Monday, June 21, 2010

Daily Routine

I just finished reading "Knockout: Doctors Who are Curing Cancer" by Suzanne Somers and I thought this would be a perfect time to write about what I am doing from an integrative standpoint.  The book was very interesting though very anti-chemo, anti-radiation and against all Western approaches to medicine.  Did I agree with some of their statements .... yes, but I do not think I would ever be able to completely go against all Western medicine and only take a natural Eastern approach to my treatments.  I would however take the approach of integrative medicine and agree that Western and Eastern medicine can work wonders together! 

Many people have been asking lately what I am doing from an integrative standpoint so without going into too much detail (because this has been tailored to my needs) here is what my regimen and my day looks like. 

Empty Stomach AM routine:
  • 1 tsp botanical mixture in water: an individualized mixture herbs based off of type of cancer, location, and present condition that has been shown to help cancer patients and help purify the blood, boost the immune system
  • 2 oz fresh wheat grass
  • 5 tabs of Perfect Food (greens)
  • homeopathy "drainage" mixture which consists of 5 drops from 3 bottles into 1L of water and sip throughout the day
Wait approximately 45 mins ..... this is when I check e-mails, write my blog, clean kitchen .... do little tasks here and there.

15 mins prior to breakfast:
  • 1 curcumin
  • 1 ECGC (green tea extract)
  • 1 AHCC (active hexose correlated compound - mushroom extract)
Breakfast ... consists normally of fresh fruit bowl (mango, banana, figs, plums,blueberries, cherries, dried dates) or Ezekiel bread with pumpkin seed butter and blueberry jam.  Following breakfast:
  • 1 calcium
  • 6000 IU Vit. D
  • 1 tsp flax oil
Head outside to get some fresh air and water our garden .... for the past 4 years I have been saying that I am going to get better at taking care of the garden and somehow develop a green thumb .... I have yet to succeed but I am trying hard again this year!

1 hr prior to lunch:
  • 4 digestive enzymes
  • 1 tsp botanical mixture w/ water
Lunch .... normally can of tuna or chicken, with some raw veggies or salad
  • 1 AHCC
Snack ..... walnuts, dried cherries, figs or goji berries or my green goop concoction juice mixture (carrots, kale, collard greens, broccoli, turnips, lemon and apple)

15 mins prior to dinner:
  • 1 curcumin
  • 1 ECGC
  • 1 AHCC
  • homeopathy "drainage" mixture which consists of 5 drops from 3 bottles into 1L of water and sip throughout the day
Dinner ..... beef, lamb, fish and stir fried kale, broccoli and sweet potatoes
  • 1tsp flax oil or cook with EVOO
  • 1 calcium
1 hr prior to snack:
  • 4 digestive enzymes
  • 1 melatonin
  • 1/4 ativan (my only Western medication)
  • 1 tsp botanical mixture w/ water
Snack .... fresh fruit, nuts, soy matcha green tea or dark chocolate :)  Sit down relax and watch some reality TV:)
Also in the mix of all of this is my homeopathy mixtures.  I alternate between two therefore, every Monday I have #1 mixed with 1 L of water and sip throughout the day and then then following Monday I have #2 mixed with 1 L of water and sip throughout the day.  I also have my other homeopathy that I place under my tongue and dissolve, I try and remember to do it everyday but sometimes I forget. 

This is my regular routine!  This is what I have been doing to try and improve my health .... some say it's like having a full-time job trying to make sure you have everything organized and taking everything at the right time.  Yes, it is a lot but once you get used to it, it becomes easy and it is nothing like a chore or duty.  I know for myself, when I put my mind to something there is no stopping me!  And .... when you feel and notice the difference in your body it makes you want to continue and take care of yourself even more.   

Now that I am feeling better and my energy levels are coming up I just need to get back to a regular exercise routine! 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thank You!!

I apologize in advance if I miss anyone but please know even if your name is not mentioned that we appreciate truly what you did for us to make this such an amazing and memorable day.

To everyone who attended or where there in spirit ... our family, friends, friends of family, family of friends, high school friends, co-workers, clients, Cardiac Wellness participants ... to everyone ... THANK YOU!!!!

