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Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark) Subject: Re: Abdominal Adhessions and FAITH >
> Dear Marlene,
> I just had to respond to your message. My heart goes out to you in
> empathy. My marriage failed because of my illness. Probably more
> because we put too much faith in visual hope. Without a tangeable
> reason to hope, the spirit decays.
> That's when true faith is necessary. Faith is the substance of things
> hoped for; the assurance of things not seen. I'm a religious man, but
> I'm not talking about religion. I'm talking about faith as a quality of
> My recommendation is that you not put too much of your energy banging
> your head against the wall of the medical community. Just forgive them
> for the flawed human beings that they are.
> Instead, make assertive statements to yourself. Statements that are
> hope-based, but not necessarily specific. Although there are specific
> treatments that are interesting, you're not going to get a lot of
> certainty from a doctor. The classic doctor/patient conversation that
> you and I want is not going to happen. There just isn't good enough
> information for the medical profession to "profess" much. Any doctor
> that does, would be standing out too far. They necessarily adopt a
> "herd" mentality. It's required by their liability insurance. It is
> the standard by which they will be judged in court.