Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Test Results

Hi All,

I hope you’re enjoying every moment of this glorious day.  I recently received more blood work and hair sample test results that I want to share with you.  But first, I thought I’d share a cute story.

The other day, I was sitting down to dinner with my family, and I was telling my husband about an acquaintance of ours who was recently diagnosed with late stage cancer.  I was expressing my concern for this woman and her family when my oldest, Madelyn, chimes in with “Don’t worry Mommy!  Just give her your blog.  She’ll be fine.” 


Aaaaahhhh….to be seven again.  But the funny thing is, she’s not all that far off.  This whole scenario gave me the opportunity to explain to my daughter that although this person’s life could be saved if she would read my blog and visit my doctor, most people simply don’t understand the power of good nutrition.  Heck, I’ve been a wellness junkie for almost ten years and even I didn’t really understand the impact of a whole foods diet until I changed to this new protocol last fall.    

The great thing is….she really gets it.  My little one certainly likes her fair share of honey but she is usually mindful of what she consumes and that’s what I’m hoping for at this stage.

So, on to the point of this post.  I’ll stop bragging about my daughter….at least for now.    

I had my blood and hair sample tested last week and both tests indicate that my disease is continuing to regress.  There were several improvements but the most notable one was my hair sample CT (cancer tumor) Mass improving from 20 to 19.5 (10 or below is normal).  Though it’s a small change, achieving a number under 20 is an important milestone and shows that I have much less cancer than I did when I began the program in September with a CT Mass of 27.  I’m really happy about this achievement and my doctor is too. 

On another note, I’ve noticed lately that I’ve been a little “off”.  Nothing major.  Just don’t ask me about some serious, personal topic like the weather because I might start crying. J  After discussing this with Dr. Gonzalez, he said that this may be due to my anemia as my brain is not getting enough oxygen.  This makes sense to me because in the first quarter of the year, I was pretty high on life and my hemoglobin was very close to the normal range.  Since then, it’s been bouncing around a bit and it directly impacts my mood. 

The thing I find most interesting is that a few months ago, I wouldn’t have even noticed that I was “off”.  I thought that having brain fog, moodiness and ADD tendencies was just normal.  After all, every other 40+ woman I know suffers from the same traits.

The only reason I notice this now is because I felt SO good in February and March.  These days, I feel relatively happy but not like I felt a few months ago and that’s how I know I’m not at my personal best.

As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure that I have spent the majority, if not all, of my life somewhat depressed or “off”…..not living even remotely close to my authentic self.

This, of course, makes me wonder, how many people out there are living subpar lives simply because their brains aren’t receiving the nutrients needed to help them think clearly and be happy?

This whole experience has made me, once again, just feel really lucky to be on this program.  I consistently realize that this untimely cancer diagnosis is really a gift, an opportunity to live a fantastic life.

That’s all for now, dear friends.  Enjoy your day!