Thanks for all of the positive support for my decision to get off chemo and on to supplements. It's only been 3 days, but so far so good! I'm on an Anti-Cancer diet. I eat only organic foods, no sugar, no flour, nothing that I can't spell or pronounce. It's downright scary how many products are out there that have preservatives and other supposedly beneficial things. Be careful when purchasing "Organic" foods as they too sometimes have added preservatives or sugar. I believe the additives to our food is contributing to the dramatic increase in cancer rates in this county!
But I digress....along with the supplements and new diet, I have begun to exercise again. My Yoga instructor (who is a certified to teach Yoga to cancer patients, comes to my home once per week to help me stretch and breathe deeply). I used to walk 8 miles per day...now I'm excited that I can walk a mile without getting winded! I've also started a very low level weight training circuit for my arms. I'll add legs next week. I've noticed that my belly is started to shrink! Of course I will need a Pet Scan to really know what's going on, but that might take a while since my Oncologist is very upset with my decision to stop chemo and advised that he won't have time to "partner" with me since I'm going the "natural" route. He even said that it would be pointless to have any more scans since nothing will have changed since I've decided to do nothing..he things the supplements are a joke!
Of course his nurse (out of his earshot) reminded me that I am VETERAN and that despite what the doctors says, I will always be served at any VA in this country and abroad. I simply wanted to continue to have blood work done and vitals reviewed on a regular basis! Anyway, I will continue to get those things done through my Primary Care Doctor, who is excited about my decision, because she said, "it seems to make you happy."
Well, that's all for now. I'll check back in at the end of the month. My 2 year old grandson is coming to visit. Something he could not have done if I were still on chemo...I simply didn't have the energy! But, now...I can't wait to hang out with him!!!!!!!!
May God continue to order your steps and bring Peace and Blessings to you all!