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Taking Ownership Of Your Disease

“Anyone can give up. It is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength”.  Chris Bradford

You know, so many of my family members died, died from the very thing that has plagued me. When I looked at my family’s entire landscape, it felt like family destiny, and it felt like I would be doomed. But I said NO, even though the odds were small, I said I would fight it, I said I would beat the odds and move this mountain. And I went on my journey.

 

Because of my athletic background, I had operated under a focused schematic of winning and losing for most of my life, but cancer taught me tolerance for ambiguity. However, with faith and the support of earth angels that came to me in subtle forms, I managed to see my situation as another tennis match.

This opponent—CANCER—with bold uppercase letters, had quite a reputation for me. This opponent beat a few of my relatives and friends through the years, including my dear mother, three weeks before my diagnosis. I was terrified. But just like I did as a young teen, minutes before I would step onto the court to compete, I made my mind up to confront this physical, mental, and emotional bully.

I was overwhelmed, intimidated, stressed, vulnerable, and worried, but I drew a plan to be as ready as possible against this opponent. I began to look for survivors with similar diagnoses, read books of survival stories, improved my nutrition, prayed and meditated, and looked for as many statistics as possible regarding my type of cancer (advanced Melanoma). I thought that the more I knew about this opponent, the better chance I had to win.

Finding other people who came out victorious from advanced cancer would encourage me. Those human beings who beat the odds would be my role models and motivation to play the most important match of my life; they would help me believe that I, too, could come out victorious and move my mountain. Faith with action moves mountains, otherwise, faith is dead!

This match lasted ten years and took ten surgeries. My probabilities of winning were 4 percent, but I came out victorious and survived an advanced melanoma with metastasis of eight tumors in my brain (two of them were not operable).

Why am I sharing this information? Because I want to let you know about the importance of taking ownership of your situation. When diagnosed with cancer, most people opt to run to an oncologist and pretty much become dependent on what he or she says. I admit I was one of those people. I suppose seeing this behavior through the years became my belief. Thank goodness I realized I had to take ownership of my situation and that relying on my oncologist and surgeons alone wasn’t going to be enough. I built a system that allowed me to earn my advanced cancer survivor title. I put faith in action!

 As a holistic health and life coach, I work with people dealing with cancer or its threat. I help them obtain optimal health at all levels to live their best lives, and an essential aspect is taking ownership of their health.

“By putting walls around your suffering, you risk letting it devour you from the inside” – Frida Kahlo.

A man is caught in a flood. And as the water rises, he climbs to the roof of his house and waits to be rescued. A guy in a motorboat comes by, and he says, “Hop in, I’ll save you.”

“No thanks,” the man on the rooftop says. “My Lord will save me.”

But the floodwaters keep rising. A few minutes later, a rescue helicopter flies overhead, and the pilot drops a line.  “No, thanks,” the man on the rooftop says. “My Lord will save me.” But the floodwaters rise ever higher, and finally, they overflow the roof, and the man drowns. When he gets to heaven, he confronts God. “My Lord, why didn’t you save me?” he implores. “You idiot,” God says. “I sent a boat; I sent you a Helicopter.”

Here is a quote by Lance Armstrong about this short story. I chose to share it because not only do I agree with him, but because it goes hand in hand with the message in this article.

“I believe, in a way, we are all just like the guy on the rooftop. Things occur, there is a convergence of events and circumstances, and we can’t always know their purpose, or even if there is one. But we can take responsibility for ourselves and be brave.” – Lance Armstrong.

Here a tip to start taking ownership of your illness or preserve your health:

“Worry, anxiety, and fear interfere with our hearts, lungs, and other organs’ normal rhythm and weaken the immune system, which we need to maintain strength for the fight. If we feed our subconscious with thoughts of harmony, health, and peace, then all the functions of our bodies will become normal again.” – Dr. Joseph Murphy

To your Health!

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25 Comments

  1. Thomas on January 13, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Great message to read! Can’t wait for the launch !

    • Profile photo of George Cordoba George Cordoba on January 14, 2021 at 4:45 pm

      Thank you, Tommy. I am hoping that each person on the launch team can bring two other buyers on launch day.

      I love you!

  2. Nicolás on January 13, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Great life teachings by someone that came out on the other side after facing decimating odds…Great insight!

    • Profile photo of George Cordoba George Cordoba on January 14, 2021 at 4:43 pm

      Thank you, Nico.
      Thanks for being part of the book launch in English as well. I know you will be able to help much more with your predominantly Spanish Twitter audience, but by you purchasing the English version in digital, and share the link to one or two English speaking colleagues or friends it will be amazing. Thanks for your support.

  3. Ernesto Mendieta on January 13, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Great read with a strong message!

    • Profile photo of George Cordoba George Cordoba on January 14, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you, Ernesto, for being part of the book launch team’s success. It is all about letting people know that by staying passive their healing process will be much slower. Share it with friends and family.

      I am hoping that everyone on the launch team brings two of three buyers on launch day.

      Take care.

