Feeling good, Living Life even tho Stage 4

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Feeling good, Living Life even tho Stage 4

Postby Cured » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:15 pm

I appreciate the Club and those who comment and encourage here!
I just saw my Medical Onc and he is OK (for now) without me on Chemo, even though there are specs of cancer in my lung (largest measures 2.0x1.8cm)
I feel good and have nice lung capacity. All of my blood markers are normal, so I can visit people in the hospitals as well as work without worrying about my defenses being low.

I believe God is granting me many more years and that prayers are healing.
I continue drinking Green tea and taking a Tumeric/Black Pepper capsule daily as I have for years.
I have been in a Ketogenic state for 17 months now. I believe this made it easier to endure chemo, and there seems to be clinical confirmation that it does.
By staying in Ketosis I hope to starve the remaining cancer. We wait for human clinical studies to confirm that this works. So far animal studies are encouraging, as are studies of human tissue. Currently I eat One Meal a Day (most of the time) to allow my body to efficiently burn fat/ketones. Most Americans consume sugar and carbs thus becoming glucose dependent. It is amazing that I hardly get hungry throughout the day.

My medical Onc will monitor my CEA (now 2.2) and blood while ordering regular scans to make sure the cancer stays restrained.
I must continue to pray to Christ for healing and for his mercy to others.
5-08:Stg 3 Rectal: 6/14 Nodes
Ace Surgn Remvd 90%Rectm,lots of Colon-Full Incision
Ileo Rev'd 6 Mos.
Radiatn+5fu Pre-Surgery
FOLFOX 8 Cyc,1-09
Clear Scope 8-17; CEA 2-18
Glory to God! Healed by prayers of many: for 10 yrs
7-18: tumor pressing against brain Removed
Metastatic to lung. CEA 6.9
CEA 4.5 after 1 chemo
8rds CEA 3
CEA 1.8, 2.3,1.7,2.2,5.7,5.3,,8.4,9.1,10
12 rd Folfiri
Avastin ev 2 wks
Seizure Anti-seiz meds work-no driving for 6m
4-20PET: Lng spots=Chemo
2-21 tumor gth =Folfiri

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Re: Feeling good, Living Life even tho Stage 4

Postby stu » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:52 pm

I was just thinking about you the other day .
So nice to hear you are doing well .
Keep it up ,
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: Feeling good, Living Life even tho Stage 4

Postby radnyc » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:41 am

Great news, I think your keto diet is something a lot of us cancer people should explore. Makes sense to me.
DX Jan '10, at 47
Feb - colon resection - 2/17 nodes
April - liver mets - Stage 4
3 months Folfox chemotherapy
August '10 liver resection and HAI pump
7 months chemo FUDR HAI and Folfiri systemic
NED since August 2010
Last treatment April '11
HAI Pump removed Dec '15

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