So I have a happy update for you, in payment for all of your amazing support and kindness:
The doctor's office I went to in Denver was something Doug and I had wanted to do before I was even told this is cancer. We learned about this type of approach when you have a medical mystery, through books and online reading. And, incidentally, it's something you can find in pretty much every other state except Utah, for some strange reason.
Nothing new about them. In fact, the direct opposite! Our predecessors practiced nutritional healing and wellness from the inside out, back to Earth's ancient beginnings, when God told us He made plants and animals for the use of man.
In other words, nutrition and inner healing come first in any circumstance. This particular doctor I went to see is actually an Obstetrician who has a much more holistic viewpoint than most I've come across. His staff was amazing and did this huge cellular health scan, complete with tons of confusing numbers and facts.
But in the end, even though we didn't learn anything in specific about the cancer or the tumors, we did learn that if I follow a gluten-free diet then many of the uncomfortable side effects may ease up quite a bit! So there's that, which is already well under way thanks to my sweetly vigilant hubby watching out for me.
|Look! All you do is just CHOP the Vegan Food Pyramid through the middle, and voila! |
My perfect gluten-free vegan diet. I love simple things! ;)
And also, (here's the other happy part!) he said that while he believes we need to still go see an adrenal oncologist for sure, he feels like in his deepest gut it will turn out that this is NOT a cancerous couple of tumors.
Okay, so the fact is, there are no such things as double functioning tumors in one adrenal gland... that have been documented, or that we've found, that are NOT cancerous. So that means, if this doctor is correct, I would be an even greater anomaly than I already would if it is, in fact, just silly old cancer. BUT that doesn't mean it can't happen!
So, based on the "gut instinct" of our Colorado Obstetrician, I feel that the whole thing went very well. Because it gave me something hopeful to pray for, and something to give you to pray for as well! It's kind of hard to just say a prayer that goes, "Please help Eden not have cancer," when you can have a much more positive prayer that says, "Please bless that Eden's Colorado holistic baby-doctor guy is totally in touch with his sixth sense and bases it off what he's dealt with in his 30-some-odd years as a physician."
Okay I see your point. But you could do a shortened version and it'll turn out just as well. :) This is GOD we're talking about. He understands even me. ;)
And if you're wondering, we had a wonderful time visiting with family and driving through the autumn colors in gorgeous Colorado. Thank you so much for all you guys continue to say and do. You are the answers to my prayers!!!