Just a quick look at things I gave found universally true, at least in my limited experience.
Forbidden food will never tast as good in reality as it does in your memory.
Alternate cures will almost never work as well as you hope.
Oncologists will almost never know as much as you about healthy eating.
Oncologists will never care as much as you think they will about your choices and will almost never support you as much as you would like.
Despite many people saying that you have to remain positive this is not possible. It is only possible to remain real, always being true to how you feel.
Most alternate cures take time. Do not be discouraged by early setbacks.
The people around you love you, they are your greatest resource, do not be afraid to lean on them 🙂
My favourite Jerome has always been the real Jerome. And I am, as ever, hear for leaning 🙂
It is a brave person who can stand up for what they believe.
Bro, I just want to reiterate that even though I am far away, anytime you want day or night you can call me. Not a day goes past where I don’t wish I was able to see and chat to you. I miss seeing you more than words can properly express. I completely agree with you about being true to how you feel. That is one principle I try to uphold, and that is why it would be wrong to stay silent.
Great universal truths Jerome … especially the last one, and it is often the hardest one to actually act on.
And I’ll add one more: The people who love you want to be leaned on. It helps them as well as it helps the leaner!