At the end of last year, in a routine medical examination at Madrid Clinic Hospital a tumor was detected that turned out to be malignant. After a series of tests, they confirmed that I had advanced prostate cancer with metastases in the adjacent tissues and lymph nodes.
I was not the least bit affected by the diagnosis; as a matter of fact I was glad. It may seem strange and hard to explain. I will explain it at some other time, but I had long wanted such a diagnosis. In fact, a few years ago, following a colonoscopy in which everything was alright, I commented to my wife: “Wow, I would have liked to have a tumor detected …” – “Please, do not say that ever again, not even in jest” – my wife said.
I was offered two treatment options to choose from: radical surgery or radiation therapy combined with hormone therapy.
The surgical option would consist of the radical removal of the prostate, adjacent tissues and lymph nodes. The removal of the prostate would be followed by a reconnection of the original bladder and urethra, and placement of a urinary catheter to be kept for a few days.
The other option would consist of a combined treatment of hormonal therapy and radiotherapy.
Having ruled out the surgical option from the outset, the doctor, a specialist in oncology, unadornedly enlightened me about the side effects of radiation therapy and hormone therapy.
Effects such as fatigue, depression, heart disease, osteoporosis and loss of muscle mass among other effects (effects of hormone therapy). The secondary effects derived from radiotherapy would basically consist of constipation, diarrhea, as well as rectal bleeding, among others.
Once the diagnosis was confirmed, the doctor warned that the hormonal treatment should be started at once, to be continued for two months, after which the radiotherapy itself would be started.
The radiation therapy would consist of 30 sessions of radiation to the prostate over a six-week period. Hormonal treatment would not be interrupted at any time during treatment and should be extended for 2 more years after the end of radiotherapy.
I asked the doctor whether she did not think the treatment was rather aggressive to which she replied that what was truly aggressive was my cancer.
Practically since I can remember, first intuitively and then by experience and conviction, I have never taken any medication or followed any conventional medical treatment.
It has been my usual practice, when faced with minor common illnesses, such as flu or colds to let them run their course until spontaneous healing would occur. Faced with slightly more serious conditions such as infections, fever, diarrhea or constipation, I have adopted simple natural remedies, such as the use of medicinal plants, fasting or a proper diet, always seeking to collaborate with the body’s self-healing power.
Now then, in terms of conventional medicine, I have full confidence in the correctness and accuracy of diagnosis, and so I am very grateful for the tests that were performed on me to diagnose and confirm my cancer diagnosis.
As for the treatments offered by conventional medicine, I am not against them in principle. In general they are excellent and can be recommended, but they are not unique, as they would have us believe.
In my view, alternative treatments can be more effective than conventional ones, ignoring them greatly limits the possibilities of treatment and healing at our disposal.
One of the serious drawbacks of conventional medicine is that some of their treatments, for example for cancer, are very aggressive, which results in suffering, which is especially absurd and senseless in some senior patients or in cases where patients are in the last phase of their lives.
On the contrary, among the many virtues of natural and alternative treatments are: no side effects, easy to apply and not aggressive.
I told the doctor, after thanking her for all her work, that I did not intend to follow any of the proposed treatments and that I was going to follow a “natural” treatment, without specifying what it would consist of. I wanted to avoid the possibility of offending her.
The doctor kindly explained to me that my tumor, if left untreated, would certainly lead to a fatal outcome in a short time, in little less than 2 years at most.
I greatly appreciated the information but maintained my refusal to the proposed treatment. The doctor presented me with a disclaimer statement document to be signed by me, stating my refusal to follow treatment after having been informed on the consequences that could be derived.
Despite my refusal to follow treatment for my cancer, an “active surveillance” protocol would be implemented by the hospital; with periodic analyzes in order to follow the evolution of the tumor. Likewise, the doctor reassured me that at any time I wanted, an appropriate treatment could be started immediately, taking into account the stage in which the tumor would be.
For my part, knowing that I had a tumor and before its extent or severity was confirmed, I was already undergoing an intense natural auto treatment, based on urine therapy. I’ve never felt any better!
Urine therapy is a traditional and ancestral treatment, practiced at all places times and cultures up to this day.
Why urine therapy?
Well, we will have ample opportunity to talk about the matter at length in this blog!