What is blood.

We all know what blood is. But I want to know more, so I “google”: “What is bood?”Β  And I got the answer: “It is the red stuff that oozes out when you cut your finger. Blood has ingredients, just like a recipe. (That’s cool…) To make blood your body needs to mix: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma.” And I guess that all this needs to be mix in the right proportions. Too much, or not enough of one ingredient can do to the blood, what too much or not enough of one ingredient can do to your favorite cake.

You see, I’m feeling basically good, but I have to be cautious, because cancer is a very sneaky creature. I know that Radiation and Chemo messed-up my immune system and my whole body. It killed cancer cells and some of my normal cells too. But they say, that normal cells will recover(?). Pale lips, palms of my hands and my feet – are not so very healthy signs. Something is missing in my blood. Oh, well, I’m not going to seat and wait, I’m doing some more research: what is anemia, leukemia, trying to find some more anticancer remedies and special food for my blood.

Anyway, I have to change my tactics in my war against cancer, find some new weapons, get the Monster by surprise if I want to win. (Remember the Trojan Horse?)

I know, I know, if I can’t make my lips pink again soon (without lipstick) I will have to go to the Doctor. But I’m sure, that I can find the right remedy.

I will keep posting.

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103 thoughts on “What is blood.

  1. For an Iron Deficiency – Please note that there are two forms of iron that is found in food.
    Heme Iron. Foods containing heme iron are the best sources for increasing or maintaining healthy iron levels. Such foods include (in decreasing order of iron-richness) clams, oysters, organ meats, beef, pork, poultry, and fish.
    Non-Heme Iron. Non-heme iron is less well-absorbed. About 60% of the iron in meat is non-heme (although meat itself helps absorb non-heme iron). Eggs, dairy products, and iron-containing vegetables have only the non-heme form. Such vegetable products include dried beans and peas, iron-fortified cereals, bread, and pasta products, dark green leafy vegetables (chard, spinach, mustard greens, kale), dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.

    Stay positive and prayers are going your way πŸ™‚

    1. I like that you drew the distinction between different iron types. It’s important to realize that diet and the human body are much more intricate systems than we initially realize. While it’s bad enough that the average person can’t read a food label, it’s even worse that those who can tend to stop there.

      Thanks for a good post. Maybe it’ll get a few people thinking πŸ™‚

  2. Wow … I admire your strength! My Grandmother lived with Leukemia for 10 years.. I was young then.. and really didn’t know what was going on… She lived a full life!! πŸ™‚ My mother passed away a few years ago … she was only 55 years old… we found out that she had single cell carcinoma… a fast spreading cancer… in Oct of 2010 … and she passed in Dec of that year. A very hard time for me as you can imagine .. but, it made me take into consideration my own health. I am young.. but, I fear cancer … So less stress! and good food!! THANK you for sharing your life lessons with the world!

  3. I admire your courage and the way you’ve empowered yourself to fight for your health. I also admire how open you are about sharing your feelings on your blog–it’s hard to put yourself out there, and even more so with the difficulties you must be facing right now. I’m praying for you too. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  4. praying for you. my sister is a breast-cancer survivor and my mom-in law is undergoing a treatment for her lung cancer. they’re the funniestest women i ever have, can’t stop laughing when i’m near them, love them so very much. you have lots of friends in wordpress community who’re praying for you. and YOU WILL WIN πŸ™‚

  5. It’s such a good thing you (want to) take matters into your own hands!! I really admire that! I’m grateful for chemo and radiation but it can only do so much.. like you said, it’s horrible for your immune system!! I wish I could give you advise on how to eat after recovering from chemo and rebuilding your immune system but I feel like I don’t know enough about this yet. You’re such a strong woman I know you can strengthen your system and beat this! I wish you all the best!

      1. At the moment I truly do not fully understand what you are going through, but I would like to say that you have a positive outlook – that will keep you right, even in, what must be, the most difficult of situations.

        Continued best of luck….

