Mar 16, 2012 - 11:02 am
I just got off of the phone with my aunt who is dealing with a rare form of liver cancer, she had just gott some not so great news, to summarize you either go with option 1 and accept death or go with option 2 and fight like hell for a 30-40% chance at getting to a point where surgery is an option. She is having a tough time with the news and not sure which way to go. When she was initially diagnosed I sent her a copy of From Incurable to Incredable (great read) so now I find my self wanting to send her a couple of quotes each day that will give her hope. We have already lost my mom to breast cancer 1996 and I was diagnosed with ALL 15 monthes later, relapsed 2001, when I recieved a bone marrow transplant. I have sat at that table with my doctor and heard the words you have 2 optiona option 1 accept death option 2 we do the transplant and give you a 30-35% chance of survival... as you may have guessed I chose optiton 2.
So maybe she will get that will to fight through the inspiration of the words of others and mabey some of these quotes will help others facing a similar crossroad in their life.
So please share anything that comes to mind, God bless you all,
I am a sports nut so I instantly thought of the great Jim Valvano
"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. ... Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."
"Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever."
and of course "Don't give up, don't ever give up"