… And My Punishment MIGHT be Death! (Updated)

Life is just not fair!

Capital punishment was abolished finally in 1998 although the last hanging in the UK was back in 1964.

Before then, if you murdered someone or committed a capital crime and you were caught, you would have been subjected to months of waiting for your trail, perhaps weeks of being tried and finally a wait while 12 jury members decided if you were guilty or not.

If you were found guilty a further few weeks would pass whilst the judges decided upon your fate.

In the worst case you would stand before the judge who would put a black cap on his head and say to you ..

"You shall be taken to the place from whence you came, and from there be taken to a place of execution. You shall be hung by the neck until the body be dead... dead... DEAD!"

The judge would bring down the hammer each time he said the word 'dead'!

Fortunately there would often be months of waiting while the legal process was allowed to continue in the form of appeals, retrials, etc.

Finally if all failed you would be taken to a place of execution and have a noose put around your neck.

Ten seconds later you would be dead!

… PAUSE …

Last week on Wednesday 18th July I went before my judge, an Oncology Consultant who calmly told me that my cancer had returned and that it was terminal.

He said to me, you have just THREE to SIX months to live.

… PAUSE …

… continued on my BLOG!

Regards


Jim Tuffin
Home: 02380-361-648 - Mob: 07890-328-768 - Sky: BIZTIME
Blog: http://www.jtuffin.co.uk

Derek Sorensen

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Jim, I'm sorry to hear about this.

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Stuart Chalmers

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I just remembered that Qigong which is a type of Tai Chi, based on the Chinese energy points around the body is supposed to be good for cancer. I don't know if this is true but it is certainly very nice to do and is a gentle meditative exercise. I can say that it made me feel better when I have needed it in the past and I still do it now and then. About two lots of 20 minutes a day is good. It helps to relax your body and mind. There is plenty about it on the internet. Michael Tse is one of the proponents of it - http://www.qimagazine.com. Best Regards Stuart Chalmers

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Jim Tuffin

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Hi Everyone, I just want to say that I am really very grateful to everyone who has commented here, inside the BlackStar forum and on my blog, along with all the calls, videos, emails, Skype messages and conversation which are keeping me very focussed on remaining positive and upbeat. I have read so much stuff about my condition, alternative treatments, therapies, science, emotions, fears and how do deal with all the issues that I am facing that I am starting to understand things that before I was given my prognosis - would never have conceived. My thanks to everyone who has told me about websites, books (I am ploughing through them as quickly as I can), diets and other positive things including poems, quotes, bible verses and of course prayers. I want to simply ask that if you know anyone who has a similar plight as me, with a terminal condition (that's the opinion of the consultants who know all the answers) then please share my blog address (see below) with them so they can get some encouragement and also give them the opportunity to speak directly with me, to see if I can assist them in anyway. Also please feel free to share my blog with anyone who might be interested because we never know from one day to the next how are lives might suddenly change, without any prior warning, from having a normal (if there is such a thing) life to one thrown into chaos by something such as cancer or one of the other horrible conditions that seem to plague us today. We are very hopeful that the natural treatments (Nutraceuticals) I am taking - along with a change of diet and activity - are all slowly working together towards killing more cancer cells each day than are being created, in which case I will win the battle and prove the consultants wrong. I have already seen how wonderful my family and friends as well as lots of people I am connected too here on Ecademy and other networks (many who I barely know), have rallied around and helped and encouraged me over the past few weeks. I appreciate this effort so much that I have already pledged that I will give as much of my time and energy to helping others as I can. That may not be very much as my time is apparently limited, but it could be many years if the outcome of my treatment is as we are hoping. If I can assist you or anyone you know, then please feel free to ask. Thank You all again, Jim Tuffin I Was The Traffic Genie until this happened! Feel free to share my Blog Address with other, as I want to help people to understand that there are always alternatives - http://www.jtuffin.co.uk - Thank you.

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Simon Harding

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Jim, We don't know each other although I have been on Ecademy for years. I think you are incredibly brave to share your thoughts. If you would like I can ask my church to pray for you as you continue with the alternative treatments. There is a healing ministry in our church in Calahonda here in Spain and we regularly pray for recovery.

