Feb 12, 2013 - 3:19 pm
First I would like to say hello to eveyone and I pray that everyone is doing well. I have two questions that I would like advice with.
1.) The Lenten season is getting ready to begin. Is is wise for me to fast somewhat during this season as a colon cancer survivor. The diet doesn't differ too much from the way I normally eat. It involves eating more vegetables and fruits, juices, poultry and fish. I gave up red meat over 18 years ago. I am basically giving up sweet desserts (my weakness).
2.) Do any of you second guess yourself? My family carries the gene for colorectal cancer. My mom died of this disease in 1994. I am the second of my cousins to have had this condition. The first one to be diagnosed was stage III and she has been 6 years cancer free. I was also diagnosed as stage III and I have been 2 years cancer free. The third cousin diagnosed was diagnosed wit stage 4 with mets to the liver. She went through chemotherapy, radiation and had surgery to remove part of her liver. Unfortunately, after a year and a half, her cancer returned. I want to keep a positive attitude and not keep thinking what if. Does anyone eer feel that way?
I truly thank you in advance for your responses and have a great day.
Peace and Blessings,