It's 7 years this April since I had surgery for NSCLC (Non Small Cell Lung Cancer). I have not written an article about my personal health for a while, but as I have been receiving concerned questions as to the status of my current health thought it was time to write an update ... here we go ...
My doctor phoned me one night last week to advise the CT Scan results were in. So no holding your breath or my beating around the bush ...
The results were absolutely SENSATIONAL! They follow in part:
- Lobe postoperative changes are again noted
- No new pulmonary nodule or mass is present ...
- (Medical jargon). No pleural or pericardial effusion.
- (More lengthy medical jargon) ... lesions are unchanged. No suspicious osseous lesion.
- Impression: No suspicious interval change.
Life doesn't get much better than this. The relief, naturally, is momentous, joyous beyond belief!
Short & Sweet
Over the past 7 years I have been able to write about the concerns, and joys, of having two primary cancer surgeries and treatments. My main thought for others is that we all can do something which will help us "be the best we can be" for where ever we are in Life. The Links below expand further on the following suggestions, and what has helped me over the years. My advice has not changed, simply:
- Stop smoking and reduce your risk of Lung Cancer
- Reduce alcohol consumption
- Reduce added sugars and processed foods in your diet
- It is important to have an annual medical checkup, even if you are well, especially as we age
These suggestions will improve your chances greatly of living cancer free, and if you are a cancer survivor may help prevent cancer from spreading (metastacization). Also, IMHO, you will be healthier and enjoy Life much more.
There you have it. This article may be the shortest and happiest I have written. Blessings to you whatever circumstances you may be in and thanks again for your thoughtfulness ~ Liz
Life is wonderful ... do your best not to miss it!
~ Barbara Johnson
Links & References:
- Changes After Cancer - Health & Laughter (CAP 2018)
- The Low Carb Lifestyle - Links & References (CAP 2018)
- Smoking & Lung Cancer (CAP 2017)
- Exercise for Better Health (CAP 2017)
- What About Sugar? (CAP 2016)
- Latest Developments Lung Cancer Research, Lung Cancer Foundation of America (2019)
- Breast Cancer News, Science Daily (2019)
- How Worried Should we be About Sugar? Video with Dr. Robert Lustig (2016)
- "The Truth About Fat & Sugar is Finally Explained" by Dr. Aseem Malhotra