You never know how strong you are...until being strong is the only choice you have

When I discovered the unknown lump in my left breast, I knew something was wrong I had a feeling that it was cancer, I tried not to think that it was not but I can’t lie to myself like that. I didn’t know much about breast cancer, until I was assigned to prepare a persuasive speech in front of my speech class. I decided on breast cancer, I didn’t know much about it anyway and did my research. I didn’t have to prepare much or write an outline. I managed to dig deep and talked to the class unscripted. I somehow tied it all to what I was going through from the discovery of the lump and doctor visits to the fact that you or someone you know has been effected by cancer and I am one of them. Even though I didn’t know for sure at the time if I had it or not but I felt that I did. My cheeks trembled fighting back tears and that deep pain in my chest as I talked about my personal life with strangers for the first time it was scary but good it was practice for breaking the news down for my family and friends... after class one of the students came up to me and said I’ll be here for you if you need me... I was so touched by her and to confirmed I am not alone in this journey. As with many people who experience cancer, we’ve all been told we have 5 years to live with stage IV terminal cancer and there’s nothing we can do for you after conventional treatment fails. BUT I believe there IS! There are people out there who live beyond the statistics and have turn over to alternatives to fight cancer for good. That means changing your diet, eating natural foods that keep you alive, have a positive attitude, surround yourself with positive people, and following a spiritual path. I believe healing and restoring my health better than it was before. I pray every day for this cancer to go away. I am able to live normally have the strength to live on with a purpose and believing I am healed!

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Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1 comments
Going to start juicing this week and eat vegetarian meals for...... as long as I can do it. This is part of the Gerson protocol for patients with advanced cancer and also good for you to do drink daily anyway. To find out more about it watch Beautiful Truth and Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead, both documentaries. Also check out this too: Foods_For_The_Gerson_Diet 

The juice they recommend to drink is carrot/apple, packed with nutrients and easily absorbed by the body. Drink 5 glasses a day. Good pairing to fight/prevent cancer. I don't know the exact recipe but I messed around with it this evening.

Picked up my Hamilton Juicer from Walmart. The juicer has the highest ratings on the site and the price was pretty reasonable $49.00.  Then headed to the grocery store and bought 12 organic green apples and 4 bags of organic baby carrot costing me $18. I chose the baby carrots cause it is already peeled and saves me time. But I guess that doesn't matter anyway the juicer takes care of all the pulp, skin, and seeds. Best way to drink it is to have it cold. The taste is good and you don't taste too much carrot.

Cup of Apple/Carrot Juice
1 apple
Half a bag of baby carrots

The worst part is taking the juicer apart and cleaning it. I put a bag in the pulp container to catch everything to make it easier to clean, but the gunk stuck to the top of the lid.










Tokidoki Drawing Giveaway!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 0 comments
Yes there's a catch of course. First person to donate $500 will receive an authentic Simone Legno drawing from SDCC 2012

Click here to go to the Perk giveaway!



Body Aches

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Lately, I've been feeling bone pains through out my body in the morning when I wake up. Most in my upper back. I haven't done any serious exercising like weight lifting or anything to cause the aches. So, it's probably the side effects from Arimidex. Been taking motrin 800 more now at least one a day, trying not to take it too much. I look normal of course like I am not in pain, but I just suck it up and go on with my day.

I've been noticing tiredness during the day as well. Even though I get tons of rest and drinking mostly water and teas I feel so tired and I haven't even done anything but walk around or driving. How am I going to survive school this semester!?! I'll have take a ton of B vitamins since I can't do any caffeine or sugar  =P They do make organic caffeine free coffee, I should drink that would be some kind of placebo or something to make me feel better hahaha...

Going to order Istonix from my friend. Talked with cancer patient a while back and she says these products helped her get energy and strength during chemo. Cost a lot to buy but will last for 3 months. Amy bought me Isotonix OPC-3 to try and so far it is good, but for my condition I need more than that! I have to get ORAC, Digestive Enzymes, Reservatol, and Curcumin Extreme. Will order it today and keep track of my energy levels and also hoping that it'll be good to kill the cancer cells too along with treatment.

Tumor marker results for August

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 1 comments
Went in for a visit with onco before treatment. Blood work came back with a lot of abnormals lol but most importantly the marker levels went down from 169 to 111. Good sign! I will have to continue eating healthier, exercise, and take my vitamins. I've been taking isotonix opc-3 and 500mg capsules of Broccoli, Celery, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts,Yams, Carrots, Kale, Beet Root and Artichoke. All for a month so far it's been good for my immune system and cleansing.

Join my campaign!

Thursday, August 9, 2012 2 comments
To help raise funds to send me to Houston for treatment! I decided to go the Burzynski Clinic. I've been thinking about for a long time and something happened today that just confirmed my feelings for it. I spoke with the coordinator about it, and she said this treatment is only for advanced patients when conventional treatment failed or showing no progress.

 http://igg.me/p/200721?a=1005191 Click link here to check out the campaign! Thank you!

What is it?:  

Gene-targeted medications are drugs that selectively block the growth and spread of cancer without affecting the healthy cells. Targeted therapies interfere with cancer cell growth differently than cytotoxic chemotherapy and at various points during the development, growth, and spread of cancer. By switching off the signals that make cancer cells grow and divide uncontrollably, targeted cancer therapies can help stop the growth of cancer cells.
Targeted medications have shown to be tolerated easier than standard chemotherapy and radiation with no side effects or minimal adverse reactions noted.
There are currently close to 30 targeted therapeutics approved by the FDA (as of January 2011). This number grows rapidly with the advancement of the research in genomics. All of the FDA approved gene-targeted medications are available for treatment at the Burzynski Clinic. The combination of targeted medications is customized for each patient and determined by the type of oncogenes involved in patient's cancer (Personalized Treatment).