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Re: Life Is A Gamble

Forums General Melanoma Community Life Is A Gamble Re: Life Is A Gamble

    Jim M.
    Participant

      Hi Deb,

       

       A very heartfelt post. I'm stage 3C and was faced with interferon, Ipi or doing nothing. I chose Ipi but at the time my heart wrenched thinking what is the best choice.

       I wanted to add to someone else's post that turning things over to God is a good and powerful thing to do. I don't believe in religion. I believe Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I, as a Christian, never believe I get a free pass. This cancer journey an be just as difficult, lonely, ugly and whatever feelings that come to mind for everyone. I've been there. When I give things over to God I admit he's in control. I could never and would never want to forget about the cancer. It is part of my journey and I have grown from it. I also want to remain vigilant to fight cancer with the food I eat, exercise, etc. To forget about it would mean going backward in my life and do the same things which helped to give me cancer. God guides me in all of this.

      I just wanted to give my perspective. I pray for your upcoming decisions, that Bob is a responder to treatment and for many wonderful years together.

       

       God Bless,

       

       Jim M.

      Stage 3C

      NED 2years 10 months

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