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    ElizaM asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Support for facing the inevitable

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      barryboomer

      I also went and pre paid on a cremation deal. That was a real wake up call...lol
      To tell you the truth they can do whatever they want from my dead cancer riddled body as I'll be off to never never land with all new parts.

      11 months ago
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      Eliza M. Prayer is not a solitary activity. I truly believe that I am here today because of the prayers of others. When I got my second cancer, I called my daughter and asked her to go knock on the door of the pastors of the five churches that were in her neighborhood and ask for prayers from their prayer groups as well as her own congregation. I fully believe that I have received a miracle. I also believe that those prayers would have given me peace, if I were to complete the living process at that time.

      11 months ago
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      I believe in the power of prayer also. I have put in a request with Unity online, and have so many others around me praying. I appreciate it all and know it has contributed to my still being here and the positive attitude I have been able to hang on to for these past 4 years.
      I too have all my ducks in a row. Will be having a "home funeral" which fits with my belief systems much better than the instant whisking away, since I truly believe the soul needs to be close to the body to release for 3 days after the initial departure. I have my chapel and crematorium picked out and will finalize the details this weekend when I can take my daughter to see what I've arranged. I've had discussions with my priest, and know my daughters will be supported during this whole process. It's good to get everything sorted out and it brings a sense of peace and completion, but it doesn't do much for the inner loneliness I am thinking we all have to endure. In many ways I can hardly wait to be in Christ's presence on the other side and I do get comfort from feeling supported spiritually. I study with a friend every evening, especially the Gospel of St. John which truly tells it the way it was/is, how super-sensibly aware folks were back then so understood everything that was said and that happened in a much clearer way than we can today with our dense-ness to the spiritual. I am comforted when I feel that spiritual support but it is fleeting at times and the hard physical reality takes a predominant place again. Thanks for letting me ramble. I feel safe to do that here and feel so very blessed.

      11 months ago
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    ElizaM asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Ran out of options - no more chemo treatments other than clinical trials

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      GolfGirl

      Hi Eliza - just wondering if you ever went on Erbitux? If so how was your experience? It's my next line of treatment & im not particularly looking forward to it.

      about 1 year ago
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      ElizaM

      I just came off Erbitux - didn't do a thing for me, in fact new tumors appeared over the 6 weeks I was on it, and the one I had before got larger, But that is my experience, It may just work for you, even if it didn't for me. I thought I'd be continuing with it, but with my scan from last week they decided there is nothing more they could offer me on the cheno side of life. None of this is relevant for you - you may have a completely different response. I wish you well. Keep the faith and stay positive - I'm trying on those levels, Good luck.

      about 1 year ago
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      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto

      Oddly, there are all in some cahoots. Check out the section on history and you will see connections on everything from artificial sweetener to the Manhattan project to Celebrex and more. It is scary.

      about 1 year ago
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