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Fay Olinsky

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Death is not a punishment!

Life is a gift. all one need do is to survive and enjoy it the best one can. Every day you wake up and breath is a gift worth more than all the jewels on this earth. At he end of it, whenever that comes, whatever the circumstances you reflect on all the days you lived life to the full. If you suddenly realise that there are only a few more days left you make the most of them including your family and friends and all that is dear to you. Neither you nor the wisest man or woman on this earth knows what comes next. How can you judge death as unfair? Is it therefore unfair to all... yet if you tried to tell someone they could live forever all hell would break loose! Other's cannot wait to end their life, or worse to euthanise somone who cannot speak for themselves. There is far more to life than living. It's never too late to find that out! F

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Richard J Francis

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Jim - I'm so sorry. Richard

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Jim Tuffin

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THank You Everyone for your support

I am amazed at that huge number of people who have posted, emailed or call me regarding my situation. I just wanted to say a big thank you again for all, especially anyone who I might have missed and failed to respond to, but life has been rather hectic. I can tell you that my new diet and my alternative natural treatments are now all under way and although I have been feeling quite ill for the last few days that is understandable because my body is being detoxed and it has to get used to the new regime! My confidence that I will last longer than predicted is growing by the day so I will keep posting on my special blog and ask you all, if interested or know someone close who has had or has got cancer to signup and follow along. Over time I will explain fully what I am doing to save my own life! :) The more people that follow the more I will feel that my challenge can be shared and HOPEFULLY if I can beat this prognosis and even KILL of the cancer than that can be shared with as many as possible. Thanks again Jim My Special Blog: http://www.jtuffin.co.uk (open to all) Jim Tuffin Home: 02380-361-648 - Mob: 07890-328-768 - Sky: BIZTIME

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Ann Moore

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Dear Jim, This is terrible news to hear. I remember meeting both you and Clare and I know what a strong family man you are and how hard you have fought in business. Fight now Jim - if anyone can beat this you can ! You're in my thoughts and prayers xx

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Tom Evans

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Hi Jim So sorry to hear your news I've posted a message on your blog with a suggestion of how I may be able to help in a small way in LVX Tom

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Harry Parshall

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FYI: Here are two interesting TED talks about the biology of cancer. I think they point to an intelligent body rather than a biochemical machine. http://blog.ted.com/2010/05/17/can_we_eat_to_s http://www.ted.com/talks/mina_bissell_experiments_that_point_to_a_new_understanding_of_cancer.html

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Birgit Speer

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Jim, you will make it. You are going to fight, and you must be very strong if you choose this way of sharing it here. You are attracting a lot of positive energy, and everybody who thinks of you will help you on your way out of this. I wish you luck like all the others here and I am not only wishing but sending it out to you. I can feel that you are the kind of man who will beat it. Hugs from here. Birgit

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Elinor Palm

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Dear Jim, Thank you for inviting me to read your blog. I´m so sorry to hear about this and if words are hard for me to find - it´s not easier to find the right words to say now. Warm thoughts for you and your loved ones....

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Jim Tuffin

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Well down to 125 days now and counting. I just wish that the clock would tick a little slower than it does! Anyway I written a quick blog for the day - which you can find here:- Still 125 Days Left ... Enjoy and please feel free to share my blog with anyone who you know who has a life threatening condition. Just point them to http://www.jtuffin.co.uk Best wishes Jim

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Danielle de Valera

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I applaud your decision, Jim to go the way you are going. I agree with you that large pharmaceutical companies have a vested interest in not pursuing natural therapies. I wonder if you've heard, in your travels, of the Gerson Raw Food diet for cancer. There is some amazing anecdotal evidence to support their claims that it helps, and sometimes, only sometimes, actually reverses cancer. Certainly, it will assist the person without doing them any harm, and does not interfere with any regime they happen to be on. My very best wishes, Danielle

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Daniel Roberts

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You have a Friend..

