Friday, April 17, 2009

10 Cancer Truths

Ten things I would advise someone recently diagnosed with cancer:

1 Choose to define yourself as a survivor (it’s better than existing as a victim)

2 Believe whatever helps you. Cancer is a disease of the body, it can’t control what you believe. (statistics, clinical studies and doctors opinions can’t determine what you believe either)

3 Make choices about your life and treatment.

4 Empower your choices with consistent action, ie, if you decide that sugar promotes cancer, then don’t eat it! If you decide to have chemotherapy then take it willingly and without resistance.

5 Accept what is with grace. Resisting your condition only leads to more suffering.

6 Believe in the hype (that you can choose not to have cancer) if you want to. But realise your limits: If you are currently unable to choose not to worry then you probably don’t yet have the ability to choose not to have cancer.

7 Love. Love your family and friends. Love yourself. Love your body and love the wayward cells of your body.

8 Treat your body with care and loving attention, especially the affected parts. Fighting cancer is just fighting an aspect of yourself, it leads to struggle and frustration.

8 Realise that no one is going to save you. It would be nice if a doctor or a miracle cure could make it all go away but even the best available treatments only assist the healing power of your body so develop faith in yourself first.

10 Create joyous reasons to survive and celebrate every success with gratitude. We could all already be dead so we are the lucky ones.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

What would you do if you were told you only had 2 years to live?

I never thought it would happen to me, but it did.

Just before Christmas 2007 I was taken to hospital after having a seizure and was diagnosed with a brain tumour. After undergoing brain surgery I was told that the tumour was a grade 4 glioma, described in the medical literature as being aggressively malignant and inevitably fatal. Then the surgeon told me that I only had a 10% chance of surviving two years.

So what did I do? I chose not to believe that I only had two years to live!

You Don’t Have To Die When Your Doctor Says tells the story of how I lifted the curse of a terminal diagnosis and transformed a medical tragedy into a life of joy, purpose and grace.

If you are suffering from cancer or any other serious disease, or have a terminal diagnosis, then this book can help you reclaim your power to choose your future.
Read how you can liberate yourself from discouraging statistics, access the power of the placebo, create faith in your ability to choose and engage your body’s natural healing abilities.

You don’t have to feel like a victim of circumstance with few choices and a predictable demise. You too can live with joy, purpose and grace in the face of a terminal diagnosis – and we all do have a terminal diagnosis!

Read this book. Apply the principles and exercises to your experience and face the challenge of your life.

You Don’t Have to Die When Your Doctor Says
David Elliot

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