All one can do is CELEBRATE!! Bladder Cancer did NOT win!

Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 3.43.01 PMThe good news starts out like this: Nearly a year ago in September 2014, I wrote here that it took a year before his bladder tumors came back again. That was good news since before that, they reappeared every six months. So that can only mean that all or something we have been doing has helped.

Now it’s August 2015, and he just had a Cystoscopy (the use of a scope to examine the bladder). And VOILA!! NO TUMORS. NO CANCER!! I could have done the jig right then and there in the examining room with him. i.e. the 100 mg Iodoral (pill form of iodine at 50 mg each, taken twice a day), the 24 mg Astaxanthin, and the baking soda routine to keep his pH at 7.5 – 8.0 has been working.

Now here’s two interesting aspects to this treatment: #1: he stopped the medical marijuana in January. It was making him have serious low blood pressure when standing, called orthostatic hypotension. In fact, it was SO bad that he fainted hard and ended up rupturing his spleen last January. So that leads to #2: he did NOT keep his pH high like that during January and February because of the rough condition he was in.  I worried about that. But, it doesn’t appear to have made things much worse considering that 8 months after that,  there is no cancerous tumor. So perhaps….perhaps…the 100 mg iodine via Iodorol and the Astaxanthin have played a big role. And perhaps, returning to keeping his pH where it should be in March has helped.

Now on the cautious side, there was an area that was slightly raised, but no sign of cancer. So, he’ll go back in for another cystoscopy in four months, just to check on it. And we will keep plugging away at anything we fing out about to counter his propensity to have bladder cancer tumors.

Right now, we are winning, friends!


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 All one can do is CELEBRATE!! Bladder Cancer did NOT win!

  1. Lael says:

    I’m doing the jig right with you, here and now! That is the best news! Thank you so much for continuing to share so honestly about you and your husband’s labyrinth journey.

  2. Anne says:

    I thought about your blog and wondered how things were going with you both last week. …….and hurrah! Here it is and all good news. Hugs to you both.

    • Thanks Anne. The doctor describes his type of bladder cancer as a pesky version. But I don’t take that too lightly, because cancer is cancer, and he’s already had pre-cancerous polyps in his intestines earlier this year. So it all tells me that we have to keep doing what we’re doing for the rest of his life to keep this under control. And so far, so good. 🙂 I hope my blog gives folks hope, because bladder cancer can be deadly. So we have to fight!!

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