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Doesn't seem fair

Friday, August 03, 2012

It doesn't seem fair to get healthy and then end up with cancer, does it?

Wish I knew a "cause" - then I could fix it. But I don't, and I can't. I can only do what the doctor tells me, which feels kinda helpless. First a lumpectomy on the mildest of breast cancers, a small inter-ductal cancer. Then the news that the lump had "invasive" qualities means a dye test to see which lymph glands have also been affected and an immediate surgery afterward to remove those lymph glands.

The only thing I know to do is try and be even a little healthier. Though I lost a lot of weight last year, I didn't always make great food choices. I didn't have a diet filled with a lot of fruit and veggies; I've always eaten far too much meat and processed foods. So I'll try to do better there, keep on exercising the best I can, and trust that God is with me helping me and my body is getting even better at healing itself.
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  • no profile photo CD6599363
    I've been praying for you. Keep us posted.
    3004 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    Well, you could be going through this and be obese, which would make it all even worse. Food choices are important. Try to reduce processed foods and carbs, and eat more whole foods.

    When my DH goes for his PET scans, he has to eat a very low carb diet the day before, and then he gets injected with what is basically radioactive sugar. If there are any cancer cells there, they gobble up that sugar, and they light up on the scan. So far, none are showing up, so he is still in remission. But, the lesson stuck - cancer loves carbs.

    BTW, I just left a note on Steve's page for you...and I'll deliver it here:
    3007 days ago
    Prayers for you. I am praying that they got all of it the first time. You are a strong women. We all make the choices to eat what we eat.

    3009 days ago
    I'm very sorry about your diagnosis. Many prayers and thoughts.
    3010 days ago
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