smoke-from-the-ears moment at the dentist recently, when the hygienist blithely told me "There's nothing medical science can't cure."

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by Randy1958 on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:09 PM

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On Nov 24, 2012 9:00 PM siblingof wrote:

Randy, I like "jackalope." Bpp, I also had a smoke-from-the-ears moment at the dentist recently, when the hygienist blithely told me "There's nothing medical science can't cure."

"Jackalope" is a term I can use in mixed company; I have other  . . . . let's call them "earthy" expressions for other occasions.  I'm also wondering where your hygeinist got his/her degree in in neuroscience . . . Toys 'R Us? 

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by loveiseternal on Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:12 AM

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Hmmmmm.....what do I have to say about this.

Yes, a positive attitude is always helpful but sometimes it just does not happen.  Randy was never the same after diagnosis--he always had a weight on him that he couldn't shake.  He was a beautiful, brilliant person but he had a hard time accepting the GBM.  It is just the way it is sometimes.

For the old timers on here (is there anyone out there?), a wonderful man named Ray used to post on here and he had a fantastic attitude--positive, helpful.  He was extremely bright and used his knowledge to help others.  He died about a year and a half into his GBM battle.  So I don't believe that a good attitude actually prolongs survival. 

Love is important.  God bless,  Sally

 

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by Gersonnow on Mon Nov 26, 2012 01:38 AM

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Hi,

I understand that someone will never be the same again, even being the daughter and carer of my most beloved mum, I'm not even the same and I wasn't the one that had to keep the positive attitude. 

I am also very sorry to hear of Ray. However, maybe that bright attitude did help as 1.5 years is very long for a GBM, my mum only had short months from diagnosis and all of that in a wheelchair and then a bed. 

I still think that a positive, brighter attitude does make a difference. "The Cure is", is a good film that helps explain all of this.

People can only do their best with their attitude but I'm just putting it out there to say it probably did help prolong life along the way. 

God bless any way, love is important yes, very important. 

xx

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by bpp30m on Mon Nov 26, 2012 07:17 PM

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On Nov 26, 2012 12:12 AM loveiseternal wrote:

Hmmmmm.....what do I have to say about this.

Yes, a positive attitude is always helpful but sometimes it just does not happen.  Randy was never the same after diagnosis--he always had a weight on him that he couldn't shake.  He was a beautiful, brilliant person but he had a hard time accepting the GBM.  It is just the way it is sometimes.

For the old timers on here (is there anyone out there?), a wonderful man named Ray used to post on here and he had a fantastic attitude--positive, helpful.  He was extremely bright and used his knowledge to help others.  He died about a year and a half into his GBM battle.  So I don't believe that a good attitude actually prolongs survival. 

Love is important.  God bless,  Sally

 

i guess someone that gets thrown into this battle is just a little luckier when they have more of a positive attitude. i dont really think it prolongs survival either, but its gotta help with quality of life. i think we are seeing that "weight" that you speak of here too. i just cant put my finger on what it is. something is just not right. it could be the additional radiation matthew had, the high dose of steroids hes been on or could literally be the weight hes put on (70 lbs higher than his normal weight). i guess 220 lbs is not that big but when youre used to carrying 150 lbs around, then it becomes an issue. but my guess is the figurative weight is finally starting to work on him. its just gotta be hard to see all your friends go on with their lives, going to college, getting jobs, starting families :( enough to make a grown man cry

matt

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