August 25, 2012
Things I am already doing to help my case:
Meditating again… I once had a practice. I had a tendency to act like I still had a practice, but I didn’t. I do now. Twenty-five to thirty minutes in the morning and the evening, ten or fifteen minutes mid-day at work, and whenever I wake up in the wee hours of the morning buzzing with adrenaline–for however long it takes to calm myself down.
Ix-nay on the sugar-say… I did this the first time around for about a year after my surgery. Everything I read supports that sugars and cancer do not play well together (or, more specifically, that they play too well. The first time around there were days when this was really difficult and emotional. Thus far (i.e. for the last five days) it has not been difficult at all to cut out recognizable refined sugars. Rice and bread are a little harder, I think because it’s harder for me to believe they are “as bad,” but I have pared them way down.
Juicing: All veggies, all the time. I haven’t actually been manning the juicer, as life is, per usual, a little crazy right now–but I’ve been hitting the Robek’s at every chance, cutting the juice with water at home when I can (to decrease the sugars) and keeping half in an air-tight container for later.
Pulling remedies off the shelf: I guess I can say I’m “lucky” that the last time I had cancer, I was not employed, and I spend several months doing very little but researching supplements, various diets, etc. I had a pared down “maintainence” vitamin regime that I was never going to quit. I did. just got busy and didn’t reach for the containers on the shelf. But conveniently, they are all still there. The enzymes, the IP6 /maitake mushroom extract, the Pau D’ Arco tea, the Chlorella (alkalizing)/Tumeric (anti-inflammatory) tablets. Hot lemon-juice to flush the liver (and other stuff) in the morning.
I have scans happening this week, and an appointment with a gynecologic oncologist. I don’t know what I will find out, and especially when I’m tired I get anxious. But then I remind myself that no matter how dire the case may seem, I have met real people who have overcome worse, and I believe I can do as well.