October 17, 2018

Some days I wonder why I field dozens of calls and emails per day. I honestly work anywhere from 50-80 hours a week in my real job, but always try and find time to talk to everyone that reaches out.

Granted, I am sure a few voice mails and emails slip through the cracks. If you are one of those people, please reach out again and inform me that I missed you the first time around.

Why am I wondering today why I am doing this? An email today came in from someone (i) questioning the truth of my story, (ii) demanding introduction to my doctors at MD Anderson for their purpose of "auditing" my story (essentially calling me a liar) and (iii) accusing me of giving their loved one "false hope".

A real kick in the gut to me. I pride myself in honesty and integrity. I pride myself in giving legions of people hope (and I don't believe there is such a thing as false hope when facing certain death). And I am proud of the dozen other people who have found success through the networking of my crazy story.

But I will reiterate the disclaimer throughout this blog. If someone doesn't believe my story, I fully understand as I probably wouldn't believe it either if I didn't actually live it. I am not a doctor nor am I a scientist. I am only telling my story here in hopes of others at least being more informed. Should they choose to follow my lead, I am pleased as I don't think there is any downside risk and I completely believe there is at least some upside return. Should they choose to believe it is complete BS, I am ok with that too as it is their life, their body and their story, which I fully admit may be different than me or the other dozen people who have been helped by this.

However, I refuse to spend my precious time trying to convert someone who doesn't believe me and accuses me of being dishonest in telling my story. Anyone who knows me would tell you how funny that really is as I err on the side of caution and conservatism in life.

Rant over. Ha Ha