Walking away from Cancer

30th November 2015: Sydney, Australia

I want to walk away from this life of Cancer, actually a more apt description would entail me running away with only one destination insight. Interestingly, my intentions seem to be clear about moving on from this chapter in my life, however, I still hold onto parts of the narrative. For instance, my scans were completed today, and many of my close friends were notified about this in the preceding weeks. The question circulating throughout my mind centres upon disparity in my intentions and actions. If I really wished to move on from this, then would I still be telling people close to me about the upcoming scan? Would it not be similar to attending a dentist for an appointment! Obviously, differences exist, and I am looking forward to celebrating the positive news at the end of the week, however, I feel next time, no mention of the scan will be made.

Decision to trial Medicinal Marijuana for Cancer

1st August 2015: Sydney Australia

Medicinal marijuana is currently extremely topical within the area of health. Any dispute about these claims should be brought to a close by glancing at the cover shot of the June National Geographic. Undoubtedly, imminent changes in Australia are to be expected. The following examples demonstrate the growing support from the public, private and government sectors. The points include:
1. New legislation announced by the NSW State Government allows the use of medical marijuana to be used as a form of treatment for specific health concerns.
2. $33 million was recently granted to Sydney University, making NSW one of the world leaders in using the plant for medicinal purposes.
3. Norfolk Island Health Minister has signed an agreement with AusCann​, an Australian company who will be the first organisational to legally grow medicinal marijuana in Australia.

I acknowledge there may be some contention and confusion surrounding the matter. Therefore, I should state the purpose of the post is to share some of my knowledge on the topic to hopefully start a conversation. In addition, I also recognise medicinal marijuana is a proposed treatment for several health concerns, however, I am focusing entirely on the connection with Cancer, and this results from recently sourcing a three month supply of cannabis oil (CBD oil) for personal use. My knowledge of the medicinal functions associated with the plant entail two different chemical compounds, CBD and THC. CBD appears to currently be the lesser known compound in the world of Cannabis, and in my opinion this results from the well known recreational effects associated with THC. In saying that, it seems both compounds play a role in providing supposed health benefits to people. Firstly, CBD is thought to support the body destruct any mutating cells whereas THC is associated with reducing nausea and increasing an appetite for people taking Chemotherapy.

Similar to many areas within the health sector, a lot of misconceptions appear to surround the benefits of someone using Cannabis. If in fact, actual benefits exist. It seems necessary to discuss in more detail the reasoning for adopting this specific and potentially controversial avenue. Basically, I am in a position whereby numerous forms of alternative treatments used in combination with Chemotherapy ultimately failed to prevent a reoccurrence. Therefore, I wish to further explore other avenues to hopefully provide me with a life free from Cancer on a permanent basis. To conclude, I am aware the information provided is limited, and the reasoning was to proved an introduction to the area whilst shedding some insight into my thinking on the matter. If you wish to obtain further information, there are varying options available on the internet. Finally, I feel the need to state that I am a non-smoker of Cannabis, and am trailing the use of the treatment in collaboration with my Chemotherapy to support my longevity.

Comments are welcome 😄

A life free from Cancer awaits

30th July 2015: Sydney, Australia

In approximately eight hours I will be Cancer Free! Yes, your read it correctly. I am currently waiting to be called to have the the final procedure completed on my left lung. Admittedly, fairly aggressive and evasive treatments have been used, however, purely taking an outcomes approach to reflect on the treatment received leave me in a comfortable position. The next step is to further expand on my existing goals to support my body reach a level of optimum health, enabling me and my loved ones to not again encounters such circumstances.