Ever since I was ‘told’ that I had terminal cancer my mind has been slowly changing as I have learnt about things that no one at the hospital told me I should be aware of.
The hospital oncology diagnosis seemed very final –
- You have at best, 3 to 6 months to live!
- You have less than a 5% chance of surviving past 6 months!
- There is nothing that we can do to help you!
Well that seems pretty final to me – or at least it did at the time they told me.
Then I started to think about their prognosis. The first point was quite clear – at best I have six months to live. But then the second point suggested that I had a small chance of living longer than six month – it seems they are not really sure.
I could have given up there and then just like a great number of people do, but the third point left me wondering. After a few weeks it suddenly clicked that what they were saying was that THEY could not help me!
That meant that they did not know what else to suggest but perhaps there were others who could.
My first move was to find out as much about Terminal Cancer and how to deal with that prognosis. I started researching online and also created my blog so I could share with others. That resulted in a whole stream of ideas and suggestions, all of which have been most encouraging and I thank everyone who has contributed.
Without you – I might have given up!
The major point I quickly got was that I needed to be positive about surviving. Now my existing knowledge about positive thinking is quite good so that felt absolutely correct and I made the critical decision to be positive at all times. Even my family and friends supported this concept completely.
However, there is a huge difference between ‘trying to be positive’ and ‘actually being positive’ – a difference that I have only just recently come to understand. To start with, I followed the concepts of some of the famous positive thinking people such as Napoleon Hill, Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra who all advocate always speaking and acting in a positive manner, planning a positive future and never giving in to negativity.
These things I was well aware of, but in the back of my mind lingered that continual ‘negative’ belief that at the end of the day, my body has cancer and in time it will win the battle. After all, the doctors should know what they are talking about and the statistics show that less than 5% of terminal cancer patients survive past 6 months.
So I had to do something that would give me reasons and justification to believe that I am actually getting better.
My research had shown me that there was evidence that Green Tea was good for the body but not for cancer. So I obtained a concentrated Green Tea product to take twice each day in a large dose.
I also learnt that there is a lot of evidence which indicates that cancer does not find it easy to grow in an alkali environment. So I changed my diet to consume foods and drink that would reduce the acidity of my body to as near to a pH of 7.365 thus giving my body the best chance of surviving.
After going down the wrong path and making myself ill, I stop juicing fruit as it was causing me problems with my stomach and kidneys. On investigation I then discovered that cancer cell strive on a sugary environment. So that stopped as well.
Then in time, I really began to understand the issues of consuming dairy products such as cheese, milk, cream, butter and others dairy based fats along with meat protein. So these have been reduced to a lower level to give my body a better chance of fighting the cancer.
Then there is the issue of fungi! This seemed a real strange one, but once I had read up on it I began to understand that fungi in the body causes things to ferment and mould to grow giving the body a lot of extra work to process it.
Finally I realised that as I was restricting my diet I needed to bolster the level of vitamins and minerals my body required, so I have actually been taking supplements as well to ensure my body is as healthy at it can be so it can focus on fighting the cancer.
Now that I have done all these things, I do actually feel a lot better – and my thoughts and ideas about trying to remain positive have transformed themselves into a real belief that I am now winning this battle.
What was ‘trying to be positive’ has definitely turned into ‘actually being positive!’
Tomorrow I want to talk a little about how I am dealing with this change of diet.
So that’s it for today, the sun is slowly warming the garden up and I have the great pleasure of mowing the lawns later when they are a little drier. Now the autumn is on the way the grass will slow its growth rate down, although the weeds seem to be having a field day.
Enjoy today, for tomorrow never comes!
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