  4. Claudia on January 13, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Amazing.

    • Profile photo of George Cordoba George Cordoba on January 14, 2021 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you, Claudia. I am so excited to have you on the launch team. I am sure the book’s message will give hope to many people,
      and that is my purpose; to tell my readers, that they can do it too, and for those who are not ill, how to prevent the disease.

      Thank you!

  5. Laura DuBois on January 13, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Great article, Georges! As a fellow cancer survivor, this really spoke to me! In my own experience, I too chose to leverage the power of mindset and intention to recover, above and beyond the prescribed treatments & medicines from our traditional medical model of management of cancer. Taking ownership, versus being passive, is energy-generating in and of itself, and fuels one to move forward to address healing in a holistic manner. I’m so glad to see you doing this amazing work now with other survivors, and those who wish to be proactive.

    • Profile photo of George Cordoba George Cordoba on January 14, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      Hello, Laura. Thank you for your support.

      It is the feedback and encouragement I get from people like you, that motivates me to charge forward on my quest to help as many people as I can to prevent cancer, and for those dealing with it, as you well said, leverage the holistic principles and techniques as a strong healing aid.

      Take care, amiga Laura.

  6. Cassandra Gillis on January 13, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Excellent Article! Concept of healing can be used also for so many illness, I am sure.

    • Profile photo of George Cordoba George Cordoba on January 14, 2021 at 3:50 pm

      Hey Cassandra, thanks for your support.
      Yes, this concept can be used for many illnesses.

  7. Naomi on January 13, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    Great message about taking ownership of your disease. So many times we as humans, leave our health prognosis to our physicians and their tools. The fact that you took a role in your healing is what made the difference for you. The way you faced this ‘monster’, and became victorious, is an incredible example and inspiration to your family, friends and anyone who knows your story.

  8. Naomi on January 13, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Your testimony is a great message about the importance of taking ownership of your disease. Many of us depend on physicians and their tools to heal us. There is a reason it is called ‘practicing’ medicine. Your example of taking ownership, and not just relying on your doctors to heal you, has been an inspiration to your family, friends and anyone who hears your story.

    • Profile photo of George Cordoba George Cordoba on January 14, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      Hey Nuni.
      Yes, my story is a motivating factor for many people. That’s why I can’t stop spreading the word about the prevention of cancer and if sick, to take ownership of the situation.

  9. Martha Mendoza on January 13, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    10 years of struggle without losing hope. All my admiration for you. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

    • Profile photo of George Cordoba George Cordoba on January 14, 2021 at 3:58 pm

      You are welcome, Martha.
      I appreciate you being part of the book launch team. Don’t forget to share the article.

      Take care.

  10. ElizMauner on January 14, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Your words moved me and touched my soul in ways I cannot express. I appreciate your tireless efforts and motivation strategies to keep the soul fighting to beat the odds. I felt like I was in your corner rooting for you while reading this. Thank you for the sunshine in your invaluable message, it healed me just by reading it. God bless you Georges.

    • Profile photo of George Cordoba George Cordoba on January 14, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      Helo Eliz. Thank you for your kind words.
      It is the feedback and encouragement received from people like you that keep me moving forward in mu quest to help as many people as I can to prevent and battle this disease.

      I appreciate you being part of my book launch team.
      Please share with others.

      Take care my friend.

  11. Alejandro on January 14, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you for your courage, your vulnerability, and the time that you have dedicated to the evolution of our species. Thank you for the ever welcome reminder that on the other side of fear there exists a field of unlimited potential.

    • Profile photo of George Cordoba George Cordoba on January 14, 2021 at 4:05 pm

      Great comment Alejandro.
      Thanks for supporting me by being part of the book launch team. Make sure folks in your social circle know of the book coming out on Tuesday, January, 26th and share the articles and videos this and next week.

      I love you!

  12. Janeen on January 18, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    George, what a beautiful message of hope. Your soul shines into the heavens and you truly have a gift to share. Thank you for telling your story and standing as a model to encourage others to take an active role in their health despite the odds or circumstances. “Healing is an inside job”. I’m so excited for you and your new book release!

    Much love to you and your family

  13. Manuel Minagorri on January 18, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    George:

    I have known you for over 30 years and you have been a source of inspiration in many different ways.
    I have seen you fight many personal, financial and health battles but you always looked fullfilled and full of life. You are one of a kind and you never give up. I don’t know if I ever told you how much I admire you and all you stand for. I pray some day I can be half the man you are as a Father and a Man of Faith.
    May you live to be 100
    YBIC
    Mickey Minagorri

  14. Nima on January 22, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Thank you for having the courage and tenacity to beat your odds and show us that no matter what our own mountain is, we too can move it and Beat the Odds.
    God sends angels when someone or many need help, thank you for being one of them. Now more than ever our world needs it.

  15. Nima on March 16, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Gracias por tener el coraje y la tenacidad de vencer tus probabilidades y demostrarnos que no importa cuál sea nuestra propia montaña, nosotros también podemos moverla y vencer nuestras probabilidades.
    Dios envía ángeles cuando alguien o muchos necesitan ayuda, gracias por ser uno de ellos. Ahora más que nunca nuestro mundo lo necesita.

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