Like others, I was misdiagnosed . Now there bone cancer in my spine, pelvis, hips & sternum. That said, I'm doing ok. This has been going on for a couple years, I'm a big reader and have educated myself outside regular treatments to help myself as well. There's a website called chrisbeatcancer.com that has a lot of helpful info. The book Radical Remissions has helped me tremendously as well. I no longer sleep 8 hours straight. But am not in agonizing pain in bed (even without the foam topper). So I thought I'd pass on some of the things I'm doing for what it's worth. Breast cancer is also called a disease of nurturers. If your oncologist hasn't told you I'm surprised. There are certain personalities that are actually associated with disease. Being a nurturer is one for breast cancer. No stress. It activates everything and the point is to keep fear (which is unhealthy) away so we can heal. In my case, I've lovingly detached from some. I realize they are toxic to me right now. some say it's a "spiritual disease". For me, I was disconnected with that part of me and had to find a way to reconnect . It's ongoing, daily & intentional. It matters. I drink half my body weight in water daily no matter what. Meat, dairy and processed food is bad for cancer. So are carbs, sugar and sugar substitutes. Cancer feeds on sugar. If there's no sugar it's starves. I practice fasting. Started with a one day fast weekly. Then worked up to 3-5 day fasts (water fasts). I've juiced, done coffee enemas and many of the weird things you've probably heard. We have you move ! Cancer is just our good cells trying to defend us from the bad environment they're in. They can turn back into healthy cells (it's happened). Rebounding is great for breast cancer and everything else. Plus, it's easy. If it hurts to stand on it then just sir & bounce. They're mini trampolines... So even when we get radiation or chemo (which kills cells) if we don't make lifestyle changes it can return. In my case I cheated all the time and only changed a bit. Radiation / chemo don't kill stem cells. The stem cells are there and so to be fully well we have to have a different environment undesirable for cancer (unhospitable). I take supplements. Vitamin D3 is nearly always depleted in breast cancer patients. It's cheap & east to take. Im in the U.S. So do t know what's offered over in the U.K. Sorry if I went on too long. I wish you all complete healing, no more pain, finding your joy again and some silver linings from this. I'm here for you, at the moment feeling strong yet knowing we all get to freak out (let it out) on this lonely individual journey .
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RE: Denosumab I've been taking monthly injections of Denosumab for a few months now without problem. My challenges: Stage 4 Breast Cancer Bone Cancer : pelvis, both hips, spine & sternum oseoporosis Former dancer & yoga instructor Caucasian , OVERWEIGHT and 5'3" (small boned) = portrait of bone loss risk statistically 68 years and pretty sedentary for several years Emotional & Spiritual stats: included because I've hear so many say this is undeniably a disease that's connected to this. 1. Reconnected spiritually and yes, it's a daily evolving growing connection. This is not the same as religion in that it's a personal connection . 2. Stress. There were YEARS of it that preceded my diagnosis. Family stresses . All of that is gone. I disconnected (lovingly) as much as possible. I'm very sensitive now to all stress so practice removing myself from people places and things that are triggers. 3. I'm in a clinical trial at MD Anderson Cancer located in Houston, Texas (rated no. 1 in the U.S. For modern medical cancer treatment). I get an injection monthly of radioactive material that's supposed to target the bone and another injection of Denosumab to protect them. I'm not in any increased pain. That said, I'm proactive about radical lifestyle change (no meat, sugar, etc) and learned about rebounder exercises in chrisbeatcancer.com Sure, I freak out occasionally. But then i go back to square one. I only have to trust that God has this, and miracles DO happen. (Read Radical Remission by Dr. Kelly A. Turner)
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