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January 17, 2005

Popping Cancer Update 1-17-5

I've reached the "tired all the time" stage. I take this as a good thing. I think it means my body is finally fighting back. When you're feeding cancer the sugars it loves, it tends to leave you alone right until near the end when it suddenly gets nasty.

I got nearly 11 hours sleep last night, and did nothing but sit around the house today. Still I feel like I've been in a prize fight. This goes along with the idea that you only feel bad from cancer when you start to treat it.

Why would my body be finally fighting back? Well, in December, when I didn't know I had cancer, I was wolfing down the candy and sweet for the Holidays. Now, I'm eating no sugars, no dairy, no red meat, no caffeine and only whole grains. This seems to have ticked the cancer off.

I'd rather feel bad and know the cancer is hungry than keep feeding it and feel great.

I'm also taking these supplements (click on the name to see more information):

*Cantron: This is the biggie. The FDA forbids supplements from making claims like "this stuff helps kill cancer," but lots and lots of testimonials from private citizens say just that. Either way, the only thing it hurts is my wallet, coming in at $190 for three months worth. It tastes horrible and I make a face and shake my head with every dose.

*Megazyme Forte': This is big with the enzymes, from what little I understand, and is used hand-in-hand with the Cantron.

*Lapacho: This also comes in tea form (pau d'arco tea). It cleans up my act, de-toxing my insides somehow. Tastes only slightly worse than Cantron. Some doctors say I shouldn't take this stuff because of possible side effects like nausea and anemia. These are the same doctors who will soon be treating me with a chemotherapy drug called "nitrogen mustard" which is made from the same stuff as the exciting mustard gas we dropped on folks to KILL them in Vietnam. So phooey on them.

*Willard's Water: More detox, better name. You just mix in a wee bit with a gallon of distilled water and drink. Easiest one yet, since you're supposed to drink water anyway.

*MGN3: This is for the immune system and has been taken off the market because, again, the distributor made claims that the FDA didn't like. No matter that the claims very well may have been true. When I use up my couple bottles that remain, I'm switching over to another similar supplement whose name escapes me just now. I'll tell you when I remember. Same deal, anyway.

Of course I am aware that some or all of these supplements might do nothing or very little. Then again, maybe they help. It's not like I'm refusing chemotherapy so I can eat my tree bark instead.

What else am I supposed to do? Sit around and take it? There are a bunch of folks out there who are upset at people who take these dubiously helpful, but certainly not harmful, supplements. These are the same people who don't have cancer. Let them live with a death sentence imposed by their own bodies and see how they feel about grasping at any straw that comes along.

Posted by Dan at January 17, 2005 09:05 PM

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These all sound very tasty! Take whatever is necessary so we can get the "Cup" up for a title defense. You name the place and time! It's long overdue.

Posted by: Doug the "Cup" Holder at January 18, 2005 10:38 AM

Doug,

Considering I haven't hit a ball since 2003, you might have a slight advantage. However, I suggest we put the cup up for grabs and require a deep drink of Cantron after every other hole.

Actually, cancer might help straighten out my swing.

I'm glad you found your way here. I'm trying to live long enough for you to embarrass me on the links at least a couple more times.

Posted by: Big Dan at January 18, 2005 10:56 AM

Sounds expensive. When you gonna pass the hat?

Posted by: folkbum at January 18, 2005 11:56 AM

Folkbum,

Um.. when I can afford a hat?

Posted by: Big Dan at January 18, 2005 03:16 PM

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