Monday, November 5

Nothing new....

it was ordinary day in Tans household. I took Regina to CHLA for labs. Her platelets doubled over the weekend- WOHOOO to that... Her hemoglobin dropped a little again, but it is still on safe. Her white blood count went up, which means most likely her ANC went up couple of points as well...WOhooo to that too.

NOW... we have to go back on wednesday to see Dr Dhall to discuss our further plans... If Dr Dhall thinks that Regina is OK to start chemo on thursday, then Thursday it is,, but if she needs more time , then I propose maybe after Thanksgiving.. BUT that means, that her counts will be really bad during christmas... .. oh, but I am not trying to think to much ahead....

Few days ago I went to Ikea and bought 15 yards of white fabric with black blobs on it... I just had a sillly moment... And while I had that silly moment , I undusted my sewing machine and sewed few curtains... Now my family room looks really silly, but I love I am sure , people who step into our family room will think in their heads- OMG this is ridiculous... Diana has no taste whatsowevereeeeeeeeeeeeever..... But Diana really does not care what people think ;) I listen what they have to say, but do I really have to do what they say??? No!! lol

AND last, but not least... few of you know that I love chiropractors and what they do. I had wonderful chyro.. Dr Ray Ganem.. Sadly, I do not have time to drive Irvine 3 times a week to get my back/neck adjusted.. and he was the best,,, seriously he was,..... because he relieved my pain and pressure with only 2 adjustments... I was his patient for 2 good years....... But all good relationships come to an end... and I needed chiro closer to home.... And I found one-m VERY CLOSE TO He is pretty much our next door neighbor.... so far I have seen him twice and my neck, upper back feels SO MUCH BETTER. His style is little different from Dr Ray but I am convinced that he can help me, and he can stop this " aging" process in my bones.;) Now, I just hope that my Insurance covers him, Or I am going to be $^&$^# mad at Blue Cross of CA, because how could ..they not cover good doctors and their services.....

But if any of you who live in OC area and are looking for a chiro... check out their website...


Lennuk said...

I know what do you mean about chiro's. Years ago I went to one and it did nothing to me and now I have one close to my work who really does miracles. When my backache years ago made me cry and I couldn't even drive - he fixed it with 2 adjustments. When my neck was so hurtful he fixed pretty much with one adjustment!
My insurance doesn't cover s....t.
I'm so sick of my insurance. I pay tons of money and don't get anything out of it! And I can't change it! As I have infertility mark on it.

You have dilemma there. Christmas or Thanksgiving! I bet you will do what will be best for Regina no matter it's Christmas or Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

hi Diana. satun vahest su bloggi lugema ja te seiklustele ja Regina tervisele kaasa elama. kui meil toojuurest see artikkel saadeti motlesin su peale ja otsustasin sulle edasi saata. minuarust vaga head nouanded kuidas vahist hoiduda/paraneda.(paraneda=seda vaidab John Hopkins hospital :)

Good Luck with everything,
merit bostonist

Cancer Update from John Hopkins


This is an amazing article that will encourage and inform anyone you know who might be dealing with these issues.

Cancer Update from John Hopkins

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. Thesecancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiplenutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,environmental,food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies,changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthycells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc,and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart,lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns,scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. Ameat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish,and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, wholegrains,seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts)and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic,avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6,Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins,minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. Aproactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygentherapy is another means employed to destroy cancercells. (PLEASE FORWARD IT TO PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT) CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL , U S - PLEASEREAD1.

No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave. Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. Thisinformation is being circulated at Walter Reed ArmyMedical Center as well.

Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breastcancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of ourbodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water inthem as this releases dioxins from the plastic.Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Managerat Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain thishealth hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad theyare for us.. He said that we should not be heating ourfood in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He saidthat the combination of fat, high heat, and plasticsreleases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass,such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramenand soups, etc., should be removed from the containerand heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that awhile ago some of the fast food restaurants moved awayfrom the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran,is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causespoisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plasticwrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

Sleeping Beauty said...

:)Suur tanu:) kuid olen seda juba kusagilt lugenud.... :) KUi REgina oleks 4-5 aastat vanem oleks koike seda lihtsam rahkendada ...Yritame hasti tervislikult toituda ja naudime elu taiel rinnal ;)