Date registered: Jan 2009
Vehicle: 2002 CLK320; 2006 CLK350 Cabriolet; 2011 E350 Cab; 2014 E550 Cab
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I'm truly glad that your cancer is gone, and I hope you can say the same in a few years. It's been my experience that unless you're lucky enough to have testicular cancer, where the cancer has not metastasized outside the sack, and you get the cancerous ball taken off, you still have a chance of a relapse. This goes for the vast majority of cancers, of which there are over 200 different types.
As for your praise for G_d, I applaud you, but I expect that you underwent traditional cancer treatment as well as praying, changing your eating habits, your attitudes, and your habits in general, because if you didn't and you did experience a complete "cure" or even a remission, you're one of the very few. Most folks today get better only with the help of traditional medicine. Granted prayer may help (it certainly can't hurt), as does changing attitudes and lifestyle, along with eating healthier, but you cannot overlook the advancements they've made in cancer fighting drugs.
I'm a two-time cancer survivor, having my first bout with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, back in 1992. Radiation therapy put me into remission, where I stayed until 2002, when the cancer came back with a changed cell type, requiring chemotherapy because of the virulence of the new cancer cells. Through both radiation and then chemo, I maintained a phenomenal attitude, played racquetball each and every day (even after chemo sessions), and generally amazed my doctors. I've been disease free (knock on wood) since the last chemo session. But I must tell you, I don't think that I'd have survived unless I underwent all treatments as prescribed. I was lucky enough to have a new drug, that had just been certified for human use, given to me. That was the drug, in my opinion, that beat the cancer.
So believe in G_d if you want, and I'm not saying I do or don't, but give praise to those scientists and doctors who have been working, tirelessly, for decades, to get you the best treatments available. They are the true heros in the fight against cancer.
As an aside, to clarify why the Jews in biblical times didn't eat pork, the reason had nothing to do with a "healthy diet." The reason was because back then people didn't cook pork long enough to kill the Trichinosis parasite, which then infected those who ate pork. The Jews were bright enough to make the connection between eating pork and the symptoms of trichinosis, which are fever, muscle weakness, and diarrhea, which people would invariably display after eating infected pork. The Jews of course didn't recognize the disease, just the connection between the pork and the above symptoms, and they then outlawed pork as a food source. I guess they never had good Chinese food back then. Bummer.