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  •  This is an interesting video - (9+ / 0-)

    http://www.youtube.com/...

    Someone sent it to me in answer to my question of whether or not cancer cells were alive. This video doesn't answer the question for me but raises others such as is cancer natural?

    You know my oncologist has to see me because one of my oldest clients is his mom's best friend, so literally his mom told him to. ;-)

    I told him right off that not only did I not want dangerous treatments but I didn't want dangerous tests either. He is ok with that. He is not a big fan of scans anyway, saying they show so much stuff that doesn't mean anything but can make a person worry.

    I do take things to the breast clinic where I go though. Pens, fancy kleenex boxes etc.

    It's good to have people remember you. Whenever one of my pets needs any kind of surgery, I take bagels or donuts for the staff. I figure every bit of extra goood will helps.

    BTW, I remember studies (done by atheist doctors) that prove that prayer helps people heal, whether they know they are being prayed for or not.

    I was thinking about that the other day, thinking it was odd that I don't believe in a god, but do believe in what some call magic.

    The more I thought about it though I realized that I believe in science and the "magic" that I believe in is just energy, which seems very scientific to me.

    Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature.

    by ZenTrainer on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 06:27:48 PM PDT

    •  Energy, yes. (7+ / 0-)

      I think that we are all energy beings at base.

      I'm going to take a look at your YouTube later; I'm listening to the UM-Lou game right now.

      It sounds like you and your oncologist are a good match. That matters so much, don't you think?

      I am never going to turn down the offer of prayer. I wish I felt more effective in doing it myself, but of course, how will we ever know?

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 07:58:33 PM PDT

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