A Spiritual Solution to Cancer?

4 08 2010

I’m sorry to report, my health has taken a very quick turn for the worse, and I had to have another crainiotomy exactly 8 years from the first one.

Whatever I had was putting pressure on the complete left side of my brain in every direction.  I’m convinced that the only reason I wasn’t having any seizures, after looking at my MRI results, is because of all the space that the previous tumor took up.   The old tumor bed had filled up with so much fluid that it was putting pressure even on the right side of my brain.  It seems the small glowing spot in February’s MRI would turn out to be GBM (grade 4).  On 6/1, I had surgery to remove it.  Yet, after two weeks on Avastain, we’ve already seen an improvement.  My next MRI is late August, so I’ll report the results here.  However, this recent surgery and diagnosis of GBM changes my game plan a bit.

I’m need to take a different path, a more spiritual path.   Because Avastin is not really true chemo — it works with you immune system not against it — I seem to have a lot of energy.  I plan on investing every healthy moment so here’s what I’m doing:

  • Daily Japa Meditation
  • Semiweekly (twice per week) Yoga or Tai-chi
  • Weekly Acupuncture
  • Live a Life of Meaning Daily
  • Continue to collect stories of cancer survivors who found natural healing through their own will power (psychoneuroimmunology)

I’ll expand on each topic above in later blog entries.  If I’ve forgotten something please let me know.