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A health scare…..and hats!

Over the last several years, we’ve shared not only our family’s keto journey, but our family in general. Many of you have watched as the kids have grown up and I’ve become the shortest member of the family! You’ve come to know our fur babies Winston and Banjo, and we’ve shared how a family does keto in the real world in spite of everyday challenges.

Well recently we’ve encountered one of life’s big challenges and just like our Keto journey we’re attacking it head on…or should we say hat’s on 🙂

We’ve got full details in the video and we also wanted to provide a few resources with more information on our challenge and how our diet could effect this new journey.

Here are a few more links with information on melanoma

https://www.aad.org/diseases/skin-cancer/melanoma-treatment-differs-on-head-neck

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/skin-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck

Here are few links relating to Keto and Cancer

https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/diet-and-cancer
https://www.dietdoctor.com/us-researchers-explore-link-between-sugar-insulin-keto-and-cancer
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/brain-cancer
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5842847/

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this scary diagnosis. Coincidentally I was at my dermatologist in early December and they found and biopsied a tiny dot on my arm that turned out to be- yup. Melanoma. Going for in office surgery January 15. They just call and say “melanoma” and I guess we never hear the rest. Will be praying for a good outcome for both of us!

  2. God is good!! And God sent you that fabulous dermatologist who found the melanoma under all that hair! Many prayers to you and your surgeons! #Ketosaveslives

  3. In September, 2018, my husband received a diagnosis of stage 3 melanoma of the scalp. At University of Pennsylvania, he had the very best doctors. He had surgery, and several weeks later had reconstructive surgery and later needed a second reconstructive surgery. He was lucky to be seen by one of the best melanoma oncologists in the region and he started receiving infusions every 3 weeks of an immunotherapy drug, know as Keytruda. After one year of treatments, he is doing well with no current cancer spread anywhere. He will continue to be followed closely for several years. His oncologist told us that Keytruda is an amazing drug. It put Jimmy Carter’s melanoma in remission, after melanoma had spread to his liver and brain. I am sure your husband will do well, and that hats are in your lives for good. Thanks for sharing and spreading the word about this most dangerous form of skin cancer.

  4. Talk to your doctor before surgery – they can give you an anti-nausea med before they wake you up. As a veteran of 21 surgeries, I can tell you it works well. You might want some chicken broth or sugar-free jello when you wake up. Hope all goes well. FYI, Solumbra.com has hats, shirts, and pants in 100 SPF fabric – kind of pricey, but excellent quality!

  5. So glad for the optimistic diagnosis from the doctors! God bless you guys. Will be praying for you ❤️

  6. Praying for David as he undergoes surgery to remove melanoma. So glad it was caught in an early stage! Your entire clan is an inspiration to others. Thank you for sharing your lives!

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