• Faith, Religion, or Spirituality. How do they connect with a cancer patient? [Blog Post]

    Asked by GregP_WN on Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Faith, Religion, or Spirituality. How do they connect with a cancer patient? [Blog Post]

    A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that 69 percent of cancer patients pray for their health. A 2015 study of over 32,000 cancer patients found that patients with a religious or spiritual belief system reported feeling better. The study was published in 2015 in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Our blog post today has more here>> http://bit.ly/2C8QMLT

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    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Nice blog post. I have noted that, when some folks will ask me how I remain so upbeat and have retained my sense of humor, I tell them it is my Catholic faith. Quite often the response is "Oh, well, we don't talk about that..."

      OK, so why then ask if you don't want to hear the answer? I much prefer my faith to drugs or drinking heavily.

      13 days ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      I am not one of the 69% who prayed for health.... Nor did I drink heavily, or take recreational drugs.
      (Actually, po18guy, I don't quite understand your correlation between faith and whiskey..Obviously you did not grow up in an Irish environment-- just kidding.)
      If one gets healthy by praying to their god, that certainly is amazing. But if one is comforted by prayer, that is another matter.

      Frankly, I try to put my faith in medicine & strong genes.
      Each to his own, it's all cool.

      13 days ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      Ok Molly72, I've got something for you to think about. It's science, cutting-edge, but there it is.

      The universe is nothing more than vibrations emitting certain frequencies. A couple of universities are experimenting with human frequency, hoping to figure out how to repair DNA with the person's vibration. It's in the experimental stage.

      This has been done for at least 2,000 years. At that time, 2,000 years ago, a spiritually-charged being existed and he apparently healed people just by being in their presence. How you ask? Well, I'll give an example. A woman had been bleeding for a long time and was very weak. The man walked by, she touched the hem of his garment, she was instantly healed, and the energy drained from him. This incident may have never happened, but it has been handed down to us first by word of mouth then in the form of scrolls and books. Doesn't matter. The basis of the healing still holds true.

      Here's what happened, in case you'd like to replicate it. We are 'electric-magnetic beings', like everything else in the universe. Spinal fluid rises to the brain in a spiral fashion. As the fluid comes in contact with the membrane walls, electricity is generated from the friction. Electricity produces magnetism.

      When it reaches the brain, the energy part (we cannot see radio waves but we know they're there because we receive an image on tv or hear music through speakers) splits off and forms a torus (a donut-shaped ring) around our bodies. The frequency of the torus can be measured with instruments. When this torus emits a frequency high enough (think of your radio dial - waaaaaay beyond FM) then health is attracted.

      Think of a radio; it emits a frequency - which you chose on the dial, say 91.3 FM - and 91.3 comes through our speakers. If we emit a frequency of 700 gigaHz, that's what will come through. The man was probably at 700 gigaHz and the woman was probably at 50 Hz. Low frequency rises - automatically - to the higher frequency. Thus her low energy rose to his and ta-da ... the healing happened and the energy (from his torus) was drained.

      Raise your energy and see what happens. You can do this with meditation; Joe Dispenza's guided meditations can be streamed through Amazon.

      You don't have to rely on "an anthropomorphic God" - big daddy in the sky, white beard and hair, sitting on a throne, sometimes throwing down lightening bolts to smite us and all the time loving us unconditionally (note they cannot co-exist), and sometimes impregnating mortal women.

      Good luck.

      13 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      @Molly72 alcoholism has taken my grandfather, aunt, her son - my cousin, and my brother. I was blessed with not liking it and when I stopped at age 20,my friends would ask why I didn't drink. My reply was that I needed no reason not to drink. On the genetics of it all, I'm Scotch-Irish. The Irish in me would have me full of liquor, but the Scotsman part is too cheap the buy the drinks.

      @fiddler NOT arguing, but the God of Israel is none of the stereotypes or caricatures you mention. It's a shame that is how you learned to view Someone who is pure, omnipotent spirit. And the claim of anthropomorphism is completely reversed. Not that it matters, but in my faith, I received the Anointing of the Sick too many times to count. Having scientific authority giving me a .5% chance of surviving, luck does not enter into it.

      I tell no one what to think. I occasionally relate what I think and why. We are adults and can decide for ourselves. There may indeed be something to your practice - but if I dismissed it as absolute nonsense, wouldn't that be offensive?

      13 days ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      po18guy-
      Husband died of alcohol, so I know how devastating it can be for those who tend to have that disease, and their family & friends.
      Frankly, I don't like the taste of it, nor the loss of control with too much of it.

      fiddler-
      Interesting post, gives me something to meditate on!

