2015: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly that I am going to create

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 10.28.24 AMWhen I last wrote last September 2014, I explained the good news–we had kept his bladder tumors at bay for a year! Considering how insidious all this is, that was good news.

Granted, he did have a small tumor sitting there. But it was doing just that–sitting there, not growing. It was being nice, even if it had to be there. And we felt sure it was due to all we were doing!

So our non-VA private doctor said “Let’s just recheck him next year, which would be June of 2015”. And so we continued with the baking soda (though three times a day) to keep his urine pH at 7.5 at the minimum and 8 at the max, Frankincense oil up to 6 drops, Astaxanthin, Lugols iodine at 8 drops which is just over 50 mg iodine…and will have him now move up to 10 drops, Apricot seeds for the laetrile at 20 per day now…and adding back in selenium. He forgot about the selenium recently after he had run out. Will probably go with quality Brazil Nuts this time, perhaps 5-6 per day.

I am also working closely with a doctor who is recommending certain tests…more on that later.

Anywho…the bad news is this: he is now bleeding again as revealed by his urine and with lots of clots. Has gone on for a week and this is the worst we have seen. He is scheduled to have the doc view what’s going on four days from now and scrape it off. But I think this HAS to be related to an accident he had in early January i.e. he ruptured his spleen via a freak in-home accident–it was due to the medical marijuana he was taking. i.e it was giving him orthostatic hypotension. He nearly bled to death. And he was off everything for almost three weeks. That worried me. And I can’t help but think this is related. But it is what it is, and we’ll see what they find in four days. Hopefully, it’ll just be one more routine scraping off of his tumor.

After the procedure, we will have to see if we can return to what we had in 2014–no scraping procedures, no growth i.e it does appear that all we are doing slowed things WAY down and kept everything to what the non-VA doc called it: pesky little tumors.

And here’s the potential ugly: I am going to push, push, push the Veterans Administration about this–to CONNECT this to his Agent Orange exposure. I have been getting guidance on how to do it via some other vets and will pursue them all to kingdom come. I want to do this out of  principle–that the VA needs to recognize what is happening to all these vets as they have gotten older and not throw it under the rug. This inspired me: http://www.va.gov/vetapp07/files2/0717857.txt  It could have been my husband! So much the same, even though my husband served 10 years before this guy. And the VA finally acknowledged the connection for this guy, so there is hope for my husband….

Granted, I care FAR more about keeping my dear husband around for 20 or more years. Can we do it? I can only hope and will keep doing what we are doing and adding more as we find it.

UPDATE 2-28-15: Turns out that the tumor appeared to be the exact same size–about the size of the end of your pinky finger. i.e. IT HAD NOT GROWN! We have masterfully contained the growth with what we have been doing. The bleeding was due to a vessel that had broken open and the clot just wouldn’t hold. So it’s gone…again…and we shall see if we have tweaked things enough to stop a return. You’d think that if we could stop the growth, we could stop the appearance…but we’ll see.

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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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4 Responses to 2015: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly that I am going to create

  1. Lael says:

    Thoughts and prayers for you both. All you’ve accomplished so far in is of great inspiration and benefit for us all, were any of us to find ourselves in a similar situation. Your insight into what is needed and dedication to adhering to response efforts gives me strength to carry on with my own healing process.

  2. Marie says:

    Hello, I am very thankful to have found your blog. How are you and your husband doing? My sincerest wishes for your husband to get well. Cancer is a heart wrenching experience.
    Marie

    • Well, Marie, he’s still hanging in. They had to remove a tumor earlier this year that the doc knew was there, not because it had grown any (what we are doing stopped the growth, which I think is by keeping his urine pH high enough), but because it started bleeding and wouldn’t stop. But we also started a new protocol–50 mg of iodine in pill form, making it slow release, which he takes twice a day. So his bladder will be saturated constantly with iodine, which is said to be very anti-cancer. So we’re hopeful. We also discovered that he had a large mass of 3-6 mm polyps in his intestines, too–pre-cancerous. So those were removed that just a few weeks ago. So we’ll see how this iodine protocol does to stop all this.

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