Sunday, March 11, 2018

Immunotherapy…a Positive Direction


After over a year, it has been a long journey of fighting cancer while undergoing numerous tests, high dose radiation treatment and its resulting side effects and symptoms.

Thankful to great doctors including world-class radiation oncologists, nurses, and other medical professionals, the main focus was on addressing and dealing with the carcinoma in a definitive manner.  Also, proactively maintaining proper emotional, mental and physical health enabled effective recovery during this period.

I also came to know through the specialist doctors that my carcinoma was a result of not hereditary reasons or some other causes but…most probably due to a genetic mutation.

I am grateful to get proper consultation, guidance and advice from renowned immunologists and now focused on moving forward with immunotherapy in ensuring no recurrence of the carcinoma or any potential metastatic effects.

Key emphasis is now on making the most effective lifestyle changes while eliminating processed foods, refined foods, artificial ingredients, increasing intake of fruits, vegetables, and natural phytochemicals to properly restore the original DNA structure.  Also, regular meditation, mindfulness, yoga, maintaining getting proper and timely rest, fitness, and training – with the main goal of drastically boosting my auto-immune system.

The journey of Life is not over until it is over…I am going to stay positive and keep moving forward and never ever look backward.

The purpose of any and all mentoring, focusing on holistic wellness, health, sports, fitness, nutrition, yoga, ayurveda and related is to promote healthy lifestyles and balance between Spirit-Mind-Body. This includes any and all associated proven processes, methods, techniques, therapies which may also include educational purposes with the goal of creating awareness and disseminating information. All information on the Blog in no way precludes the mandatory need for seeking definitive prior advice, diagnosis and/or treatment from a qualified medical physician and/or specialist related to Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program(s). Prior to starting any Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program(s), it is mandatory to get a thorough examination by a qualified medical physician and/or specialist. In addition, a medical physician and/or specialist’s approval must be obtained prior to undertaking any Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program and as well as continual examination(s) by a medical physician and/or specialist during the entire duration and course of undertaking any Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program(s).

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Staying Positive into 2018…

As the New Year 2018 dawns, in retrospect, it has been a challenging journey over the last one year in dealing with the various multiple tests for cancer markers, biopsy, MRI scans, preparation for treatment and subsequently undergoing high dose radiation treatment.  Further, addressing and moving forward with daily, weekly, monthly next steps in tackling both side effects and additional symptoms on a 24/7 basis.

Looking ahead into 2018, my journey continues, but, it is important to focus on staying positive and taking definitive steps with proper lifestyle, diet, rest, exercise, balance and motivation.  In addition, getting back to definitive emphasis on health, fitness, training and hopefully competing again soon.

Each and every hour, day, and week, I am thankful I to have another chance and to make it to the next moment which lies just ahead.  Cannot look back, but, only forward.  It has been said that the past is not recoverable at all, the future is totally unknown, for it is the present which total contains both the past and the future, and, it is the present which truly matters in making a difference.

Staying positive into 2018…



The purpose of any and all mentoring, focusing on holistic wellness, health, sports, fitness, nutrition, yoga, ayurveda and related is to promote healthy lifestyles and balance between Spirit-Mind-Body. This includes any and all associated proven processes, methods, techniques, therapies which may also include educational purposes with the goal of creating awareness and disseminating information. All information on the Blog in no way precludes the mandatory need for seeking definitive prior advice, diagnosis and/or treatment from a qualified medical physician and/or specialist related to Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program(s). Prior to starting any Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program(s), it is mandatory to get a thorough examination by a qualified medical physician and/or specialist. In addition, a medical physician and/or specialist’s approval must be obtained prior to undertaking any Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program and as well as continual examination(s) by a medical physician and/or specialist during the entire duration and course of undertaking any Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program(s).

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fighting Cancer - Holistic Approaches

As a person diagnosed with cancer for the first time and also a pure novice to cancer, it was very difficult for me in trying to understand and appreciate the challenges as well as the various methodologies and approaches for treatment and associated therapies.

From the onset, keeping an open mind, it is always very important to get highly qualified multiple professional opinions on different available pathways to address effective course of action.  Throughout the process, with proper science, innovation and technology, it is essential to clearly understand the nature of the diagnosis, the probable and possible underlying cause(s), the effective course of corrective action(s), and the likely impact and outcome(s) if the corrective action(s) are implemented along with risks and mitigation.

Through an interactive, consultative, collaborative, and focused process with the different physicians, I had to deal with specific options such as; surgery, chemotherapy, standard radiation, high dose radiation, hormone therapy and brachytherapy.  In addition, after additional advice and consultation, I accepted the fact that I must also undertake restorative, regenerative, and alternative holistic therapies such as Yoga, Pranayama, Ayurveda, Tai Chi, and related pathways.  I realize that it is very critical to clearly listen, understand and appreciate what is being advised to me by the various physicians and to make and take personal time to concentrate, contemplate and meditate prior to arriving at a definitive decision on taking next steps.  I also realize it is very important to undertake a proactive focus as well as accepting personal responsibility to continually stay positive and avoid negative energy.

In addition, there must be individual emphasis on paying daily attention to constructively undertaking positive lifestyle changes in ensuring proper rest, diet, wellness, wellbeing, exercise, balance, and motivation.  Also, continual emphasis on further enhancing health, fitness and training (if possible) to preclude direct impact of adverse side effects and symptoms from the prescribed treatment and therapies.

I realize cancer is an uphill journey which I cannot ever be over-confident nor ever look back, but, only move forward with each step and doing my best in staying positive.  It is also very important to be highly “mindful” and take it hour-by-hour, day-by-day and week-by-week – as long as it takes to complete this journey.


The purpose of any and all mentoring, focusing on holistic wellness, health, sports, fitness, nutrition, yoga, ayurveda and related is to promote healthy lifestyles and balance between Spirit-Mind-Body. This includes any and all associated proven processes, methods, techniques, therapies which may also include educational purposes with the goal of creating awareness and disseminating information. All information on the Blog in no way precludes the mandatory need for seeking definitive prior advice, diagnosis and/or treatment from a qualified medical physician and/or specialist related to Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program(s). Prior to starting any Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program(s), it is mandatory to get a thorough examination by a qualified medical physician and/or specialist. In addition, a medical physician and/or specialist’s approval must be obtained prior to undertaking any Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program and as well as continual examination(s) by a medical physician and/or specialist during the entire duration and course of undertaking any Spirit-Mind-Body fitness and/or training program(s).