The Walter White approach to cancer

My wife and I loved the TV series Breaking Bad and I’ve just started re-watching it.

If you haven’t seen it, its about a father and chemistry school teacher, Walter White, who turns to a life of crime when he develops stage 3 terminal lung cancer.

Walt’s line of thinking is that when the cancer gets him, he wants to ensure that his family are financially secure.  So he teams up with a former pupil, Jesse Pinkman, and starts to make and distribute the best crystal meth the streets have ever seen.

In one particular episode Walt has just been told he has terminal cancer and he says:

“You’ve read the statistics, the doctors are talking about surviving like its the only thing that matters.  What good is surviving if you’re too sick to work, you can’t enjoy a meal, or make love.  

For what time I have left, I wanna live in my own house and sleep in my own bed, I dont wanna choke down 30-40 pills a day and lose my hair and lie around too tired to get up, and so nauseated I can’t even move my head. With you (his wife) cleaning up after me, and me, some dead man artificially alive, just marking time, no.  

Thats how you would remember me, thats the worst part.  So that is my thought process”.

That’s one way to deal with it.

I don’t recommend you or your loved ones should take the Walter White approach to cancer, but if its terminal, he makes a painfully valid point.

Its something that lots of families are going through.

Mine included.

Sometimes, like with Walter White, its terminal and there is not much you can do.

Other times the cancer is curable and people make a full recovery, and thats what I wanted to speak to you about today.


Sorting yourself out.

You know . . . once and for all, losing the weight and getting fitter.

It’s the best way I know to avoid getting seriously ill.

AND even if you do develop cancer, when you’re fit, strong and healthy, your chances of being one of the lucky ones who survives, is greatly increased.

Something to think about.

Richard Clarke

PS – If you like the finer things in life and want to get help looking after yourself, and to really stack the odds in your favour, one of my life changing programmes would work a treat.

The nutrition plan I’ve designed is specifically targeted at fighting diseases like cancer.  It improves health, while doing all the other bits like dropping a dress size or two.

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