Tags

, ,

The idea of this site started when I began to understand how little we know about the diseases of modern times, about our body and how we can misinterpret its signs.

Of course, one might ask: ” why did you feel the need to learn more on this subject ? ” The answer is very simple, as most people end up doing this when they (or someone they love, someone close) suffer from a disease considered untreatable by conventional doctors. It is also my case: I was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer (chordoma – read more on this) almost 8 years ago (see my medical history). After a lot of surgeries and seeing that the situation is getting worse and worse, and the doctors from all over the world were all giving up on me, one by one, telling me that there’s nothing else they can suggest, I finally woke up (hopefully not too late) and decided to start my own battle, as I am my best doctor.

On my endless, so far, research I was mostly touched by the following words: “For each of us eventually, whether we are ready or not, someday it will come to an end: There will be no more sunrises. No minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected,  whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power, will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So to your hopes, ambitions, plans and to do lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the track you lived at the end. It won’t matter if you are beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant. So, what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured? What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built. Not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice, that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example. What will matter is not your competence, but your character. What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone. What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those who loved you. A life lived that matters is not of circumstance but of choice.” At this point, I knew I had to do something (more) to share my experience (see the General Stuff post), to share things I wanted others to share with me when I found out my diagnose.

If, at least, one of you reading this site will be inspired by anything here, I will be more than glad. But my guess and hope is that there will be so many more than just one. This being said, I hope you will enjoy my posts.

Most of them are still in the revision phase, so I’m asking you to not get judgemental on me (at least for a while) and try to understand the idea of this site. Thank you.

DISCLAIMER: This page and all material on this site is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended for treatment or a cure for any disease or condition.

Advertisements