bware21 Posted November 30, 2006 Share Posted November 30, 2006 Nice title for this topic, huh? So, I wake up this morning at 4AM as I usually do only to find that I have a stinking ache in my lower back. I've had lower back problems for about 25 years ever since I decided to lift a flagstone that was clearly too heavy. Anyway, I make myself a cup of coffee and by 4:20AM I'm outside enjoying a cigarette (so shoot me) and admiring the Belt of Orion, which happens to be right in front of me -- we're lucky enough to live on the ridge of a very high hill with a spectacular view (beside the point, but whatever). So, I'm staring at the stars thinking about absolutely nothing ... then I feel this weird sensation in my abdomen, like it's beating. I then check my heart rate and, sure enough, the beating in my stomach is in rythm with my heart. Never had this feeling before. Must be the cancer. A moment's uneasy thought, then I get it -- I'm about to have a heart attack. Of course, the heart attack never came but I did have to stand up because the beating in my stomach was so damn strange and uncomfortable. I had another cigarette ... what the hell! My wife, Teri, gets up about 5:30AM and finds me outside smoking. She asks me how I am and I tell her that my back is about to go out again, otherwise I'm feeling just fine -- which was the truth (as we have a pact never to lie about anything). About 7:30AM, after forcing me to drink and eat all the right stuff (as she does every morning), Teri goes off to earn some cash for us. It's daylight now and the stars have melted away, so I go and get a bath, hoping that a good soak will ease my back problem. I'm only in there for about 15 minutes, so it's not one of those 2 hour relaxation sessions. Anyway, I get out of the bath and as I'm toweling myself down the oddest feeling came over me. No backache, no headache, no wheezing, no twitches ... and a burst of energy that I haven't felt in a very long time. What the heck's going on? Then I figured it out -- the cancer has gone, just like that ... poof! But hang on a minute. That isn't possible. OH YES IT IS, I said to myself. I have no symptoms -- nothing. I feel healthy, happy, almost elated. Conclusion? No cancer. Now where it went, I have no idea (as long as it didn't invade someone else). But it's not inside me anymore, and I ain't arguing with that. Now will it come back tomorrow? Quite possibly. But for today I am totally cancer-free and it feels terrific. So good, in fact, that all the work I was supposed to do today can fall by the wayside. I'm doing nothing -- nada, except making a few phone calls, admiring the view, and playing with our Great Dane, Mrs. Dickens. Hell, I might even take her for a walk through the hills -- I know my lungs can take it Will I be cancer-free tomorrow? Dunno. Today is all that matters. ----------------------------- Someone asked me if I had anymore stories like the two I posted. At first I thought not, then I remembered my ex-wife's mother. When we were in England a couple of months ago, we had something of a family get-together (yes, my wife and I are very good friends with my ex-wife). My ex-wife's mother, Sheila, was there. She's about 72 or 73 now. Seven or eight years ago she came down with a very serious case of cancer -- one of those deals where they give you about three and a half minutes to live. Unless we were having dinner with a ghost, clearly Sheila is still alive. But not only that, let me tell you she has the energy of a bloody teenager. Her energy was astonishing. She also looked a darn sight younger than her years. And all that success on the National Health Service Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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