(June 20, 2020) - My Unexpected Journey
When you are diagnosed with cancer, one of the first things you get hit with is the big question, what are my options? For me, the doctors only gave me one. After researching I have found that this is the one my doctor has decided is my best option, but it indeed is not my only option.
Depending on what type of cancer and how advanced it is, plays a huge role in the options you have available. If yours is in one place and stage one or even stage two, you have time to get a second opinion and to research all your options. This will allow you to make an educated decision on what you feel is the best option for you. Educating yourself is extremely important. Doctors are humans and they can be wrong about diagnoses and treatments.
Mine is stage 4, so I needed to move quickly with a plan of attack. But even at stage 4 there are things I can do outside of the doctor’s treatment that can greatly increase my chances of success. Your diet, lifestyle, exercise, and the environment play a huge role in your success. I have done a lot of research in a short period of time, and I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that I set the stage for cancer to develop in my body. I tore down the most important system I had to beat the cancer before it had a chance to take hold.
God designed our bodies with the ability to heal themselves and to protect us from sickness and disease by equipping us with our immune system. If you weaken or destroy your immune system, you have removed the only army you had to fight the enemy. You are defenseless. The sad reality is not one word has been mentioned by my doctor or his staff about the importance of my diet and lifestyle. Their solutions are drugs because that is where the money is. There is no money in a cure. I will stop there before I go on a rant.
So, I decided to take action other than what the doctors are offering. I have radically changed my diet to a raw, plant-based diet. Lots and lots of fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, beans, and brown & red rice. I am removing as much stress in my life as I possibly can. Being retired makes that part easy. I am speed walking at least once, and sometimes twice per day. I am detoxifying my home wherever I can, and I am keeping busy doing the things I love with the ones I love and making plans for the future.
I was a terrible steward of my body, and I have asked God to forgive me for not taking care of the gift that he gave me. I knew those hot Krispy Krème donuts were a bad idea! I just didn’t want to admit it.
Last, but not least, I am seeking God and his wisdom. I am standing on his promises. I am praying daily. I am studying His word, and I am spending a lot of time in praise and worship. That’s my plan and I’m sticking to it. Ultimately, God is in control. His will be done, not mine.
Three books that were recommended to me when I first started this blog have been a huge help in educating me about cancer and how to fight it. I highly recommend them if you are facing cancer. They are:
1. ‘The Bible’ 2. ‘Chris Beat Cancer’ 3. ‘The Truth About Cancer’
I greatly appreciate those that shared that information with me.
I love all of you and so does God, Billy