With no regrets or change of plan, Keep your head, don't be afraid, Be proud of the choice you've made. Support your scene, you must believe, Never stop just move ahead Oh Oh Oh! Definite Choice!"
~ 7 Seconds ~ Definite Choice ~
I never blogged about Steve Jobs. When he passed on, I was sad, really sad. Sad for his family, sad for his friends and for the rest of us, sad for society because a true tech iCon had left us. Immediately after his death, there was a great deal of talk about how he died of cancer. Yes, of course, whenever anyone dies of cancer now, and it is in the media, it triggers a lot of emotions for me. Probably for others to - whether they have lost someone to this dis-ease, their loved ones are battling it at the moment, or they themselves are. So, for me, there were tears, and a lot of them. Odd you don't know someone but this type of reaction can occur. I guess you just identify. You see photos of the loved ones and their grief. You visualize yourself in that situation. The pain you can cause, it feels real and it can be so overwhelming.
Soon after, I read an article written by the Natural News group, and their perspective on his death. Yep you guessed it, that conventional therapy is what caused his death and not the cancer itself. So I merrily sent this to family and a few friends. I guess if I am honest, to prove a point. To show that see! see! the treatment plan is what did him in ... not the cancer. Aha! ..... but then .... no one responded ... maybe because they didn't read it, didn't agree or just didn't bother. Regardless, we thought it was interesting. And it felt good to have something else confirming to hold on to. Mental note to self, maybe only share when others welcome it, instead of bombarding them with controversial stuff ... point taken.
So that brings me to what has happened over the last couple of days. I have been blogging about other happenings, but looming articles on Mr. Job's death have been playing on my mind. And finally I had to blog. Surprise surprise?! ....
Now I know with his fame, absolutely everything is going to be analyzed, dissected and re-phrased. But the latest round of articles on "his fight with cancer" has been ... well interesting? Probably for anyone that is battling cancer the "alternative way", it strikes a chord. You see, biographer Walter Issacson"outlines Mr. Job's struggle with pancreatic cancer ... offers new insight and details." Basically stating that when he was diagnosed, he refused conventional treatment and instead tried "exotic" treatments involving diet, juicing and detox. Hmmmm sounds vaguely familiar? But does it?? ... I have been trying to find out exactly what "exotic" treatment he followed. And I will tell you, Gerson is far from exotic. It is routine, boring, restrictive and difficult. Just ask Russ, exotic is not the verb we would use. So, did Steve Job's follow Gerson? Did he ingest 13 juices a day? Did he do 5 coffee enemas a day? Did he take over 80 supplements (not herbs!) a day? Did he stay on the therapy for a minimum of 18 months as directed? I am still searching for confirmation on this ...
Also, Mr. Issacson writes about how Steve Job's upset his family because he refused surgery and chemotherapy, that he was a bit of a hippie, contacted "spiritualist" instead and was foolish to not follow the treatment plan provided because if and only if he did, he would be alive today. Wow, that is amazing eh? I really wish I had his conventional medical team on my side that could give me a DEFINITE answer telling me that I would be cured and live a long healthy life IF I follow the treatment plan they have presented.
You see not one doctor I have consulted with ~ conventional, gerson, holistic, traditional chinese, homeopath or ayurvedic has told me for sure, definitely, without any doubt, that the treatment I follow will work. Why ... because they can't ... ethically and otherwise. No one knows. No one knows if Steve Job's truly followed initially conventional treatments that he would be alive today. They can, did and are speculating at best. We do what we can with what we know. I don't think any one would purposely risk their life ~ we all want to live. And with the abundance of wealth this man had, he did put all his money into saving his life. But was it too late when he "finally" did what "they" told him would work. I don't know. No one does.
At the end of it all, they world lost a great man who made a difference.