1. Get every test,
every report, every file from every doctor and take it with you to every
2. Keep calling the insurance company until
you become friends with an agent. Having a relationship with the insurance
companygoes a long way. You can challenge every
decision, and you might gain a compassionate ally.
3. On the very first call to an office
to schedule an appointment, get a list of everything you need for that
appointment. It’s a great habit to get into for the onslaught
of appointments that will follow.
4. Take the cancer diagnosis as a warning not a fact. Change your life
and LIVE each day to the fullest. Don't let it be a death sentence but
a life sentence and set out to prove the doctors wrong.
5. Don’t dwell on bad things. You have to let things go immediately
before they fester and bring you any more misery or bad health.
6. Learn and strive to be happy -- it’s your job, no one else’s.
7. You are facing very stressful procedures but you will get through
it. Put your head down and plow ahead. Later, you can look back and
think about what you were going through but for now, your only focus
is to get it done.
8. Try to find fun things to do on the days that you don’t have
cancer appointments. It’s good to have something to look forward
9. Tackle cancer quickly and fiercely. Juice, stay hydrated, take your
medication, keep away from sick people, make up your mind that you will
live and you will get through it.
10. Cancer is a business. Doctors are a business. You shop for a car,
shop for your health. Don't just do whatever your primary health doctor
tells you to do.
11. Have your family and friends read this: When a cancer patient is
in constant pain, they don’t want to talk about cancer or death.
Just like the way you don’t tell your labor war story to a first
time pregnant gal. Duh. Do not feel the need to tell them about someone
else who has beat cancer or that didn’t make it. Don't tell them
that everyone is crying and sad and wishes they could do something to
help. Don't make them feel like they are dying, because life is before
death and now is the time to really live. Just be there to listen and
if they don't talk, then they need to rest, so leave them alone. Supply
them with water, healthy food, medicine and love. Appreciate every second
and realize what a gift this person is to you. Take that gift, and be
a gift to someone else.
To get cheap Zofran (for nausea): www.NorthWestPharmacy.com
For mouth sores: Magic Mouthwash from a Pharmacist
For carcinoid cough: Cough syrup with Codeine helps suppress
Things to do to lower cancer risk:
Use non-stick pans, the microwave, sun-tanning products, aerosol products,
or eat food that contains red dye 40. Don’t let the dentist take
an x-ray every year just because the insurance pays for it.
Use sun block on a daily basis with helioplex, wear sunglasses, take
a vitamin D supplement, exercise, breathe deeply, relax, think positively,
and get regular health exams. Limit your intake of fast and processed
foods by eating raw and home cooked meals.
These are simple things that don’t take a lot of effort, but will
make a big difference in your health.