I know anyone reading this who has experienced ovarian cancer can relate to the joy you fill when you hear the words from your doctor “clean”, “cancer-free” or “NED” (no evidence of disease). Well those are the words I heard this week at my 2 year check up! My CT scan was totally clean and my CA-125 was 3.1!! Wow! It doesn't get much better than that! Yes, I'm overwhelmed with joy to get such a finding.
I know there are many variables and unknowns with OVC. I certainly don't profess to have all of the answers. However, I do know I'm doing everything to empower myself to avoid ever having to hear the cancer has returned. You will periodically read here about my diet, supplements, exercise and/or spiritual pursuits that I attribute to my continued good health. I can't attribute any one thing to a cancer-free diagnosis other than my spiritual pursuits. However, I truly do believe diet, supplements and exercise also play a role.
Many people reject the idea of diet playing a part in preventing cancer. I won't spend time trying to defend my belief here that it does. All I suggest is that it's a good idea to eat healthy whether you have had cancer or not. It just makes so much sense for your overall good health to eat a diet high in vegetables, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates. It's also in everyone's best interest to avoid too much sugar, especially those like white sugar, high fructose corn syrup and the like.
Exercise is also very important for everyone's good health. It gets your heart pumping and boosts your immune system.
So ladies, please go for the gusto! Do everything you can to eat right, exercise and get a good grasp on what's spiritually important to you. Can I guarantee that you won't get cancer again if you do these things? No. However, I can guarantee that you'll feel better. If you're dealing with an original diagnosis or recurrence, you can focus on your spiritual beliefs for support. In time, you may be able to embrace those other aspects to enhance your health and eventually come to feel good. All of this, of course, is to add more joy to your life. You deserve it.