16 Tevet, 5775
I'm uncomfortable with the mass media's dismissal of "Oh, if you have cancer, it's a matter of bad luck" motif. It is NONSENSE!
Someone with a deadly diagnosis has far more to deal with than a roll of never-seen dice. Lifestyle factors, mindsets, unknown exposures to toxins and more are known causative factors in cancer and other disease processes.
The phenomenon of why some people become ill but not others has been studied and the findings shared.
Ladies and gentlemen, I invite you to read over my shoulder once again:
AN OPEN LETTER TO PEOPLE WHO USE THE “BATTLE” METAPHOR FOR OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE DISTINCT DISPLEASURE OF CANCER.
Dismissive attitudes and cruel reactions to ill people are arrogant behaviors.
Arrogance is a cover-up for cowardice.
The reason for the long title of the
book is that when I tearfully asked acquaintances to pray for me to recover from a BENIGN BRAIN TUMOR that was killing me, one of them remarked that I had no right to cry, as GOD only gives us what we can handle.
I responded that GOD invites us to cry as a form of communication. I supplied my readers with a license to cry with the relevant Talmudic quote. You don't have to be Jewish to have a relationship with GOD ;^ ).
BTW, once the tears have been shed, we are free to strategize our coping efforts. That's why I used a chess motif on the book's cover.
I bet you'll like the Lessons for Caregivers pages to share with your medical team. Let individual medical professionals read pages 31, 42, and 54-55 in your copy of the book.
Ready to take on life, and to bypass the naysayers? Buy the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.
Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism.
Feel free to leave dissers behind you.