Published on May 12, 2014
What do you do when your doctor tells you that you have stage 4 terminal cancer?..you have no options except for palliative care or Hospice...a number of months to live...it will cost you thousands of dollars...but it won't cure the cancer...weekly scans, doctors visits, poked with needles, not to mention the side effects, possibly an earlier death from the chemo and the time lost doing all these things...I decided to spend my money on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training at Bastos BJJ, a trip to Hawaii, San Francisco, and quality time with my wife, kids, including seeing my daughter married...I am convinced I would not be here today if I would have continued with chemo. This will not be the right choice for everyone but for me at 56 years old it allows me to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 4-5 times a week, kettlebell training and travel.
In May 2013 I was given 9-12 months if I followed the protocal for stage 4 nsclc (non-smoker). I only did one of the recommended drugs (Alimta $10,000 a dose every 4 weeks), one night I had a seizure, I had chemo cough, had to limit my exposure to people because my immune system was compromised. After 3 rounds of Alimta i decided no more chemo. So tried several diets ending up following the ketogenic diet, supplements, exercise, sunshine and heat therapy.
When I asked the doctors at MD Anderson about diet, they had no recommendations. I asked then about the links between cancer and simple carbs and cancer they said that it was inconclusive. I could eat sugar and other simple carbs.
The more I researched, I felt there may be a connection. I eliminated sugar, pasta, rice, white flour, whole grains, potatoes and high glycemic fruits and vegetables from my diet. Since February 1, 2014 I have been tracking my food intake on a Keto Diet App.
% of calories
Averaging 25.2 carbs a day
Coming from berries, spinach, cabbage, garlic, tomatoes, cucumbers, lemons, somes nuts. I am at 9.5% bodyfat.
3 rounds of chemo
lung cancer stage 4 andenocarinoma nsclc
surgery testicular cancer
lymph node disection
8 rounds of chemo