Cancer Sucks

Today wasn’t my best day.

My Mom’s oncologist told us that after going through chemo, radiation and genetic testing of her cancer…we’ve run out of options.

Something to think about the next time you treat your body as something less than the temple it truly is.

11 comments

  1. I totally understand. In January of this year I was in the oncologist office with my mom when we heard the same news. Cancer sucks!

  2. My heart goes out to you.
    Earier this year I lost my nanna to Cancer which began in her pancreas and had leisons over her liver. She was in a huge amount of pain, her liver had swollen to 4 times its normal size. We only found out a few days before she died that she had Cancer and never got to say goodbye because she lives so far away and she didn’t want any visitors. The Doctors had estimated months, she didn’t make it past the week.

    I worry greatly about members of my family dying the same way and having to watch helplessly, its a thought I can’t get out of my head, my nanna had been the healthiest person I knew, very active, ate especially well, my Granddad grew his own vegetables and she had even right up until the few days before she died, a very active job. She inspired so many others, her life was well lived and I wish I’d been able to watch her grow old and get to know her even better.

    I went to visit my Granddad a few days ago. Its not the same, without her. Its gutting and heart breaking and I feel so sad. I wish she hadn’t died in such a way and I wish she’d not gotten Cancer. I miss her.

    Doug, I can’t anticipate how things must be for you, I don’t think I would cope watching this happen to my mother, it terrifies me I may have to do so. I hope you find a way and I hope things get better. I hope things get brighter for you.

  3. I’m sorry. I lost my dad to cancer, he wasn’t even given the choice to fight, he was sent home as it was detected to late. I know what you and your family must be going through.

  4. Sorry for your loss.
    Cancer uses sugar because it grows too fast to rely on oxygen for fuel. Sugar is an anaerobic fuel. This is why diabetics have an increased risk for cancer. Also, excess protein is converted into sugar. The excess protein also provides the parts for cancer to grow. Sugar and protein feed cancer so if there is an excess of these nutrients in the body you feed cancer. Excess protein also reduces the repair of cells and increases growth which is something you do not want if you have cancer. Guess what, we all have cancer cells in our body at this very moment. We all know sugar is bad, but protein can be harmful in large amounts. Protein is a required nutrient however and sugar is not. They say a growing baby has the highest protein requirements and they only consume 1g per kilogram of lean body mass in breast milk a day. That means if you have 75 kilos of lean body mass you need no more than 75 grams of protein a day. You probably need less. Yes exercise, and pregnancy increases protein requirements but you will never grow as fast as a growing baby no matter how much you work out. Protein and sugar are the nutrients that control aging. When lab animals die from old age what they die from is cancer. When they restrict protein and sugar they live a lot longer sometimes twice as long in some animals. Health Habits, you should try to test protein restriction and blood sugar levels. You will be pleasantly surprised how much blood sugar drops when protein is restricted. I read a study that said that the body cannot use more than about 15-20 grams of protein within four hours and the rest is converted into sugar which stimulates insulin secretion. The best way to treat cancer is to not feed it, without parts and fuel it cannot grow. Exercise is so effective because it burns sugar releases an array of substances that devour malignant(cancer) cells.

  5. You should know that despite the trial you face along side your mother, you have helped many. Personally, I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer about 4 years ago and have been using your workouts and advice to stay healthy. I appreciate all you’ve done for me.

  6. Thanks for the message…If there is anything I can ever do to help, don’t hesistate to ask.

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