December 26, 2012
For me, the holidays are special time to celebrate with family and give thanks for all of our blessings. I especially looked forward to the holidays in 2005, the year that my wife and I celebrated the birth of our new daughter Lily. We couldn’t wait to share our holiday traditions with Lily, and we talked endlessly about how we would celebrate her first Christmas. However, our happiness and excitement was soon stripped away from us, when three days before Thanksgiving my wife, Heather was diagnosed with cancer.
Lily was only three and a half months old when my wife was diagnosed. In a single afternoon, we went from planning for the holidays to trying to fight cancer. We learned that my wife had been diagnosed with a rare and very deadly form of cancer called pleural mesothelioma. What little I knew about mesothelioma was enough for me to know that our once bright future was now very uncertain. I tried to remain positive, but all I could picture was the worst case scenario, and that year I felt that I had very little to be thankful for.
Despite all of bad news, we celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with Heather’s family. We made plans about what we would do and what Heather’s family would do to help Heather before we headed into Boston for treatment. The memory of this discussion with Heather’s family is etched into my brain. It was one of the worst moments of my life.
We discussed our finances, assets, debts and Lily’s childcare. I listened to the discussion of our bills and finances. Heather’s family told us how they would help us financially, but we had to determine which assets we could liquidate. Heather and I both worked, but with the new baby and the looming treatment and travel requirements, money was very tight. We knew that we wouldn’t be able to stay afloat without help. Heather’s family offered to help as much as they could, but all I could feel was shame and embarrassment. This wasn’t how I anticipated spending Thanksgiving. Looking back now, all these years later, I realize how very much I had to be thankful for, but at the time, all I could feel was despair.
While I was sitting at the table ashamed and overwhelmed, I failed to realize that I was surrounded by family who loved me and would do anything to help me at a moment’s notice. They dropped everything to be by our sides through this crisis, and were willing to make huge sacrifices of their own to help us through. Now I can see how lucky we were, and I am incredibly grateful to everyone who extended us a helping hand during that time.
Because of this, I wanted to take a moment to remember everything I have to be thankful for in my life. I am thankful for the kindness and love bestowed up on me by my family and friends. I am thankful for a healthy daughter and other people who have helped us when we needed it. Most of all, I am thankful for my wife’s unlikely recovery. It’s been seven Christmases since Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma, and it was in large part due to the love and support of our family and friends that we were able to make it through. We hope and expect to have many more Christmases to celebrate together as a family. We want our story to be a source of hope and inspiration to others fighting cancer this holiday season.
June 8, 2012
We are pleased to announce the completion of a brand new alpha wave modulated CD of guided imagery entitled “BUILDING BRIDGES OVER TRAUMA”. This CD is designed to help people overcome disabilities that stem from various types of blocking that occur in the autonomic nervous system and prevent the transfer of signals from the brain to perform basic functions. This started out in response to a request for help with Cerebral Palsy but it appears to be applicable to other problems wherein trauma has resulted in debilitation or loss of function.
The production of this CD as well as two previous ones dealing with Multiple Sclerosis and Drug & Alcohol Addiction was brought about by requests from persons who had used my original CD for cancer patients to achieve remissions and wanted to see this technique tried for the benefit of loved ones afflicted with these other diseases. This is the stuff of true pioneering and creativity in action. An extensive study showed that the principle argument against this effort was the classic “it’s never been done before.” This of course has been true of every original idea since the dawn of time. If early results are any indication this could well be the beginning of a wonderful new treatment modality that is patient friendly, non-invasive, self-scheduled, free of side effects, and cost free. Users of this technique benefit from unlimited opportunity to use it, in the privacy of their home and, perhaps best of all can do it at night while sleeping. This is possible since the message of the imagery is directed at the subconscious mind and that never sleeps. The soothing background music of violin and flute playing Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” set’s the stage for a good night’s sleep.
Several of you have expressed interest in the new Alpha Wave Modulated CD of Guided Imagery for Alcohol & Drug addiction. This is a rather exciting new venture into uncharted waters for me but the early results are rather intriguing. The first to report was a group of 10 alcoholics in California who were also suffering from acute ADHD. The first experimental use of the CD, reports the moderator, was that the group went into a relaxed state from the very beginning and had a very attentive, enjoyable experience. The more recent is the case of a man in Houston whose alcoholism initiated as a bad response to a very abusive childhood that left him with recurring, terrible nightmares that regularly prevent a good nights sleep. He reports that for the first time in years, he is getting a good night’s sleep. I think there is a persuasive logic to the notion that in both cases, the resonant tuning of the message to the subconscious has enabled it to drill right through the dissonance occurring in the left brain to communicate directly in tune with the right brain to deliver a message of hope. This is a far from discouraging initial result and would appear to open the door for further successes.
March 30, 2012
Alcohol and drug addiction have now been targeted for the MAARS program of Guided Imagery. A brand new CD is now available that has the alpha wave embedded to give resonant tuning to the frequency of the subconcious mind. This means that the CD will be effective even when the patient is asleep. Early results are looking very encouraging. For further info see the website: www.cancerwarsmaarsjourney.com