I was deeply moved to read your blog on Ecademy and the expansion of it on your own blog. I have appreciated a lot that you have written, and am glad to have had a couple of 1-2-1's with you in the past. My wife and I will be praying for you. I debated whether to make this note a private one to you - and then decided to put it on open forum, out of respect to you. You have taken the courageous decision to put your predicament in the public domain and invite public input. I therefore contribute. You will recall that I have known (not well) some of your family. The closest was a former good friend of mine, who for reasons you will know, I have had no contact with for over 40 years. This was Markham Hearn, who married Rachel (I think that was right) Tuffin, who I guess is your cousin. I think she was the daughter of Alec Tuffin. They lived in Slough. Well, despite maybe some inconsistencies in practice, you, like me were brought up in homes where the greatest Physician of all time - the greatest Healer was revered. Moreover I expect you were baptized to His Name - the name of the Lord Jesus, putting you on Christian ground, in the light of His death and resurrection. This did not make you a Christian; it did not give you faith. But it was a recognition that death has passed on all flesh, mine as well as yours. Death is not a punishment: it is part of the mercy of God. That we should live for ever in these bodies which get decrepit as we get older, when a body of glory awaits! In one way you have an advantage. Medical 'experts' have given you a time indication. I have not: statistically I should have more time as I am relatively sound, if not rather overweight. But I could have a stroke, heart attack or car crash tomorrow. As you rightly challenge them - they tend to give only part of the story, and I trust that your experiment with alternative medicines proves beneficial. In your situation I would do the same. But the greatest thing is to get back to God, and find Him in Jesus. He is waiting for Jim Tuffin to call on Him - forgive me if you do already. You do not have to face this alone. Indeed He has watched over your whole history - including your recent past - and says 'I want to help Jim, if only he would let me'. You may remember singing in Christian meetings My times are in Thy hand; 
My God, I wish them there;
 My life, my friends, my soul I leave
 Entirely to Thy care. My times are in Thy hand;
 Whatever they may be;
 Pleasing or painful, dark or bright, 
As best may seem to Thee. My times are in Thy hand;
 Why should I doubt or fear?
 My Father's hand will never cause
 His child a needless tear. My times are in Thy hand, 
Jesus, the crucified!
 Those hands my cruel sins had pierced 
Are now my guard and guide. My times are in Thy hand,
 Jesus, my Advocate:
 Nor shall Thine hand be stretched in vain, 
For me to supplicate. My times are in Thy hand, 
I'll always trust in Thee;
 And, after death, at Thy right hand
 I shall forever be. There are many in Ecademy who know the Lord , some with a similar background to yours. One Larry Perry has already contributed to your posting. Here are a few thoughts, my dear friend. God be with you. Prayers and best wishes Daniel Roberts Ecademy Evangelist Director, Incartek (Ink Cartridge Technologies Ltd) Ecademy Group Leader - Silver Ecademists Ecademy Group Leader - Annointed for Business Ecademy Group Leader - Photography Ecademy Group Leader - EBay Sellers Forum

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Rolf Kellner

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Jim, don´t give up !!! I came back to Ecademy and read this now remembering my mom to whom the doctors in 1973 said the same.... Miss, you have only 1 year to live because you have cancer... she said to them: you are silly, I have two young children (me and my 4 years older brother...) ... now we have 2012 and my mom is 76 !!! Try it out with our best Amazonas Copaiba Balsam... this is really incredible... give me your adress and I will send you one as a present... Kindest, Rolf

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Jim Tuffin

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I've just published my next blog on the subject, so if you are still interested you can find it here:- http://www.jtuffin.co.uk/my-cancer-story/just-128-days-left/ Please share it with other via the LIKE button or the TWEET button, the more people I can share my experiences with the better. Have a great weekend and enjoy the opening of the Olympics tonight! Regards Jim

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John L. Evans

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Tenacity … And My Punishment is Death!

