posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:12 AM
Not sure if this is the correct forum, but I’m sure it’ll be moved if it isn’t.
My sister-in-law has cancer. It was diagnosed just ten days ago, and at the time of me typing this – 10:45GMT – she is in surgery.
She discovered lumps on her neck, and during the frantic diagnosis at the GPs and various specialists, one turned into three lumps. A biopsy revealed
them to be secondary cancers. Now, after a PET scan, it has been discovered that she has another lump – presumed to be the primary – in her
She thought this was just “something stuck in there”.
She hadn’t felt well for some time, but put it down to her hectic work and family life.
So, the reason for my posting this thread: you – the ATS community – are the largest group of people I know. I am known on this site as a dyed in
the wool skeptic – which is not entirely true. I want evidence, I demand logic, and I will not fall for obvious BS. None of those are beyond
I do, however, believe that there is something undeniable about the power of positive thought. I believe that we are somehow “tied into” a
greater whole; we are all undergoing individual experiences in similar realities, and have occasional glimpses of just how deep and weird the reality
of those experiences really are.
Often what we see frightens us, turns us to religion, convinces us that we are not alone, makes us wonder just where is the justice in good people
I’m asking – no, begging - the ATS community to pray, send good thoughts, visualize those lumps shrinking, in fact whatever you want to
do to send good vibes to my sister-in- law, who is a wonderful mother of two amazing daughters and wife to a brilliant guy.
Those three people do not deserve to loose her.
I’m not sure this will work, but cannot see the harm in it either.
Her name is Ann, and she lives in Cork, Ireland.
And lastly; this – and another episode - made me realize just how fragile life can be. My mother died last year because she wouldn’t take the
antibiotics diagnosed to her for cellulitis, and because I live in a different country to her, I didn’t find this out until she was being taken into
hospital. It was too late for her.
If you feel out of sorts, or just run down for no real reason, don’t just ignore it.
Look after yourself. Get it checked.
If not for yourself, then for the people who love you.