CBD Oil has not been legal for long in the UK, but I have known about it for quite a while and researched it for my sisters friend originally. She had taken it daily while she was having chemotherapy and had not had the sickness, nausea, nor did her hair fall out. Overall it helped to keep the side effects at bay while the therapy did it’s part. I had also read that it was amazing for anxiety. Now my anxiety had been out of control for quite a while, the medication for it was giving me the worst side effects and all of it was making my neuropathy worse. So I bought some. I thought I’d take it first and if it made me feel a bit better and didn’t make me ill, I would give it to Andy to help with the pain in his mouth that he was coping with before the operation.
I ordered a bottle of “Blue” from a CBD company online where I had been recommended via a good friend. But the oil didn’t do much for me, so I asked around for a better one and came across a fabulous company called LoveCBD. I didn’t have a clue what I was looking for so I asked around and settled on Entourage 8% purely because it contained a mixture of terpenes which gave whoever took it the widest range of compounds. It arrived a few days later and I tried it out. I don’t want to go on about it as you’ll just get bored with me, but needless to say I gave it a go and well, as it didn’t make me ill, I started giving it to Andy on a daily basis. We did this right up until the day before his surgery and again when he got home.
Now I’m not claiming ANYTHING, I’m just writing about what I’ve seen here, but I saw Andy go from very upset to determined within a few short days. The pain that he was suffering with had halved.
So I’m going to let you know what else we did, just in case you know anyone that’s in the same position.
My first port of call was Amazon for a book called “The Plant Programme” which is about eating the right food to fight breast cancer and prostate cancer (basically hormonally based) but some of the recipes in it (especially the section about eating with live cancer cells present in the body) I thought sounded perfect for the base for Andy’s diet. I had my friend “The Chef” look through it for me and as he had helped to cure his father in law’s cancer a few years ago, I relied on him to know was best nutritionally. We cut out all dairy and stuck to soya milk, ewe and goats yogurt and butter.
Next step was supplements. Now to make sure your body is in tip top condition for an operation (pretty much all operations) you should detox your body. I wanted to make sure Andy’s liver and kidneys were strong enough to cope with the medications.
So the day went like this with meds and supplements:
Morning: Half a glass of lemon water with pink himalayan salt. We’d have this together every morning. Disgusting but helps turn the body alkaline. Plain goats yogurt with black fruit puree (black fruit has many antioxidants that are beneficial against the fight) and a cup of green tea (or dandelion tea). That was breakfast sorted, and then he went on to take: Vitamin C, Super Strength Garlic Tablets, Milk Thistle (oil), Kelp tablets, Spirulina tablets, Turmeric with Cucamin capsules with black pepper, Selenium, Calcium, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid, Vitamin E.
2 Hours later: 4 squirts of Love CBD Entourage Oil 8%. Followed by a pint of green juice with added Alkaline Super Blend Powder from Honestly Healthy.
Lunch: After eating, it would be a rinse out with bicarbonate of soda and water, rinsed around and gargled for 1 minute (since the tumour was on the tongue).
Before Dinner: Anti-Cancer Smoothie. Now I found this helpful (as Andy wasn’t eating an awful lot since he was in pain and as it had over 600 calories it was perfect for him).
He continued this on a daily basis right up until he went in to have his operation.
Originally they had told me that he would be under for 13 hours, and then in ICU for 2 days after. But the operation in fact only took 8 hours, and he was in ICU until the next morning. The staff were astonished that he came out of ICU so quickly. They had also said that he would be in hospital for 14-21 days, so Kelly stayed with me until he came out… in 10 days. In fact his team were shocked that the had been healing so quickly that he was ready to come out 3 days before, but the surgeon didn’t actually believe he was doing as well as he was without seeing him first so he had to stay until the Monday.
When I got him home, he just wanted him to relax. I bought Wiltshire Farm Foods in for him so he didn’t have to cook apart from put it in the oven. Again, within 2 weeks he was starting to eat food with texture. The dietician said he would probably have been on Category C food (pureed) for a good month. Wrong. He was doing so well, then came the bombshell that he had to have radiotherapy.
With radiotherapy, you run the risk of: sickness, tiredness, lethargy, problems eating and drinking, blisters, burning, mouth ulcers, loss of taste, loss of saliva, sore throat, hair loss, amongst other things. We were both dreading it but again, started to research stuff that would support the immune system during the radiotherapy as you are not allowed any anti-oxidants during treatment. I found a lovely video, by Wieteke Koolhof which explained what she did to help Peter during his Radiotherapy. Made huge sense, so I followed everything she mentioned.
So Andy would daily take Curcumin capsules, Super Strength Garlic capsules and Milk Thistle every morning, then take 6 sprays of Entourage 20% and after treatment would swill his mouth with Turmeric Juice. I also made a huge bottle of sage tea that he would take with him as a mouth spray if he needed to freshen himself up. When he needed to cut through the excess saliva he had, a small glass of pineapple juice did the trick. Plus of course Caphosol which the hospital supply you to wash your mouth out 10 times a day.
To cut this long story short. He finished Radiotherapy a few weeks ago and ended up with mouth ulcers, tiny loss of taste, and a little bit like sunburn round his throat. CBD kept the fatigue totally at bay (he only had 1 little episode which we think was down to a bug) so he could carry on as normal which also helped him with the anxiety that he too was going through.
But for now he’ll continue to take the supplements, until next week when we detox again to clear his intestines, liver and kidneys of the toxic effects of radiotherapy. Today he had his second check up. The hospital are astonished that he’s eating regular food again, and that he’s only taking paracetamol for the pain. They seem to think that right now he should be asking for more hardcore meds like morphine and co-codamol. Nope, not yet, not on my watch. Natural is best. I’ll keep you posted.