July 25, 2006

PLEASE READ

MY HEARTFELT APPOLOGIES. THE FOLLOWING STORY WAS ALLEGORICAL. IT IS NOT TRUE (I DON'T EVEN HAVE A BROTHER).

THE STORY WAS TO (POORLY AS IT SEEMS) SHOW WHAT THE WORLD IS EXPECTING OF ISRAEL. HIZBULLAH IS THE CANCER.

PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF IT WAS TAKEN LITERALLY.


My brother has cancer.

He went to the doctor felling very ill. The doctor did some tests and lo and behold there was a tumor growing in his lung. The doctor told my brother that surgery would be the best option.

So my brother goes in and has the procedure. When he comes to, the doctor tells him that the surgery was a success. He removed 10% of the tumor.

Upset, my brother asked why he didn't remove the whole thing. “Well, the tumor is growing at a pretty slow rate so we did what we in the medical community call a ‘measured response.’ After all, if we were to remove the whole thing, we may cut some healthy host tissue by accident and that would be a tragedy. No, you should wait. If the tumor grows, we’ll just cut out a bit more and hope for the best.”

Also, who's to say that the healthy tissue is better than the cancerous? After all, they're both cells.

Oh, did I mention the doctor was from Europe?

1 comment:

Neshama said...

BS"D
Judah, I don't understand what the doctor did? How could he ONLY take 10% (why not 50%, 70%). Doesn't touching a tumor like that cause it to grow?

Please consult with other doctors not at the same hosp., and with lung specialists for their take on the matter. Who wants to keep waiting for another operation, and then maybe another. This piecemeal approach is torture. Please help him research, and let us know.

Easy but meaningful fast.