Posted in Personal Conviction

Healing Should Have Its Own X-Games

Extreme cases call for extreme measures.  An interview with a woman with a malignant tumor was first resigned to giving up and then she found there may be an alternative surgery that would save her life.  Her tumor was in a place many would believe is inoperable.  It was surrounded by six of her internal organs, usually not a prime candidate for surgery.  She found a doctor who was willing to think outside the box and it saved her life.

 The surgery would remove the organs surrounding the tumor.  The tumor would be removed and then all the internal organs would be put back in her body.  It sounds X-treme but it was a risk she was willing to take.  Without the surgery there didn’t seem to be much hope.  The opportunity given to her by the team of doctors, a team of six, is amazing.  They were willing to try something that most wouldn’t dream of trying, but they were pushing the boundaries.

There are many times when pushing the boundaries to recapture our health is crucial.  It’s not only about finding medical practitioners willing to push the boundaries.  As patients, we have to consider stepping out of our own comfort zones and using radical treatments to save our lives.  When there aren’t a lot of choices is there really any question about how far we’ll go to regain our health, or the chance at healing? 

Keep that in mind if you’re ever confronted with a daunting prognosis.  Be willing to take it one more step and you’ll often be surprised what awaits you.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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