Colon Cancer Part Two

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Things should be getting back to normal very soon. I’m kinda/sorta back to work, but have noticed my stamina isn’t completely back to normal. I visited my oncologist for the first time and learned a couple things about my cancer.

  1. It was very slow growing; that was a good thing. They got it all; very good. My prognosis is bright; excellent.
  2. He said the tumor was inside me for a โ€œvery long time.โ€ This means that while I ate what’s called a โ€œveganโ€ diet for six years (not real healthy, lots of junk, etc.) immediately after my husband’s heart attack, the last four years of eating a healthy plant based, heart healthy diet likely had a little to no effect on the tumor. If anything it may have slowed it down a bit, but today we don’t know. Research isn’t exactly precise concerning this.
  3. Every doc and RD I’ve spoken with has heartily endorsed this way of eating as a way of both recovering and preventing this from happening again. However, they caution nothing is 100 percent certain.
  4. I will be monitored closely for quite a while, looking for new tumor growth and such. Guess I’m my own science project.

I think this all sounds reasonable. The docs have answered many of my questions and I’m looking forward to a healthy recovery and (hopefully) a long life. I appreciate all your kind messages and am already tapping away, experimenting with some fun recipes. I’m looking forward to posting some new concoctions!

Onward and upward,

Beth ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Elaine Winkler

    I wish you continued excellent health. Glad it’s working out for you.

    • Beth

      Thanks, Elaine. Every day gets a bit better and I feel exceedingly fortunate to have caught it early. Some of the stories I’ve heard are truly heart breaking. Digesting this situation is very overwhelming at times. Thanks for your kind words. — Beth ๐Ÿ™‚