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Navigating your cancer journey

Cancer is a challenge for the patient and for caregivers. I’ve been through extensive treatments for three different cancers (though the third came up shortly after I made this video) and have some things to share. I pray that this will encourage you and help you navigate through challenging times, whether cancer-related or not. Don’t waste your cancer or any other challenge.

Be blessed!

Topics

  • Your mileage may vary
  • Processing the news
  • Caregiver tips
  • Research, but not too much
  • General tips
  • Exercise
  • Prayers
  • Find joy where you can
  • Eternal perspective
  • Gratitude!
  • Loving your neighbors when they have cancer
  • Loving your neighbors when you have cancer
  • Redeem the time
  • What is your biggest problem — cancer, or needing forgiveness for your sins?

Note 1: I misspoke around the 46-minute mark. I was thinking of how we don’t have an entitlement to get medical care and the doctors and staff don’t have an obligation to provide it, but accidentally said that I don’t have an obligation to it. Hopefully, everyone could see past my conflation!

Note 2: I forgot to mention that “Chemo Brain” is a real thing, where you become forgetful at times and can have trouble thinking clearly. I’ll blame it on the chemo brain.

Here’s a link to the Story of Reality book that I mentioned.

P.S. Feel free to leave comments if you want me to pray for you.

Why, yes, I have updated my smoothie recipe. Thanks for asking!

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in ...The latest incarnation for my Vitamix:

  • 16 oz. milk
  • Whey or egg white protein powder
  • Banana
  • Frozen berries of some kind
  • Spinach
  • Baby carrots
  • Beets
  • Yellow squash (and sometimes Zucchini)

Yes, that is a total of four vegetables for a guy who will never, ever, eat cooked vegetables.  Apparently heating vegetables is what unlocks their terrible taste, because when I blend them raw they don’t bother me at all.  The yellow squash was a recent addition.  They are super-healthy and have almost no impact on the taste.

I think the key is the blueberries or mixed berries: They add a nice color and flavor.  Try and enjoy!  These are unbelievably healthy.  You could probably eat Snickers the rest of the day and still be healthy.