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My sister Joanne...

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...has Stage 4 colon cancer. It has spread to her stomach. Please keep her in your thoughts, prayers or whatever your belief system allows as she transitions.

Thank you,

Connie

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Greetings to you my sister,

 

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  I just went thru this with my brother and know how hard this can be.

 

In Solidarity,

Rev. Calli

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Im sorry for your family troubles     www.cancercenter.com    may be a place you d want to check out.My dad checked out with cancer in 1987,after struggling with it for about 7 yrs.It started as skin cancer,metastasized thru liver, lung,colon rectum...He d have to use the enema bag and the drug store fleet enemas to have movements,his last 4 or 5 yrs,passed at the age of 62 ,a month before his 63rd yr...

I told him to just reload the drug store fleet enemas bottles with warm soapy/handsoap ,to cut expenses and do the same with enema bags.

Im a male ,and passed the State of FL nursing exam in Dec of 1980,while working at the S FL State Hospital as a Unit Treatment Rehab Specialist ,with a Assoc in Mental Health,minor of Soc Work.I wasnt into so much health food store stuff back then,but advised him to eat cabbage,& cole crops,and drink cabbage juice made by cutting up cabbage and boiing it.It has a lot of glutamine in it,and before they had tagamet ,they used glutamine for ulcers.

pepto bismol /bismuth helps discomfort in belly.He never got cancer treatments,but took motrin for the inflammatory symptoms/like arthritis/ that are about the only warning signs...

I told him patients that I had dealt with were bedridden,so they needed enemas to move the bowels,& walking some helps keep our bowels moving /peristalsis.

Walking some is good for everything...He had a broken back30 yrs beforehis death,I think that contributed in the long run...They gave him a spinal fusion for it....

What Ive read is that those who get remission go on a mostly vegetarian diet.Mexican food I fed him flour tortillas,no corn ,corn is bad for cancer as is sugar & hi fructose corn syrup...ie,freholes and chili salsa,salad stuff...tomatoes are good against stomach cancer,extra vitamins especially a one a day,extra 2000 IU of vitamin D3,its a immune stimulant...calcium is known to lower risks of stomach cancer ,so snacking on tums is good to chew...buy canned tomato sauce,water it down by half,throw extra onion,garlic,and italian spice,mabe a couple sweetener packs in for a' virgin mary'....

herbalhealer .com had archives of news stories and one article under breakingnews said 18% of cancer is caused by viruses so anti virals could be helpful especially during flare ups.cats claw herb is anti viral...probiotics could help with cats claw too,like acidophulusat 1 to 5 billion units not the measly 3 or 4 hundred million capsules,swanson vitamins dot com/ is one of the biggest mail order/check em out online...webmd.com is a free resource....dailystrength.org has free support groups...have a blessed day....PS,my dad showed me a article in theSunday paper,& said I don t need help right now,but towards my end I ll need you to help me.The article was on skin cancer,which said its metastatic if a parent had cancer in90% of cases,& he d had a couple skin cancers froze off at that time.He d also had a lot of exposure to herbicides like roundup,around a nursery/landscape business he worked a few yrs among other things....& may God be with us,everyone.Amen  

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Thank you all for your comments. It helps. Sadly, she is on massive amounts of morphine to ease her pain.

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Theres a program her doc can prescribe ,its called hospice.Its when a patient isn t expected to live more than 6 mo,so they quit giving chemo,and treatments.Then the treatment is to make them as comfortable as possible.This is called palliative care ,til they pass on as peacable as possible.They also may want to get their docter to write a do not resusitate order,as a living will kind of thing...

under hospice its usual to give painkillers til they pass on,and the insurance will cover costs of it/

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With a heavy heart, I pass on the news that yesterday, November 16 at 2:30 pm, CA time, Joanne Brumley, my friend and sister, left behind the pain of advanced colon cancer to find out what her next step would be. She is at peace. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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