I have recently been the recipient of some very good news . As some of you may know I have been somewhat embarrassed and considerably inconvenienced by a recurrence of kidney cancer after a 20 year dormancy. My first battle was with a 20 pound rascal that went metastatic back in 1995.After the best treatments of the day had failed and I was given up for dead, I managed to put together an effective program of guided imagery to solve the problem. You can perhaps imagine all the feelings that went through my now aged brain as I tried to muster up another win, this time with an 81 year old body. Against my better judgement, I started a sutent program that worked well until it didn’t. One year ago, side effects from sutent had put me in the hospital without the use of my legs. I am still learning to walk again. I pulled the plug on sutent, after taking some time off and went for a low dose program of inylta, which is far more tolerable. I sometimes give myself holidays under the presumption that what the oncologist doesn’t know won’t hurt him.
There are many things the additional 20 years of life that have brought me most involved personal happiness. But it has also afforded me the time to resume theoretical work on one of my research efforts that was interrupted by cancer back in 1993. This involves a fairly straight forward system for extracting water out of thin air. Over the next 20 years I can see scarcity of potable drinking water emerging as a world wide crisis.

I think more important is the complimentary approaches. I made some new Guided Imagery CDs specific for the purpose and have used them several times a day, day after day. Some of you might be interested in the fact that for every pill taken during this ordeal, we have held it in our hands and all present have participated in a quiet time of prayer for healing as in James 5 in the New Testament.
Now for the good news. By every site scanned, the radiologist wrote “great” as the shrinkage was everywhere remarkable. So much so that my oncologist assured me that I would most likely die of something beside rcc. He even pulled back on the ongoing dose and did not think it necessary to come back for 3 months which will give this poor old body a rest
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As terrifying as the first diagnosis of cancer can be, I think that recurrence after years of dormancy can in some respects be worse. Many people just give up rather than go back into that fierce battle. My purpose in making this post is to encourage those people who find themselves in this, the ultimate disappointment. First, I urge you to remember that you have beaten it once, you can do it again. You still have your personal and spiritual resources and medicine is making some progress, although at a slow pace. Never give up nor let any thing or anyone take your hope away. Your hope belongs to you and while you can choose to give it away, it cannot be taken without your consent.

It is a grand sight to see an oncologists face beaming like the morning sun and I took the opportunity to tell him how much I admired his determination and compassion in putting up with me. We then had a few minutes of beautiful conversation wherein my purpose was to give him something that I felt he needed, and there was cemented a beautiful friendship. The intervening years and wonderful people who have come into my life have taught me that I was, indeed, blessed by a 20 pound rcc tumor.
Should anyone ask, “Who wants to live to 84?”, the answer is, a person who is 83.
IT IS POSSIBLE!

YOU CAN DEFEAT CANCER!!

Happy National Cancer Survivor-ship Day!!

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At the "White House" by the Rose Garden.

I hope all of you have had a wonderful Easter Weekend with your families, and always take it into your heart that Jesus died for our sins. We are all truly blessed for this, that we have the opportunity to go out into this world and do marvelous things. This photo of Joyce Smith was taken at a White House Rose Garden
Presentation (Gerald and Lucy White’s house, that is). The occasion
follows the previous day’s visit to the University of Texas Southwest
Medical School in Dallas where her oncologist could, happily, find no
sign of cancer. This is best viewed against the backdrop of the
situation as of last June. She was in the throes of a struggle with
Type B Papillary Lymphoma and had visible lumps from mets in several
locations over her body. In fact, she was advised not to entertain any
“false hopes” as it was likely incurable. She was one of those
exceptional people who had the courage to believe in her program of
guided imagery and refused to have her last months ruined by
chemotherapy. She expressed at the time that, if her hopes and
expectations came to fruition and she did, in fact, beat the cancer,
then she wanted there to be no doubt as to the cause of the victory.
Along the way, she was the third person to receive one of the brand new
Alpha Wave CDs and has spent over 300 hours in guided imagery
sessions. Her full story may be found on the “Inspiration Stories”
page on our website. Last fall she
was the “Star Closer” at one of our TRIUMPH program lectures at North
Texas State Medical School, at which time she called the shot by telling
an auditorium full of people that she would be clear by the time of
yesterday’s visit. She will welcome emails from interested patients
at: jdsmith76049@charter.net .
Way to go Joyce!!!

God Bless,

Gerald White P.E.

Welcome,

February 4, 2012

Hello, My Name is Gerald White. I’d like to welcome you to my blog, where I hope I can share with you stories giving strength to you (or someone you may know who has cancer), as well as other patients fight their battle against cancer. The stories and resources that you will find here are here for your benefit, and hopefully you can get something from them. I am a cancer survivor who was initially diagnosed with a 20 pound tumor on my left kidney which subsequently went metastatic to my lungs. I was left with an ultimatum by doctors across the country of three months to live, that was back in 1993.

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