It's been a busy few days for Bear and I. Friday we took our friends at 5am and drove to the Eurotunnel. We had a little euro tour planned again but not for treatment this time. For the next 3 weeks I am on vacation. I know 3 weeks right?! How lucky am I?
As I couldn't fly due to having had ablation less than two months ago we decided to drive to the south of France stopping en route. France is so beautiful and the changes of scenery are breathtaking.
Sadly our journey down here was more than we bargained for.
I stupidly forgot our passports and left them in the first hotel we stayed in. We stopped in a place called Beaune. It was so traditional and beautiful. We got up nice and early to get to our final destination in plenty of time to be able to settle in then I got a call to say I had left them behind! Doh! That added on a couple of hours to our five hour journey. Oops.... Then the whole of France must have decided to descend onto the motorway we were on. The long and short of it was that throughout the journey the estimated rival time extended to 11 hours and to top it off a large holiday caravan type vehicle decided to drive at us. Yes at us, taking our whole wing mirror off! It made such a loud noise we all thought something must have gone through our windscreen or taken the side of the car off!
Driving on the opposite side of the road is hard enough in a foreign country but driving without the wing mirror you so depend on is well, driving with a death wish! But we had no other choice. We have found a garage and in our broken French spoke to the mechanic who has sourced the mirror but we have to wait five days before it can be fitted. And the cost, well, it's sickening!
We have tried to not get too upset by this and have ploughed on at having fun.
The weather is changeable but lovely and I have been doing what I love the most-sunbathing.
It has been quite a topsy turvy time for my bear and I. Having people with us means we don't cuddle quite as much and the heat at night has meant we sleep at a distance. We miss each other and tempers have been flaring. I have been told that I am more agressive than normal and even though I don't think I have I can only put it down to feeling under par.
I have continued to struggle with drinking green juice and taking my meds and supplements without the want to vomit. I have had stomach aches and upset tummies. Today though I feel much better. Maybe it's because I am calmer and happier or maybe I have just got over myself and letting my mind dominate.
Where we are staying is very relaxing and yesterday I got to meditate and do a spot of yoga, I hope to get into a routine whilst here. Pete has to return to work so I will be here with my mum and some friends. I have already been losing sleep about driving here! But I am sure I will get myself sorted out eventually.
Yesterday we spent some time lazing by the pool and I got to read some really interesting documents that kind followers have been sending me.
I am hearing and reading a lot about mebendazole still. I think I will need to book to go to the clinic in London that uses it.
Mebendazole disrupts the glycolic pathway while at the same time it can cause the cell membranes of mitochondria to rupture and cytochrome C, which leads to apoptosis.
I read though that not only that but other things like NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen (not sure it is the type you can buy in the chemist) are very helpful for treating cancer.
NSAID's formulated in lipids which would be preferentially taken up by cancer cells, due to elevated levels of LDL receptors on cancer cells. Such a form of ibuprofen exists. The dose would be 400mg three times a day.
Ibuprofen binds COX1 and 2 and PPAR Gamma receptors in cells. Activation of these receptors in cancers cells particularly invokes apoptosis of those cells.
In addition the benefit of ibuprofen would be to treat inflammation induced by cancer, the ascites that sometimes results and the attends pain.
This seems quite exciting because these things should be easily added to my protocol if they are effective and if they are useful are relatively cheap to take.
I am definitely going to pursue this when I get back and in the mean time book an appointment.
My cough has been pretty bad since I have been away but today, touch wood, it seems to be much better. I hope it is what Pete says, that it is only the lymph nodes effected by the dying tumours. I don't feel ill other than that and the fact it comes and goes is a good thing. I am hoping by the end of this break I will be as good as new.
I have continued to take scorpion venom along with reishi and more. The boot of our car was full of everything I need to do on a daily basis.. Lucky we drove really.
So today I am going to rest by the pool, listen to some music and maybe take a stroll along the beach later. Then I think I will do the same the next day, then the next and well, you see a pattern forming here.