Hi Jim, It's a sad testimony, but I wanted to write a note of empathy and support with some pithiness to it, but don't have the time to read back through everyone else's contributions to avoid repetition. What I wanted to say was that we all have but a short time on this planet, although some have considerably more. Some people have their faith(s) and others have their philosophies to guide them. We all know we are destined to leave one day, and sadly there are some who can't wait or even hasten to that end. You have a little more predictability than most, but you also have the satisfaction of having survived once, and the tenacity to fight as well as ignore destiny. That is called bravery. God Bless you Jim. It's a brave as well as cathartic act to share ones challenges and ones fears, and, whilst we all live in a world where we are inevitably surrounded by mortality, most of us conveniently ignore it, or more precisely deny it, until it strikes us or someone near by. The fact is that it's easier to empathise and relate to someone at arms length than it is to someone close, but that teaches us a little about how to, and how we will, respond, when it touches us all. Cheers John

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Carolyn Williams

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Keep reaching out to the community Jim. I wrote this The caring power of social media a few weeks back and the responses were of massive comfort to me. You have great strength, allow others to embrace you when you struggle. Listen to lot's of soothing music and meditate. I am enjoying my Chopra Centre Meditation Challenge ☀☺☀ThursdaySunshine4YOU☀☺☀ C:)x

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Irene Power-Leach

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Dear Jim, I wish you full healing in whatever way you choose; have put you on my prayer list and its a long one! I will watch your progress so keep us informed Jim. Loving others and wanting the best for them is more important than anything. Thinking of you even though not knowing you. Best wishes, Irene Power-Leach ( mother to Thomas.)

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Penny Power

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Dearest Jim This is very very shocking to read and I am absorbing it slowly. You are a big part of this community and this news will devistate many people I am so terribly sorry and cannot find the words. To be with you now on this journey seems such a privilege and one we thank you for, know that we are all here for you, thinking of you and loving you, keep talking, keep being you and keep sharing your thoughts. sending you an enormous hugs, sending all those that love you one too. Penny xxxxx

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Nick Dewey

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I am very sorry to hear this. But i will say this. Some words of encouragement. Doctors get things wrong all the time. i have been misdiagnosed with every ailment under the sun until hey finally worked out that Chronic Fatigue was an illness after all. When it comes to cancer, we are in a different ball game it is true. BUT some people do believe that home made vegetable juices can be used if taken all the damned time, to reduce cancers. Maybe its (yet another) possible thing to look into? I don't know. I feel powerless. Maybe the fact that I have made yet another suggestion is enough to upset you completely. I don't know. But all I can do is to show you that am thinking of you and to suggest what I can. if you don't accept the thing that i am suggesting, then at least accept the fact that I care enough to suggest something. And to tell you that at times, doctors can be a bunch of useless wallies of the most extreme order.

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Andrew Field

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Jim, I have known you on the networks for a while now and I am deeply sorry to hear of your plight. I know we are all with you in spirit and in real life as you go through this plight. No words can express how I feel when I see this happening all around me. I sincerely hope you are capable of some quality of life in the days ahead... we must never give up and whatever, and no matter how difficult... do not give up hope. This is a time to bring your family and friends around you.

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Richard Flewitt

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Hi Jim. All respect to you for sharing your story and your positivity. As an energy/spiritual healer I have experienced cancers of different types and helped a number of sufferers on their journey to recovery or eased their journey towards to whatever waits us after this life. Energy healing can be very effective on a number of levels and is better when in presence of the healer - distant healing has its place from a communal perspective but my sense is you would benefit from 121. As you and I are geographically distant I would urge you to visit The Healing Trust website and search for local healers using the box on the home page: http://www.thehealingtrust.org.uk/ Healing is non invasive and complimentary to most other forms of therapy Very best wishes on your forward journey, wherever it takes you Richard

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Fred Rutgers

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Jim, Words fall short to express my feelings here! It makes me sad to read your verdict! Let's hope we can enjoy your blogs for as long as you can! I hope you will enjoy the warmth of your Ecademy friendships even morevthan before! Keep up the spirit! Fred Rutgers

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Ian Baillie

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Sorry to hear the bad news Jim and hope all goes well with your alternative remedies. There are many illnesses out there which I am sure the natural remedies can cure/ prevent and the pharmaceutical industry knows this and it is not in their interest to investigate them as they do not want to upset their income stream. Hopefully the more success stories the public see out there, the more they too will seek the benefits of these remedies causing the pharmaceutical industry to have to rethink their strategy and priorities. One remedy which I heard of, although haven't investigated, is http://www.cancerbush.org.uk/ Peace and all the best. Ian

