A tumor is back….but the good news is that it took a year. New tweaks ahead.

1-Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 8.05.08 PMToday was my husband’s six month checkup/endoscopy. I say six months because last March, he tripped on an icy hill, hit his kidney area, saw blood in his urine, and wondered. But a scope showed no tumors. So it’s actually been a year since he had one!

So does that year equal we had some success? Possibly. Because before that, they reappeared in just 4-6 months or so. To go a year is success.

Also unique to this time, no bloody urine as has always been typical. The ONLY clue that “maybe” something was back was three weeks ago. He passed a small clot. No more and no other obvious sign.

Says our wonderful NON-VA doc: It’s small. It’s low-grade.

And said my dear husband: Thank God I didn’t have a scope at the VA. They ALWAYS hurt like the devil. This one did not.

And said his NON-VA doc: You have a choice. We can remove this soon, and the negative is that it can mean a “sooner” return, and another removal sooner. Or you can wait.

Bingo, I said. Let’s wait. Let’s tweak some things. So his surgery is scheduled for the first week of December. And my initial thoughts are this:

1) UP the baking soda to one teaspoon twice a day like he did before. He got to where he just did it in the morning, and did lemon juice sporadically the rest of the day. But I always thought it was too sporadic, as his urine pH was just too low/too acidic before bedtime, and too low/too acidic when he’d wake up. That’s a lot of hours to have acidic urine!

2) UP the Astaxanthin from 12 to 18 mg (or 24). When we completely removed the tumors before, he was on baking soda twice a day, and 24 mg Astaxanthin. I don’t know when he moved back down to 12, but he did. Back up he goes.

3) UP the Lugol’s iodine. He’s been on approx. 50 mg and I know cancer patients do at least 100 mg.

4) And this is new: Medical marijuana. We live in a state where it’s legal. He’s been on the candy form for many weeks. It OUTRIGHT has helped his sleep, which has been terrible for decades!! But it’s time to move over to the “bud”, which is 100% something, says his other doc. I will find out what as I’m brand new to this as he is. He will get some on Monday. And there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that it can shrink tumors. I’m completely impressed.

And over the next few days, I’m going to relook at his apricot seeds (he’s been on 15) and his Frankencense oil (never found how much to take, so he’s just done 3 drops a day).

The bad thing about all this is I won’t know exactly what slows things down….or STOPS them from returning. But it is what it is. As long as it works!! The latter is my hope.

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About mynameisjanie

I am simply the female half of our relationship who adores her husband and am working hard to keep winning against his tendency to have bladder cancer tumors.
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