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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1065 on: June 20, 2012, 02:21 AM »
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Hey Emma.. I tried listening/watching your vid above, but had to stop after 15mins. Based on what I saw, I can relate to many of the things she said.

When I was first diagnosed with lymphoma (same as her) I bawled from my soul to everyone for a day, then I spoke to everyone personally and told them that, no matter what happened, I would not change and therefore did not expect them to change towards me... and under no circumstances would I lose my sense of humour. no
I went through chemo (6 months), radiation, and a bone marrow transplant.  I'm wearing a wig in our wedding photos.. and I got everyone to wear my wig for photos too. Hilarious ****! roflmao
For the best/worst part of a year I was unable to walk, eat (tube-fed), breathe (oxygen mask), and heck, even produce my own blood (blood/platelet transfusions).
During my hotel vacations (aka hospitalisation periods) I can vividly recall my nearest and dearest coming into my room, all scrubbed, gowned, gloved and masked,..talking to me, touching me, even praying for me.. and many a time I couldn't acknowledge their presence because I couldn't open my eyelids, let alone talk.
I remember them tip-toeing out of my room, and me screaming inside my head for them to come back because I was so bored.
I had daily prayer visits from the minister who married me and hubbster.
When I was able to sit up and talk, my husband made a video of me talking on-screen for our baby son because for a while I wasn't able to see him due to him having a cold, my white count level being zero at the time.

For me, I can only put my experiences down to the effect of the incredible drugs my body had to endure.
Anyhoo... that's how I feel about my personal story.

I know absolutely nothing about this lady and the book, but it's clear she has made a positive impact on you and others, and that can only be a good thing.


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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1066 on: June 20, 2012, 05:33 AM »
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Scot.......I don't know what to say......Words like 'terrible' and 'awful' don't seem enough to cover it. Two things I'd like to ask, if you don't mind. When were you diagnosed? and Where you in Canada at the time? Apart from that, all I'd like to say is that I'm so glad that you are still around and that you joined MW. You are like a breath of fresh air on this site.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1067 on: June 20, 2012, 12:03 PM »
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Boy.. did I rant on or what.. roflmao Guess when I saw the vid it triggered me, and that's ok.
I'm fine Caz, thanks. Diagnosed '94 in Scotland and treated there. I was the first female bone marrow transplant at my hospital. I have some long-term health issues due to the aggressive nature of the treatment and the site of some of the tumours (chest/neck.. so now thyroid and respiratory probs), and I still have to get bloodwork tests on a monthly basis and the usual annual barrage of CT/MRI/bone scans.
It's all very  blahblah to me now. And I'm one of the lucky ones.
I could definitely say I had some weird experiences, but in my case I simply blame it on the drugs. Very Happy
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1068 on: June 20, 2012, 07:48 PM »
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She was given 3 months to live but she fell into come just after 6 weeks. At that point of time, she had absolutely nothing left in her. She was in deep coma because all her organs had shut down completely by then including her brain. Her cells were eating her own flesh in order to survive as she could no longer eat and she was all bone and skin. She was flooding in her own fluid inside. The medical team had to inform the family that that was it and that she was literally on her deathbed. She was given 36 hours at best.

While all that was going on, a couple of things happened; one, she wasn’t aware that she was in coma as she could see and hear everything very clearly (not a blur); and two, she felt she was in this very beautiful amazing place and she did not feel any pain during this state and time. She felt completely “free” of any pain or distraught etc.

But that’s not where I want to concentrate at all because the most amazing part was her rapid recovery – for me at least. All her tests came back negative after she woke up from her deep coma state. There was nothing. No sign of cancer. All the tests she had done afterwards – all came back negative.  All her tumors disappeared in a couple of weeks. The Oncologists couldn’t understand how billions and billions of cancer cells would just disappear within few hours and just like that. No medical expert could explain that and it has never happened before. And that’s the most amazing part for the scientists at least.

For me it’s the whole story though. If I didn’t feel this was unique then I would have never posted it here let alone read the book. My mum too was given 3 months but she barely survived 2 and ½ months. She too was in coma and never really came back. Cancer, by then, had eaten her alive. I (and those cancer specialists) don’t know any person on this planet whose cancer disappeared from severe state into nothing within a few hours as if cancer had never even existed in this body. It’s scientifically impossible.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1069 on: June 20, 2012, 07:51 PM »
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I am glad though Scot, that you are doing so well. I know there are a lot of cancer survivors and there are also a lot of them who didn't survive. And then there are stories like Anita's.

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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1070 on: June 20, 2012, 08:08 PM »
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A life not examined is not worth living at all – Socrates

Footballers know nowt.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1071 on: June 20, 2012, 08:31 PM »
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I had a good look at soccer and decided it's still fitba Smile
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1072 on: June 20, 2012, 09:10 PM »
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Here's another clip I found really interesting.

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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1073 on: June 20, 2012, 09:28 PM »
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I am glad though Scot, that you are doing so well. I know there are a lot of cancer survivors and there are also a lot of them who didn't survive. And then there are stories like Anita's.

A life not examined is not worth living at all – Socrates

Thanks for that insightful response ...
Anyhoo.. tried to watch your vid. Got as far as 10 mins, but was distracted by the interviewer who looks like he'd been on more drugs than me.  lol
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1074 on: June 20, 2012, 09:31 PM »
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I was getting distracted looking at his forehead
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1075 on: June 20, 2012, 09:33 PM »
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^ lol
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1076 on: June 20, 2012, 10:36 PM »
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Here's another clip I found really interesting.


You might be interested in this too. Looks like it was filmed in funny-forehead-interview-guy's living-room.
http://www.newrealities.com/index.php/videos-on-metaphysics/1448-robert-young-with-a-daily-dose-of-magic
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1077 on: June 21, 2012, 06:58 AM »
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^What happened to the orchestra ?.. couldn't hear a thing.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1078 on: June 22, 2012, 11:31 AM »
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High Strung by Stephen Tignor - lent to me by a very generous person (are you listening Grabcopy?) enjoying it so far, though he may have to wait an extra week to get it back as I keep finding my mum looking at it lol
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1079 on: July 01, 2012, 07:42 PM »
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Anyone on the 50 Shades of Grey band wagon?  I've got the book and I may break into it this week while I'm off work and inbetween any rain delays.
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