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  • in reply to: Lainy – Cancer Free #80566
    scheitrumc
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    Lainy,

    We are so, so happy to hear the good news. And frankly, you deserve it. You put so much of your heart and soul into helping and supporting others. It’s time for you to get some great news in return.

    Hopefully you get your energy back quickly. You’ve been through a challenging period.

    Take care,
    Carl

    scheitrumc
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    Percy,

    Terrific post. Thanks for this information. It’s incredible reading about options that weren’t even available a few years ago.

    Thanks for your continued research into possible strategies for dealing with this cancer.

    Stay warm.

    And I agree, how could you throw so much money at an average QB. Oh well, it’s almost spring time. Right now we need to focus on our Cubs. I’ve not been inside Wrigley but walked the perimeter several times during visits to your great city.

    Carl

    in reply to: WOW! That’s All I Can Say! #80534
    scheitrumc
    Participant

    Double WOW. How exciting to hear this Lainy. You know we are here for you and already wishing you the best. And to hear that maybe the reading was incorrect – what a pleasant surprise.

    Good luck with your tests. We will be thinking extremely positive thoughts.

    Carl and Lynn

    in reply to: Not So Good News Today #80048
    scheitrumc
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    Lainy,

    Please know we are thinking of you this day. You are such an inspiration to all of us. We know you will do everything in your power to beat this new growth. We wish you the very best.

    Carl and Lynn

    in reply to: Amazon smile and donations #79878
    scheitrumc
    Participant

    Great find Jason.

    Thanks.

    in reply to: Good dr. visit yesterday #79988
    scheitrumc
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    Kris,

    Great news, including the fact that Lasix is helping. Lynn and I wish you the very best.

    For others, I want you to know that we have also been working with Dr. Denlinger as a second opinion consult since Lynn’s initial diagnosis last April. We have met with her several times and are very impressed with her. Kris and I have discussed this multiple times.

    With Lynn’s recent CT scan, we went to Dr. Denlinger as a possible primary oncologist. On our recent visit Monday, I mentioned to Dr. Denlinger that we knew Kris. She broke out in a wonderful smile and then spent the next several minutes telling us how she and the entire staff enjoy Kris. She told us Kris is the best advocate for other CC patients that they could hope for.

    Kris, on a very personal note, thank you so much for bringing this trial to our attention. We are hopeful that Lynn will qualify. Dr. Denlinger was pretty confident. We are waiting for the final word.

    I guess I need to start practicing my karaoke.

    Take care,
    Carl

    in reply to: Looking up for IMRT! #79544
    scheitrumc
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    Kris,

    So glad you found a radiologist who you like to work with. Having a fresh perspective – at every point long this journey – is very welcome. I hope it brings you continued good news.

    And great news on the wedding. It is a great way to distance yourself from the daily challenges. Even looking for a dress has a much greater value.

    I am very happy for you.

    Carl

    in reply to: Introduction #79946
    scheitrumc
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    Hi Donna,

    I am glad you are now part of this forum. It may be my naivete but I have not heard ‘voice of the patient’ referenced before. Can you please clarify?

    Thank you,
    Carl

    in reply to: My husband died today #79735
    scheitrumc
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    Linda,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Carl

    in reply to: We’ve had a setback #79728
    scheitrumc
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    Percy,

    Thank you for always being there for us, and everyone else. You are an inspiration. To be going through your own journey and still find time to help so many others is a special gift. You truly are a gift to many people who cling to your words, knowing you’ve been through so much yourself.

    I will take your advice and try to establish these new contacts.

    I hope you are staying warm in Chicago.

    Carl

    in reply to: Dad #77728
    scheitrumc
    Participant

    Gavin,

    You have been a rock for this organization since the day I became a member.

    I wish there was more I could do or say, but please know the role you play in each of our lives has made an incredible impact.

    We would not be where we are without your guidance, counsel, support,……and friendship.

    TAKE CARE MY FRIEND.

    Carl

    in reply to: Update on LY2801653 clinical trial #79210
    scheitrumc
    Participant

    Good news on your progress, Kris. I wish you continued success.

    Carl

    in reply to: GI ASCO 2012, San Francisco #56859
    scheitrumc
    Participant

    Marion,

    Just getting to some of the posts surrounding the conference.

    All I can say is…you are awesome.

    Carl

    scheitrumc
    Participant

    I hope the conference is a big success. And I hope you have a chance to enjoy some time in San Francisco. It’s such a great city.

    Carl

    in reply to: The Impact of Nutrition #74175
    scheitrumc
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    I would disagree with any oncologist who says “eat what you want”. In my opinion that is bad advice.

    There is enough information out there to believe cancer feeds on sugars. I also believe our Western diet has too many chemicals (i.e. processed food) which causes our body to deal with too many toxins. That is bad for liver based diseases. This is not limited to cancer patients. It is why there is a big push to reduce these items from our standard diet.

    And I believe in the notion of a ph balanced diet. If you eat something acidic, make sure you eat something with a high alkalinic content to neutralize the effects.

    My daughter has done a tremendous amount of research on nutrition while dealing with cancer. I will list some of her “findings”. You don’t have to agree completely, but the premise behind each point has come from research on nutrition. This diet philosophy has to be a gradual change. The body has to stop its craving for the unhealthy foods we’ve been eating.

    Key Points:
    • Mainly vegetarian diet – all organic
    • Absolutely no sugar
    • No processed foods
    • No hydrogenated oils or trans fats (use olive oil or coconut oil which is great for cooking and really healthy)
    • No white bread or pasta
    • Really limit dairy (only eat cottage cheese and plain yogurt – try Stonyfield)
    • No soy products
    • Limit salt intake (use Himalayan salt it has a large amount of beneficial minerals)
    • Avoid pesticides and chemicals
    • Limit use of microwave

    pH value: Pay attention to the pH of your blood. You want to be on the alkaline (base) end of the spectrum as cancer cells cannot survive in a truly alkaline environment. On a normal daily basis, people should consume a diet that is 60% alkaline, 40% acidic. Those fighting cancer or another disease and trying to regain balance in their system should aim to consume 80% alkaline, 20% acidic.

    Also, limit emotional stress as this causes your system to be acidic.

    I will add a new post under Nutrition with more specific information.

    Carl

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