Apricot seeds can cure cancer

Advice About Cancer

Similar to my experiences with stories people share about their best friend’s brother’s girl friend’s uncle… is advice. All of the advice is well-meaning and conveyed with hope. Sometimes it’s very helpful and can change my world. Sometimes it ends up making me feel that I’m doing everything wrong and my physical illness is a result of just not using the right products or doing the right things. 

I never know the advice will impact on me. 

Sometimes it focuses on miracle products that I should start using. Unfortunately, I don’t believe miracles come in the form of a product. But I do explore and research the information. I don’t have the time, nor energy to keep up with all research and really do appreciate when people share information they have found with me.

Apricot seeds can cure cancer. That’s the one piece of advice that stands out clearest for me from someone who cares deeply about me and took the time to write an actual letter. From prison. I researched it and found that while apricot seeds can kill cancer cells, it can also kill healthy cells and cause cyanide poisoning. But I still felt the great hope coming from this person, even though the information was so flawed. Great love is sometimes sent wrapped in advice.

What can you do for someone who has a devastating disease when there really isn’t anything you can do? Giving advice is one way to try to show your love and hope. 

So, I listen and have become grateful that people care enough to research information to give me advice. So, even though I won’t take those apricot seeds, I do still want information and advice, even when it can be hard to believe.

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This is my blog about living my life with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer—End stage. I joked about writing this imaginary blog when I spent a year on a treatment that allowed me only 10 days to feel well enough to live a fairly normal life. (Actually normal doesn’t even really exist for me anymore!) To earn those good days, I spent the previous 10 days living in post-chemo treatment physical hell – that also became normal in a perverse way. I’m also writing to honor those who are diagnosed with Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer. You might live longer than you expect and I want you to have someone who tells you what that’s like. There aren’t many role models for people with this because, well, they’re usually gone. So, this is for you. Maybe your journey will be similar to mine. Actually, it will probably be very different because “everyone is different.” Even still, maybe this will still be a bit of a guide.

One thought on “Apricot seeds can cure cancer”

  1. Hi Kathy – Good thoughts that you’ve shared, once again. It is nice reminder that when others give their advice, it is almost always well-meaning, and given because they care and want to help somehow. And that in and of itself, can be heart-warming, even when the advice doesn’t pan out to be helpful or useful. Thanks for the reminder about that. Kathy, I always get so much out of reading your posts… thank you. 🙂 Wishing you continued strength and sending much love your way.

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