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Harry Parshall

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A lady I know was scheduled to die six years ago from a terminal lung disease, she is still active and very much alive. You are not a statistic you are a human with your own fate. I suggest you check on these links; http://blog.ted.com/2010/05/17/can_we_eat_to_s/ http://www.eattodefeat.org/ http://www.ted.com/talks/mina_bissell_experiments_that_point_to_a_new_understanding_of_cancer.html

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Richard Stevenson

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Jim, First, my thoughts are with you. Second, BigPharma is in absolutely no position to help you - and just as they originate in the US, it's all about popping pills. I have heard of excellent results with alternative medicine - and I'm glad you're trying the avenues that the expensive chaps don't want you to know about. My mother at Christmas 2010 was diagnosed with oral cancer, terminal. The docs gave her just 3 months to live. The news was shocking to our family, no history of cancer anywhere, and no indications my mother was even sick. I was fortunate, for she was with us for 7 more months, which gave me a chance to visit her several times from the US during those 7 months. I hate to think how I would feel today had I not had those opportunities. Later in life I realise how much family really means to a chap, so much so that I am now considering moving back to Europe partly for that reason. Jim, I hope you get to spend a lot of time with your family. Take good care my friend, and keep up the worthy fight! It's a pleasure to know you through this medium of Ecademy, and I'm glad you chose to share with your "big family" :) Richard. Richard Stevenson Co-Founder and CEO CobbleSoft International Ltd.

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Mariola Innes

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Dear Jim, Your oncologist has only told you that he does not know how to treat your condition. He has simply run our of ideas. I think it is totally wrong for him to give you the judgment. He is not the one who gave you life in the first place and to decide if, when or how you shall die. When people are told that they are terminally ill, most resign themselves to their fate. And mainly because of that they fulfill the judgment given to them, rarely outliving the original prognosis. Maybe you will live the six months, maybe more or less. It is how you live those last months or years that is important, for it may mean the difference between living fully or waiting for the executioner. I don't know what type of cancer you have become ill with or what stage you are at, but believe me that not everything is as final as what the oncologist has told you. If you step out of the box and explore other alternatives you may be nicely surprised. If you would like to explore more please call me for a chat, and we shall explore them together. My tel. 01582 834 236 or 0771 289 5908. Warmly Mariola Innes

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George Wallace

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Dear Jim Its good to hear you being so upbeat. Very sorry to hear about your predicament. But please do not give up. Keep living life to the full and enjoying your self and most of important keep smiling. I am sure that you will prove the doctor wrong. Thank you for having the strength to post this blog you are a remarkable man who is willing to share this news. Please keep in touch and keep smiling. Kindest regards George

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Peter Travers

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Nice talking to you this afternoon - your cheerful positive attitude I'm sure will go a long way to towards mitigating if not totally overturning your anticipated sentence. Kind regards, Peter T

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Tcat Houser

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It goes without saying your perspective on events not being here and your blog will leave the planet a little less rewarding. I know this is something that is in the cards for all of us... It does not make it less sad. I'm am motivated by your attitude. One of the reasons my (legal) first name is T cat is I have had more lives than a cat ;) . My greatest concern is not that you will bite the big one. It is that you will be here and not have the energy to put sunshine in my inbox. I'm being 100% selfish. I want to see you in my inbox. Tcat

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Massimo Luciani

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Having lost two aunts to various forms of cancer I have a little understanding of your situation. One of them was given six months of life too and she lived many more years, I really hope it will be the same for you!

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N Bhashyam

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Yoga together with Pranayam--breathing exercise may be helpful but you need to consult a good teacher .. N Bhashyam

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Gordon Wheaton

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This was devastating to read JIm. Very sad news Best wishes to you and your family Regards Gordon

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N Bhashyam

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Very sorry to hear about the cancer.....It would really good to try natural products if possible along with some yoga and pranayam under the guidance of a teacher.surely it will have very good positive effect ..my prayers to Lord to bless you recovery from cancer...... N BHashyam

