Monday, April 28, 2008

What an Image!

One of the highlights of every weekend is being able to read the new secrets on PostSecret. If you haven’t seen this site, I highly recommend it. People send in anonymous postcards, often hand-made or otherwise personalized, containing a secret about themselves. They are sometimes funny, sometimes, sad, often incredibly powerful. This past Sunday, someone sent in this one:


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I love it because it completely captures the spirit of NOT allowing a serious illness, like cancer, to control the patient’s life. I hope it helps us all to remember that people with an illness are just that – PEOPLE. We are not defined by our illness. We are defined by who we are.

12 comments:

Jen said...

What a great message!

Annalin (Lindsay) said...

That's a great photo!

Annalin (Lindsay) said...

How is your research coming along? I am writing a final paper on cancer research funding. Having sarcoma myself..I only really know the downside of my own disease, and the many unknowns!! I'm currently waiting on a possible new therapy they may use on me this summer. I had radiation and surgery for my main tumor, and I am only a year out. But I have slow growing lung mets. So I wait! Just curious how things in the lab are going =)

outre said...

sweet...:)

Doctor David said...

Thank you all for the nice words. Lindsay, thanks for your interest in the lab. We make slow steady progress all the time, which is a nice feeling. One project I'm very excited about is working with Dr. Toretsky from Georgetown University to try to develop new drugs targeting Ewing's sarcoma cells. I think once we start to make real progress, I'll blog about it. Hang in there!

Annalin (Lindsay) said...

That's great I look forward to reading. I'm really interested in research. Oh I hang in there! Thankfully I'm symptom free, except for some nerve pain from surgery. Neurontin does wonders though. Happy Researching!

Dr. Smak said...

Great find, Dr. Loeb. Thanks for sharing.

Backpacking Dad said...

that's a great card.

Heather said...

I love postsecret too!

MadWomanMeg said...

I had the same thoughts when I saw that picture. It's profound.

Doctor David said...

I'm glad you guys all liked that post as much as I did. Makes it fun to share!

Buy Viagra said...

I agree with you, it is a very nice way to say and convince yourself not to be defeated by any disease. It's something scientifically proved that your mental state is so important at the time o facing a disease, such as cancer, for instance.