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dawgfan
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   Posted 9/27/2006 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
You know this cancer business will change your thinking about several things. You tend to take inventory of the important people in your life and place a new perspective on things in general. One of those things is the way we eat. There's a lot of talk of supplements and juices and organic foods, etc.
 
It would seem advantageous to eat organic foods, although I've read that our soils have been depleted of valuable minerals and such. Is it worth seeking out organics? I've never been overly strict about the foods my wife and I eat other than avoiding obviously bad choices such as fried foods. It would also seem obvious to avoid foods which were subjected to pesticides and other chemicals. This brings me to the point, which is to avoid any chemicals that may not be necessary. Who knows how much gunk we've eaten over the years which may have contributed to our cancer? My father worked around chemicals developing solid rocket motor fuel for the space program and came down with leukemia some 30-40 years later. Related? Most likely.
 
Detox. What's the best plan of attack? Do we supplement our diets? Do we replace some portion of our diets? What has your research led you to believe? What is your family doing that makes you feel better or at least feel better about your choices?
 
Hope you all are well.
 

M. Kat
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   Posted 9/27/2006 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
We have started eating more organic foods, especially the fruits and vegetables. we've been able to buy them at our local farmer's market - not sure what we'll do this winter. we're also eating more fruits and vegetables and having 1-2 vegetarian meals a week. Jeff has never been a red meat eater and prefers fish or chicken. his urologist recommended the supplement Prostate 2.2 available from www.theralogix.com. It's so hard to say if our lifestyles helped the cancer or not. I'm encouraging our sons (23 and 19) to take vitamins (especially the ones in Prostate 2.2) so maybe they won't have to go through this in 40 years. the only thing I haven't been able to get Jeff to do is give up the alcohol. he likes to have a drink or so every day or every few days and that's a hard one for him to give up.

I figure the worst thing that can come out of this is we'll lose a little weight and be healthier for the next 50 years. :)
Husband Jeff 56 years old
diagnosed July 27, 1006
PSA 6.5
2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 9/27/2006 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Healthy eating is a very difficult thing to achieve, and so far every time I try to stare temptation in the eye; I blink first. Cheese Cake, Coffee, BBQ, Onion Rings, Neopolitain Ice Cream, in the face of this enemy I'm very weak, but I'm not a quitter the struggle goes on. I think I will go down stairs and have a pear.

Glen

Wicket
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   Posted 9/27/2006 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Just curious Glen...what were you going to have with that pear...a big ole piece of cake?  LOL

Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
 
Bone Scan Negative!!
DiVinci surgery scheduled for October 10th


bluebird
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   Posted 9/27/2006 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Dawgfan!!

 

Yes, being diagnosed with cancer should makes one stop and smell those flowers a little more often... Buddy & I have always taken one-day-at-a-time... and lived each day to the fullest.... 

 

Being diagnosis made “us” realize we better not just stop and smell them ~ we need to watch the beautiful little bugs that are all over the flowers too!! J

 

Buddy has never eaten much meat…ground round and beef dogs occasionally.  He has never been a big eater and so I really think the cancer is there no matter what!  Environment!!  Genetics!!  Foods!! Probably all listed and more.

 

I don't see where we've made any changes in our eating habits due to the cancer.

What we have found ...and this will sound strange is…

His body is working much better in many different areas… doctors say it had nothing to do with the cancer or the surgery… hmmmmmm

 

His taste is better, his smell is better, his stomach acid is better, obviously his urinary flow is better… hmmmmmmmmmmmmm  interesting!

 

We have added more fiber to our diet in the supplement department….  Per our urologist recommendation.  He feels everybody needs more fiber in their diet.  And on a very personal note it has helped me with constipation that I've suffered from for years..  I think it's a girl thing!!!

 

One-Day  ”Today”  -At-A-Time

 

Yesterday was history.  

Tomorrow is a mystery. 

Today is a gift. 

That’s why it’s called the Present.

 

What a GIFT!!!!  …… enjoy it my friend!

Take care ~ Lee & Buddy

 

  

Glen! 

A pear???? Maybe 'a la mode (neopolitan ice cream) :-)

Enjoy each and every bite!!  We are not promised tomorrow so enjoy your little gift to yourself today!!


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy 53
RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a   Confined to Prostate
June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable  :)


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 9/28/2006 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Wouldn't you know that there was a bag of chips I had to pass on the way to the pear.

shepla
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   Posted 9/28/2006 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Anybody out there have an idea about the effects of Alcohol in our condition I like red Wine and a few beers sometimes. I do not feel like giving that up Yet!! I watch what I eat and exercise and now I plan to start Walking. But hey within reason!! PSA 3.3 Gleason 6 3+3 my father died of PC at 83 long struggle. Im 59. Getting close to Surgery open RP Yikes!!! MIKE K. Surgery 10/12/06

dawgfan
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   Posted 9/28/2006 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   

I like beer as well. Usually one a day after work, sometimes a couple on weekends. We have a glass of wine with some meals, but not too often since my wife and I will not finish a bottle by ourselves and it goes to waste.

I think drinking in moderation is fine. Overindulging is not good with anything - food, drink, exercise...


Diagnosed 8/24/06 at age 48
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
daVinci Prostatetomy scheduled 10/20/06


Swimom
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   Posted 9/28/2006 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Red wine is supposed to be full of antioxidants according to the NCI. I suppose if one drowns in the stuff that would be a bad thing so don't become a pickle :>0

I honestly don't think we're finding "more cancers" so much as we're actually diagnosing them compared to previous decades. Think about it. Most meats were wood charred, early furnaces, trains, factories and such were coal burners. Our lights were oil or kerosine burners. Our exposure was far worse years ago than now. Pestisides aren't any worse for us than any of these things. The dairy we buy is safer and so are our vegies...except maybe the spinach lately. If we wash our fruits and vegies and stay away from hormone enhanced dairy and meats, we'll do just fine. Cancer is something that has always been around. We've just become advanced enough to find it all now! Eat well, eat smart, excersise a little, be happy and drink to good health. Anything else is up to God! Swim

spinbiscuit
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   Posted 9/28/2006 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I am in agreement most things we enjoy wine, sweets, BBQ, and the other treats (except tabacco) in moderation are not going to harm us. Determining what reasonable moderation is may be the issue. Like most of you I will enjoy a small glass of wine with dinner, and a beer during the game on week-ends. It's when the Team is getting crushed that excessive beer consumption will occur.

Glen

Wicket
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   Posted 9/28/2006 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Glen,
One thing I can say for you, Glen, is that you have a wonderful sense of humor...which is what we need in here....someone to make us laugh once in a while and I thank you for that!!
Also your description of all the foods you love sure hit the mark too.  All my favorites too especially the big juicy steaks!!
Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
 
Bone Scan Negative!!
DiVinci surgery scheduled for October 10th

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