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Robert Hill

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Jim, You must be shocked, upset and angry. I can't start to imagine how you feel but you're still young with a good soul and to a degree I know how your family must be feeling. My father was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his sinus cavity, it was so large it started to grow out of his nose, the scan also revealed that his cranium was also badly effected and will spread quickly throughout his brain. At 87 years old you could say he's had a good innings and we prepared for the worst but we thought it best not to tell him that he had only 3 to 6 months to live. Due to his age and severity of the cancer they offered limited treatment of radiotherapy and it was very upsetting taking him to the hospital time after time for his treatment knowing that at some point we will lose him. Well, stubborn as he is, my father will be 94 years of age in November and still on his own, living alone looking after himself. Since then he broke his leg in a fall and had a cancerous growth removed from his face but still on his own. A friend of ours had a malignant brain tumour she was only 42 yrs old and was given a 20% chance of survival. The family bought herbal medicine and the hospital gave her radiotherapy which altered her personality. Which treatment was responsible for her recovery no one can say for sure but that was 9 years ago. I'll read your blog now and hope you won't give up. Kind regards, Rob

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Chris McHugo

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A brave statement . The daughter of a friend is being brave too , Words really fail me, My thoughts are with you and your family

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Marc Shaffer

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Jim, as a 4 tine cancer survivor who has been cancer free for 3 years, please allow me to extend my most profound empathy and understanding. May you live out your remaining days to the fullest and may your passing be painless! No one knows what is on your mind or in your heart, but I pray you to make peace with yourself, those around you. And that that peace comforts you as times get darker. Marc

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Glenn Watkins

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Jim Sad and sorry to hear your news - you are demonstrating immense courage by sharing. Very best wishes to you and your family -Glenn

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Lucas Wyrsch

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Dear Jim, Thank you so much for your great blog and for sharing! If you go to China and get treated by Chinese herbal medicine chances are high that you still live in five ore ten or even more years! The leading cause of death in China is cancer, followed by stroke. Conventional Western cancer therapies-chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery-have been increasingly used since the 1960s in Chinese hospitals. However, the side effects of these treatments have been, there as here, often highly debilitating. This has led the Chinese government to fund research into the traditional herbal medicines. One result is the routine use of Fu Zhen therapy, an immune-enhancing herbal regimen, as an adjunct to chemotherapy and radiation. Fu Zhen therapy is reported to protect the immune system from damage and to increase survival rates, sometimes dramatically, when used in conjunction with the modern cancer therapies. The principal Fu Zhen herbs that are astragalus, ligustrum, ginseng, codonopsis, atractylodes, and ganoderma will strengthen the body's nonspecific immunity and increase the functions of the T-cells.2! Blue Mountain Apothecary Custom Compounding Pharmacy 9145 Guilford Rd. #160 Columbia, MD 21046 301-490-2353 FAX: 301-490-2376 TOLL FREE: 888-248-3266 E-mail us @ info@bluemountainrx.com http://www.bluemountainrx.com/ My suggestion is to be strong, to try this Fu Zhen therapy, if possible in China, and to report step by step if your conditions are improving! Avoid to blindly believe in Western medicine, that's just my advice I like to offer you! Keep strong, react and fight! Wish you all the love and compassion and hope you will find an ALTERNATIVE solution! Have a great and happy day! Best, Lucas

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William Buist

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The world is mightily unfair by pretty much any measure on our scale of a few short years between birth and death, but your resilience can make it as fair as you can. My thoughts are with you and I wish you luck and fortune on your quest.

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Strashimir Yosifov

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Jim, I am very sad to read this. I know that there exist few cases when Cancer which seems terminal suddenly reduces and disappears. I sincerely wish that happens to you too. My thoughts and my prays are with you. Strtashimir.

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Stuart Chalmers

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Sorry to hear this news. I have lost 2 people close to me to cancer but I don't have any magic words. I believe that it has been shown that some alternative treatments can work but perhaps not conclusively, I'm not sure that matters though if something works, it works, it is not always necessary to know how and why. As you say yourself some people survive cancer unexpectedly, to me this makes some sense as cancer is your own body gone wrong so it must be possible for your own body to fix it somehow but of course we don't know how to actually make our bodies do this. From the people I have read about that do survive they all seem to have taken a very positive position and often assume they will not die of the cancer. Perhaps the best thing is to try and be as positive about it as possible and try those things that you believe could help you. Chemo was once described to me as something akin to an atom bomb going off in your body. If it's not going to save you then perhaps it is a good time to try other things. I cannot recommend from personal experience but you might want to take a look at http://www.pennybrohncancercare.org I hope I have not said anything insensitive, if I have then I did not mean to. With the best of hope for you Stuart Chalmers

