My Last Post

25 09 2010

Updated 10/25/10: added comment on meridian tapping, a form of psychoneuroimmunology

Update 10/9/10: Finally completed my Plant-Based Nutrition certificate via eCornell.

It seems I promised a post in late August and it is now late Sept.  Here’s the progress that I’ve made:

  • Daily Japa Meditation Every Other Day: an hour every other day seems to be the best fit.  I plan on joining a meditation group to “tune-up” my chi.
  • Semiweekly (twice per week) Yoga or Tai-chi: couldn’t start yoga until side effects from Avastin treatments subsided.  Working my way up to once per week for now.  Very stiff!
  • Weekly Acupuncture: this is working out great!
  • Live a Life of Meaning Daily: traveling to visit friends and family while my energy is good!
  • Continue to collect stories of cancer survivors who found natural healing through their own will power (psychoneuroimmunology): none so far.  Don’t know why?

…but the title of this post is “My Last Post”; and I want it to be, because I need to move on and not keep the act of avoiding cancer as the center of my life.  If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that I’ve had cancer at 17, 34, and now at 42.  Honestly, three times is enough for me so I’m going to start a new blog that’s more life affirming.

Let me just end this blog with what I’ve learned from having been a three time cancer survivor:

  1. Tap into the power of affirmations, visualizations, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and all things related to increasing your PNI.  Always trust in your immune system first.
  2. Prevention is the best medicine and it starts at your fork.  Go vegan and avoid “fake vegan foods”!
  3. Raw foods are the best sources of nutrition.  (If you go vegan, don’t forget your B12.)
  4. Mercury vapors from your dental fillings are poisonous to you.  Choose a better alternative to traditional metal amalgams.
  5. Having a good doctor-patient relationship is key to your long term survival.  Pick a doctor that’s going to fight for you and not treat you like you are ill or dying.  Trust me, there are many people reading this that need to “fire” their doctors.

That’s it for now — quick and dirty.  I’ll keep this last post open for comments/Q&A until the end of 2010 — after-which I’ll leave it all here, in the cloud.


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7 responses

25 09 2010
Verghese

Nice to hear from you Tom. The title scared the shit out of me first…. You are doing an excellent fight against cancer and I really salute you for your courage and perseverance. I am sure that your blog will help millions one way or other in their life. Your blog helped me to know you & look at my life in a different way. Wish you all the best and looking forward to your new life & life affirming blog….

25 09 2010
anticancerliving

Sorry — didn’t mean to scare you 😉

27 09 2010
roxanne

please keep your loyal followers posted on your new affirmative diggs 🙂 i am spreading your word, one step at a time.

28 09 2010
anticancerliving

Check it out here: http://couch2triathlon.com

4 10 2010
Jennifer Ray

I’m with Verghese on this one…you scared the daylights out of me! But, it’s for a good reason 😉 I’ve checked out the new spot and it looks beautiful! Keep up the fantastic work.

6 10 2010
anticancerliving

Glad you like the new blog: couch2triathlon.com

25 10 2010
anticancerliving

Check out this video, I’m doing this in the morning and evening:

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