Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Loss of Jane

I sadly read today about the passing of my friend Jane who has been so courageously fighting kidney cancer now for the past several months.  Her blog has provided cancer patients as well as caregivers such encouragement and inspiration along her journey.  She has contributed tremendously to kidney cancer patients through her efforts to find new treatments as well as availability and funding to patients.  

Her legacy will live on in each of us who were honored to have known her through her blog, as well as to the many lives she has touched throughout the world.  

Jane lived life to the fullest after receiving her diagnosis of kidney cancer and her heroic efforts throughout her illness will live in our hearts forever.  She will be sadly missed.

Jane's Journey has now ended and she is home at last.  My deepest sympathies to her family.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Get Out There and Live Life!

By now, my loyal viewers will have already noticed that I've not written here for awhile.  It's been a busy month.

I appreciate your continuing to check in here despite there not being any new music or writings.

Think I'm going to take a sort of hiatus from the blog for awhile.  I will post on occasion though so I'll thank you in advance for checking in.

For those who have connections via my email, please continue to keep in touch. We are approaching a busy time of year with summer right around the corner...there's more outside activities, more gardening to take care of, and less time to be spent sitting in front of this computer.

My husband continues to do well...actually he right now feels the BEST that he has ever felt for quite awhile.  For cancer patients out there who continue to fight the battle, remember to keep positive despite the difficult days, don't quit, and surround yourself with people who will motivate you and NOT keep focusing on that "C" word.  Get out and enjoy the weather, take up a new hobby or why not start fulfilling a life long dream you have always had.  Everyone has them, so just DO IT and never look back......again,
 
don't let CANCER define your life from this day forward!!!