OPEN FOR CHANGE
Hello and Good Morning America,
Dan and I now have been Safe at home for 51 days.
Its been an experience that I have not experienced in my life time. Its our welcome home, for the first year back in the states. Yesterday, Dan had his first visit to the Functional Medicine Doctor here in our area. Because of the corona virus it was on Zoom. Dan and I are more and more utilizing this function for communication with friends, family and professionals.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
With the corona virus, change has been taking place and we have been directed to change our ways. For some change has been hard. For Dan and I, we have been used to change for when we found out we had the big C (cancer); change was a must for us to live a quality of life. However, we had wonderful professionals that directed us to where we are today. Its all about how to manage one’s lifestyle, BODY- SOUL & MIND.
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne W. Dyer “Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth.
HYPERTHERMIA PERFUSION (without chemo)
When I was diagnosed with cancer 9 ½ years ago, I was inspired by Vera Lopez; my earth angel. She has inspired me throughout the years with her kind heart and knowledge of being a perfusionist. First, who is a perfusionist; it’s a healthcare professional who operates the cardiopulmonary bypass machine (heart–lung machine) during cardiac surgery and other surgeries that require cardiopulmonary bypass to manage the patient's physiological status. As a member of the cardiovascular surgical team, the perfusionist helps maintain blood flow to the body's tissues as well as regulate levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. With the knowledge of working with the heart-lung machine, she and her son developed a machine for cancer. Cancer can not live in heat and oxygen.
When I received treatment for this procedure, she came in to introduce herself and was there the full time. Since then, we became friends and she is truly my earth angel.
A poem written in Vera's honor:
The mind plays
A special role in
Our everyday lives.
With your gift you can
Change ones thoughts
As a positive one.
You have given me the
Pleasure of knowing you
In a way that I can't explain.
Through your loving heart
Your energy will enter
In one's thoughts and
The healing will begin.
It is a technique that has been developed by Vera Lopez a perfusionist with 34 years of experience in the United States and Mexico. Vera's procedure is unlike any other hyperthermia treatment. The blood is warmed from the inside. Unlike most hyperthermia treatments, hyperthermia perfusion does not use heating lamps or blankets which are very uncomfortable and can sometimes burn the patient. No sedation is involved in the process, the patient is FULLY AWAKE during the entire procedure and is able to talk and communicate with others, drink liquids, read, work on the computer or simply rest. The patient is not left alone during the procedure and is monitored by the perfusionist, as well as a nurse and a physician.
Hyperthermia Perfusion is not only effective as a way to fight cancer but it can also be applied as technique in fighting other infectious/contagious diseases such as HIV, Lyme Disease and Hepatitis.
One of its advantages is the non-invasive approach of the treatment and the fact that patients are fully aware of their surroundings. The patient and the perfusionist are in constant communication during the procedure.
Vera Lopez with her years of expertise as a perfusionist, provides a security that together with the comfort of the procedure and the effectiveness of this treatment, make Hyperthermia Perfusion one of the most unique, innovative and successful methods in the fight against cancer today.
The concept for Hyperthermia perfusion is to warm up the patient’s blood slowly and the increased temperature will help kill the cancer cells. This will be like having a mild fever.
This procedure is continued for anywhere from one hour to two hours. This depends on the patient’s homodynamic stability and blood gas results. The flow is a very low flow, around 30 to 80 ml/min. A high flow is not necessary, just as long as it is continuous. A linear flow is better. This is done by providing a constant low flow at a warm temperature. The patient is awake and this enables the perfusionist and the doctor, who are both present the entire procedure; to monitor the patient closely.
The console that provides the temperature and flow is regulated by perimeters dialed in. The patient has a monitor which reveals the: EKG, respiratory rate, arterial saturation and the blood pressure. ACT’s are run the length of the case to ensure proper anticoagulation, so no clots form in the software.
The patient will experience no discomfort. The patient can sit up, read, talk with us, work on the computer or the I pad, watch television, drink beverages, or converse with family in the patient’s room. Most patients will feel warm and perspire. The color is great and they feel good. The ACT is allowed to become normal before the patient leaves the room.
The Hyperthermia procedure allows the CANCER cell membrane to become warm and enhances the treatments that are to be given. The temperature increases also burns the CANCER cells because they cannot survive in this temperature of 42-43 degrees.
The results seen are very good. There are no chemo medications in this Hyperthermia procedure. It is warming the patient’s blood with a small amount of Heparin (*5,000 units) in the priming volume. Therefore, the patients experience only the warmth running through their entire body.
“We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.” ― C. JoyBell C.
How to Become More Flexible:
Become an Agent of Change
Become a Team Player
Become an Idea Maker
Have you ever found yourself in a position where change was inevitable? You may have felt annoyed, frustrated, or even scared about how that part of your life was going to change. Maybe you felt trapped—the change was going to happen whether you liked it or not. If you rebelled against the change, you know how alarming these types of situations can be.
Some mind-expanding, eye-opening ways to regard change as opportunity in your life:
Accept the idea of change. John F. Kennedy once said, “The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.” Change will, in essence, always be occurring. Recognizing this fact will make life easier for you.
See that change implies progress. Whether you’re ready to admit it or not, when something changes, it’s progressing toward something. As you probably realize, living life on a day-to-day basis often involves making progress on some level.
Recognize that change introduces unknowns into your life. The aspect of change that probably shakes you up the most is that it introduces unknown factors.
Be ready to experience the “newness” that change brings. If you can shift your thinking from a focus on the unknown to recognize that change involves “newness”—new things.
Believe that change can be transformative. You could be exposed to better products, knowledge, and skills as results of change.
Notice that a wider array of choices often accompanies change. Along with change often come more options.
The Heart 💓 Has It's Reasons
Good morning Wednesday 😊 The heart has it's reasons of which reason knows nothing. ☮️ peace and 💖 love.
View change as “the spice of life.” There’s an old saying based on something the poet, William Cowper, wrote that states, “Variety is the spice of life.” If you can apply that attitude to how you see change, your whole approach to it will be different.
Tell yourself that you can adjust to change. The fact is that you’ve probably experienced hundreds of changes so far over your lifetime.
Accepting change, viewing change as progress, recognizing there will be unknowns, and embracing the newness of change will help you get ready for change.
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Until tomorrow, remember - there is way to turn negative thinking to positive thinking, it means seeing the positives and not focusing on the negatives.
Tomorrows blog is on: THERE IS A WAY TO TURN NEGATIVE THINKING TO POSITIVE THINKING (NEW MIND SET)