January 30, 2013
There are times when the joy of the Christmas season seems muted by sad recollections of pain and suffering amidst the circle of friends and loved ones. The season just past was, for me a sort of punctuation of a lifetime of such events. On Thanksgiving night I was rushed to the hospital with fever and chills. What started out as a narrow escape from death by sepsis infection actually turned out to be a life saving event. It seems that in searching for the cause of the infection, a golf ball sized tumor was discovered on my right lung. It was a metastasis from a renal cell cancer tumor that had lain dormant for 17 years ago waiting patiently to kill me. As was the case with the original tumor, I had the option of running in circles in a full panic mode or that of taking charge, gathering data, making a plan and killing it before it killed me. My family and I decided to go for an indoor record of minimum time from discovery to kill. Using the time required for recovery from the sepsis infection and treatment, we visited four different doctors at as many facilities and, as might be expected, got 4 different opinions. We selected an approach involving the latest in laparoscopic technology that literally pulled the rug out from under this nasty creature and sent it to the incinerator. No further treatment is indicated based on scans.
After an initial meeting with the surgeon and scheduling an operation asap, the following sequence of events took place. I showed up for the operation on a Tuesday morning early. That night, I actually ate a light meal. The next day, I walked a couple of laps around the nurses station and, on Friday, I walked out of the hospital and went home with the Foley catheter still in place rather than risk getting the flu that is pandemic around public places such as hospitals. This yields an elapsed time of about 4 days which I like to think of as a record.
I am not blameless for this recurrence of the cancer. I was successful in getting rid of the monster to beat a death sentence years ago with a self directed program of guided imagery. This story is told in my book, THREE MONTHS TO LIFE. I got a bit lazy in doing my guided imagery over the years and allowed this villain to sneak up on me. This will not happen again. There is a lot to be learned from this experience. Perhaps the most important is that when we finally get those little devils on the ropes, we should just keep on punching and never let them get a breath of air. People facing the issue of recurrence should take some comfort in the fundamental truth that if they are close enough to kill us, they are also close enough for us to kill them!
Above all, we should note St Paul’s admonition to be grateful IN all things (not necessarily FOR all things). When contemplating the grief of loss, it is always worthwhile to take stock of what one has left and that usually leads to a healthy attitude of rejoicing. Depression is not the mandated destiny of the soul that suffers. No, there is always the choice for gratitude and this connects to the thread of joy that runs through the fellowship of pain that connects us all to a higher calling. It is out of experience, that I refer to those marvelous words of Romans 8:28 “-all things work together for good to them that love God-“. Joy is a close relative to love and love truly conquers all. Don’t let anything or anybody ever take your joy.
It IS possible!
You CAN defeat recurrent cancer!!
Gerald W. White, P.E.
February 25, 2012
For the past 15 years, I have been maintaining a pro bono mentoring service for cancer patients worldwide. The purpose is to share my experience in beating a “three more months” death sentence from metastatic kidney cancer. My system was developed using the mind/body technique of guided imagery. I have supported ongoing continued research in this patient friendly modality to the point of a major breakthrough last summer. We have been successful in embedding at the subconscious level, the frequency of the right brain, the so called “alpha” frequency, onto both the voice and music track of the CD. For the very first time, patients will be listening to a tuned signal in perfect resonance with the subconscious, regardless of extraneous noises that have always been a problem with this method.
The first of these new discs were given to patients with patients with advanced forms of cancer and all five showed positive responses within 4 months time. These responses ranged from one complete remission, two with major tumor shrinkages and stable disease in two with stage four, grade three tumors that had previously resisted treatment. Not one of these people were charged one thin dime for this nor did they even have to leave home. A copy of this report is available at no charge by contacting me at my webpage http://www.cancerwarsmaarsjourney.com or direct by email at; firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAARS is an acronym for Mind Activated Antigen Recognition System and is fully explained on my website.