Friday, March 27, 2015

A Calm March

As March wraps up I figure this blog is overdue for an update. I feel like we are in a holding significant changes one way or the other.
The new CBD oil did nothing to raise hemoglobin levels....not that it has ever been put to trial for that. But we were hopeful it would trigger something in the body to make improvements in that regard. Granted, Jesse did not take the suggested amount, which was 4 droppers a day to equate 18 mg like the CBD paste we had been using, but he is doing his best.
We did receive an interpretation from the MD who read Jesse's thermography sign of tumor walls (which is very good...aka no tumor activity), and the large lesion in Jesse's right leg is described as scar tissue from the bulged disc issue.  This  gives us great hope...we visually see the Lord at work healing in the scans.
However, when we showed the scans to the oncologist with the letter this week...and Dr. Hobbins invitation for Jesse's doctor to call and discuss, it was quickly dismissed as unreliable information.
I wished I had thought to point out that we spent money on full body scans, in the first place, because my request for a follow up MRI was not addressed, and we wanted a new baseline before starting the new brand of CBD oil.
It was disheartening to have our efforts to try and determine progress dismissed so quickly...and the cancer doc won't give the other, very well respected MD, the time of day to even make a phone call. It affected Jesse mentally, as he was pretty down on Thursday.
No big changes in Jesse's blood numbers...he is holding his own without shortness of breath, but tired. At least he does seem to be falling asleep more readily and remains so...
This past Saturday he ventured to the woodworking store on Monona Dr. He is getting the itch to do some woodworking. He is tired of being tired and resting, and wants to do something that excites him woodworking.
The weather is warming..I think it is time to get a crew to organize Jesse's woodworking shop...which I admit, became a little clutterd when I worked on clearing out and refreshing the other part of the building, which Jesse christened our "health and wellness center".... I like that....
We continue to feel blessed each day, we trust God is working for us...and are grateful for each of you and your prayers.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Thermography Scans This Past Week - Waiting on Interpretation

This past week we had several appointments. and we thank you for prayers. Prolotherapy, which is similar to acupuncture with some type of electrical transmitter into the cells - to help with Jesse's lower lumbar.

We also had full body thermography scans done on Wednesday and are still waiting for interpretation. I have been wanting to do this since last September - and am thankful for Jesse's co-workers, once again, whose change jar collection paid for this process.

We won't get the official thermography report until later in the month, as the radiology specialist did the scans hours  before leaving for a conference for a week.  However, we did converse with Dr. Jim Hobbins, who was one of the first doctors to offer thermography in Wisconsin, over the phone Friday. Retired, but sharp in mind and a delight to talk to - a wonderful Christian man who proclaimed the love of Christ several times in our conversation.

Sue Springstead did our scans - she does this at Isthmus Acupuncture, for anyone interested. She is the only person I know of who does full body scans. For women wanting to avoid the radiation of mammograms, I highly recommend Sue. Her number is 608-445-9151

Sue had  sent a hard copy of Jesse's scans to Dr.Hobbins. 91 yrs old, lives in Madison - very sharp in mind.  He had wanted us to know that the one long lesion - indicated by green - in Jesse's right upper leg, was a nerve lesion due to the bulged disc, and not from cancer. As we don't see any other hot spots in the right leg, that gives us hope as originally we were told his biggest lesion, per the PET scan, was in his right femur.   The upper body, seems to be another story, we have plenty there yet to deal with - I suspect. Again, we need to wait for a professional report, but I know people are wondering...

I recently conversed with a biotech company that is working with Dr. Wei Chen of the University of Central Oklahoma in cancer research using their CBD oil product.  Dr. Chen is received the 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year Award, and 

2011 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence Winner. Chen is conducting cancer research

The founder of the company had shared that a stage 4 patient being fed intravenously gained 5 lbs in 8 days, and I have read several of the reports and interviews with the doctor's research. We were sent a month supply,-it's a CO2 processed CBD oil (from industrial hemp plant) .and the processing maintains phytonutrients and terpenes. When we brought this up to the oncologist he had been reading benefits of terpenes for cancer patients. 

Prayer requests:
For Jesse to remain diligent in taking the CBD supplement tastes awful, and he has to take 4 droppers full each day for 30 days
Continued prayer for strength in legs to return
Continued prayers for reduction of inflammation
Continued prayers for longer periods of sound sleep
Prayers that our entire family learns the lesson God is providing us in this journey.

Thank you everyone,