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The Gifts of Serious Illness

Published by Chapster on 2004/10/5 (5367 reads)
Gifts of the Serious Illness
Recorded at the KEOM Studios
October 5, 2004

Q:So, Mike, what are we talking about today?

A: We're talking today about the diagnosis of a serious illness: How do we cope with it; What can I hope for now; What do I do with the life that remains, whatever that is? Hope is such a hard commodity to find when we have received the diagnosis of a serious or fatal illness. I've never been through it myself. But, I have been a companion to many people that have been there. A quote that seems especially relevant to those facing serious illness comes from the famous physician himself - the one who authored the oath that all physicians are sworn to honor, Hippocrates - who said: "A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses."

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