No prayers ever from my lips

Started by anonymous, November 11, 2015
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anonymous

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November 11, 2015
Mr. Verano, I beg to differ with your premise that "There are no atheists in the chemo rooms." I put my time in a chemo room when, sixteen years ago, I was treated for stage one breast cancer. I am an atheist. I was an atheist before my diagnosis, during my treatment, and will remain an atheist, come what may. And I know many others like me. I do not thank any god(s) for my good health - I thank my wonderful medical team at MSKCC for my health and life.
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Spike

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November 11, 2015
Mr. Verano, I beg to differ with your premise that "There are no atheists in the chemo rooms." I put my time in a chemo room when, sixteen years ago, I was treated for stage one breast cancer. I am an atheist. I was an atheist before my diagnosis, during my treatment, and will remain an atheist, come what may. And I know many others like me. I do not thank any god(s) for my good health - I thank my wonderful medical team at MSKCC for my health and life.
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KnittingRat

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January 28, 2016
Ditto. I went through 6 rounds of chemo, two surgeries (so far) and am happily an atheist. At first I wasn't sure how to handle the helpful people who wanted to know if I had been saved (because that's what you ask a co-worker who has just been diagnosed with cancer..) Some people want to pray for me... I let them, although the risk is that I recover, and they take credit... rather than my wonderful oncologist and treatment team. Yes, there are atheists and agnostics in chemo rooms, we just don't advertise, don't preach, and graciously accept your prayers... even though we don't think they are helpful...
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