Breathing in the good stuff….

The day started in the normal routine; meditation, yoga, supplements then exercise. I decided to bounce along to MTV then it happened.. I sprained my ankle! BOO! I am absolutely gutted to say the least. After the pain, I felt saddened that my routine had altered and then I won’t be able to exercise for a while. I tried to understand what I am learning from the situation so as not to feel low and negative. Learn to be more careful! No. Maybe it’s to teach me to have a few days to read the new books and magazines I haven’t got around to reading yet and have been on my to-do list as well as started to draw again. What I haven’t mentioned is just before I started bouncing I thought that I didn’t really feel like doing much exercise today then bam, that happened. The power of the mind?! One negative thought and it came true!..

I recently made myself a list of things that I like to do and liked to do when I was younger. Art was always such a passion of mine, that my Bear went out and bought me a set of pencils and watercolours along with a pad and board to work on. 🙂 He’s a good man. But they have been sitting there for near on a month without me even touching them. The sprained ankle was ‘meant to be,’ to slow me down and do things I love. Seeing the positive in the negative. Mental fitness- part of the ten point plan.

I have to keep reminding myself of the ten point plan. At times when I think am I not doing enough and simply thinking I could be better I go through the ten point plan and remind myself that I am doing as much as I can.

Popped out for lunch with an old friend and her gorgeous son(big boy as he likes to be known!) Life has so many cycles. We were friends over ten years ago and lost touch. I can’t believe I lose touch with so many people that I was once so close with. I am just so pleased that life brings those back to you that are important.

This afternoon I am waiting for a delivery of an ‘Airnergy’ machine. This is the ionised oxygen machine that I have when I go to Germany. On researching about it online I found it had been spoken about on ‘This Morning’ for its effectiveness. It’s great for anyone and everyone. The German olympic team use it. I thought as I want to improve my well being and avoid getting ill and get as much oxygen in my blood to slow down canSer growth that this would be useful to use every day at home.

Here’s how it works-The oxygen present in respiratory air is not reactive. In order to make the oxygen utilisable for producing energy in the body, the body must first bring the oxygen into its reactive state – the singlet state. However, as the body’s ability to use the oxygen diminishes with increasing age, through stress, illness and environmental toxins the body requires energy in order to improve its performance and therefore its healing and regeneration processes again. Airnergy helps the body to increase its use of oxygen in a natural way. It’s particularly good for degenerative diseases as well chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and so on.

I’m looking forward to breathing in the good stuff! Take a deep breath.. Ahhhhh. x

Back to lots of positive news for canSer survivors

We are back from the White Isle. It was sad to leave our lovely friends from the hotel as well as our new friends we had met this week. But I am always happy to come home. On arriving home we had a huge pile of post and emails to get through. I was delighted by a letter I received from a lady that had read about me in the Oxford Times Limited Edition magazine. She had seen a newspaper article of a canSer survivor that had got the ‘all clear’ from incurable cancer just by changing his diet. What was great was that the things he has mentioned he took are things I have been taking too; such as selenium, vitamin c, barley grass, and curcumin as well as eliminating meats and all dairy from his diet. This really lifted my spirits and just urges me to keep going too and confirms that I am doing the right thing.  This was then doubly reinforced when a friend emailed me the link to the same article.

Then as the evening progressed some wonderful friends who are on holiday in America sent a message to say they were actually speaking to a scientist or researcher that works a laboratory there where they say they have found a cure for breast cancer!! Well, I have spent a bit of time today already looking up the laboratory and I am waiting for a reply to my email with hopefully news on how soon it will be available. What’s really interesting is that it sounds like it is all to do with stem cells not drugs. This again reinforces the treatment I am already having in Germany. Once I have more information I will share this news with you.

As well as this my friend sent me a link with news that is in the Daily mail today with findings from a research centre in California whereby they are using the small pox virus otherwise known as the vaccinia virus may help treat triple negative breast cancer. On tests on mice the virus is actually reducing and kiilnig the canSer cells. it’s still early days but once again funny how it’s a vaccine not drugs?!

If you would like to read the article here is the link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2211631/Smallpox-virus-help-treat-deadly-form-breast-cancer.html

It’s crazy to think that it has only been three months to the day almost, that I was told that I have ‘incurable’ canSer. I find it very hard to be told that something cannot be cured and that they can indeed tell me how long I am expected to live. All the news though gives hope and really does make me wonder why it has taken so long. For now I am going to keep improving what I am doing and have today contacted a naturopath friend to get advice on my diet and supplements. As a well known supermaket says, ‘Every little helps!’.

Regarding the diet I (and Pete-although reluctantly at first!) have adopted was inspired by Kris Carr, a writer and canSer survivor. She is just releasing a new book full of recipes called Crazy Sexy Kitchen. I have mine on pre order and it will be released at the end of October. If you want to prevent canSer or just want to feel healthy I would highly recommend buying it. It’s already in the top 100 books on Amazon this month.

Can’t wait for my meal tonight. We are having chinese stir fry full of greens. MMMM. 🙂

October is the month to get to know your boobs!

Today is the first of October the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Great support is given and money is raised for multiple breast canSer charities but I think the most important thing that this month should do if nothing else is to ensure that all you ladies start checking yourselves regularly!

A recent survey by Breakthrough Breast Cancer found that half the women questioned do to check their breasts regularly, ifat all. The Uk is lagging behind the rest of Europe in terms of survival rates.

 

Most of our lives have been touched by canSer, so we know it is out there but we don’t necessarily equate that to our own personal risk.

 

The charity Coppafeel aims to encourage women to check their breasts regularly. It’s ridiculous that one in eight women get this disease and yet so few women check their breasts. I’m sure the reasons for not doing it is being too busy and simply forgetting so Coppafeel have set up a free text reminder service.  Simply text ‘boobs’ to 70300 and regular prompts to examine yourself will arrive.

 

If on the other hand you don’t know what to look for or how to check yourself. There’s no real science to it. Breasts change throughout your life. I always say you need to look for any changes. By checking them regularly you will get to know what is different. Don’t panic if you do find something, chances are it’s not canSer but get it checked by your GP immediately.  One way to look at is not checking for canSer but getting to know your boobs.

 

As with everything in this day and age, there’s an app for that! Download ibreastcheck app and it includes a helpful breast examination video.

 

So go on girls get to grips with your boobs. It could save your life.

 

Post on my Facebook page any charity or events that you are doing this month for Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s good to see the support and will spread the news for anyone that may be interested.