      13 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      I frequently mention to cancer patients that there are numerous philosophies, world views, belief systems, family and cultural traditions (such as Native American sweating and others) and religions that all deal with suffering and death. Now is the time to check into one of them, to return to your roots or go on a spiritual pilgrimage in search for what works. If one does not satisfy, investigate another. In the spiritual realm, this is no time to go it alone.

      13 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      I connect with Jesus and He with me only.He's my Lord and Savior., “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21).

      12 days ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      During the worst of my treatments and sickness, I couldn't even pray. I was so beaten down by treatments that my brain could not even focus on prayers. When I was feeling better, I told my friend that I couldn't even pray. She said that it was ok, because people were praying for me. That gave me hope.
      And now that I've recovered, I do pray for those who are suffering. To me, God heard our prayers and works in His own way.
      It's good to have a faith to rely on.

      12 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Thank you Greg for this article. I am thankful that we are allowed to express our spirituallity. Like some of those in the study Cancer was for me a wake-up call. I really have not prayed for myself. But others have prayed for me and I pray for others. I believe that those prayers helped me. I believe that God guided the surgeon's hand and the Dr's choise of chemo and radiation. I also believe that being in the 4% of survivors means that I have a purpose. When I was in Boise I was in a nondenominal non-profit health care system that had a nondenominal spiritual department. They have chaplins of all denominations. Which chaplin visits you depends on which chaplin is on duty but that chaplin first offers to get in touch with your chaplin then they ask if you want them to pray for you
      @po18guy I get you on the alcholism thing. The cancer I have is associated with alcholism. So when "some" people learn about my cancer they ask "When did you quit drinking" I say on my 21st birthday after my second beer. I hate the taste of the stuff and I hate the effect more.
      My faith has given me strength to battle this disease. I believe that by battling cancer, I might have a better chance at a good afterlife that is I just might merit enough forgiveness to get to the far edge of heaven.
      Yesterday when I was feeling sorry for myself because my friend was unable to make to visit me because of the storm I wanted to cheer myself up by watching something on Netflix. While crusing the my list for a mindless comedy I happened on a program I had saved called "The Story of God" I watched the first episode which was excellent. This is a series by Morgan Freeman. The first episode was about how many faiths view the afterlife. It was very balanced. The only error was it neglected Islam.

      12 days ago
    • Terri's Avatar
      Terri

      My faith is very helpful. I pray for others and myself. Boise, I will look for the Morgan Freeman show. I love your answer!!

      12 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Terri, I watched the second episode while during the snow storm today. It was on how religions viewed the End of Time. I liked it as much as I liked the first episode.

      12 days ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Catholic faith, always went to Sunday Mass, after diagnosis, I go almost every day at any church I can find on my daily work routes...it makes me feel good, and I believe in a connection, my prayers have been answered up to this point in my cancer battle...I'm not stopping now..God Bless us all.

      12 days ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      My faith has always helped me through my journey. I have to say that and a really good sense of humor has kept me up beat most of the time.

      11 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      po18guy, everyone who's open minded could learn so much from you!! Thank you for all you say here. You said: "Now is the time to . . . return to your roots or go on a spiritual pilgrimage in search for what works. If one does not satisfy, investigate another. In the spiritual realm, this is no time to go it alone."

      A few years ago, I heard a preacher at a funeral say "Everybody makes mistakes along the way, but there's one thing you better get right, and that's to get right with God. Don't put it off."

      Cilinda, I've realized that I've also gone days without saying a prayer because I couldn't focus, but I think God understands and considers our total thoughts and beliefs to be an acknowledgement and validation of our faith. After all, God made us, so He knows us and our hearts. I feel total peace as a Believer and wish that for everyone.

      Greg, I don't think the goal is to "connect" with faith. In reality it's part of you, not to be turned off and on.

      I encourage those who haven't felt this to consider whether you would like to. Say a prayer asking for your heart to feel God's spirit, and with it the certainty of everlasting life.

      11 days ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Greg: Sorry to leave you hanging but I was in such excruciating abdominal pain last Sat and Sun. My wife had to call 911 to take me to the hospital. Two days later they did an upper endoscopy & found a large ulcer in the lower 3rd of my esophagus. I am to increase my Omeprazole to 40lmg twice a day...with a follow up endoscopy 8-10 weeks later. I'll be back on track next week Monday with the people you sent my way. Thanks for understanding. Oh something came up about Barrett's Esophagus. Have you had to deal with that given your battle with throat cancer? It came up for me when I had pancreatic cancer/surgery 18 years ago. I had an ulcer in the same area. Back then the gastroenterologist told me I had Barrett's Esophagus and had to be on top of it to be certain I didn't get cancer. This time the gastro took a sample and sent it to pathology. I'll let you know the results. My best to you...Russ

      11 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      @BarbarainBham You are very kind. That preacher was very wise. My journey has been absolutely providential. There is no other reasonable explanation. As to getting right with our maker, have a fresh read of 2 Corinthians 5.

