Thursday, May 20, 2010

Excellent Cancer Information - John Hopkins

A friend sent me this information via email this morning.  I then Googled to find the exact website where you could go check it out.  Even though it was written back in 2009, it is very, very informative and ALL cancer patients should read.

Here's the link:

http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/cancerupdate.asp


What I have learned since my husband has had terminal cancer is:

  • Always maintain a good appetite and healthy weight - once your normal weight begins to drop, so does your resistance and your ability to fight off infections and side effects from the cancer drugs and you just begin to fell terrible.  Make homemade fruit shakes, drink natural juices such as carrot juice and even if it means sometimes forcing yourself to eat, then just DO IT!  You will feel the benefits in the end
  • The article speaks of "sugar" and how cancer feeds on it.  Lower your intake, but a bit of sugar won't really hurt as my husband loves his candies on occasion
  • Check out #15 - a POSITIVE ATTITUDE during your cancer journey will most definitely help you!!!  How do I know????  Well, my husband has to be the most positive person you could ever want to meet.  He's now back to work, feeling wonderful and looking as though he's never been sick a day in his life.  Not many can say that after being sent home not once, not twice  but THREE times to just wait it out and die.
Hope this helps you.....

Yesterday I met another cancer patient in our area who has a similiar outlook on her cancer as my husband.  She is another amazing individual and I'm happy to report she is feeling really well also.  What's her secret?  She is staying informed, she is eating properly and she is very positive and above all, her FAITH, like that of my husband's give her no reason to worry about her illness.

Get out there and soak up a bit of that sunshine....Vitamin D is excellent for you!!!

Enjoy your day!!!

2 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

What an encouraging post! :)

Judy said...

Thanks for all your encouragement to all cancer patients! I am sure you have touched alot of lives through your blog,you are a very positive person so therefore your husband has to be because you are not letting him go with out a fight.Great blog and have a great summer!