12 Months and Still Fighting

Update on Ren’s condition.

For those that have been following this blog will know that Ren has a will that is not surpassed by many. He was always extremely determined (some would call it stubborn) to achieve any goal he set himself to. Beating his little mutants is what he is still fully determined to do.

For Ren’s 45th birthday I flew over to surprise him, instead it was me that was surprised as to his physical deterioration. As I wished him a happy birthday, he asked for my help to get him admitted to hospital, as the pain was too taking its toll. The worst part was when he said “I can’t concentrate” and I could see that his mind was barely able to function, with all the toxins not being flushed out by his no-longer operational liver and kidneys.

Once admitted to hospital and after some blood works the dire news was given to us that Ren had hours/days/weeks to live. But then again what do doctors know anyway, he’s been told worse already and still fighting.

After months of searching for Methyl Jasmonate we finally were able to source some and I brought it with me. 3ml in a steam inhaler was administered yesterday. I am sure that Ren would have wanted to get tests before and after but with his condition, there was just no time to waste.

Methyl Jasmonate based on our research is a totally non toxic to normal cells, but really goes after and kills cancer cells. Since MeJA is volatile and a fragrance by definition, it can not be consumed orally but can be with the use of personal steam inhalers be introduced into the lungs. Recommended dosages from what we could determine was 3 mls and 5 times per month. I just wish we could have started this a lot sooner, but sourcing methyl jasmonate was much harder than we anticipated.

Yesterday was also a huge milestone, its been 12 months since he was 1st diagnosed with cancer, with the doctors there giving him 2 months or so to live. And still fighting.

Well done Ren, keep fighting!

Dave (Ren’s Favourite Brother) OK his only has one, but its true!

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About Ren

I have been diagnosed with stage 4, metastatic colorectal cancer in October 2012, 3 days after my 44th birthday. There is no cure, but I am determined to go down the road less travelled to find one. I have setup this blog to document my journey and hopefully help others in the process. My view is that if there is a cure, it does not lie with traditional chemo, but with the immune system. Time will tell.
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8 Responses to 12 Months and Still Fighting

  1. tony says:

    Hey Dave, sorry to hear about Ren, he really is hardcore! I think the MJ idea came from me, giving it to my son, hope it can help pull him round.

  2. Rona0909 says:

    Dear Dave, thank you for posting – I have been checking Ren’s blog daily. So glad to know that Ren is going strong. The Methyl Jasmonate sounds good. And of course having a wonderful brother like you helps too. Best wishes to Ren and you.

  3. amby says:

    Hi Dave, I m glad Ren has you around at this time. Ren’s journey and fight is an inspiration to all of us and I hope and pray that he make a good recovery. MJ treatment seems very promising.

  4. tanstaafl says:

    Hello Dave, I am glad that you are there to support Ren in his time of need. Ren’s chronicles of his odessey, presented here, at CSN and at Colonchat, are an inspiration for all. Ren’s story is a classic of mind and man, wit and grit against a fearsome and overwhelming enemy. Thank you, Dave, for carrying the torch forward at this critical juncture. Thank you, ren, for sharing your time and insights with us.

  5. JD says:

    R.I.P my dear lifelong friend Rene ! I light this candle & lie sadly beside it with memories of you. Only my stream of tears will put this candle out tonight :( ((((

    Have a peaceful journey Rene, & I’ll join you there some day.
    Im sooooo sad you left this world today !!!:((( RIP :( ((
    45 is tooooo early!

    You fought it to the end Rene, you never gave up!
    You never stopped trying, but I cant stop crying :( (( …
    Listening to your inspiring song “How does it feel?” all night…

    Rest In Peace Rene, LOVE, JD :( ((

  6. ImFM says:

    Wishing all of you the best of strength. @Ren: Keep up the fight and thank you for everything. The new treatment sounds very promising, fingers crossed.

    @Dave, thank you for the update. I too have been checking almost daily since you pointed me to Ren’s blog.

  7. nancy says:

    Ren put up a fierce fight and inspired many along the way.
    My friend, you will be missed greatly.

  8. Makis says:

    I just finished reading Ren’s blog, this is the last post on my reading line because its the right one to express my huge respect for him being so brave and making himself a monumental example of the human will to live.

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