      11 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      @russ, sending you best wishes for a good report.

      @Molly72, I’m with you. At no point during or since my diagnosis and treatment did I ever change from being the atheist I’d been since my teen years (even as a child, I had no interest in religion or believing in any gods/goddesses or God). And so it goes. I’m not trying to be antagonistic to anyone here when I say that, for me, cats come closest to being godlike.

      11 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Just a question>Who do people follow if they don't surrender their life to Jesus alone who died and took our place on the cross for our sins and wash our sins through His Blood.1Cor.15:1-4 and Romans3:25.
      He created us in His Image and everything in the Universe,also.
      There's either satan,religions ,denominations and many false gods that people follow especially today when we are in the last days .
      Don't let your souls be lost.Forever is a longggggg time to be in XXX.Wouldn't you prefer to let God take over your life and allow the Holy Spirit to enter into your soul (Faith and Believe} and be with Him forever when He comes get His Church(The Body of Christ).
      His Heart is breaking for lots of lost souls and also the Church.He's slow in coming for His Church for He's waiting for you He doesn't want anyone to be lost.Even though there will be many left behind.So ,so sad!
      Remember He saved a prisoner on the cross near Him and the man went to Heaven with Him that day.The other one wasn't saved that day.He didn't believe Jesus was Lord and Saviour.
      Sorry if anyone is offended by my words,but it's not me that's offended,it's Jesus you're offending and hurting.His Church are just used as instruments to guide the lost to Him.

      10 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Neither give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:27

      DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

      Have you ever gotten into an argument with a family member on the way to church? Don’t look so pious! Every preacher knows the devil will try to attack God’s children right before church, on the way to church, after church—and on the way home in the car! There is a spiritual principle here we need to learn. It’s what I call “the devil after the dove” principle.

      When Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove. Right after, He was led into the wilderness, where He was tempted by the devil. So it will be with you. When God does something great, or when you get the approval of God about something, you can expect the attack of the enemy, sure as night follows day. So don’t let it take you by surprise. Instead, be prepared. Then when the attack starts, you can say, “Hmmm. Wait a minute—I know what this is all about…”

      Leonard Ravenhill said, “When God opens the windows of Heaven to bless us, the devil will open the doors of XXX to blast us.”

      ACTION POINT:

      Don’t be caught off guard. Have you had a wonderful spiritual experience recently? Then you'd better not say, "I've got it made," because the devil, your enemy, is going to counter-attack! Friend, there's never a time to say, "I'm just going to coast all the way to glory." You’d better not start coasting. If the devil tempted Jesus, be sure he will tempt you as well.

      10 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I personally cannot fathom going through life's journey, including having cancer, but certainly not limited to that, without my deep and abiding faith. I can look at my life and see God's guiding Hand in it all.

      I watched a couple of NetFlix movies on the way home from Philadelphia last night. One was a story about Billy Graham. He said that he looked forward to dying ... but that he was not actually dying ... he was simply changing his address.

      That is how I stay sane after losing my son. When I start futilely wishing he was still here with us, I remember that doing so is wishing him to leave the perfection of Heaven to come back to this far less than perfect earth. I love him too much to ever wish such a thing on him.

      I praise God that He gave me the ability to believe.

      10 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @po18guy, thanks for the direction to take a new look at 2 Corinthians 5.

      10 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      It's too bad the photos don't show up with your posts here."Love worth finding" is the site that on Neither give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:27 above....

      10 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ
      10 days ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      I am not a religious person nor do I practice my faith, (raised Lutheran by my mother). However, I would be foolish to not believe there was some Devine intervention in my healing process. My best to all of and God Bless all of you...Russ

      10 days ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Thank you for the well wishes Carool I'll be sure to post something when I know.
      Russ

      10 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      LiveWithCancer, I will look up that Biography of Billy Graham on Netflix. I tend to agree with his change of address analogy. My only worry is will my address be in the Heavenly City or on skid row.

