WARNING: Some of the Content here may be Objectionable to some. I have this blog labeled as "Adult Only" as a common courtesy for those who may easily be offended by Adult topics such as the Truth, Down to Earth topics, realities of living with Ovarian Cancer and/or any life threatening disease that goes along with it; Sexuality, Medicinal Cannabis, Profanity, and of course plenty of unpleasant body functions are also discussed here. This is a very tough battle for which I don't intend to hold anything back on what I am facing.

This blog is very personal and comes from the heart of a real fighting cancer patient who wishes nothing more than to live for all of those I love my own will to live, and my love of life. While sometimes I might be on heavy medication (prescribed by my doctor) and occasionally I might write about things or subjects that one may never even think about or consider; so please consider that as well. Yes; whacked out things might even be found here; but I mean everything in all good intentions.

This blog is not at all intended for the faint hearted, those who lack a sense of humor, have no idea what down to earth means, greedy mean people, and/or those who don't know how to share the world with others, and especially those who are unable to easily put themselves into the shoes of others. This blog is mostly about my journey of living my life in the best ways that I can under the Golden Rule and appreciating all of the GOOD KHARMA that comes my way! Never take anything in this world for granted; especially family and friends!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Documenting another journey...

I had my CAT scan two weeks ago this coming Monday and I still have a large bruise on my arm from that experiences. The dye which enabled those professions to see the banana flavored Barium that I had drank minutes before the CAT scan was very large compared to the butterfly sized needed that I often request for the many tests. The nurse couldn't seem to find a good vein so she had to prick me and dig around and it was painful but not the type of pain that I am used to on a daily basis.

It has gotten to the point that I have to face reality and that is not being able to digest regular food. Its now time for me to just stick with basics and consume yucky baby food. The cool thing is, I have so many good friends that are my family. I have one neighbor who is an excellent cook willing to bring me puree fresh food daily if required to do so, I also have another good friend who is the most amazing photographer I have ever met. The point is, I have so many great friends who are ready to do what ever it takes just to help me or just to be there for support. I love that I touch lives like that.

To get back to my next journey, I plan to meet with a Chemo doctor on Wednesday with my husband at my side holding my hand as we talk about the unknown. My oncologist seems to think that the drug Etoposide or VP-16. There are lots of possible side effects to this drug and almost assuredly my hair will fall out. I decided that I will document the whole experience and will update on my appointment on Wednesday and what we will decide. I have to do something soon since the tumors are still growing. There are about 3 tumors in my peritoneal cavity and pushing against my intestines. I have another tumor growing inside my right lung. It's scary that it has come to this being 14 months of no chemo. It was nice to have the break but another journey will start.

Not to worry, I will continue to live on. My husband and I are planning to see the Scorpions tonight and I've just been invited to get a pedicure in a few hours. Life goes on and I plan to celebrate it despite the pain I'm in.

For me, the miracle of cannabis does just that and it provides me with pain relief without constipation, no bad tastes in my mouth, and it forces me to drink more water.

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My techniques and treatments work simply for me and may not produce the same results for others. Cancer is a very tricky disease in which it is very different in everyone it touches. No two cancers are the same just as we humans are not the same. What works for me may not work for others.

I love life and expect to live for as long as I can. I intend to use those treatments that do work for me which includes medicinal cannabis. I'm still alive with this disease over 7 years later because of this miracle plant and as long as I have my medicine available; I intend to survive many more years. I hope one day the Federal Government will eventually grow up and be led by true leaders who represent the people and not just coorporations; real people who live by the Golden Rule "treat others how you would want to be treated". I also hope the Government of the US can finally learn to admit that it has made a mortal mistake in making this life saving plant which is provided by GOD and does indeed have the ability to provide all of us with food, fuel, clothing, shelter, and medicine; a mistake that have made is that it is illegal. Yes, it was a mistake out of greed, ignorance, and racism that this miracle plant is illegal. This is a confirmed fact and we should all know and face it.

Cannabis is not at all harmful and in fact quite the opposite. Perhaps our economy can once again grow as it has in the turn of the century by making this life saving plant legal once again.

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