Monday, April 30, 2012

Treat-Meant for You Day

Oliver and I participated in St Joseph's Treat-meant for you day for anyone diagnosed with cancer in the past year or currently in treatment.  It was a beautiful sunny day.  Oliver was so good with all the participants and so willing to give love to anyone who showed interested.  I also made a presentation on the meaning of cancer and forgiveness.  It went pretty well.
My next presentation will be Wednesday, May 16th at St Joseph's if anyone is interested in attending. It is from 6-7:30 and I will be talking about: Treatment Beyond the Prescription Pad.
I continue to juice and drink green smoothies.  I'm also cutting back on gluten more and more.  I really don't think I have a gluten issue but my blood tests continue to show high inflammation so that is my next step in changing my nutrition.  I'm eating about 75% or so raw and very rarely any processed foods.  I find doing one thing at a time, either taking away something or adding in something one by one has been helpful for me.  Dad and I are in the process of planting a garden.  My cucumber and spinach seedlings are starting to come up.  We already have strawberries and parsley producing.  YEA!!!
I'm considering putting on a fire-walking event.  If anyone is interested in attending, please let me know.  They historically are very powerful, potentially life changing events for people.  Some of you may have seen Oprah walk with Tony Robbins.  A gentleman I met at Jack Canfield's seminar in 2009 is a facilitator so he is helping me start the planning. Should be fun.  I will keep you posted on all the details.
Please keep in touch and thank you for being in my life.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Hello to anyone out there who is still following my blog.  I hope there are some of you out there still.  I am doing well.  As far as my physical health goes, I continue to see my surgical oncologist on a monthly basis.  I continue to have normal exams, but unfortunately my CA125 blood test continues to rise.  My pain that started most of this work-up is almost completely gone.  Not sure if that is due to decreasing my intake of nuts (almonds) but could be linked.  I have another blood test and exam next week.
I have been offered a 20 hour position in Fremont Kaiser which means I will soon have benefits.  The job is the same as I'm doing now but will now be guaranteed hours and the very nice benefit package to go along with it.  Very reassuring for me to soon have that in place.
Oliver and I are making pet therapy visits a few times/month and getting more relaxed with it.
I am speaking this Saturday at St Joseph's Treat-meant for You day for people diagnosed with cancer in the past year or currently in treatment.  I will be speaking on forgiveness.  Oliver will also be there with me for Pet Therapy.  It will be a wonderfully rewarding day.
All in the family are well.  Rileigh will be coming home soon for the summer.  Robert is going to Peru at the end of the month for a vacation.  Dana and Bobby are working hard to pay for Rileigh's college and have found a good balance of playing hard too when they have a day off together.  They are taking a trip to Vegas at the end of the month to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.  Dad is playing softball again.  Mom is keeping busy on the house and taking classes to further her spiritual growth.
I was dedicated enough to finally write out my goals for the year with action plans on how to achieve them all.  One goal is to continue to do this blog every 3-4 weeks if not on a more consistent basis.  I hope all of you will keep me on track with that goal.
Please be well and keep in touch,

Dr. Oliver