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.
April 8, 2012
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: email@example.com .
Way to go Joyce!!!
Gerald White P.E.
March 30, 2012
We are pleased to announce success in implanting the alpha wave frequency of the subconscious mind at the subliminal level in both the voice and background music tracks of a CD designed for use by cancer patients for Mind/Body healing. This may be thought of as a “virtual heartbeat” that allows for signal transmission in perfect tuning resonance with the electrical frequency of the right brain. This greatly enhances the ability to signal the subconscious mind to direct the cells of the immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells. This has been the fruition of 18 years of working with mentoring cancer patients. A report of the outcomes of the first 5 people to use this new CD, all of whom got positive responses. This CD is available from my webpage. This program was done probono and none of these patients were out one thin dime, nor did they have to leave their homes.
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.