Thank you, Letsbe. That was -some- of the initial requested info I was looking for; first-hand anecdote to add to others' experiences, and make some determinations aside from just dry data, though admittedly, the greater amount of dry data gives a greater view overall.
Glad to read your experience was positive. Your report reads as very hopeful.
And yes, there's a lot to think about in this. The attachment family, has the person been on the planet long enough, the collision of the hypothetical perceptions or beliefs about mortality, versus the reality of "you may get to choose very soon," and the whole issue of simply trying to put aside lab results that currently exist, and actually wait for a more definitive "Yes/No, this is/isn't what you're dealing with."
Personally, I was the kid who snuck into closets with a razor when no one was home, and opened Christmas packages early, then taped them back together very precisely, so as not to be noticeable, pretending to be surprised on Christmas morning, cheating myself more than the 'giver.' In short, I have not been a very patient person in some circumstances involving waiting. Yet, as a serious road-dwelling hitch-hiker in my youth, I could be stuck some (often semi-remote) place for up to 3 days, and not get all that antsy or angry at the circumstances... So.... we wait.
The insurance in this case only permits for medical treatment in Alaska and Washington State, and even then, it needs to be (for financial reasons) with a specific network of resources in those area.
Lots of reports re. Docs who (if they find out a patient is using oils/extracts, whether CBD or THC), threaten to pull the plug on conventional treatments. Not all are this way, but from my reading, many have had this ultimatum placed upon them. Seems that no matter how far we think we've advanced as a species with our tech, etc., ignorance and narrow train of thought rules the day, even among those deemed to be brighter folks.
I figure that if an impact driver is beneficial, and another wrench on the other end is helpful, as well, if possible, without causing some sort of problem, then use both.
aridbud, I have some questions for you about extracts from your autos, but will PM you.
Trich, thank you for your links. As a guy who suffers terrible weariness when reading too much at once, trying to keep data straight in its own categories, etc., and feeling serious tiredness after reading, it may take me a few days to wade through all of the resources folks have provided here via written articles, but I'll be doing that as much as I'm able.
Canna, yeah, a family member when I was very young, had opiates in suppository form, and my assumption was that if a drug of any kind entered more closely to a location with serious blood flow, in what ever part of the body, then it went more rapidly to the bloodstream, but the one article/post I can recall at the moment, clearly stated the results included more beneficial contents in the extract being delivered to the system, with less "head high" when used in suppository form.
I need to go back and clarify that they were specifically talking about THC, not CBD, and to see if it's possible that they were separating what we often refer to as a 'body high' from a 'head high,' without actually mentioning the 'body high' part of it, as many of us understand the differentiation of the 2 (specifically why I'm not typically a huge Indica fan, unless specific Indicas from the Hindu Kush areas of several countries, that are known to have other effects than the more stereotypical).
Bottom line, the Bubbas in the woods can talk this caliber or that caliber for personal bear protection all day long, but if I'm dealing with a truly aggressive bear (speaking in metaphor), I want to hit it with ALL of what ever is on-hand, all at once. The more the merrier, as long as three's no counter-indication between the substances.
Thanks again, and now chores call me. Mothers are up into the 4' LED shop tubes (lighting) in their cupboards, and have been sending telling signals for some time that they'd -really- like some fresh mix, in larger pots, for me to take the next round of cuttings, just to keep 'em going. And a friend in the bush has an aircraft later on, for which I need to get into town to gather up some items for him, so he doesn't lose his window for getting stuff out there.
The whole concept of cancer, up close and personal, even before -final- formal confirmation, causes a presence that makes looking at more insignificant chores, issues, questions or needs that much easier; they are tasks or issues with an immediate solution. Then there's the potential egg on the face if the imaging and biopsy labs come back as some peculiar non-cancerous issue.
If nothing else, I will have gained an insight into prostate (and other) cancer treatment that in the future, if needed, or called upon, would only require a review, rather than starting from square 1. And a refreshed perspective on what time poorly used or wasted amounts to..