Looks like a have one or two new tumours giving me grief (T8-9). My radiation doctor doesn’t really want to radiate it, saying I’ve had too much radiation. He thinks I may qualify for a clinical trial on Photodynamic Therapy. Small surgery, put some chemo/dye at the site, blow up the cancer cells with light/oxygen and cement the leftover hole in the bone.
I was suppose to go have a CT Scan on Friday night at Sunnybrook to see if I fractured my spine during my Laser Quest escapade. Still hurts. I asked the secretary and the guy who phoned me about the scan to make sure that they also put in a requisition to check my liver/lungs while they were at it because I did not want to have more CT scans when I could do all three at once. Needless to say, I arrived at Sunnybrook only to be told that they were going to only check my spine. I told the lady that I had an appointment to check all 3 areas at Toronto Western on August 5th and I’d rather keep that appointment instead. So I left. One CT scan is the equivalent to 500 x-rays. Figured with this move I saved myself from an extra 1,000 x-rays and an additional dose of radiation dye. Don’t think my radiation guy is going to be happy with me though when I see him on Wednesday.
In the meantime, I have decided to try to blow up the tumour myself using Far Infra-Red Rays. I bought this thing called a Biomat (by Richway). It was not cheap. I have been researching about it since I recently discovered it on a metastatic cancer website (Inspire). Many lung cancer patients were getting good results after buying one. Helped with pain management, got rid of the mucous in lungs after a couple of sessions and reduced/stabilized tumour growth. People felt better after using it. Some hospitals in Japan are beginning this technology as well.
Cancer patients typically have low body temperature (mine is 95 degrees celcius, when it should be 98). I have been using a heating blanket/pad to combat feeling cold which is not good as it gives off electromagnetic waves (bad for the good cells in your body). The biomat releases Far infrared rays (which cancer hates) and it’s good for your healthy cells. It penetrates 6 inches deep into the body and also provides you with negative ions, improves your blood circulation and digestive system, and detoxes your body. For every one degree you increase you core body temperature, it can make your immune system work more effectively. For cancer patients it makes sense that if you can improve your immune system, you have a better chance at living longer.
Now that I’ve been using it for a couple of days, I am finding that I don’t feel like I’ve been shot in the back when I wake up….it’s more a feeling of being punched between the shoulder blades. My digestive system has improved. My body temperature is at 96.4, instead of 95, which still isn’t normal (98) but it’s on the right track. I also have a lot more energy and feel better. For some strange reason, my allergies seem better too.
Newest immunotherapy techniques involve giving patients a vaccine like polio (without the paralysis part of the disease) to stimulate the body to cause a fever. If you can get a temperature of 104 for 20 minutes, you can kill cancer cells.
Found a case of a breast cancer patient who got rid of the mets in her spine by going on the biomat over 2 months for 30 minutes each day at 158 degrees fahrenheit, the highest setting.
So my objective right now is to get my core body temperature to normal and at some point, to fry the fuckers.
And I’m going back to Germany in October. Was hoping I’d be there for Octoberfest to try some beer and sausages, but apparently that event takes place in September. Go figure.
The day I brought my Biomat home and put it on the bed, our cat Jumper decided it was hers and lay on it. Every time I went near her to get her off, she smacked me with her claws, which she never has ever done before. I had to call for reinforcements….Bobo! “Get her off my biomat”, I implored. Man, she was not happy when he finally managed to scoop her up and move her. Decided this new thing on the bed was hers. Odd, don’t you think?