Originally posted by muzzleflash
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
I'm gonna go way out on a limb here, and state that unless one has
had intimate experience with cancer...as a patient, loved one or caregiver (institutional or otherwise)...they really aren't entitled to much of an
opinion on the subject.
Originally posted by Lonewulph
Sadly, most people just pop in, spit out a few juvenile words, then leave.
So to speak about cancer with any legitimacy, one Must be emotionally compromised?
That doesnt make any sense.
When you are intimately involved with cancer in your life, over the course of a number of years, it's more than being "emotionally compromised" , that
entitles one to speak about cancer with not just legitimacy, but first hand experience...and years of research, way beyond your several days of
computer research, intermingled with the other unknown variety of 'things' you claim to know about to some degree.
To save you some time read back to page three. I saw errors in several comments you made here to the good navydoc, I didn't call you on it and let it
play out until you realized your error.
Make no mistake, I recognize your galant efforts, but to us who have been to 'hell and back', the ego battle for who knows what, looks...well,
Imagine, the person closest to you, more that anyone in your life, waking up one day and saying..."honey I have a crick in my neck,..and my right side
An MRI at the chiropractor reveals not a pinched nerve, but an almond shape egg lying in the depths of her mid-brain, brain stem area.
A trip to a neuro surgeon oncology team requires a hi res MRI, with spectroscopy and blood perfusion. It's a tumor, a high risk deep brain
stereotactic biopsy pathology comes back as malignant grade three oligodentroglioma vs. glioblastoma multiform. At the growth rate, she's given two
Practically overnight you become a neuro surgeon/ brain oncologist, studying everything in sight to learn what you need to know so that you will be
armed with the knowledge to fight, beat, and win this killer and save your true soul mate of many years.
To cut this whole life changing event short, let me just make clear I logged every hour of every day, every meal, every time she threw up, every new
sign and symptom. I didnt just sit on my hands and wait on the next thing the team suggested, i burned the midnight oil my dear friend, left my job,
pulled her out of her 23 year career, and hit the books, attended seminars, classes, focus groups, and joined every related web site and forum.
After months of high intensity focused radiation and chemo, it looked like we were in remission, then followed another year of punishing chemo to
A few months later it came back, they came back, and they brought friends.
Her MRI looked like the constellation of Orion in her mid brain.
Imagine eating breakfast with your loved one while discussing getting your estate affairs in order, will, power of attorney, do you want to be buried
or cremated....things you never thought of discussing because you too freak'n young!
Surely I digress.
Point being, yes, being intimately involved (compromised as you put it sadly), forces you to educate yourself over months and years of research, case
study, clinical trials, other types of cancers should this metastasize elsewhere.
You have no idea as clearly obvious by your posts, specifically "two types of cancer benign and malignant..." Now you just put a huge mustard stain on
your tie, and with the quote response of this post, you clearly lack the years of experience caring for someone fighting for their life, then slowly
passing away through your helpless fingers.
I am honestly trying to keep this short, but it is much deeper that you can imagine, I could write a sizable book, can you? Right this minute?
She left behind her brain cells for research toward further study to benefit the treatments for brain cancer and gliomas.
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