Well this has been a real rollercoaster of a couple of weeks. I left the oncologist on Tuesday being terrified I had Stage 4 cancer, and left another appointment feeling hopeful I can be cured.
When I entered this thing there was no question in my mind that I would play by the rules, do everything my doctors said and that this would be behind me in 6 months. So color me shocked when I was told that even though I had played by the rules, my cancer had not. It had advanced through chemotherapy. And now to discover that my cancer is unique, and falls in the gray area on how to be treated. Either side of the gray has a clear treatment path, but what do we do when someone falls in the middle?
While I still have the utmost faith in my medical team that they are doing everything in their education to cure/treat me, I just didn’t feel like I could sit idly by any longer and rely on medicine alone to fix this.
So many people have forwarded me hollistic recommendations, and while I was indeed not dismissive of those, I had such blind faith in my plan working, I didn’t make a ton of changes at home.
Well if this thing decides to take me, it’s not going to do it without a fight. I would never be at peace not knowing if healing myself at home could have worked. And by doing this, showing my kids that I did every trick in the book to keep swinging.
Because of those reasons, Freddie and Birdie, and the fear of the unknown, it has been reasonably easy to make these changes this week.
1. Meat – I cut that out early on, and spent a large chunk of adulthood without beef, pork, chicken or fish anyway. Not hard.
2. Dairy – studies have shown a link between dairy and breast cancer.
3. Soy – studies have shown processed soys feed estrogen into your body and have been linked to breast cancers, as well as increased estrogen in men
4. Sugar – while the argument about whether or not cancer is insulin receptive is being studied, processed sugars aren’t serving me anyway
5. Gluten/processed grain – I’ve experimented with gluten free diets before, and didn’t find them all that hard, especially with all of the replacements these days. Over processed grains turn into glucose, which again adds more sugar into my body I don’t need.
So what do I eat?
Fish – not actually a fish fan, but wild caught fish has its benefits, and it doesn’t turn my stomach the way the idea of eating beef or chicken again does.
Fruit – 2 anti oxidant smoothies a day, adding in ginger & turmeric (cancer Fighting goodies)
Eggs – Organic eggs only! Again, eggs don’t churn my stomach the way meat does, and it seems with fish and eggs it would be easy to order salads or something when I’m out
Supplements – the list is long and I’m still uncovering what is best for me. Recommendations always welcome!
Help make my body a shitty place for cancer to live 💪🎀