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Guest Post: Mel Scott

My Claws are Out

Originally Published May 22, 2016 on BlindAlive by Mel Scott

Editor’s Note: It is not my intention to offend anyone in sharing the following post it is one person’s opinion on an issue she has dealt with personally. Since Mel has the first-hand experience in dealing with this dreadful disease she has an understanding of the treatments and their effects on the body. Deciding whether or not to go through treatment is an individual choice and I would suspect many people when given the choice would do almost anything to extend their lives however there are people who choose not to as well.

IV stand with several bags of IV medicationsHi all, I wrote the below post a few weeks ago. I was, and still am, angry after witnessing a dear friend experience chemo-induced trauma. I have thought a great deal about whether or not to post it.

Obviously, I decided to send it out because this is part of my journey as well, and I wanted to share it here. Thank you for allowing me to share my mind on a subject that is so important to me.

Cancer – Sugar Coats, Smiley Faces, Silly Pink Ribbons, and Fight, Fight, Fight!

Cancer is not the enemy. Pink ribbons are not the guns. Chemotherapy is not a therapy. It is a gladiator sport. Radiation is just plain bizarre. I really don’t get it.

Stethoscope, eyeglasses, packet of pills, loose pills and capsules, laying atop a EKG reportSomething is wrong somewhere. Something happened to the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry, and they took the wrong path. I don’t think anybody meant harm, but something just went wrong.

Women and men are being tortured by their own choosing because they think that they have no other choice. The odd thing is that the doctors think they are doing the right things by prescribing and performing the tortures. Nobody is evil; something just went wrong.

Surviving cancer is a competitive sport. It isn’t the cancer that is being survived; it is the treatment. The treatment is not much better than bloodletting was long ago. I expect that I am being too harsh, but maybe I’m not; who really knows?

Assorted vials of medication.I do not want to be a fighter. I am not interested in fighting battles. My body is not a war zone. If I want to be a war hero, I will join the military.

I admit that I sound angry, and I am angry. It feels bizarre to feel perfectly healthy and then one day, an image on a screen shows something odd. The next thing you know is that you have a diagnosis and you become deathly ill.

It feels surreal. My brain, my mind, my heart, my body does not understand why they must be hacked, stabbed, burned inside and out. It doesn’t make good sense to treat our most precious possession in this way. The strange thing is we submit to it. We allow it to happen. We beg for it in some cases. I am having a very difficult time wrapping my head around why we do this; do we really know these “treatments” are actually doing any good over the long term?

Assorted chemistry beakers and tubesSomething is terribly wrong with this picture, and it is pretty clear that nobody knows what it is. I believe cancer is a symptom of a very sick planet. Cancer needs to be prevented, not cured.

When we come to understand that we are indiscriminately hacking at the planet and draining it of its life-giving resources, then we might understand the huge mistake we have been making by tearing our bodies down. We need to allow the planet to recover. We need to help the planet to heal. Our bodies will heal as the planet heals and refuels. In the meantime, we sit by and watch all of the hair on our bodies fall out. We get so sick that we wish we were dead. Our fingernails fall off and our brains can’t think.

Our bodies are scarred not only by the cancer, but also the treatment. Subsequent cancers may be caused by the treatment itself. There must be a better way. I know there is a better way, but it is yet to be revealed.

Image of a globe with a hypodermic needle puncturing it.It feels to me that we are looking in all the wrong places and for all the wrong reasons. I do not have the answer, but I know there is one; there will be one. We can find it if we can stop fighting long enough; when we stop sugar coating the trauma and damage being done to our bodies and our planet.

The Earth has cancer and it is showing up in our bodies, our oceans, rivers, lakes, mountains, and air. When we face the fact that humans are the carcinogens, then we will know that the true treatment is walking gently, speaking softly, and being conscious that each one of us can choose to be a malignant cell or one that is vibrant and whose purpose is to create beauty not destroy it. We are the cancer, and we are the treatment.

5 thoughts on “Guest Post: Mel Scott

  1. I understand this writer has a wellness website, podcast, angle, is into exercise and other things. I am not a cancer patient, but I have chronic illness and this is pretty harsh. I would much rather fight an illness than a war. I have fought. I was born with conditions which required medical treatments. I can’t speak to chemo or radiation, but I did need dialysis and surgery and am on medications and we are all just doing the best we can. We whose bodies break down go through a lot and we don’t like to feel like people are letting their naturopathic beliefs make it sound like we should be preventing our illnesses before getting sick. Not sure your reason for posting this here Steph. That’s your choice. Just offering the perspective of someone who has had a healthy kidney from my father for twenty years, after feeling so ill, that nobody can really understand unless you’ve been there. Not sure what this friend receiving these treatments feels, but just watch how you speak. These things catch on and people don’t do their research, but they do judge without thinking it through. This can make us living with these things in our lives feel like crap.

    1. Kerry thank you for commenting on Mel’s post. It was not my intention to offend you or anyone else. I respect your opinion as I respect Mel’s. I believe the choice to move forward with life-preserving treatment or not for any type of disease is up to the individual. While I can’t speak to this particular situation because I’ve not had cancer and have not had to make the agonizing decision whether or not to do chemo or radiation I have read articles from physicians who have, because of their knowledge of the chemicals used, opted not to go through treatment. Deciding whether or not to go through treatment is an individual choice and I would suspect many people when given the choice would do almost anything to extend their lives however there are people who choose not to as well.

      1. I understand. I would never judge someone who chose to not continue treatment. That is their choice. I just think we need to be careful, not to go too far on either side. Anyone who isn’t the one going through it shouldn’t make any claims that sound like they are saying we all need to prevent our illnesses before we get them. That’s what I got from reading this. Maybe interview someone who is the actual one with the cancer too.

  2. Great post and accurate. Those in charge harm us via medications, toxins in our food/water/soil/air, toxins in vaccines, many medical mistakes all while putting billions into shutting down or suppressing treatments and substances that provide healing…all done in the name of profit and greed. Have you heard of the long string if holistic doctors killed, with many of them offering cures?

    1. Yes, it’s a powerful post.

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