      10 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @BoiseB, I'm really very sorry that you don't have confidence where your address will be. Despite the fact that I know I am a sinner and am not deserving (at all) of a Heavenly address, Christ made it possible for me to know for a fact that I'll be walking on streets of gold someday, in His presence. My crown probably won't be very shiny, but there's no chance I am going to be on "skid row." He tells me that without any doubts whatsoever.

      10 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      The actual name of the Billy Graham NetFlix flick was: Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey

      10 days ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      Pauline-- Not offended at all by your posts! Each of us is entitled to have our own beliefs.
      Just trying to explain that some of us are not Christian, and do not believe that the bible is the word of god, nor do we believe that Jesus is the son of god.
      I do not feel that I am missing anything, nor do I feel empty. I am quite satisfied & secure in my life.

      I strongly believe that one's actions in this life are what matters. How one treats others, and most certainly what goes around, comes around.
      Very simple!

      9 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Jesus and salvation is not religion.

      9 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      @russ, sorry for your turn of events. We hope you're doing OK now. As for the Barrett's esophagus, you asked about, no, I haven't been diagnosed. But I am constantly asking them if everything is OK down there. I've had it checked once in each of the past two years and everything looks good, but I have terrible acid reflux/heartburn and I will routinely take another Omeprazole through the week.

      9 days ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      My husband lost his faith when he had his stroke. The closest he's come to getting it back was thanking those who were praying for him when he was diagnosed with cancer. He has chosen not to have a funeral of any type when he dies..just to be laid out for a wake then cremated with ashes to be spread later. I guess most would consider me spiritual. I don't identify with any particular denomination but believe that there is a higher power whom I talk with all the time.

      9 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      My Church teaches that man is, by nature and vocation, a religious being. Native religions can be observed in each and every culture, showing our spiritual need for grounding. Now, I am Christian and have found my home. It explains the meaning, the purpose and yes, even the value of suffering - one of life's huge questions. Yet, I know that none of us is at he end of our journey. Many here are spiritual seekers - therefore I encourage them to continue seeking until each and every question is answered. It takes more time to demonstrate my faith with example and understanding, but I cannot demand that others believe as I do. I hope and pray for that, but they retain the free will to choose. Since that free will came from outside of us, I can live with that.

      9 days ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Thanks Greg...Barrett's Esophagus is similar to acid reflux back into the esophagus. If they're checking it every year for the last 2 years then everything should be okay. I see my GP tomorrow, and my gastroenterologist this coming Friday. I am hoping I'll get the pathology report by then. The doctor will increase my Omeprazole from 20mg to 40mg and take it twice a day instead of once a day. My best to you and again thanks for understanding...Russ

      9 days ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      I agree wholeheartedly with Molly72. We all have our own right to our opinion on religion or politics. Two topics which are never ending in conversation. Something that none of us will ever agree to. My best to all of you...Russ

      9 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I, too, agree wholeheartedly with Molly72. Pauline, as you know, at one time I did get offended by your statements re “the only true religion.” Now I accept what you said, though I’ll never agree. I know you are a caring person. So maybe we won’t meet in the Heaven I don’t believe in! Hugs from heathen Brooklyn!

      9 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Well, for those with too much time on their hands, here is some insight into how faith and cancer can combine rather well.
      https://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/confronting-a-hopeless-future-head-on-a-true-example-of-hope/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=[po18guy]

      9 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Paperpusher, regarding your husband losing his faith when he had his stroke, God doesn't hold people accountable if they are sick or not in their normal state of mind.

      Now I have a question---if your husband doesn't want a funeral, how is a "wake" different from a funeral? I've known people who were cremated, and they had a service at the funeral home just like those who were not cremated. (Sometimes it's held before cremation and sometimes it's held after cremation.)

      9 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      BoiseB, like LiveWithCancer, I think you know whether you will be going to Heaven or not. The Bible tells us if we ask for forgiveness for our sins, we will be forgiven. When Jesus talked about the gate being narrow and some would be denied, he said it was because they were not followers of his. Some are wolves in sheep's clothing, and they will be denied.

      9 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      BarbarainBham I agree,but the only way to salvation is through what Jesus has done to forgive our sins(only) through His Blood.And when we believe frem the heart the Holy Spirit enters us and our sins are forgiven then . 1Cor.15:1-4 and Romans 3:25,etc>more verses
      We cannot have our sins forgiven by asking when it's already been done by the Holy Spirit.

