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09-04-2011, 08:56 PM #1
This post is not a prayer post....It is not a best wishes post...although Any prayers or best wishes are appreciated.
My mother was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer bout a month ago. I have also done a lot of research and a bunch of reading and I am really interested in the body healing itself. I have watched a bunch of documentaries, read a ton of articles and I was just curious if high levels of nutrients can cure disease. Any one have any input?? I love my mom and If I can help her in any way I would appreciate advice. . THANK YOU
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09-04-2011, 09:14 PM #2
I know of no magic bullet or potions but having personal experience with several people close to me the
power of a positive attitude goes beyond explanation. It helps keep you close and grounded and to keep things in perspective. I know that it extended our time together. And it was quality time. Maybe that extra time didn't heal the body so much, but it did wonders for the soul. My thoughts are with you.Member: GOAL, NRA, NES
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09-04-2011, 10:00 PM #3
I understand your feelings.
The first weekend of August I helped run the PMC (Pan Mass Challenge has raised over $300 Million for cancer research) and since that ride, I've attended 3 funeral/memorial services for people I know that died from cancer. My own mother is currently losing her battle.
There are a lot of cancers that have been 'cured', but many still exist that can not. In my mom's case, they are currently running tests that determine if some enzyme exists in her cancer that will allow a new pill to be used. This pill ONLY works on a very specific chemical signature, but is exceptionally effective if a match is found.
So, my suggestion is to always keep hope. And get second opinions. Every doctor does not know every treatment that exists. And who knows, there might be a trial right now for what you mom has to test a new treatment.A clip is not a magazine, a mag is not a clip.
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09-04-2011, 10:12 PM #4
09-04-2011, 10:20 PM #5
as a cancer survivor my prayers go out to everybody that has this horrible illness.god, guns, and guts are what made america great.
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09-04-2011, 10:28 PM #6
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The body's responses are controlled by the nerves in the spinal column - everything from blinking to walking to creating chemicals to keep your body functioning (insulin production, hormones, and fighting illness to name a few). This may sound nuts but a regular visit with a chiropractor might help. Mine helps (almost eliminates) my allergies, migraines, bone and joint issues. If you want a recommendation I would be happy to give you my docs info.
09-04-2011, 10:34 PM #7
Sorry to hear about your mom.
My mother died two years ago from breast cancer. She was diagnosed in the fall of 2003 - and the doctor at the time said it was one of the "worst cases" he had ever seen. She ended up going thru treatment and going thru radiation (she was too weak for surgery) - and beat the cancer back to the point where she made a pretty decent recovery. The thing was my mother was not the type of person to complain. Some people will make a federal case out of scratch. My mother didn't complain about the fact that she was sick - we had to practically force her to go to the doctor initially. That obstinance kept her from running to the doctor - but it also got her thru a bunch of treatments that the doctors and nurses said a lot of people would not have put up with. Long story short: she did pretty good for quite a while - but I think the fight eventually sapped all her strength. I think she had a very good doctor - and he got her on a treatment (Arimidex) - which worked very well for her.
I've read a number of things about healthy eating curing certain cancers - can't say I have any personal experience with it though.
My biggest advice would be: don't take what the doctors say as gospel. When I first visited the doctor about my mother (after they knew the full extent of what was going on) - he basically told me she was as good as dead in a month or two. We basically said: " screw that we are going to fight it" - and she ended up living for years.
Quite honestly if I had to choose between hope and another personality quirk I would choose obstinance. A "screw you" attitude in my experience will get you a lot further in this type of fight than blind hope will. Over the last few years we have been thru my mother's cancer - and have lost 4 cats to cancer.
Every single one of them lived for quite a while longer than the doctors (or vets) said they would. In every case the first thing I said to my wife when leaving the office and getting the " going to die soon " diagnosis was: " I don't believe the doctor - we have to figure out how to fight this".
Pancreatic cancer isn't one of the "good" cancers (if there is such a thing). You are going to have to get an attitude of " we are going to fight this" and start paying close attention to how your mother is doing and learn to adapt and improvise to help her fight it.
Good luck - I hope you can find something to help her survive this.
09-04-2011, 10:36 PM #8
Anytime this has come up in conversation, people who know more than I do have always stressed mind over matter. A positive attitude has amazing effects. I wish I had something else to add, other than your mom is in my thoughts and prayers.
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09-04-2011, 11:10 PM #9
My husband's cousin was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer and was cured by prayers. The doctors told she has no more than a few months to live, so she was spending lots of time on her knees praying the Lord to heal her. Eventually she was healed. I know her very well, I saw her soon after a diagnosis, and she looked like a terminally ill person. Then she started to recover slowly but surely, and now is completely cancer-free. You may be believer or not, but, in fact, prayer is one thing which can't possibly hurt. We are going to pray for your mom, and hope the Lord will cure her.Like me? Like my page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicara...ref=ts&fref=ts
09-04-2011, 11:20 PM #10
I had a relative pass very recently from cancer. It was a terminal diagnosis as well. They lived 50% longer than the original prognosis due to finding a fantastic doctor, family support and a patient that never accepted the prognosis. Talk to as many doctors as you can (you can sometimes forward your records and do phone consultations) and make use of the online networks as well like www.carepages.com
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