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Jo Berry

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sending support and love

Hi Jim Thanks for your bravery in sharing with us and on your blog. You have my total support in this approach you are taking and I hear how passionate and motivated you are. I wish you success and that your days are free of pain and full of hope and love. Warmest wishes Jo

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Thomas Power

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… And My Punishment is Death!

Jim what number can I call you on?

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Georgina Lester

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… And My Punishment is Death!

As has already been expressed this is indeed shocking news and devastating for so many reasons. Even though we have not yet met, you do have my support in any practical way that I can offer. I do realise that I have not had to face such a 'terminal' fate, I can at least imagine how it might feel if I was challenged in this way. It is the ultimate test to be, do and say all the things that you have always wanted but never quite got around to before. As before ...Apart from bucket lists and doing everything that you have ever wanted to do, but didn't quite get around to it, make sure that you laugh loud and often especially with the ones you love and who love you. As we know doing what we love and enjoying the journey makes for excellent medicine and if you do decide to move on, then you might as well do what you can to have a smile on your face as much of the time on your way. I have no doubt that you will get plenty of well intentioned advice from people around you - but stick to your own gut instinct to figure out what is right for you. There are plenty of people who have beaten this disease including lots who have gone on juice diets, detoxing fasts, and so on. So as Katie-Ellen has suggested - this does not have to be the only road. It would be good to have your full blog published here - It won't stop people from following and sharing your blog on your own site but might add to the discussions and the understanding and so the support needed from the community here. Good luck with everything. May you keep inspired to explore the possibilities for finding ways, solutions to help you achieve the best possible outcome - hopefully that will be to throw a celebration party in a few years having beat the damn thing out of your system.

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Sigrid de Kaste

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… And My Punishment is Death!

I am so sorry to hear your terrible and devstating news... ...however I encourage you to try the natural approach...I believe it is very powerful ..and I wish you every success in gaining your life back! Sigrid :)

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Steve Hall

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… And My Punishment is Death!

Hi Firstly and obviously, I was saddened to hear of your news. Secondly, and it's not something I talk about openly but as it is you and as it may help, I'll comment. I was an intensive care one Saturday night after a massive heart attack which combined with my kidneys collapsing and a pulmonary embolism gave the doctors little hope. The priest was called and my ex-girlfriend was told to expect the worst. That was August 1987.- 25 years ago! .... since then I have travelled the world many times, racked up over 500 flights, cycled for charity for four months, played rugby at a decent level and generally abused my body. I also lost every single thing I owned apart from the clothes on my back in a warehouse fire and have had two further heart attacks and three strokes. I know nothing of your case but I know I had enough will and determination every time NOT to call it a day. I wish you every success. PS: Two wives and two accountants HAVE nearly killed me(!) but that was mental and not physical. I hope I will go to my maker - when I decide - with at least a sense of humour. 45 years supporting Gillingham has blessed me with that!

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Anna Figiel

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… And My Punishment is Death!

Jim How devastating! Words are insufficient. As you requested, I have shared your blog in the most immediate way by liking and tweeting it, though of course the content is anything but likeable. From my fortunate position of health I fully understand your rejection of further chemo and your anger. I very much hope that the alternative treatments you are trying make a positive difference and that you can fill the coming months with enjoyable experiences for yourself and your loved ones. Fingers crossed you are blogging here long after October. Anna

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Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

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… And My Punishment is Death!

I'm very, very sorry to read this. What must you be feeling and thinking. But, and please forgive me as we don't know each other. Who is anyone to hand you such a sentence? OK. He is an experienced specialist, used to making educated guesses, and for sure, death will come to all, for some it is likely to be sooner rather than later and the idea must be faced. But in respect of the time frame, do you feel you have to believe everything the oncologist says? He's human, fallible and the vagaries of chance are entirely beyond him. Wasn't this just his assessment of the odds?

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