A journal of my experiences with breast cancer to inform those who are interested and to help any one else who might have just been diagnosed.

“[She] will have no fear of bad news; [her] heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia

Today I had my follow-up appointment about my Pap exam. It turns out that I have mild  Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia. This is an abnormal growth of cells on the cervix. It is a little like pre-pre cancer cells. In this stage (CIN 1), it often goes away without treatment, so she suggested that I return in one to two years from the pap test. If at that point, it has stayed the same, she might want to do a colposcopy and biopsy. If it has progressed to moderate (CIN2) that she might want to loop electrosurgical excisional procedure.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cancer Fighting Kitchen


Eat as Much as You Can


  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Apricot
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Basil
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Butter
  • Cabbage, especially raw
  • Cantaloupe 
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chicken
  • Coconut
  • Collard Greens
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Currants
  • Dates
  • Edamame
  • Eggplant
  • Eggs
  • Fenugreek
  • Fermented Veggies
  • Figs
  • Flax
  • Flounder (3 x's a week)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Grapes
  • Grapefruit
  • Green Beans
  • Green Peas
  • Green Tea
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Kale
  • Kimchi
  • Kiwi
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce
  • Limes
  • Liver
  • Mango
  • Mint
  • Millet
  • Molasses 
  • Mushrooms
  • Muskmelon
  • Nectarines
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Peaches
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pears
  • Peppers
  • Pineapple
  • Pistachios
  • Pomegrante
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Quinoa
  • Radishes
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Rutabaga
  • Sauerkraut
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tangerines
  • thyme
  • Tomatoes, cooked
  • turmeric
  • Vinegar
  • Walnuts
  • Watermelon
  • Yogurt

Eat Sometimes

  • beef
  • brown rice
  • buckwheat
  • cashews
  • cheese
  • dark chocolate
  • fish, especially wild salmon (other than flounder)
  • honey, raw
  • milk
  • oatmeal
  • peanuts
  • pork
  • sourdough bread

Eat Sparingly

  • coffee
  • popcorn
  • whole grain bread
  • potatoes
  • chocolate, other than dark

Avoid

  • alcohol
  • bacon
  • corn syrup
  • corn, including corn oil
  • deep fried foods
  • ham
  • lunchmeat
  • pepperoni
  • shortening
  • sugar, and things that contain sugar like soda
  • white flour



    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Two Year Anniversary

    Today I celebrated my 53 birthday and my second anniversary of my diagnosis.