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For inspiration when you have just bene diagnosed, there is nothing better that Steve Jobs’ 200 Stanford commencement speech

Forums Ocular Melanoma Community For inspiration when you have just bene diagnosed, there is nothing better that Steve Jobs’ 200 Stanford commencement speech

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      eyecancerny
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        Thanks Peter for posting.  It's a scary disease! Glad we have all of the forums and FB pages for support.

        Best,

        Anne Marie

        eyecancerny
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          Thanks Peter for posting.  It's a scary disease! Glad we have all of the forums and FB pages for support.

          Best,

          Anne Marie

          eyecancerny
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            Thanks Peter for posting.  It's a scary disease! Glad we have all of the forums and FB pages for support.

            Best,

            Anne Marie

            ThatHomeschoolDad
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              My only beef with Steve Jobs is that he's the poster child for how NOT to treat cancer.  Instead of aggressivley pursuing medical treatment, which given his stage, would have probably been curative, Steve went for diet and meditation only for several months.  He thus progressed far enough that the treatment he finally got was not as effective as it might have been.

              The doc who runs the alternative & complementary med program at my local hospital hates the term "alternative" because it leads patients to believe in an either-or approach when the BOTH approach makes more sense.  I use accupunture and meditation, and I'm a huge fan, but I'd never assume it could replace surgery or a nice dose of radation.  Steve did.  Steve's dead.

              It's also an issue of control.  As a tech CEO, Jobs probably had a generous helping of control-freak in him, yet to be a successful cancer patient, you need to gove up some measure of control, even while maintaining it elsewhere.  It's that yin and yang of giving full trust to the professional about to cut you open, paired with the confidence to damand what you need, and to view your doctors as hired guns who you will fire if necessary.

              –Tom

              ThatHomeschoolDad
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                My only beef with Steve Jobs is that he's the poster child for how NOT to treat cancer.  Instead of aggressivley pursuing medical treatment, which given his stage, would have probably been curative, Steve went for diet and meditation only for several months.  He thus progressed far enough that the treatment he finally got was not as effective as it might have been.

                The doc who runs the alternative & complementary med program at my local hospital hates the term "alternative" because it leads patients to believe in an either-or approach when the BOTH approach makes more sense.  I use accupunture and meditation, and I'm a huge fan, but I'd never assume it could replace surgery or a nice dose of radation.  Steve did.  Steve's dead.

                It's also an issue of control.  As a tech CEO, Jobs probably had a generous helping of control-freak in him, yet to be a successful cancer patient, you need to gove up some measure of control, even while maintaining it elsewhere.  It's that yin and yang of giving full trust to the professional about to cut you open, paired with the confidence to damand what you need, and to view your doctors as hired guns who you will fire if necessary.

                –Tom

                ThatHomeschoolDad
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                  My only beef with Steve Jobs is that he's the poster child for how NOT to treat cancer.  Instead of aggressivley pursuing medical treatment, which given his stage, would have probably been curative, Steve went for diet and meditation only for several months.  He thus progressed far enough that the treatment he finally got was not as effective as it might have been.

                  The doc who runs the alternative & complementary med program at my local hospital hates the term "alternative" because it leads patients to believe in an either-or approach when the BOTH approach makes more sense.  I use accupunture and meditation, and I'm a huge fan, but I'd never assume it could replace surgery or a nice dose of radation.  Steve did.  Steve's dead.

                  It's also an issue of control.  As a tech CEO, Jobs probably had a generous helping of control-freak in him, yet to be a successful cancer patient, you need to gove up some measure of control, even while maintaining it elsewhere.  It's that yin and yang of giving full trust to the professional about to cut you open, paired with the confidence to damand what you need, and to view your doctors as hired guns who you will fire if necessary.

                  –Tom

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