Q & A with Bernie – April 18, 2016

Question for Bernie: (Part 1 of 3)

I am terminally ill, even though I have tried everything I could to Live. I know we have never met, and it took a lot of courage to contact you, knowing you might or might not even respond to me.

I don’t care what religion you are, but would like to share something about life from my experience with you and hope to make friends with you before my final day.  Thank you for reading this, and I hope to hear from you.

Bernie’s Answer:

Here I am.  Tell me about yourself.


Question for Bernie: (Part 2 of 3)

I contacted you because I want a friend and no one cares about me. My family shows no concern or love towards me, knowing my present situation.

Would you like to be my friend? You might think what I am doing with a friend I barely know.  Life is more than that. I have never particularly lived my live so well, as I have never really cared for anyone, not even myself, but just business. Though I amassed a lot as a former businesswoman, I was not generous. I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business, as that was the only thing I cared for.

But now I regret all this, as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world, I will live my life in a different way from how I have lived. Now that my life has gone down this path, I want to do what is right with this very short period so I can be happy after.

If you would like to be my friend, then write back to me so we can talk more. Thank you.

Bernie’s Answer:

I will be your CD = “Chosen Dad” and help you to abandon your past and learn to love yourself and your life and heal. So let me know if you would like for me to be your “CD.”  Tell me where you live.


Her answer to Bernie: “In Germany and where do you live? Do you have a family?”

Bernie’s answer to her: “I am in the state of Connecticut, USA; we have a good size family and lots of pets.”

Question for Bernie: (Part 3 of 3)

You must be a very good person, and I respect you for what do you in your work. Let me have you’re your number and I will try to call you. I was praying for you, and I pray we continue to be friends. I have just had lunch and a cuppa and I feel great today, and hope you feel the same, too.  How is your day going? Hope you are doing great.

Thank you from your friend.

Bernie’s Answer:

I can’t handle phone calls now.  Just email me the things you’d like to talk about.

Bless you,

Question for Bernie:

I am from Serbia, Balkans. I just read your book, Love, Medicine and Miracles, and I am very happy. Ten days ago, I found out that I have a tumor, and I knew that I was responsible for my tumor. After reading your book, I know that I am every person in that book, and every person in your book is me.

My father and mother both died of cancer.  But you are the only person in my life who could tell me what is really wrong with my mind. I will have an operation in two weeks, and I am in peace because I found out that someone knows what I feel, and how to heal. Every word you’ve said is true. Sorry for my English, but I hope that you will understand what I am saying. I love you and thank you, Dr. Siegel.

Bernie’s Answer:

You are a survivor, and I send you my blessings and love. I am your new father, and I want you to picture the operation as being very successful, and that you heal quickly. What you envision will happen.

If you get my book, THE ART OF HEALING, you will learn more about being a survivor.

Bless you again,

Question for Bernie:

I just wanted to write to say that I love you for the courage you have had.  Thank you for taking a stand for the truth in medicine at a time when it must have been particularly difficult.  I send my best to you.

Bernie’s Answer:

Yes, but I knew the truth from my experience, and then I learned to tell stories so that doctors didn’t feel threatened.


Question for Bernie:

I have been reading your book and I can’t stop. Love it! I think now I know why the recovery from surgery has been so good. Because of the drawings you made me do with your observations. I think this is what made me decide to do it instead of continuing with my passion for natural healing.

I feel at peace after doing the surgery and I just realized it is because not doing it had separated me from my sons. I have given my life to creating a wonderful family life, contrary to what I had growing up, but all of a sudden there was a high distance between my sons and I. They didn’t agree with my natural approach; my older one, who’s a lawyer in DC, wasn’t answering my calls, until the pain of not talking to him was so great that I wrote and asked him why. He simply replied (in Spanish): “…because it hurts me to see that you are dying and not doing anything about it.”

The pain of having my family separated was stronger than the pain from the surgery. They were impressed at the hospital at my prompt recovery. I was only one hour at the recovery room, and then I just took Tylenol. I did not want the heavy drugs. I don’t like them. Three days later I went to the park, visited with friends, and have been very well. My sons are at peace and this gives me peace, too. Thank you for all your help.

I have been writing my dreams down as your book recommends, and the question about what treatment to follow, Vitamin B17 or Chemo, kept coming up.  Then, one night this insight woke me up—Bernie Siegel is the symbol, and having found him means that I will be well no matter what I choose. This is because I don’t know how I found you in Internet. I had been thinking of you and your books and missing them, because they stayed in my house in Mexico when we moved here less than a year ago (without knowing I had cancer). So out of the blue I found you, you responded immediately and we established communication. This has been invaluable. Thanks again. Now I think I am going to draw my portrait and my family and maybe the 2 options. And, I am really truly sorry about your wife. I didn’t know. I am sending my love.

I forgot to mention that your book made me feel compassion towards my surgeon. I was feeling resentful because she removed all of my lymph nodes, and she knew how important it was for me to keep them. But when I read what you said about how surgeons feel when they fail to save someone’s life, my feelings turned to compassion and an understanding that we were in this together. Right before I went to sleep I looked at her straight in the eyes and told her how much I trusted her. So I guess she did what she thought it was best for me, and now I am thankful to her.

Thanks again for your book. Love it!  Have a good and blessed good night!

Bernie’s Answer:

Bless you, my dear—you are on the path to healing.

It is happening within you, so have faith and your troubles will be eliminated.

Peace & Healing,