      How to Know You're Saved

      https://youtu.be/fL87OKrch6k

      8 days ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      @BarbarainBham-I guess I didn't know what to call what he wants. He wants to be laid out in his Dallas Cowboys Jersey for a viewing in the funeral home. No minister or others to say prayers; just his friends coming to say farewell. So no service at the funeral home or no memorial service later. Then cremation and ashes spread later by family and us going out to eat to share memories somewhere in there. I thought it was nuts to want to be laid out since I prefer direct cremation with no service of any type. We've even selected photos and mementos to be displayed around the room he's laid out in. He had a very rough time with chemo and rad and ended up in the hospital for two weeks. No one, including his doctors, was sure he was going to make it back home so we did the planning. He's 4 years post treatment and stable so we're prepared but not dwelling on the subject. I'm glad that we did this since too many people aren't comfortable talking about death and their wishes. Now we each know the other's preferred good death plan.

      8 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      @Paperpusher, your husband’s plan sounds great (hope it’s not needed to be put into effect anytime soon, of course). My boyfriend and I want to be cremated, with no service. Neither of us is a football fan, but we’ll both find something else to wear to bring our family and friends together over humor and warmth.

      8 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Barbara you are probably right that I know where I am going after I die, I am just in denial. I recognize that I have led a very far from perfect life. I am very remorseful and I have told God for that I am very remorseful. But I don't believe that I deserve God's forgiveness.
      When I was diagnosed with my 1st cancer, I was in a very dark place. I was not only contemplating suicide, I had it carefully planned to look like an accident. The event was to take place in 10 days. But my mother insisted that I see a Dr. because I had been vomiting and it might be contageous. The diagnosis was a wake-up call; I have tried to turn my life around. I don't know how successful I have been.

      8 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Paperpusher, you probably called it the correct thing. I've only heard the term "wake" used on TV, so I'm not sure what it is. I don't want an open casket with people looking and saying "She looks good, a lot better than when we saw her," etc. As time goes on, I'm considering only graveside services. It is easier to talk about far ahead when it's probably not upsetting.

      PaulineJ, the Bible says "Ask and you shall be forgiven." You can't sin and then skip over being remorseful and asking for forgiveness. Even in the Lord's Prayer from the Bible, it asks God to forgive our trespasses (sins), as we forgive others for trespassing against us, and says we should say a prayer like that every day.

      Best wishes.

      8 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      BoiseB, I appreciate your attempt to explain, but don't you think the rest of us have had bad thoughts and even done bad things, especially when younger and less wise? We are all sinners and sin every day, and the New Testament teaches that if we ask God for forgiveness, we can be forgiven anything! That's the "Good News" that saves us all!!

      Why would you not deserve to be forgiven any more than the rest of us? You have to BELIEVE. Don't reject God's promises. There are people in prison for crimes who ask for God's forgiveness and therefore receive it if they are sincere.

      8 days ago
    • Turner's Avatar
      Turner

      I pray each and everyday not just for myself but for my family and anyone who maybe going thru a difficult time. My lord and and Savior has never left me and has always picked me up during my worst times! Pray Pray Pray......

      8 days ago
    • Created07's Avatar
      Created07

      Those who know me, know I'm very upbeat. But my husband is a worrier. And for some unknown reason, he says I am his world. I will tell you this. As much as we love each other, it cannot come close to how precious we are to God. You see, He gave his Only Son to die for us. I believe, and told the doctors, that He walked every step of that hospital before He let me put my toes through the front door. Some days my husband would drop me off for radiation and go park the car. The looong hall to radiation would seem like quicksand and I simply could not lift my feet to walk it. I would lean on the wall and repeat "Be still..and Know..that I am God". God would lift me to His shoulder and carry me till I could walk. You see, this was one gift Cancer gave me. I had always believed in God. But through 4 cancers in as many years, He became real to me. Do I have an answer as to why He allowed me to go through this? No. I don't have to. All I need to know is that whatever I go through, He has already been there and it's taken care of.

      4 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @Created07, I so agree. I have been a Christian for much of my life but my walk became much more solid after my cancer diagnosis. I tell people i am in a win win situation. I love being alive here on earth, but when I draw my last breath here, i land in my Savior's arms. Wow! What's to dread about that?!?!

      I don't question why. Not why I have cancer, not why He took my son to be with Him before me ... because I trust that His plan is right. (Doesn't make me miss my son any less, but fills me with peace that he's walking on streets of gold. And, i am thankful for the years we were given as his earthly parents.)

      Anyway, all of that to say - great response:)

      4 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      @Created07 I so agree with you. Cancer gave me the gift of life. It also gave me a better chance at the after life. I have been working hard at turning my life around and I do believe my chances at heaven are improving. One thing I do know is I will never go to that dark place where I was before cancer in this life.

      4 days ago

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