My Story with Stomach Cancer
In early January, 2017 I was trying to ski in Austria, I had put on a lot of weight, tired and sweating profusely,
I stopped, sat down in the snow, wondering what on earth was the matter with me?
Over the previous two years, I had ignored the signs of illness and self treated myself.
On three occasions Black Stool (blood in the upper digestion): If I stopped drinking coffee the problem went away after 3 days!
Indigestion: If I took a few Rennie or Gaviscon tablets, or glass of Coke Cola, the problem would go away !
Thursday 12th January I visited the local hospital, told my story, I was given an upper gastric endoscopy and a blood test.
By Monday I was diagnose with Stage 3 stomach cancer with a 6 cm tumor, caused by an ulcer, followed by helicobacter, and a sugar habit I underwent a 12 week cycle of chemo, an operation to remove most of my stomach, followed by a further 12 weeks of chemo.
The side effects from the treatment whilst in hospital were horrendous, including thrombosis in the left lower leg, a pulmonary embolism, lung infections, pneumonia, unable to go to the toilet, I was fitted with a valve to get chemo in, and blood out.
The whole time I kept strong, when friends visited me in hospital they would find me trying to walk up and down the Hospital corridors.
When I came out of hospital and finished another course of chemo, I spent the next 4 months rehabilitating my self, initially I could only walk 100 meters without a rest, I incurred damage to the nerves in my fingers and toes, vertigo, no energy, daily stomach dumping, referred pain in my back, and I lost 25 kg in weight.
Over the next few months, I did my best to rehabilitate my self, with daily exercise, good food, plenty of sleep and rest.
By September 2017 I was declared Cancer free, but I continued with a 80mg daily dose of heparin for the thrombosis.
By this time I had gone back to work, on one side it kept me focused, but on the other side, I was not working on building up my destroyed immunity, and cleaning out the killer chemicals floating around my body, and I had also gone back to my old ways to eating and drinking.
The problem with a stomach the size of a small Mc Donald’s Berger is you need to turn the food around fast and extract a lot of nutriments.
January 2018, 1 year after being diagnosed with cancer. My skin looked yellow, and I was still under weight and was regularly sick in the evening. I visited the Hospital for the quarterly CT scan followed by an MRI scan, I was informed that I had metastatic cancer of the liver and spine.
I was given the following options: A. No chemo and 6 months to live B) 2. cycles of chemo with up to 2 years to live.
I chose ‘No chemo and 6 months to live’, and discharged my self from the hospital.
I Stopped taking the heparin which destroys your bones, And with the Help and direction from my Fiancé took on the battle to beat Cancer.
This website “Immunity Boost” is about how “I live with Cancer the Natural way”.