It is really refreshing to see "I am in the same boat" with so many of you, having lived a fairly healthy lifestyle and STILL got this UNIVITED "guest"! Excellent "survey".
THAT was MY very FIRST thought when I go the diagnosis: WTH, ME, who DOESN't LIKE junk food, who drinks water (and yes, LOVE my red wine), likes clean and healthy food, doesn;t do well with red meat, so I don;t eat usually, excersises and has a very healthy spiritual outlook...So, WHAT happened?
I reflected, of course, a lot and I came up with this (for me and my life): the past 2 years I worked in an office in a new building, with new paint, new carpet, new everything. Since I work in the car business (nope, NOT sales...lol), we even have signs that say this environment may cause cancer......yep... I also was using a Teflon pan with a little scratch that should have been discarded. Then I had 14 months of EXTREME stress at work AND hostile boss (he was hired and fired 14 months later) that made a lot of our lives challenging. So, just between those "causes", I am pretty sure it is environmental. My grandma did die from colon cancer, but when she was diagnosed, she was Stage VI and since she lived in former east germany, she never really had any screening done.
I have a holistic background and worked with Dr. James D'Adamo and followed his Blood Type nutrition 20 years ago and felt REALLY good. Of course, live happens and I slipped little by little and yes, I ate stuff that was not the most beneficial for my blood type. I still believe very much in the fact what we eat and how we can digest things has a lot to do with our type. (NO, I am not promoting ANYTHING here, jsut sharing my own experience. Everybody is different and everybody needs to find their own).
I will use this approach during my upcoming Chemo as I feel this will help me and support my body in healing. And YES, if I fricking feel like a big ol' bowl of Ice Cream, I WILL have it... dairy for me or not! - I know there is a balance in life and if you listen to your body, with that little TINY voice, you will eat what is a better choice.
So, no, I am not beating myself up for "where did I go wrong", rather, I am looking at HOW can I BEST get through this and support my body so I can be of help to others and life my purpose and continue to enjoy life.
Thanks for the great post!