When fear knocks, let faith answer the door.
CONTINUING THE SERIES ON; FAITH AND LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. ALONG WITH HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
You know what day it is, TGI Friday!
The weekend begins.
As I start composing this post, I look back on the times I put faith to work.
For Dan and I it’s helped not just our relationship, but also our health.
Dan and I were questioning and doubting whether to bring up this topic, but I thought very strongly how this effects our lives
Faith isn’t just a notion that some people hold onto in tough times; faith is an important element to all human life on earth.
Life is precious, but it can also be remarkably difficult at times.
Faith is what helps to get us through, illuminating the pathway in times of darkness, helping to give us strength in times of weakness.
Without faith, we are nothing.
ITS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Written by Dan on Tuesday, October 2, 2012
BIOPSY AND RESULTS
Before I start with my situation, Its October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I cannot express enough to do your homework and research all.
It’s not your doctor’s choice, but yours.
Do you want cut, burn or chemo or do something less invasive?
Either way it will cost you, with insurance or without.
Insurance usually does not cover all of the process.
I am glad my Sherry and I made the choice we did.
First of all, I would like to say that I am recovering from a hernia operation and was unable to blog until now.
Since it is now football season, I am going to compare my life and the situation to a football game and at this time I have made it to the first down.
The second down is the day that I had my biopsy.
It was not that long until they called me back and the doctor prepared me for the procedure in his office.
He gave me a local and started the nightmare.
If anyone ever had a prostate biopsy, you know that it is not something that you look forward to.
Well, I did not think it would ever end but the doctor took 12 tissue samples, and replied all finished.
The nurse came in and stood me up~ the room was moving and I was feeling like I was going to pass out.
She helped me back down and got a cold cloth to put on my forehead and gave me a cup of water.
The doctor stuck his head back in the room to say that sometimes this happens and I could stay until I felt comfortable in leaving; but the office closes in about twenty minutes.
Sherry came in the room and asked the nurse for some coke for a sugar rush, which will help me not feel so spacey. It did the trick; I was ready to go home.
We made another appointment a week later for the results.
I felt like I went a couple of yards and then Third Down!
This time we waited about twenty minutes before I was called back.
The doctor came in the room with his computer and said; you are here for the results of your biopsy ~
Well, he came right out and said I have prostate cancer.
You know all my patients have this shock look on their face when I tell them this, but I always tell them the procedures and percentages of what can be done.
This was not new to us for about two years ago we went through this with Sherry.
He proceeded to go on with all the procedures and stated that two out of the twelve samples were cancerous.
He gave us information and stated that he would like to see me back within two weeks.
I looked at all the info and its cut, burn and chemo.
Not what I want.
I called Sherry’s doctor in Mexico, Dr. Perez and he spent time on the phone explaining the different procedures that were there and the one they offer which is best for me.
It’s much like the one Sherry had with her stem cells.
The process before going to Mexico will require some current blood work, for them to review before treatment to begin.
Meanwhile, I had my left hernia repaired last Thursday.
The good old American way, I had to go to another doctor, for my family doctor and the urologist could not treat me for this condition.
I had to go to a general surgeon.
The big day is finally over and healing process is starting.
The doctor could not do Laparoscopic; for he had to cut me open.
The stitch mark is about three inches long. It’s been a slow recovery.
The tackle was a hard hit, but I will get back up to fight for a touchdown.
My plans are, once my hernia repair heals, I will be going to Mexico for the final play the touchdown.
At that time, I will continue with my fight with the journey to completion.
How many are you out there are left-handers?
I raise my left hand! When I was growing up, I learned everything right-handed; which made everything I did the wrong way.
It’s time to share some words from THE LEFT-HANDER’S HANDBOOK.
WHY ARE THINGS SO TOUGH ON LEFT-HANDERS?
Left-handers who want a job in an orchestra would do well to take up the French horn, which is valved for the left hand.
But the most important talent of the left-handed brain is creativity.
Contrary to popular belief, creativity has virtually nothing to do with language or any of the intellectual skills associated with book-learning.
Words do not seem to play any role in my thought. By Einstein
QUOTES ABOUT LIVING
Before it happens, a change in direction may seem like way too much work.
But realize and remember that it’s important to keep up momentum.
Yes, it would take much less effort to continue on as is.
But if that isn’t allowing you to feel good, to feel alive, or to wake up everyday with a positive anticipation; then it has to change.
If you really decide and commit, you’ll find the time, energy and courage to make changes even really big ones.
They may be incredibly challenging and cause all sorts of doubts to fire up with in you.
And at times you may wish you hadn’t even bothered.
But just when you’ve given it your best and things don’t look too much different, you’ll find the momentum has kicked in.
