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Huck - My Journey (BP and Aortic Stenosis)

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Huck, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Huck

    Huck Silver

    FBG this morning was 68, so it seems the 59 yesterday was real. This is great because from what I have read, fbg needs to be below 75 to starve cancer. Seems to be helping with weight loss too.
     
  2. Huck

    Huck Silver

    One's realty before cancer is not the same reality as after cancer.
     
  3. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    Huck I'm glad to see you're seeing progress. I'm following your journey - we're just north of you, I know you can beat this. I'm coming to the conclusion there are things I need to kick to the curb to make it to the next level. you're efforts are inspiring me!
     
  4. Huck

    Huck Silver

    Thanks, but I'm just muddling along! I have no idea (other than grounding) what caused my fbg to drop so much. It had been running between 75 and 85 for a couple of months and then I stopped testing for a couple of months and just restarted testing. Whatever caused it, I just hope it stays down below 75.

    I don't have a family or job to worry about, so all my attention can be focused on getting healthy. You have lots of demands on your time and focus and, I'll bet, stress is a big factor for you.

    I gave myself until the end of the year to beat cancer naturally. If my biopsy shows the cancer is still there, I will seek medical treatment. While medical treatment may not prolong life, some treatments can maintain or even improve quality of life.

    I lived and worked in the DC area for about 20 years. The pace was way too fast for me. I like to finish 1st, and in DC that means you have to work 12+ hour days. The money was great, but the stress was too much. Since I moved away, I've had no desire to return.
     
  5. SeaHorse

    SeaHorse Gold

    Huck....I grew up in DC and left when I was 18, I never came back for more than a week or so to visit my parents. Travelling down from Canada all those years later it would be almost like a culture shock to arrive in DC....now I know that the emf stuff was playing a big role in my reactions...I miss the museums and a few childhood friends, but that's all....I'm glad you're finding where you are more enjoyable. Good luck on your journey through cancer and sending you best wishes
     
  6. Huck

    Huck Silver

    Walked 6 miles straight this morning. Prior to this, 5 miles was the longest. I think it might have been because of the new music I loaded on my ipod!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO7HpibwCbA

    ETA: And 12 miles total for the day. A new high.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013
  7. Huck

    Huck Silver

    I've noticed I'm not watching TV very much any more. Didn't make any effort to cut down, it just happened.
     
  8. Huck

    Huck Silver

    13 miles. Today was beautiful, so I spent as much time in the sun as possible. BP was 119/70 without medication.
     
  9. Jude

    Jude Gold

    Caught the end of a UK documentary....it showed the big improvement in the FBG of the presenter after doing hiit for 3 weeks. He was shocked...didn't expect the results to come down so fast.....perhaps the mileage you're now doing has hit the sweet spot for you? You're right about""One's reality before cancer is not the same reality as after cancer."" Good to see your progress...all the best.
     
  10. Inger

    Inger Silver

    I think I know what you mean Huck... I am not sure if I have had cancer, but I got this hard lump (did not hurt when touching it) on the side of my neck a few years ago. It grew into the size of a Hazelnut. I was so freaked out I though I will die... and it looked ugly too. I got it after many years of high stress and anxiety... doing many things so wrong.. smoking too... and late nights. But I did not went to the doc because I knew I do not want their treatment either. The cancer therapies used today freaked me out. So I changed my lifestyle instead and started to research even more.. and so the lump went away, slowly... after many months. Now I think to be so scared really saved me, and I could not ever go back to the old ways of living.
     
  11. Huck

    Huck Silver

    Something weird, but good, is happening.

    About a week ago, a huge change in my mental outlook happened. It wasn't that I tried to make it happen, it just happened. A peace and positiveness became stronger than all other emotions.

    I have also started having very vivid dreams every night. For the most part, they are fun and if I wake up, I want to go right back to sleep to continue the dream.

    Interesting.
     
  12. caroline

    caroline Moderator


    Huck - Have you read the latest blog?
     
  13. Huck

    Huck Silver

    I printed it off, but haven't read it yet.

    Sounds like I might be pleasantly surprised.
     
  14. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    When you have read it - can you come back and talk about it?
     
  15. Inger

    Inger Silver

    Sounds awesome what is happening to you Huck :D
     
  16. Huck

    Huck Silver

    I went from diet completely under control to overwhelming cravings. That has happened in the past, but usually only lasts a few days. This time, it lasted over 2 weeks and I regained about 30 lbs. Hard to believe how much junk I ate. I knew what I was doing and couldn't stop. It might have had something to do with the antibiotics I was taking, as I had cravings the last time I took them. I stopped them about a week ago and eating has been mostly under control since then. Have lost about 8 of the 30 lbs I gained.

    Have been dragging my feet on setting up appointment for getting prostate problem properly diagnosed. Trying to find a urologist that specialized in prostate disease is difficult if you are not in a major urban area with a medical college. Even then, the guys that really know their stuff are specialists and not urologists you just call up and schedule an appointment with. Or they don't accept insurance. One of the leading experts in the world on prostate cancer has his office a couple hours from me, but doesn't accept insurance.

    If you go to a prostate cancer support board, you will find that most guys are given "blind" biopsies and then robotic surgery if cancer is found. That's primarily because urologists are surgeons. I'm probably repeating myself here, but having surgeons be the 1st line of defense against prostate disease seems to be a huge conflict of interest.

    I did get the names of 3 doctors in Richmond, VA, but 1 is an oncologist, 1 specializes in robotic surgery, and 1 specializes in ed. It just shouldn't be this hard to find a doctor that can provide competent 1st level diagnosis of prostate disease. The previous urologist I saw refused to look at the supplements I was taking, my hormone labs, and suggested my diet was wrong and I should go on a vegan diet (because that's what he did).

    I have been rereading AntiCancer by Servan-Shreiber, MD. Jack has recommended this book and I can't recommend it highly enough. This book is a must read for everyone, with or without cancer. I read a post on a prostate board yesterday where a guy attacked the daughter of a prostate cancer patient for claiming that her father had cured his cancer through diet. They will argue whether to take fish oil, but are ignorant of the other 50 or so foods thathave cancer fighting properties. These are guys with serious cancer and they are not being given a cancer fighting diet. That's another problem with prostate cancer doctors, they (general sense) don't know crap about diet and don't realize that certain foods can reduce inflammation, that cancer needs glucose to grow, and that certain foods inhibit the creation of new blood vessels that cancer needs to grow (angiogenesis).

    A good resource is Eat to Beat Cancer, a site that includes a list of foods that help prevent or manage cancer, and their parent web site, the Angiogenesis Foundation. Jack has covered many of these foods in the prostate cancer webinar, but this list is kept updated as new foods are tested. For example, William W. Li, M.D. was on Dr Oz and identified 3 types of super olives that are better than other olives. So we should use evoo that has at least 1 of these types of olives. They also found that using multiple types of tea together was more beneficial than using just 1 type of tea.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2013
  17. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Thanks for all the great resources Huck....I hope you can solve your Doc dilemma. I feel the same way......Surgeons pay the bills by cutting .......That is their mindset, that is what they were taught, that is how they know to fix us. It isn't their fault really, I suppose ........ How many Docs would take on what JK has .......

    It is too bad that they don't want to know better - and are only stuck in their own dogma ..... we all lose.
     
  18. Destiny

    Destiny New Member

    I know what you mean, Huck. When I asked an oncologist what diet in her opinion can help, her response was - it can't. That was enough for me, never went back.
     
  19. Huck

    Huck Silver

    I want a cigar. Wonder what that is about. Haven't smoked one in over 7 years.
     
  20. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    You need vitamin B3, maybe?
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013

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