Not a lot to report this week (Week 13 of the Burzynski Treatment). The infusion of Vectibix went just fine and no rash side effects to report. I’m very happy about that. It does take a day or two after the infusion to get back to running speed (maybe just walking speed these days).
I will be doing more lab work Monday so as to monitor by blood counts, and liver function. This is a weekly event, no big deal and the nurses that take care of me are all truly amazing.
Each and every day I get a listing of news articles written on cancer. Everything from who in the media now has cancer to new forms of testing and treatment. Each week I try to pass along just one of the 30 or 40 articles that I read.
This week post comes from a doctor who has cancer and who has done an extraordinary amount of research on cancer. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber has also written one of the best books about dealing with cancer that we have in our library. His book is “Anticancer, A New Way of Life”, as I’ve stated before if Lisa and I could only have one book on cancer this would be that book. Lisa uses this book as a major reference all the time.
Dr. David Servan-Schreiber published and article this week that we should all read and think about. It is the fundamentals that we try to live our life by now. It’s not just about eating right, but also living “right”. What we put into our mind and body has a very direct effect and link to our health and happiness.
I some times think it is sad that it take a major event like cancer to get us to slow down and enjoy the truly meaningful things in our life. To know the value of a day, a friend, family, and health.
The last paragraph in his article follows for those of you like me that sometimes don’t slow down enough to truly enjoy the roses… Though each day I am enjoying more of the little things in life.
“What I've learned in my own journey of 17 years with cancer is that the best way to go on living is to nourish life at all levels of my being: through my meals three times a day, through my walks in nature, through the meaning and purpose in my work, through the flow of love in my relationships, and through the protection of our environment. Science told me that this slows down cancer, but, perhaps even more importantly, it brings to my life, every day, a new light and a new purpose.” Dr. David Servan-Schreiber
Until Next time – You Keep Fighting Cancer and ENJOY THE DAY!