To Bill from Pat & Hanks Fish and Chips for donating all the hamburgers, hot dogs & buns, to Louie from Maple Leaf Bar and Grill for all the beverages, to Koolini's Italian Eatery for the pasta and salad, Renee's Fine Cakes for the beautiful cake, and Doug Smith's Signs for the banner.

To all the photographers ... Rod Denis, James Zedd (Britton Images Photography) and Ron Barr.  To the great entertainment that kept us rockin' .... SuperNatural and Bree Gaudette.  

For all those who donated raffle prizes .... Women on the Run ~ 6 week running clinic, The Yellow Belly Frog Company ~ Designer Soap and "Spa" Package, Gail's Flowers ~ Circle of Friendship Candle, Scrap Booking Supplies, Ladies Jewelry Package, Desktop Tealight Fountain, Pearl Jewelry Set, Men's Watch & Accessories, Pearl Necklace and Sunflower Arrangement, Bruce Thompson ~ Willie Horton Autographed Baseball and Wayne Gretzky Action Figure, Colleen Pandolfo ~ Baby Needs Package, Sylvia & Frank Dow ~ Detroit Red Wings Coat Rack, John Guthrie ~ Wooden Elephant Stool, Amy Britton ~ Incense Diffuser Package, Pajama Angels ~ Snack Attack Bowl, Family Package for the  4th Annual Scare Away Breast Cancer Fundraiser Friday October 22, 2010, Books & Beverages Package, Action Figures, Men's Bracelet & Visor, Ladies Watch & Cell Phone Bag, Travel Game, Cassette Tap & Ringed Paper, Breast Cancer "Pink" Pack, Baseball Memo Board and Angels Decorative Plaque, Frank Merlihan ~ Decorative Kitchenware, Amanda Borysowytsch ~ Total Body Experience, Patirica Charron ~ Scrabble Game and Glass Platter & Coasters, LaSalle Pool and Spa ~ $100 Gift Certificate, Claudette LeBron ~ Tropical Island Painting, Andrea Tremblay ~ Picnic Backpack Set, CAW Local 444 ~ 2x Gift Pack, Paul Dunn ~ Wildlife Print, Janis Windsor ~ Beauty Hair Products & Flat Iron, Renee's Fine Cakes ~ Elegant Torte, Hope & Jim Pizzimenti ~ Alcohol Gift Basket, Gladys Gerrior ~ Aboriginal Wind chime, T'Dye For Hair Salon $65 Gift Certificate, and Phyllis Aloisio ~ 2x $40 Laser It Gift Certificate. 

To everyone who donated for the sealed auction, Lifestyle Family Fitness - Dougall ~ 3 mth membership, Frisbee, t-shirt & bag, Gail's Flowers ~ Sutton Creek Golf & Country Club 4 rounds (18 holes with cart), Original Artwork by Marc Lacoursiere ~ Money to Burn #50/100 Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity included, Tecumseh Laser Centre ~ Laser Hair Removal or Any Laser Treatment, Stacy Pegg Fitness ~ 2 In Home Personal Training Sessions, Abraham's Jewellery ~ Unisex Stainless Steel Necklace and Ladies Stainless Steel Bracelet, Gail's Flowers ~ Live Planter and Angel Statue, Cyngus Cellulite & Skin Rejuvenation Clinic ~ Peel & Microderm, Love Bree Photography ~ Photoshoot & Gift Certificate, Chantelle Foreman ~ Gift Basket and Ambassador Bikes Inc. ~ Pink Cruiser Classic bicycle.  To all the volunteers who helped with front door, raffle tickets, beverages, cotton candy and popcorn machine.  To Mike & Steph for running the "Nail & Hammer" Game, to Jeff for running the "Chipping Game" and Mary Recchia for donating the indoor putting green to the winner, the games were a big hit for the adults and everyone enjoyed them ... as much as the kids all enjoyed the bouncy castle :)

To the committee .... Stacy, though we haven't known each other for long I thank you in such a short period of our friendship for planting the seed, dreaming and believing in what this event could.  To Valentina ... you are my best friend and sister .... I need not say more! To Jason my amazing boss but most importantly my friend thank you for always wanting to be there and help, Heidi his beautiful wife for being such a great friend and for being you. Shawn .... thank you for being there for us over these years, I am glad we never lost contact and ended up working together and being more than just co-workers but friends, Rosemary ... thank you for your talent, creativity and your craziness, it brings smiles to so many peoples faces and thank you for being one of my cancer babes! To my wonderful husband... I truly know why God brought you here to Canada ... I know I would not have been able to fight as hard as I have, dreamed and believed as much as I have if it wasn't for God putting you in my arms!

