At Hope4Cancer Treatment Centers, most of our patients spend three weeks in our inpatient program. Some spend longer (six weeks or more), and some fewer (two to three days depending on their cancer type and stage). All participate in our home program once they’ve completed their first phase of treatment. The home program includes therapies, supplements, nutritional support, scheduled phone support from our physicians, and two-day return visits for consultation, basic testing and further recommendations approximately every three months for the first year.
As our patients prepare to go home, continuing their cancer healing process can seem daunting. After three weeks or more in our care, they’ve learned how to do all the treatment protocols that can be done at home. However, getting it all set up at home and then blending many hours of therapy into their home life can be overwhelming at first.
The home program is an essential part of the total process at Hope4Cancer, and something that we view as critical to healing. It requires discipline and commitment to stay on track with the home therapies. Based on our experience with more than a decade of helping cancer patients heal, we have found that patients who take our home program seriously and take advantage of the return visits flourish.
Julie Edge, a breast cancer patient who first came to the clinic in May 2015, was recently at the clinic for her six-month checkup. She offered me this as an example of a daily schedule at home. In addition to her treatment program, she’s the mom of two teenagers and works at a company she owns. I’ve heard similar versions from other returning patients. Think of this as a place to start as you begin (or fine-tune) the home program for yourself.
A Day In the Life On The Home Program
By Julie Edge, breast cancer patient
I’ve been on the Home Program since mid-June 2015. While it was a little rough going those first couple of weeks as I was getting all my equipment assembled and into a routine, I can now say that my home program is a pretty smooth part of my day. It took about four weeks to really find the right rhythm for me and to find the balance with my work. I continue to tweak the plan and make modifications based on my work schedule. Below is a common schedule for my day:
5:30 a.m. – Wake up and do the laser pad or near infrared light therapy while still in bed.
6:00 a.m. – Greet the morning with a glass of lemon water with cayenne and some exercise (e.g., yoga, rebounding, a walk) and/or meditation.
7:00 a.m. – Take supplements with liquid oxygen and Liposomal Vitamin C mixed in water, then enjoy that “cup of joe” in the form of a coffee enema.
8:00 a.m. – Drink Golden Milk or a Wheatgrass shot while preparing my Green Juice. Drink juice, then eat breakfast: eggs, avocado and sprouts, or steel cut oats and fruit, plus seed milk. Make a lunch and smoothie to take to work.
9:00 a.m. – Head to work.
10:30 a.m. – Drink smoothie made with almond milk, almond butter, fresh spinach, chia and hemp seeds, 1/2 frozen banana or 1/2 cup frozen berries, and a scoop of Power Greens Premium.
1:00 p.m. – Eat a healthy lunch: salad with romaine lettuce, baked salmon, carrots, and nuts, as well as some broccoli soup.
Throughout the day, consume 60 oz. of filtered, alkaline water.
4:30 p.m. – Head home from work, help out with kid pick-up and drop-off for sports and activities, help with dinner preparation (my husband does much of the cooking right now), eat a snack (cut-up vegetables, spirulina coconut bars or an apple with almond butter).
5:30 p.m. – Do a heat treatment (infrared sauna or hyperthermia), sono photo-dynamic therapy, and the near infrared light or laser pad light therapy.
7:30 p.m. – Eat a healthy dinner: Zucchini noodles with tomato sauce and hemp-nut Parmesan topping, plus a salad with kale, Brussels sprouts, sunflower seeds and an apple-cider/olive oil dressing.
8:30 p.m. – Help kids with homework, watch television, enjoy family time, make coffee for tomorrow’s enema.
9:30 p.m. – Get ready for bed. Take supplements. Read or meditate, and get to sleep!
It’s definitely a full day, and I often wonder what I did with all my time before my cancer treatments consumed so much of it. However, it’s all doable and keeps me on track with my healing!
What works for you in your home program for healing cancer? Please share your daily routine @Hope4CancerMex or commenting on the blog or Facebook page.
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