Getting the news that cancer was active in my body was a tough pill to swallow. Going thru the plethora of medical appointments and procedures is a whole other level of stress and fear; at least for most. Knowing where peace comes from has kept stress and fear at bay. It doesn’t keep it away completely, but makes it easier to bounce back during the tough moments.
“. . . even two and a half decades later a vast majority of medical schools still fail to meet the minimum recommended 25 hours of instruction. Few doctors are prepared to effectively spearhead or even help in those efforts . . . research has increasingly pointed to a link between the nutritional status of Americans and the chronic diseases that plague them.”
“And while a majority of medical schools tended to intersperse lectures on nutrition in standard, required courses, like biochemistry or physiology, only a quarter of the schools managed to have a single course dedicated to the topic (nutrition).”
- The appointment went well and was peaceful even though it is very uncomfortable standing up against an MD/DO. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for those not confident in themselves and living under a belief system of fear.
- I am beyond grateful for my surgeon. He is the best and I have the utmost respect for him and how he is handling me as a patient.
- It was surreal to see what I now believe play out in front of me with my life on the line. The medical community has become a cookie cutter system with one basic protocol that holds little to no thought on what can really work on each individual situation. They were seriously ready to put a port in me before getting a final diagnosis of my condition . . . this is a cookie cutter, conveyor belt system that says: node biopsy = pet scan = bone marrow biopsy = poison, I mean chemotherapy. If I had not brought up my diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes there would have been zero discussion about it. I get it, it’s not my doctor’s fault, it’s the system he is in. But damn!
- After I took a time out, explained my personal thoughts, the doctor had to take a minute to think about my response. In that time, he took the time to think and stated, “Chemo does not work on all cancers.” Those words came out of HIS mouth. He also said, “not all Lymphomas respond to Chemo.” Chew on that for a while!
- The nurse nor the doctor had any real responses on how I was able to go from many obvious symptoms to hardly any at all. This didn’t just happen, I took control of my health thru nutrition, diet and lifestyle! (I do still have re-occuring coughs & swollen lymph nodes, I am not saying I’m cancer free, yet!)
- I am not 100% anti-chemo. I also completely understand that there are many out there not wiling to do what I am doing or probably do not know they have more control of their health. So in all honestly, chemotherapy is their only hope. There are cancers treatable by chemotherapy. I’ll let you do your own research there. It’s just not as many as everyone is made to believe.
- You are in control of your health. NOT your insurance company, NOT your physician, NOT anyone else. YOU are in control. Take control of it. No one ever thinks it will happen to them. It can, unfortunately, statistically speaking, it likely will happen to you or your loved one. I believe I am led. I believe you are led. God is alive in us.
PS: We will be blogging about the changes in diet, nutrition and lifestyle sometime soon. Please be patient with us.