TheBrain wrote:I've learned that my friend isn't willing to give up drinking, nor he is willing to add any supplements or extracts to his regimen.
I am sorry to hear this. Sad for him, for his wife and for you, and his friends. I can only imagine how challenging it would have been for me if my partner had not been willing and able
to make the changes that contributed to his moving through the crisis time of his diagnosis and treatment to such a positive outcome. How said it would have been for him and for the many many people who love him.
We are so fortunate.
His doctors at Prostate Oncology Specialists had rarely seen anyone make much radical changes and stick with them. He not only did everything they suggested, but also devoured books on cancer cures and implemented what made sense to him, or even that didn’t make sense but was worth trying anyway.
Being part of this community of health activists at ApoE4.Info who take information and act on it, I think it is easy to forget how rare that is.
That your friend is making the decisions he is making is sad, but also understandable. I feel a lot of compassion for him, confronted with the trauma of cancer metastasis and asked to make an enormous change by giving up his drinking. Decades ago, I watched as a wonderful male friend tried to stop drinking by going into a residential treatment center. I think he stayed for 6 months or so, a long time anyway. He thought he’d was fine and would stay that way outside of treatment. He was drinking again within a week of coming out. He told me he just didn’t like being the person he was without alcohol. The mechanisms underlying alcoholism for any person are profound and complex.
Confronting cancer and alcoholism at the same time would be a tall order for any mortal.
Holding you and your friend in my heart.