Mar 21, 2013 - 12:01 am
I'm so sorry but bad news is hard to give
Here is an overdue update in october i had a biopsy on a lung nodule and had to spend 4 days recoveing from a pnuomthroax. Then i went in for surgey at the end of october and spent 10 days in the hospital after they removed the lower right lobe of my lung that had 5 nodules .
they hoped to operate on my left lung soon after the first operation but According to scans the cancer has metastasized and is spreading. As you guys may know the sad news is that the only cure for this cancer is through removal of surgery.
Since the disease was getting more aggressive and a new spot was found is on my right lung, Sadly, It was decided that I was no longer a candidate for surgery. I tried getting into a few clinic trials but was unsucessful.
A few months ago I had a scan and the scan showed a new tumor and growth of my other ones. The important thing to note is that this growth and new tumor were in the span of a month that was back in November.
So I recently had a CT scan done about 3 weeks or so ago to gauge the growth of my tumors.
The results we quite surprising, I show no new tumors and only one of my tumors grew by just 1 cm! My Oncologist was very pleased because she mentioned that this was NOT a slow growing cancer.
This is very good news to my family and I as we are still in the fight. I am convinced that pray is a huge part of my healing and I am so grateful for everyone’s prayers and thoughts.
Currently I am not receiving any chemo or radiation and I feel pretty good for the most part. I still get fatigued easy and I must eat every two hours or I start to have lots of difficulties with breathing, coughing and I lose focus and I my energy will start to get drained fast. So I try to eat often :)
(This is difficult since I still have swallowing and very little saliva from my radiation treatment last spring) and as you guys know my food must be soupy or saucy.
Ok, so here is what I’m doing to fight since I’m not currently going through any treatment.
• No gluten
• No Soy or Whey
• No processed food
• Very minimal sugar intake
• No caffeine
• Minimal dairy
• No meat injected with hormones
• No Soda
• Brown Rice Protein Shakes
Vitamins & supplements:
• Vitamin D 5,000 4x daily
• B-complex 4x daily
• Vitamin C 1,000
• Magnesium 4x daily
• Cinnamon (to offset the sugar in my diet)
• Fish Oil – Omega 3 (And lots of it) 4 tablespoons daily
• Juice plus
Well, there may be some clinical trials coming up that might slow the tumor growth down. The doctor says it won’t make them go away but it might keep them at bay. I know more about the trials in the next few weeks or so.
I’m not psyched about going back on chemo, and my hope is through prayer, diet and attitude I can continue to beat this! My family and I are in good spirits and we have lots of hope.