To all of my angels .... that is YOU.  Everyone who took part in this day weather you were present physically, in spirit or sent your best wishes and prayers.  If it wasn't for all of you this journey would be a much more difficult one to travel.  It is with all of your help and generosity that we will be able to fight harder.  

In closing .....

Words are not enough to express our gratitude to those who have shown their support and love for us today.  This day will be memorable because of YOU, our family and friends who have shared this journey with us .... some starting today and others from the beginning.  It is because of YOU letting us know we are loved that has made this road easier to travel!  And it is because of our love for YOU that we continue to fight!  May God bless YOU for your continued support, generosity, and kindness that you have shown towards us as we face the roads ahead and journey together.  
From the bottom of our hearts ... we love you and Thank you!  

Sasha & Attila Fulop

To see pictures from the celebration please follow these links below (more pictures to come)


Friday, June 4, 2010

Sasha & Attila BBQ "Fun"raiser

A few months ago one of our friends Stacy approached us and stated that she wanted to do something for us, something to help us out in our situation, possibly a fundraiser.  With me sitting on the back burner for the first time with a fundraiser our crew (Valentina, Heidi, Jason, Shawn & Rosemary) stepped up and jumped in to help.  Knowing that people want to do something nice for you and just want to be able to help in anyway is overwhelming in itself, to know that they are going to go as far a putting on a fundraiser for you makes it even more overwhelming. 

The date was May 16th, the weather was amazing and couldn't have been better.  I know we were blessed and God was smiling down upon all of us that day.  As we drove up I was trying to take it all in .... all these people were her to support us ... to support me.  I don't remember too much as the day went by so fast.  I tried to take in everyone that was there and tried to spend a little time with each person .... I know there were people I missed and some of those I only had a chance to wave to, so please accept my apology and my thankfulness!  One thing I do remember and will forever remember is that I walked around the whole day with a smile on my face ... I had no words to express how I was feeling but I knew I was truly blessed!

Now that the day has passed I am finally able to come up with the right words to express how I was feeling .... 

I started first by laying out the banner and after having read every one's words of inspiration and thoughts (without crying - YEAH!) I realized why tears did not come to my eyes. I thought back to what that day meant to me and hopefully everyone else. It was a day to celebrate life, love, and happiness. To share our energy and to just be happy! As I stated I couldn't stop walking around the BBQ without a smile on my face knowing that everyone was here for us.  To see my parents as happy and appreciative as they were for what this day brought was more than enough, that did bring tears to my eyes .... they are so happy and thankful for the wonderful group of friends we have and the amount of people who turned out to show their love and support. This day was more than just bringing people together for a day to celebrate life it reminded them how to celebrate life! Family and friends were brought together who have not seen each other in years!!!! For one day everything was put aside, any hatred and anger were forgotten, petty little arguments dropped, even high school friends were brought back together, and nothing but love shined through that park. THANK YOU!!!!

Everyone we have talked to praised the committee for the work they did, they couldn't believe how well it was done (we can), the food was awesome, the games, the prizes, everyone that was there ...... we have heard repetitively that people were so happy they could have made it out and share in all of this joy, and stated they would have been upset if they would have missed it!

I thought more about the saying "We Are Here For You Sasha". It is very overwhelming to know that that many people came together for Attila and I, words cannot explain what it feels like to know that! I know when you love someone and care for them from the bottom of your heart and just want to help this is what you do. I know many people feel helpless in this situation .... wondering what you can do to help us ..... all we ask for is to be there for us on this journey and nothing more. But the committee and everyone who supported the BBQ went as cliche as it sounds above and beyond. God has but Attila and I in a circle of family, friends and supporters that I wouldn't change for the world, we love and thank each and everyone of you!  

To be continued ..... as there are still many people to thank for making this day possible.