It Cured Me!

Can I say how disgusted annoyed I get with cancer patients saying their supplemental treatment or alternative treatment cured their cancer and it will cure yours too!  I know this is NOT going to be a very popular post and I’m not trying to offend anyone but lets be honest… I feel that the only way you can promote this is if you have NOT had any other standard treatment. No chemo.  No radiation!  I’m sure it was the coffee colonic that cured you, not the chemotherapy and radiation that you had!  Seriously, maybe it helped but how can you claim it cured you?  I actually got this advice from a women while walking out of the cancer center one day.  It was about two years ago.  I was still a “newbie” and I said something to her while riding down the elevator together. Something like, “how are you?”  She told me that she had seen her oncologist and that he had told her she was cancer free!  Of course I was thrilled for her and told her so. She then went on to tell me her story.  Colon cancer.  Chemo.  Radiation.  Then she asked me why I was there (I don’t look like your typical ((is there really such a thing?)) cancer patient) so I gave her the brief version.  Rare, Carcinoid, in my liver already, stage IV.  No chemo cause it doesn’t work on this slow growing type…  so she went into her spiel about her coffee colonics and how the cured her!  I just smiled and said “cool.”  I think if it happened now, I’d say something like “yes, I’m sure it was that and not the chemo and radiation that cured you!”  Hey, I’m not saying it didn’t help.  I’m just saying you can’t give one thing and one thing alone (unless that one thing is all you did) the credit for curing your cancer.


I just read that Coffee Enemas are also the ultimate liver detox!  I might have to look into it after all…

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It can also cause proctocolitis (not for the faint of heart):  www.nature.com/ajg/journal/v105/n1/full/ajg2009505a.html

Proponents of coffee enema claim that cafestol palmitate in coffee promotes glutathione S-transferase, which detoxifies the products of tumor cell metabolism, and that the enema fluid stimulates peristalsis and drainage of toxic bile from the gut. Although none of these hypotheses are proven, coffee enema has been used as an alternative therapy for various diseases, including cancer and constipation (1). Complications associated with coffee enema have rarely been reported. There were two cases of death related to coffee enemas that were associated with electrolyte imbalance caused by frequent enemas (2). In addition, one case of polymicrobial enteric septicemia from coffee enema in an advanced breast cancer patient was reported

I guess you can also get addicted to them.  Must be the caffeine!  Woot, woot!

I’m really not trying to be a negative cow here.  I just wish people would realize how they sound.  My old bosses wife also told me to take Do-terra Frankensense oil.  It cured her friend.  I can’t remember what kind of cancer she had but it was a relapse and she didn’t have any other treatment so???

I guess what I want to say is this:  be careful and do your research.  Just because something is “natural” doesn’t mean it doesn’t have possible adverse complications or side affects.

Headaches and such…

I always get headaches for about 3 days after my Sandostatin shot.  It’s really the only side effect I get (other than a really sore butt cheek).  I can’t complain.

I am trying to decide what direction to take with this blog.  I started this blog by accident.  I have another blog that I started when I was first diagnosed with Carcinoid cancer.  If you want to read my whole story, go here:

http://mylifewithcarcinoidcancer.blogspot.com/

I haven’t quite figured out how WordPress works yet so be patient with me!

I always think of the best blog topics when I’m laying in bed, trying to go to sleep then I can’t remember them in the mornings.  Just like that juicy dream….  Maybe I need to start writing them down.