I recently had a get-togther with my my extended family, despite my high levels of pain from APc. One couple who was there offered to do Reiki on me several times when I explained that I was having pain from my cancer. I hadn't realized that they were into alternatives and holistic healing or I wouldn't have discussed my cancer and SOC treatments I was doing.. I politely declined the Reiki, making sure I thanked them for their concern. Then I got what amounted to a lecture about how there are methods to treat cancer that worked with the body and were "co-operative" vs. all of these adversarial methods (like I was using) although they didn't come out and directly criticise me doing chemotherapy and other "conventional" approaches. It just really felt condescending and made me feel like things were my fault because I didn't follow this "natural" path of healing. The whole thing left me depressed and I didn't feel arguing with them. I knew these people had no clue about treating cancer, but they could go own ontheir way and live in their fantasy world bubble beacuse they are healthy.
Just wanted to share this here because I'm sure people can understand and maybe some of you have had similar experiences.