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, and 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: 1. No chemo and 6 months to live 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 (Now wife), the positive-energy of my beautiful daughter, and urge to live I took on the battle to beat Cancer.
To date (Jan 2021), life is good!
This website “Immunity Boost” is about how “I live with Cancer the Natural way”.