        PS, can you tell I don’t like to leave ‘uniform’ replies πŸ˜‰

  6. It is nice to see it how you are taking cancer not in a depressing way. Even though yeah, there probably are moments of frustration, but I love how you are fighting for it. Not through those really shitty expensive medicines which honestly, don’t really help. But through food. Search more about cells how they develop and what they need to develop. As you were saying that your cancer cells were eliminated and the others went with it too. But I think you don’t have to worry about your cells, because we produce over a thousand per second ( or more)

    My cousin was 24 when he died, he just finished his university became and engineer got engaged, and cancer hit him for 2 years and he suffered becoming weaker and weaker. I hope that someday you will look into the mirror and say that, nope. Cancer couldn’t beat me, I beat the shit out of it!

    Sincerely
    Maria

  7. Hello! I’ve seen you’ve just started following my blog so thank you! I thought I’d just let you know I actually work in haematology so I’m very well acquainted with blood! If you have any questions let me know!

    Leukaemia is cancer of white blood cells. It starts in the bone marrow where cells are first made and then are sent into the blood stream. We detect it in the laboratory by making a blood smear (smeaing a drop of blood over a slide and looking at it down a microscope). You can see certain cells have bad shape, a higher volume of them etc. It’s all very fascinating!

    Anaemia is where a person has a low haemoglobin level. Haemoglobin is a substance in your red blood cells which carries oxygen. It can be low for many reasons, one of them is iron deficiency.

    Do you have leukaemia? My friend had it a few years back when he was 15. Thankfully he got through it. I hope you do too!

  8. I too am a Cancer Survivor – you have a very good positive attitude. You have come face to face with the C monster and are surviving. Thank you for sharing your journey, you offer hope in the most trying time of our lives. God be with you – and I pray that He restores good health and complete healing to you. ~ Patty

  9. You are an awesome brave woman who inspires the world from truth. My mother died of cancer at 52–back in the 70’s when healing practices were not in the forefront of human consciousness. I’m deeply grateful for your fearless sharing of your Divine power!

  10. Thanks for appreciating my alter ego’s post on mortalchortle. It takes a lot of courage to take on cancer. You obviously have an incredibly strong, healthy attitude and an indomitable spirit. As someone who whines a lot about recurrent (although not life-threatening) Lyme disease symptoms, along with a host of other petty problems, I can only admire your fortitude and stoicism. I wish you a full recovery and a rich, long life.

  11. GOD BLESS YOU! Stay Strong and Positive. Praying for you. There is no cancer that can get through the blood of JESUS. I fought and won an early diagnosis of the C (I no longer dignify that old enemy with a name).

    GOD healed me. I prayed the word of GOD daily and made the scriptures into my personal prayers and anytime that fear tried to creep in my mind. Here is one of my favorites. 2 Peter 2:21-24 (NIV)

    21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

    22 β€œHe committed no sin,
    and no deceit was found in his mouth.”

    23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

    24 β€œHe himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; β€œby his wounds you have been healed.”

    My sample prayer: Jesus I thank you for suffering for me, please strengthen me that I may follow in your footsteps and commit no sin and no deceit be found in my mouth. I thank you and praise you for you bore my sins in your body on the cross so that I might die to sins and live for righteousness. i thank you for healing me because you were wounded so that I am now healed. Thank you Jesus for my healing now and forever. Amen

  12. Check our my new gift of prayer page that you inspired. I have added prayers. Will add prayers daily. I believe whatever GOD has done to bless you. Share it with whoever will listen to give another person hope. So I am sharing the gift of praying the word of GOD. I take the word of GOD and create personal prayers to pray over my family and friends life. GOD BLESS YOU!

  13. The simple truth is that we will all die, sooner or later. However, a happy future life is possible regardless of our present circumstances! That was the purpose of Jesus ransom sacrifice, to give us life without end provided we ‘exercise’ faith, meaning we ‘act in accordance’ with faith. To do so requires gaining an ‘accurate knowledge’ of what is required through an earnest study of God’s word the Bible. This alone is the remedy for all our present ills.

  14. It will be two years next week that I lost my sister to pancreatic cancer. Eight months later, I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I allowed fear to cloud my judgement and accepted some traditional treatments that I regret now. But like you, I am now working toward creating vibrant health and living life to its fullest. Best wishes for your full recovery to a happy and healthy life!

  15. I like the blood/cake analogy. A specialist tested my blood and told me I don’t have cancer, but my red blood cells don’t live as long as other people’s, forcing my body to keep making them more often. This makes me tired all the time. I’ve tried to explain this to friends and they don’t seem to understand, so I’m going to use your cake analogy so that they understand why my cake isn’t so springy…

  16. oh! u really fighting with cancer…. My brother suffered with this chemo. he got cured and lived good life for around 6 years then cancer again caught him and took to heaven. Wish you a good healthy long life. . .