But this time in the direction you truly want to go.
From there, it will become easier and then even easier to continue.
You’ll wonder why you waited so long to begin.
If you are interested in reading Dan’s and My Journey Through Cancer without Surgery, Chemo or Radiation, just click on the books for more information:
MY JOURNEY OF COMPLETION (Body, Heart and Soul) – Enjoy Life While Managing Cancer
CONTINUING THE SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
Dan and I grabbed an opportunity nine years ago, when we took on the adventure and moved to Mexico. Back then, we didn’t know what to expect, except that both of us were alive and ready for a change. We had been going to Tijuana for cancer treatments and knew somewhat what we were heading into. We ended up living in the center of the country however; better for travel purposes and it was nothing like what we had thought about. To this date, we are back in the states living in Virginia and what we took from Mexico was friendships, culture and understanding of their ways of life.
Through thousands of pictures that I took, Dan and I are showing how safe Mexico is. There is a saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’; this is so true! A picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words.
20 PICTURES - ENJOY THE SLIDE SHOW
"Chinese proverb. One picture is worth ten thousand words."
So, we will be posting a gallery of pictures on each post, hopefully you will see each one has a story.
Tomorrow I will continue the series on LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, by Elizabeth B. Brown. Dan and I continue to share ways to benefit and help keep one’s health cells healthy. A wise man told me ten years ago, when one is in balance with themselves; one stays healthy.
For more information click on book
CONTROLLING THE CONTROL CENTER
Ø Our health is tied to our emotions, emotions are tied to relationships.
Ø What begins in the head ends up affecting the body.
Ø To stop negative thoughts, lift the needle on your mental record player.
Ø Being physically sick can be caused by being mentally stressed.
Tomorrow starts on Chapter 8; HANDLING FRAZZLED EMOTIONS.
As long as the eyes leak, the head won’t swell.
This is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs. In the coming week, Dan and I will be blogging the benefits of TURMERIC. It’s amazing what and how turmeric can help keep your body healthy?
What about turmeric/curcumin boosting brain-derived neurotrophic factors!
Before scientists had a better understanding of neurons, it was believed that they weren’t able to divide and multiply after early childhood.
However, they now know that isn’t the case.
Neurons are capable of forming new connections, and in certain areas of the brain they can multiply and increase in number.
One of the main drivers of this process is brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
This is a gene that’s involved in making a protein responsible for promoting the life of neurons.
The BDNF protein plays a role in memory and learning, and it can be found in areas of the brain responsible for eating, drinking, and body weight.
Many common brain disorders have been linked to decreased levels of BDNF protein, including depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
Interestingly, animal studies have found that curcumin may increase brain levels of BDNF.
By doing this, it may be effective in delaying or even reversing many brain diseases and age-related decreases in brain function.
It may also help improve memory and attention, which seems logical given its effects on BDNF levels.
Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and may help fight various degenerative processes in your brain.
NOTE AND REPEAT – PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth
THIS IS AN ENCLOSURE – will be at the end of all the blogs, for I stress; this daily routine will heal keep your body cells happy.
As I end this blog, Dan and I for several years have shared our experiences with enjoying life while
managing cancer. By keeping healthy, our routine daily has been walking (exercise), meditation (for stress), Qigong (exercise and for stress).
I know some will say they do not have enough time with work, kids and household chores!!!
Dan and I have put together videos from WALK AT HOME together on our website, that you can follow in home; when you have short periods of time and unable to go out. They are from 15 mins up to 30 mins depending on the miles. This is one of the first steps to making your cells happy!!
Yesterday Dan and I visited Charlottesville, VA; for Dan's weekly ozone treatments.
If you know us, we love life and make the most of things.
So, we packed a picnic lunch and found this park close to the doctors office.
FALL IS IN THE AIR!
Also, meditation videos, help to lower stress and is also one of the first steps to making your cells happy; click on https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/meditation
REPEAT FROM YESTERDAY – We all need faith and believing in ourselves.
10 Minute Guided Meditation for Believing in Yourself
This is a beautiful 10-minute guided meditation for believing in yourself.
If you are ever in doubt of yourself or need inspiration to conquer hardships in your life listen to this guided meditation and take the steps in regaining confidence in yourself.
“Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself. It’s an act of faith. It’s saying that even though I can see where this river is flowing, I trust it will take me in the right direction.” ~ Debbie Ford
We are still working on Qigong video’s to be posted on the website for easy access, until now you can go to the blog https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/blog and on the right-hand side are hash # tag words, just click on the word #walk #Qigong #meditation. The post will pop up and then you can begin. Have fun with it!
FAITH ANSWERS THE DOOR 🚪
When fear knocks, let faith answer the door.
Until Saturday, faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost.