Monday, September 28, 2009

Please… no more health advice.

May I make a request that you please not send me any more comments encouraging me to try this or that diet.  In the last 6 years I had heard of them all and tried a few of them that I thought seemed reasonable.

But frankly few of you seem to realize that cancer is multifaceted and what works for one may not work for another.  I also find such comments of little comfort as I struggle to check my emails a couple of times a day.  It is very frustrating to have to deal with multiple unsolicited health advice, regardless of how well-meaning it is. It is too reminiscent of Job’s friends.  Hence, I am not approving any of these comments, nor am I going to read them.  I am simply asking for your prayer; not for your advice.  Thanks for your help in this way.


Joe Hendricks said...

Only prayers from us, Glenn.

With both our own cancers, we also receive a multitude of well-meant but unhelpful 'fads' to try.

Blessings, Joe

Not Circumstantial said...

Missing you. Many of the volunteers have expressed their concern for you and have comitted to pray.
Blessings to you from the volunteer crew.


Matthew said...

I'm sorry to hear that! It sucks when people who don't have appropriate knowledge try to "help" and end up just doing harm. And the number of "health secrets" that can do more harm than good is astounding... I'm not knocking alternative medicine entirely, and even "evidence-based" medicine can hurt people, too... but some of the stuff out there is ridiculous. Sorry and I hope this post slows down the unwanted e-mail!

pbbcc said...

Thoughtfully and tactfully said, my friend. May your days be filled with His presence and power as you journey in His strength.

Sharon Phillips said...

Miss your "tweets" on Twitter! You and your family are in my heart and prayers! Get well soon!

KK said...

Praying I can do!