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Delays in treatment for non-Covid patients

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Posted 06 Apr 2021 at 23:33

Every time I see a sign or poster – and there are some very imaginative ones around – showing support or appreciation for the NHS and their part in enabling us in this nation to face Covid 19 I raise a cheer. Out loud or silently inside.

The experts are all saying that there's a 3rd wave coming. NHS staff brace themselves...and the warnings come that as medics are faced with the immediate task of saving lives in ICUs, other treatments are bound to be delayed or postponed indefinitely. Including treatments for patients with prostate cancer where delay could have serious consequences regarding life-expectancy and well-being.

So I'm doing this update now on my Gleason 7 diagnosis journey, as it may be helpful to someone prevented from receiving the treatment they have been told they need.

Following a Gleason 7 diagnosis in June 2018, as well as Prostap injections I took on the combination of spirituality and diet outlined above in this thread.

After the 3rd Prostap jab there came a time Feb/Mar 2019 when I believed that I didn't need any more medical treatment.  I wasn't having any bad side effects, but I could feel that the spiritual part of my healing was growing greater, so after discussion with the oncologist I went on to “3 monthly PSAs and see what happens”. (There's more detail on this in the thread above)

2 years later my PSA wss 1.9 and I'm very grateful. To the NHS and all those who have supported me, encouraged me and prayed for me. And to God – all those people, and the NHS were all in it with Him. Coming up for my 75th time round the Sun and I'm so glad to be so well.

I've relaxed a lot on the diet. Still no red or processed meat, very few eggs, way less dairy than before. More “alcohol-free days” - when my body says "no" I don't drink alcohol. Foraging from the sea – shellfish, sea beet, sea purslane. Plenty of green tea, coffee and black chocolate. Fasting when I want to.

Dropped the fitness programme, but most days running and cold-water swimming.

If you're on a long waiting list...

Each of us has got his own journey...and I'm no medical specialist. But if you've read this far and can't get the treatments I'll say by way of encouragement:

  • Why shouldn't something like this work for you? It's working for a Kiwi friend of mine too. Check out what's on the web, decide what's carp (usually costs) and walk away. Decide what's halfway sensible and go with it as far as it feels right. You know your bodylike no-one else can.

  • If you know a church or people who believe in Divine healing and see healing miracles when they pray for people, go and check them out. You don't have to believe in God...let them do the believing.

  • If you do believe in God, then you know what to do. You and Him will get a whole lot closer on this journey.

  • Live loved. Live loving. Love living.

  • Be prepared to change...let it happen.

 

 

User
Posted 06 Apr 2021 at 23:33

Every time I see a sign or poster – and there are some very imaginative ones around – showing support or appreciation for the NHS and their part in enabling us in this nation to face Covid 19 I raise a cheer. Out loud or silently inside.

The experts are all saying that there's a 3rd wave coming. NHS staff brace themselves...and the warnings come that as medics are faced with the immediate task of saving lives in ICUs, other treatments are bound to be delayed or postponed indefinitely. Including treatments for patients with prostate cancer where delay could have serious consequences regarding life-expectancy and well-being.

So I'm doing this update now on my Gleason 7 diagnosis journey, as it may be helpful to someone prevented from receiving the treatment they have been told they need.

Following a Gleason 7 diagnosis in June 2018, as well as Prostap injections I took on the combination of spirituality and diet outlined above in this thread.

After the 3rd Prostap jab there came a time Feb/Mar 2019 when I believed that I didn't need any more medical treatment.  I wasn't having any bad side effects, but I could feel that the spiritual part of my healing was growing greater, so after discussion with the oncologist I went on to “3 monthly PSAs and see what happens”. (There's more detail on this in the thread above)

2 years later my PSA wss 1.9 and I'm very grateful. To the NHS and all those who have supported me, encouraged me and prayed for me. And to God – all those people, and the NHS were all in it with Him. Coming up for my 75th time round the Sun and I'm so glad to be so well.

I've relaxed a lot on the diet. Still no red or processed meat, very few eggs, way less dairy than before. More “alcohol-free days” - when my body says "no" I don't drink alcohol. Foraging from the sea – shellfish, sea beet, sea purslane. Plenty of green tea, coffee and black chocolate. Fasting when I want to.

Dropped the fitness programme, but most days running and cold-water swimming.

If you're on a long waiting list...

Each of us has got his own journey...and I'm no medical specialist. But if you've read this far and can't get the treatments I'll say by way of encouragement:

  • Why shouldn't something like this work for you? It's working for a Kiwi friend of mine too. Check out what's on the web, decide what's carp (usually costs) and walk away. Decide what's halfway sensible and go with it as far as it feels right. You know your bodylike no-one else can.

  • If you know a church or people who believe in Divine healing and see healing miracles when they pray for people, go and check them out. You don't have to believe in God...let them do the believing.

  • If you do believe in God, then you know what to do. You and Him will get a whole lot closer on this journey.

  • Live loved. Live loving. Love living.

  • Be prepared to change...let it happen.

 

 

User
Posted 07 Apr 2021 at 09:33

Good update. Psa staying at 1.9 down from 55 is excellent. I like the fact you have tried hormones, diet, exercise, faith. It shows a very open mind and easing back on how strictly you follow some of the things you chose is very sensible. No point in making your life a misery for marginal or no benefit.

Some people might read your post and think you are rejecting modern medicine, that is clearly not the case. You used it, it helped, you don't currently need it. I'm sure you will use it again if you think you do need it.

Don't ever reject the Lord's miracles just because he implemented them on earth by giving men/women white coats and the intelligence to develop drugs and make machines etc. to cure cancer, rather than using the more old fashioned miracles of burning bushes and flashes of light. The new miracles are just as good but less theatrical. 

Dave

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Posted 07 Apr 2021 at 09:33

Good update. Psa staying at 1.9 down from 55 is excellent. I like the fact you have tried hormones, diet, exercise, faith. It shows a very open mind and easing back on how strictly you follow some of the things you chose is very sensible. No point in making your life a misery for marginal or no benefit.

Some people might read your post and think you are rejecting modern medicine, that is clearly not the case. You used it, it helped, you don't currently need it. I'm sure you will use it again if you think you do need it.

Don't ever reject the Lord's miracles just because he implemented them on earth by giving men/women white coats and the intelligence to develop drugs and make machines etc. to cure cancer, rather than using the more old fashioned miracles of burning bushes and flashes of light. The new miracles are just as good but less theatrical. 

Dave

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Posted 07 Apr 2021 at 09:46

Thanks Dave for your post that clarifies things that might get misunderstood in the way I write. Stay positive, test negative - David

PS Just read your profile - good news ☺️. Very encouraging

Edited by member 07 Apr 2021 at 10:21  | Reason: Checked Dave's profile

 
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