Vincent Gammill’s words of wisdom
Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 27, 2009
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“This book tells me everything. Why didn’t my doctor tell me this?”- Rev. Bill Newbern
VINCENT GAMMILL’S WORDS OF WISDOM
One of the most difficult things to do is to undo the words of family, friends and most doctors! Words permeate our soul and mind – the part of us where our belief & hope is kept. Uncharitable or uninformed words can literally
>speak to one with cancer. It is very difficult for a person to focus on getting well when having to deal with the uneducated words of those around him/her.
Words and actions can equally be used for the benefit of the patient. There have been occasions when I have asked new patients if they have made out a will. If they have I tell them to go tear it up because they aren’t going to
need it. The purpose is to try to undo the damage to the psyche that the diagnosing physician does when he/she comes into the room shaking his head and in a lugubrious tone informs the victim that the lab confirmed cancer — i.e., issued a death warrant.
Years ago I worked with Dr. Spaos in Cyprus. Before he would work with a new patient he would have them bring in all their prescription medicines. He would then take them out on the Mediterranean in his boat, and without
explanation he would wrap up all the meds with a stick of dynamite and blow them up. He would then return to port and start his treatment.
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