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The Downward Spiral

I titled this post the “Downward Spiral” but what is really happening is a sort of downward staircase because every once in a while the Cancer Warrior, whom has been battling a fatal enemy for three years, encounters a new enemy and that takes her down for a while and then she recovers a bit but afterwards is at a new lower level of life mobility.

This time a side effect from the chemotherapy has caused more problems.  We have been having a lot of discussions about her Western doctors telling her exactly what she had to do then at some point (and each doctor except for her primary care doctor whom is still with us) after their “knowledge” is worn off they drop her.  She’s had four different doctors tell her to go on Hospice and that they can no longer offer her any further treatments.  Thank God, I say, because they have only been causing her harm with each different treatment.  She’s very disillusioned, says she thought she was doing everything right, always listened to her doctors and now where are they?! 

So let’s focus on what’s still working.  She’s still on the liquid nutritious shakes and tonics, liquid nutrition, and that seems to be keeping her immune system healthy.  Her tumor in her right leg lymphnode has broken open to the air.  When this happened a couple of months ago the doctor told me that this is what would kill her, she would develop an infection from this open wound and the infection would kill her.  Well so far, and it’s been over two months, she has not developed an infection.  When her pain is controlled she is feeling really great and is talkative and filled with plans.  She’s a pretty incredible woman with an unlimited amount of energy and projects planned and in progress.  She’s just being eaten up from the tumor but it seems to be slow moving.  Hopefully all that we are doing is keeping it at bay.

She’s keeping her edema under control and is exercising with her rebounder.  She is using the Cellerciser to exercise with the bar for stability and is jumping or at least bouncing for minutes daily.  It’s hard some days but we definitely believe that her non-working lymphatic system in her right leg would be a lot bigger were it not for her rebounding, massage and raising the leg as much as possible. 

This right leg has been a battle keeping the lymph in control so that her leg is not so large and red and hot.  But we’re working the battle and staying on top of it and it’s working. 

The latest problem that the Cancer Warrior has run into has to do with her leg.  Although the edema seems to be under control the tumor is eating into her nerves and causing pain and now extreme weakness.  Her leg seems to go in and out so it became difficult to get up from the bed or chair at times.  So we rearrange furniture so that in each place there is something that she can use to help her feel more secure getting up and down.

Sugar – The Real Bad Guy

According to Dr. Robert Lustig we all weigh 20-25 pounds more than we did 30 years ago.  Our genetics didn’t change, just our environment.

We are obese.  And remember that the current recommendation from the World Cancer is for you to be as lean as possible without being underweight.  Additionally, sugar is supposedly “food” for cancer and should be reduced as much as possible.  It’s easy to be addicted to sugar, how often do I find myself walking by the refrigerator when sugary things are in there?!  It just seems to call out to me… and in weak moments I will give in BUT in strong moments I will toss out those offending sugary foods.  Yah!

Isagenix Review ABC News

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3NfczysmsM

This review of  Isagenix included following two individuals that tried the 9 day  system.  They both felt much better and had an increase of energy with the additional side benefit of a lot of weight loss as well as inches.  The Cancer Warrior has two shakes a day and the tonic and drinks the cleansing tea in the evenings.  Her immune system is being kept as healthy as possible.  Her energy is great and she is working on writing a book on how mad she is at the American Medical association although she absolutely loves her primary care physician.

This liquid nutrition will come in quite handy when and if she gets to the end stage where she no longer can eat but will have to be fed.  We already know what we are doing for her then!   It’s been a real blessing.

Please comment and share your experiences.  Thank you.

Isagenix Review ABC News

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3NfczysmsM

This review of  Isagenix included following two individuals that tried the 9 day  system.  They both felt much better and had an increase of energy with the additional side benefit of a lot of weight loss as well as inches.  The Cancer Warrior has two shakes a day and the tonic and drinks the cleansing tea in the evenings.  Her immune system is being kept as healthy as possible.  Her energy is great and she is working on writing a book on how mad she is at the American Medical association although she absolutely loves her primary care physician.

This liquid nutrition will come in quite handy when and if she gets to the end stage where she no longer can eat but will have to be fed.  We already know what we are doing for her then!   It’s been a real blessing.

Please comment and share your experiences.  Thank you.

One Less Thing to Worry About

With a Mother, our Cancer Warrior who is fighting a terrible battle with a terminal illness, there are many things to be concerned with.  She continues to have problems that the growing cancer tumors cause along with a host of other problems.  One thing that we feel so fortunate to no longer worry about is what she is eating, or not eating for that matter.  With the super nutrition products we found for her it is so very easy to make a delicious shake in the morning, adding bananas or apples or any other fruit for increased taste benefit and also for additional nutritious benefit.  After she also has a small breakfast, when she can stomach something, then at lunchtime we make another shake for her. 

If she is not in the mood for more liquid I can make it with as little or as much liquid and ice as her mood fits.  I make two shakes each time as caregiving does wear me down and the nutrition benefit serves me as well.  I definitely have more energy and so am a better caregiver, daughter, and friend to my Mom as well as a wife, mother, athlete for myself and my family.  I feel very fortunate that we found this solution.

Also, my teenager daughter used to not ever eat breakfast before going off to school in the morning.  Now since she’s seen what the products have done for us AND she tasted it she now makes herself a shake each morning.  Boy do I smile whenever I hear the blender in the morning because I know I am doing the best I can to provide her with superior nutrition each and every morning.  And with very little effort on my part other than making sure I have enough product as well as bananas and peanut butter.

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