Dec 11, 2003 - 10:25 am
My first encounter with the term "fighting cancer" came when I watched Robert Urich on TV talking how he is going to "fight cancer" and give it all he's got. He was talking like it was a boxing match, and he was going to win. Next thing I heard he died. That put a doubt in my mind can we really take that attitude, can we take it as a personal fight like that?
Then I read a book "Spontenious Healing" by Andrew Weil, and he has a chapter in it about accepting the cancer instead of fighting it, he says it's better. He even describes this horrible egocentric guy who got cancer and became a loving and spritual man who now preachers to "love your cancer".
Needless to say those are puzzling messages. I don't know how I feel about my cancer. I don't want "to take it on" so to speak, or be angry, I am more angry that there isn't a better cure. The cancer is made up from my cells, it's a part of me, on the other hand, how could my body produce something that wants to kill me.
It's complicated. Would like to hear from you, guys.