Hi. I'm brand new here but I really feel comfortable after reading a lot of the questions and answers. I never had any health problems until this past December when I was diagnosed out of the blue (for me anyway) with cervical cancer. Had a hysterectomy, told I was cured ( everything was clean, including PET scan, CT scan, surgery margins) and then, three months later, the cancer is back and now spread to 2 lymph nodes, on my colon, and a bigger tumor than the original. Now I am going for chemo (had my third round) and being told I will be lucky to live 5 years.
So...for the past 8 years (I'm 35) I have been following a fairly strict paleo diet, although I don't do a ton of meat. I am trying to understand what happened...what did I do wrong? How did I end up Here? It's not genetic, both parents eat like crap and are old and healthy. Does anyone have any ideas at all? I am at a loss :-/
BTW I know a lot of people are very down on chemo, but it has been palliative for me. All the pain from my tumors pressing on sensitive nerves in my pelvis and my colon is gone and I was totally off pain meds the first week after chemo. I know it is poison and I suffer with the side effects every day, but I think being on a fentanyl patch for pain and sleeping all day was worse.