Have you ever decided to do something you have never done before and then after the fact asked yourself the question why? That was me this morning. My buttock muscles and lower back are giving me such grief. The reason is that last night was ballet class, yes, you heard me right. I am attending an adult ballet class. We do a little modern dance with it, but it is mostly ballet. Last night was the fourth night and only 2 people were there. So it was a semi-private lesson and there was no place for me to hide at the back of the room, ha, ha! Where was everyone anyway? Consequently, as there was only one other person to watch besides me, I felt I needed to do everything correctly, give it everything I have. Yikes! As a result, the teacher noticed that I have very high arches and she said many ballet dancers would be most envious. Of course, that made me, in my mind, want to do more than my body really wanted to. Therefore, the pain this morning. I know it will pass. Would I recommend ballet class to someone my age who has never taken ballet before? No, run the other way! Just kidding! It is very good discipline for the body and mind.
When you get diagnosed with cancer, your body is saying to you that "It's time to make some changes in your life!" At least, that is what I am proposing. The first time I had cancer I didn't do anything different. I was just happy that it was over and all was well. Then, several years later, cancer invaded my life again. I can't help but wonder if I had changed things the first time around, would cancer have reappeared. Of course, there is really no way to know. There are so many factors involved with cancer.
However, cancer is definitely a break down of the immune system. Therefore, it is imperative to build it back up. But just as important as that is, it is also important to find out what is suppressing the immune system and keeping it from doing it's job. This is where things get complicated and where the medical system fails. It seems that the medical system is more concerned with treating the symptoms, ie: tumours, etc. than finding out what caused the cancer in the first place. Please understand I know there are exceptions; and symptoms that are life threatening must be treated immediately. But there is time to sit back and assess your life. You probably still have tomorrow. What things could be causing you 'dis-ease'? What can you do to ease those situations? How can you learn to cope better?
In my case, anger and control were issues that I did not handle well. Once I realized the problem, anger was fairly easy to deal with, as it was mostly directed at myself. I had to learn to really accept and love who I was/am. Being in control was (and still is at times) extremely difficult for me to give up; but it was a big part of my journey with cancer. Other factors for me were diet, exercise, breathing properly, (yes, you read that right) and learning to detox the physical, emotional and spiritual areas of my life. You can find out more about this in my book "TWICE: Lesson, Insights and Healing from Cancer." My point is that we must take a look at the environments surrounding us both inside and out. If changes need to be made, face them head on and if necessary get the help to do it.
Cancer does demand a life change and the key to getting well and staying well is to embrace those changes. It's never too early or too late to begin. Cancer does not need to be a death sentence.
Birthdays are special. This one certainly was. Of course, receiving my book at the same time and recalling my clear CT scan has surely put this one over the top. But I am reflecting tonight about how special our birth day is. God planned the day that I would be born; it is a special day. He knew who my parents would be, who I would grow up to be and the special plans He has just for me. I am part of a family and tonight we celebrated together. However, part of my celebration tonight is a gratefulness to God for who I am and have become because of His love for me. My earthly family is a big one; but I am part of an even bigger family than that. I am a part of the family of God.
Just recently there has been some new information regarding sugar and cancer. It is a well known fact that cancer cells love sugar; they actually thrive on it. Hence, cancer cells show up so clearly on a CT scan, which includes putting a type of sugary solution in your body.
Therefore, I have always understood that we need to avoid all types of sugar, of course the kind in cookies, cakes, pies, candy, etc.; but also to avoid having too many fruits because of the sugar. This always puzzled me because I once heard of someone who cured her cancer by juicing only the purple grapes. Also carrot juice is high in sugar and beneficial for cancer patients.
Dr. Tony Jimenez, M.D., the Medical Director of the Hope 4 Cancer Institute in Tijuana, Mexico, along with a scientist from India who works with him at his clinic have discovered that fruit of any kind, as well as carrots and beets, does not feed cancer, in spite of the sugar they contain. This is because the fructose (one form of sugar) in these foods is a "left-spinning" molecule. That's what the lower-case "l" in front of the fructose means. Cancer feeds on "right-spinning" molecules of sugar -- glucose, sucrose, etc. Dr. Jimenez says that even honey, syrup and molasses that is unadulterated is quite healthy for cancer patients.
So this is good news for those of us who do like something sweet.
This information was found on Bill Henderson's website www.beating-cancer-gently.com
Also, www.chrisbeatcancer.com is another site that talks about eating fruit