Saturday, November 25, 2006

And She's Off...

Rebecca has been given an amazing opportunity to go and visit with an aurik healer who has healed people with much worst conditions than hers. He is in South Africa, she is gone. Rebecca has spoken with this guy several times on the phone and has talked with a friend of the family who had brain and lung cancer and was cured by this healer. Rebecca was given the opportunity to go and work with this guy, so she went. After several hours of back and forth we came to the conclusions that; It would be really hard on the kids if we both disappeared for 2 weeks, it’s really hard for me to leave work at the drop of a hat and I might not be the best support for Rebecca while she’s at healing. We did know that Rebecca should have someone go with her. With another stroke of serendipity Rebecca’s cousin Dina was willing and able to go with Rebecca. Dina is a healer herself and someone who Rebecca has a deep, trusting and loving relationship with. She is the perfect companion for this trip.

It is now Saturday afternoon. Yesterday Rebecca and Dina flew to DC and now, as I write this, they are getting on a plane to South Africa. They’ll be gone for 2 weeks… I pray that this helps!!

I’ll let you know what I hear.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Been a while

Hi All,

It's been a while, which is a good thing. Like I said at the beginning of this whole thing... no news is good news. If there's stuff happening I will post about it. If life is just 'going on' then I'm happy not to think about this.

Meanwhile... Rebecca has been on the hormone treatment for a couple of weeks and so far the side effects haven't been too bad. She has been a little more tired than usual but that's about it. She is eating really well and learning how to balance her PH. It seems to be a constant battle but when she needs to; she brings out the big guns, kale and chard. She’s doing a great job of resisting the sweet stuff and as a result is loosing weight in the process.

We had an interaction the other day that you had to laugh at… talk about bursting someone’s bubble… We met a guy who decided that he a had to wax poetic on the fact that Rebecca looked SOOOO healthy; she’s obviously SOOO healthy… Well we had to tell him. It took the wind out of his sails. But the funny thing is, she really does look great, I’m guessing it’s because she’s eating so well. It makes you wonder what’s going on inside.

Meanwhile the next big milestone will be in the new year when they test Rebecca again and see how her tumor markers are doing. If things are good then she should be able to stay on the current treatment plan as long as she seems to be stable. Meanwhile she can keep working on the alternative treatments that hold the promise of a cure. We will be meeting with a Doctor (MD, acupuncturist and homeopath) on the 29th who is meant to routinely cure cancer. We’ll see what he has to say.

In the interim we have both my dad and Rebecca’s dad coming for flying visits. Rebecca’s dad flies in a couple of hours after mine leaves. Then we head of for a 3 week driving trip through Baja, Mexico. We haven’t booked anything; we’re planning on just driving south and going where the whim takes us…. Viva la… Viva.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Two things

As you know, one of the goals or Rebecca’s change of diet has been to change the acidity of her body. She has been eating foods that promote a less acid, more balanced, PH. When she started 2 weeks ago her PH was 5 she has now got a PH of 7. 7 is a neutral… now she has to maintain.

A moment about me, for those of you who wonder what I do; here’s a press release that doesn’t help you understand… But apparently I do it well.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

From Rebecca

Hi everyone out there. Thank you for keeping track of what is going on with me. So far it really is not a lot. I have done a ton of research on alternative healing options for cancer. It seems that there is a lot out there. If you want to know what I have found, get the book ‘Outsmart your Cancer.’ I have also looked into Ayervedic medicine, Tibetan medicine and Chinese medicine. I am starting with a combination. There is a doctor in Sebastopol (yes it is a 3 hour round trip!) who is an MD, Chinese doctor and Homeopath who does his own combination of treatments specifically for cancer patients. Isaac Aliaz. It is funny because my last Chinese doctor who got me through my first round of cancer was Isaac Cohen. Two Israeli, Isaac, Acupuncturists for cancer. The first Isaac has stopped seeing patients and has gone into research around getting key compounds out of herbs and into little pills approved by the FDA for things like menopause. It has worked for my hot flashes and emotional roller coaster, so I hope that he can help others.

I found Isaac through personal connections and have met some of his patients who are cancer free and doing very well.

SO FAR…. I have gone to Amitabha Clinic one time to do the intake and meet the nutritionalist on staff. I have drastically altered my eating. I am doing 3 things:

1. Alkalizing my body. We all have a ph in our chemistry. Cancer seems to like a highly acid body. You can look on line to see a list of acid/alkaline foods. Needless to say, sugars and fatty foods are at the top of the acid column. I went through Halloween without eating one piece of candy!! I almost fell off the wagon last night, but I kept it down to eating almond butter and homemade blueberry jelly on rice crackers. That is about as sweet as I get.

2. Why almond butter, well I am also trying to ‘Insulin Balance.’ When one eats sugar, ones body produces and insulin spike. One gets addicted to these spikes. Boy howdy, they are my drug of choice. So then when ones blood sugar drops the body eats more sugar to get the insulin. So….another reason to not eat sugar. If one does want sugar if it arrives in the body with fats and oils, then at least it gets processed slowly and there is less insulin. Therefore, almond butter. Why not peanut butter? Well..

3. I am also doing an ‘Elimination diet.’ I have taken all possible allergens out of my diet for a week and I am reentering them into my diet one every two days. I will see if my body goes haywire each time. So far I reentered wheat last night. Boy did I miss wheat!! So far no reaction. I did not expect one. Most people know that I had to take milk out of my diet 17 years ago (ok that makes me feel old) but not everyone knows that about 10 months ago, I put it back into my diet. It has been yummy, but this time I had to take both milk and soy out of my diet. I am guessing that I will be able to eat small amounts of milk products, but not the quantities of cheese that were happening, and very little soy. That is my guess. Let’s wait and see what my body says.

So the Alkalizing is working, I have reduced my insulin, I and I am going to my first Isaac visit on Nov 26ish. I can’t remember the date off the top of my head.

I am also meditating almost daily and slowing my life way down. I have reduced my clients. I only have 3 clients that I see weekly and two that I see monthly. I am spending less time with other people and more time alone. I am actually enjoying my own company more than I used to. I think that is due to the meditation. I am also not being so hard on my self. Something that people have been trying to get me to do since I was just a little little kid.

So once again, I am planning on beating this thing once and for all, by getting rid of it this time and changing my life so that I am not creating an environment in my body that is conducive to cancer.