Took a blood test the other day and got the results back. My carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) numbers have dropped from 1.8 to 1.5. My white blood cell numbers have risen back to normal, although my red blood cell numbers are low–understandable with all the anal bleeding.
When I asked my doctor about the numbers, he emailed, “CEA is not specific and usually not elevated in rectal cancer. You will be misled by following that number.” This kind of puzzles me because if CEA is “usually not elevated in rectal cancer” then why did he order the test? I had a special vial of blood extracted just to test CEA levels.
Another doctor emailed me and said, “CEA is a diagnostic/prognostic marker of significance. Testing for CEA levels is done routinely, and especially before and after treatment, such as surgery and chemotherapy.” Couldn’t we use CEA levels to monitor other treatments like mangosteen, protandim, raw foods, turtle soup, ho’oponopono, carrot juice, juicing, Aloha, and sunshine?
I’m not sure what to make of the test results, but I feel like the doctors aren’t sure what to make of them either. The difference is that the doctors ordered the test. What is the purpose of ordering a test that is “not specific and usually not elevated in rectal cancer”?
What these tests tells me is that the dis-ease is not spreading. My immune system is getting stronger as shown by the rising white blood cell count. The dropping level of CEA and the normal levels of Alkaline Phosphatase indicate that the liver has not been invaded.
The first doctor concluded, “As a physician, concerned about you, I have to refer you to oncology for the treatment for cancer. Other things do not help.” Other things besides oncology do not help. Interesting. Do I want to trust an opinion that does not believe that anything but oncology can heal the body?
This reminds me of a couple of sayings:
“When certainty comes in the door, curiosity goes out the window.”
“True ignorance is not not knowing something; it is not knowing that you don’t know something.”
I’m becoming more and more suspicious of allopathic medicine. To continue the used car salesman analogy, it is like asking about different cars on the lot and the salesman always bringing you back to the same car.
I told my qigong master that I couldn’t stomach the turtle soup, so he gave me some more herbs to add, so I tried the soup again. It has been giving me restless sleep and vivid dreams. Yesterday, I had pretty intense fatigue, and today, I haven’t had a bowel movement. I’m going to try the soup for one more night and see how it goes.
Even with fatigue, I’m finding that doing morning prayers and movements. I also have been doing about 20 minutes of qigong walking. My qigong master wants me doing 2 hours per day, but I don’t think he realizes that I work and have kids.
Feeling really good about relationships especially since I’ve been using the barefoot walking practice with everyone around me.
I also have been asking myself, “who do you become when things don’t go your way?” I try to be the same loving, accepting, and equanimous self when things don’t go my way.
Feeling very good about prayers and alignment with spirit.
I seem to be alternating between days of cleansing out my colon and smaller BM days that consist of blood and sediment.
12:30 AM blood with heavy sediment
2:30 AM blood with heavy sediment
8:30 AM sediment coagulated
12 PM sediment
6 AM blood sediment followed by large BM in shape and quanity
10 AM Huge BM little to no blood
11 AM residue small liquid BM no blood
5 PM blood sediment
6 PM blood sediment
6 AM Large blood sediment
8:20 Medium BM little to no blood
7 PM Blood and lots of sediment
11 AM Huge BM with little to no blood
6 PM blood and sediment
small blood and sediment throughout the day. No BM.