  17. You are so courageous. All too often people “hide” the battles of living with and surviving cancer. Your blog I’m sure encourages more people they you may ever know. Not that I’m wishing Cancer on anyone not that I believe I could but if anyone I know who may suffer with the ugliness of Cancer I will definitely refer them to your Blog site you are the Rainbow that stands out during the storm. May God’s Love, comfort and protection provide healing to your mind, body and soul.

  18. Eat everything green you possibly can. If a store near you sells liquid chlorophyll, get some and drink it (gross….yes….but very powerful stuff). You have a good attitude and that is half the battle. I wish you a very speedy and full return to health.

      1. Not sure how true it is, but supposedly liquid chlorophyll is extremely similar to blood in its chemical make-up. When I was taking a dose of it daily, my eyes got very vivid and clear and my skin glowed with vitality.

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog, and thanks for inviting me to read entries from your site. You have a gift for sure, as one comment said – you are a “way-shower”, as you provide inspiration and hope for many others on our spaceship. Be Blessed by the Divine Bliss…

    Speaking of blood (and diet), I wanted to share with you additional insight into the workings of blood in the digestive process. I read a book that explains how the different blood types respond to different foods – which then provides great insight into which foods are most beneficial for your blood type. You can do your own research, but Dr.D’Adamo and his father apparently have done a lot of the work so that you don’t have to… Check http://www.dadamo.com/ – and look for the book “Eat Right For Your Type”. This has made a substantial difference in my digestive process, which previously was prone to various complications. There are many things that I now know to not bother eating, and I am more aware of what foods are better suited for me. It works .!.

    And speaking of blogging, I heartily encourage you to write, write and then write some more. It only gets easier. The mechanics of WordPress are just a detail, don’t let that get in the way. You are doing just fine. No apologies needed, just keep at it. Blogging as you do, and sharing of your life and lessons learned is some great medicine for you and for all the rest of us too. You need no awards (sure they are nice), as you have earned a place in our hearts and minds that will bring a smile to your face anytime you think of your readers.

    Carry on Limo-Driver… Bravo Zulu .!. /;^)

  20. Keeping you in my prayers. Thank you for visiting Chancy’s blog. Hope you get color back soon and you are fully recovered. Hugs!

      1. Glad you are okay for now…will continue to pray for you that you will be okay ALL the time. Hugs

  21. Your blog is amazing for one simple reason, your courage.
    Not many people would put into words what you are sharing and I thank you for that. I was severely burned as a child and have never hidden it from anyone and in fact I have embraced my difference to others and even though our lives and reasons are different I think we have that in common. I do not know exactly what type it is but my father has incurable blood cancer in his spine and I realize now that I know very little of what he is going through. so once again thank you for helping me and others like me understand the battle a little better.

  22. From one cancer survivor to another. My breast cancer was 12 years ago and I know that I thank the fact that I had that mammogram every day. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I shall be back to see how you are getting on in your searching. πŸ™‚

  23. I see your beautiful red flower on all the blogs I visit and say a prayer for you each time I see them. Researching on your own is power. You will find the key! Thanks for finding my blog so that I could find yours.

  24. I really love your blog. Thank you for taking the time to follow my journey through art. I look foward to following your journey as well.

  25. Reading some of your older posts I can really see why you’ve gotten so many awards for such a long time. You’re so solid in your beliefs and attitude and I applaud you for that. Keep it up and you’ll beat the Monster yet I’m sure. Good luck to you always, and thanks again for visiting me.
    Steve

  26. thank you for liking my post at Quantumrhapsody! you will be liked a thousandfold in return, and blessed in the process. just make sure you stay happy.. it is the natural dose that strengthens your immune system. take care.

  27. I want to thank you for liking my “Why do stress ourselves out?” and also for your wonderful blogs!!! Like i wrote in “My Journey” I vitualized my immune system cell as smilies dancing around in my body and just hugging all those poor sick cancer cells that where so unhappy. Then I pictured them just dying in the arms of the Smilies. In this way I always had a positive picture and not a negative one in terms of killing and war. Hugs

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