I have attached a poem I wrote, after I was diagnosed at a hospital with
advanced spinal cancer (based on MRI results) and decided to go the
nutritional/herbal route only (that means no surgery, radiation and
chemotherapy). You may also see website www.wewant2live.com. If you
scroll to the bottom of the home page, you will see a picture of me
strangling the cancer monster and this same poem there as well.
On Being Told I Have Advanced Cancer
(dedicated to my nutritionist)
Along with what my doctor said, I swallowed
A wave of fear that swept and nearly drowned me.
Then from the mighty undertow there followed
A calm, uplifting faith that somehow found me.
I summoned all my strength to help ensure
I’d keep afloat, to breathe and not get battered.
I looked around for help to find a cure
And reassured those folks who really mattered.
I’ve watched the progress of my life take form
And as the months roll by I see I can
Rebuild the ship anew amidst the storm,
Because the faith I haveâ€”is who I am.
When friends and family ask me how I’m feeling
And am I cured? I pause and sayâ€”I’m healing.
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