Please see my current post about
2:14PM 11/15/20 in this thread of Halbert's regarding BP, regarding the recent improvement- by diet- of my BP status: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=4222335&g=4225453#m4225453&gsc.tab=0
Thanks for the document. I pretty much starting checking those boxes 40 years ago when I realized that most of my family dies of heart disease. about the same time, when I was 30-ish, I was diagnosed with hypertension. I took up regular exercise and made a massive change to my diet. I’ve never had a weight issue but still had/have to take a pill to control the blood pressure. My bloodwork numbers look great and I’ve outlived, age-wise, most of the males on my family tree, including my father.
But, I still got prostate cancer. After my diagnosis, an acquaintance who I now refuse to have contact with, mocked me by saying that all that healthy living was for naught. Cancer avoidance was never in my plan, managing a family history for heart disease was. I have no idea why I got prostate cancer. Stuff happens, after all, I was over 65 and male and those risk factors are hard to avoid.
Vince, that is great that you took those steps to hopefully help(and it appears they have) you with those killer problems that were cursing the men in your family, the one's you have outlived. Otherwise, it would be no surprise if you never lived long enough to get prostate cancer.
As for that mocking statement by your acquaintance, as you say, you set out to deal with a family history of heart disease, which if you had not might have kept you from living long enough to have to worry about
PC. But, in addition to that, can either you or your acquaintance say for sure that your lifestyle choice did not delay your diagnosis with PC, or prevent you having a much more aggressive case that might even have killed you by now? Obviously that can not be said. You might have been diagnosed with PC, but that by no means that your health boosting choices did not already help you, and continue to help you, to fight off the advance of PCa.
I was was bad mouthing my own self when I got diagnosed, thinking: all that stuff I did, it did me no good. But later I got to thinking: hey, my diagnoses could have been much worse, I can certainly NOT say that nothing I did helped keep me from being diagnosed with only months to live, and since I was not diagnosed with that severe of a case, who knows? In addition, some things I have done to hopefully help, I never started them until a year or 2 before my diagnoses. While my PC had probably been slowly growing for 10 years or even a lot more. So who can really say nothing I had been doing was of any help? Either for my PCa or other health concerns? Well, the answer is "no one can say that for sure".
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