ICT Manager of the Year 2011 – Belgium – SME

Merci à tous ceux qui m’ont permis d’obtenir ce prix!  Le jury, mais aussi et surtout tous les collaborateurs de Lampiris, la direction (Bruno, Bruno, Tom) qui nous en donne les moyens et tous ceux qui me soutiennent par leur amitié dans tous les petits moments de la vie!

Quelques liens:

A book from a friend

Scott is a friend that has been touched by cancer.  He’s American but he works in Belgium (small world!).  He recently wrote a book.  The profits will go to an initiative that helps research on Sarcoma, the rare bone cancer that also affected Pierre…

Buy the book to help research on cancer!

Thanks,

Vincent

On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Scott wrote:

Dear Friends, after sharing a poem on this site, many of you encouraged me to write a book about our shared experience which I’ve done. I’m Not Lance! will be on Amazon.com and in New York area stores around Christmas. 100% profits will be dedicated to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative and some members of this forum are thanked and recognized in the book.

Since it’s for charity, I’ve also arranged for electronic/rights free online distribution. You can buy a physical copy ($15) or download instantly from the below site ($5). The book dedicates a page to the Liddy Shriver foundation, asks the public to support it and states my own commitment to donate this book’s proceeds.

I hope you will share I’m Not Lance! with people in our community and I hope it helps the cause. You can see the book here now and Amazon.com shortly. I hope you like it!

http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/im-not-lance/6032449

Scott

Anti-cancer tips

Someone concerned by cancer asked me recently about what I had learned through my readings and if I could make suggestions.  Although I am not a doctor, I have compiled a lot of information that I’m happy to share and that I feel are safe and from serious sources.

A bit of background: I have blood cancer (CML) but it’s under control, thanks to a miracle drug called Glivec.  My son, Pierre, 12 years old, has also had cancer 2 years ago (yesterday was the second anniversary of the discovery of his cancer).  Ewing Sarcoma in the right foot, right tibia, 2 knees and right shoulder.  4 chances out of 5 of dying, I learned.  But also 1 chance out of 5 of surviving.  And that is the target we chose…  :-/  He has undergone chemo, radio and surgery (amputation of his right leg).  He is good now and full of life, thanks God!  His story is on a blog at http://pierre.keunen.net (all in French…).

And now we do take great care about nutrition, because I’m sure it helps.  Bad nutrition is probably not sufficient to cause cancer alone.  I think that in most cases, cancer is a multi-causes disease.  The main probable causes seem to be (according to those serious readings I did in the last 2 years):

  1. smoking,
  2. being in contact with cancerous chemicals,
  3. bad nutrition,
  4. stress with a feeling of not being able to react,
  5. lack of physical exercises and
  6. electro-smog (gsm, wifi, and all other micro-waves).

Since it’s very difficult to know what causes are involved in one specific person that has cancer, I think that the best solution, at the individual level, is to work on ALL aspects in order to reduce the probability as much as we can.  These include:

  1. stop smoking if you smoke
  2. review chemical products you are in regular contact with (chemicals related to your job, cleaning products at home, products you put on your skin (perfumes, sun cream, soap…), etc.)
  3. learn how to eat well
  4. reduce your stress (change stress generating situations, learn yoga, meditation, cardiac coherence…)
  5. exercise (the best seem to do light exercises everyday for 20 minutes – like walking, cycling…)
  6. use common sense to reduce electro smog (don’t carrry your gsm directly on your body…)

This may seem a lot at first reading, but if you take your time, you will slowly learn how to live better and you’ll be happy you did.  These suggestions, by the way, are also given for good health, independently of cancer, so they are good habits to learn.

For points 2 and 3, there is an easy way to start: trust “bio / organic” products.  Despite what some say, they are well controlled products and they are much better products than non bio products.  Of course, they are a bit more expensive.  You just have to decide what price you are ready to pay for good health.  And you will augment your eating pleasure, by the way!

To learn more about nutrition, and not only “good quality nutrition”, but also “anti cancer nutrition” (which is a bit more specific), there are 2 books you have to start with:

Both are in English and easy reads.

Another book was also very helpful (although harder to read).  I used it to do mental visualizations with my son:

That’s a very short summary, there is so much more to say, but it’s a start.  Good luck to you!

Vincent

Nutrition, exercice physique et stress

Nouvelle étude qui confirme le bénéfice du mode de vie anticancer

N’y aurait-il qu’en France (et en Belgique, ndlr) où la question du bénéfice du mode de vie anticancer se pose encore ? En tous les cas, les études à l’étranger se multiplient sur ce mode de vie et les résultats vont tous dans le même sens. Le bénéfice est net, la qualité de vie améliorée et l’espérance de vie prolongée… combien d’autres études faudra t-il avant que cela ne se généralise ?

Quelques articles courts, clairs et fiables sur la nutrition

Voici quelques éléments d’information fiables, faciles à comprendre et rapides à assimiler…  Juste ce qu’il nous faut, hommes et femmes pressés que nous sommes (mais nous nous soignons)…  🙂

Bonne lecture…

Vincent

Carpe diem…

Bien le bonjour, vous ne me connaissez pas, et pourtant oserais-je avouer qu’en vous lisant les larmes coulaient?…

 C’est une collègue qui m’a donné les coordonnées de votre blog. Sans vous embêter avec mes histoires, si je dois résumer ma dernière année, 2007, noire comme la vôtre, ça donne ceci : mon grand père a un cancer de la peau et du sang. Il y a 1 an et demi, on diagnostique en l’espace de trois semaines chez ses trois filles (ma mère et mes deux tantes), des cancers : mes deux tantes cancer du poumon et ma mère cancer du sein et du sang. On me dit à risque, je passe donc tous les examens, heureusement tous négatifs à ce jour. Le 24 janvier 2007, “Hélène” s’éteint, quatre mois après avoir découvert le “monstre” inopérable. Le 2 août, “mimi” part elle aussi après une longue lutte. 4 cousins orphelins à soutenir et des grands parents totalement effondrés. Ma mère lutte toujours et on croise les doigts.

J’ai adoré l’optimisme de votre site, les liens intéressants, le partage d’expérience et de “trucs” et surtout ces lueurs d’espoir. J’ai été très touchée de l’histoire de votre fils dont je viens de dévorer le blog, car en tant que maman s’il y a bien une chose qui me révolte, c’est que la maladie s’en prenne aux enfants. Mais vous lui direz que j’admire sa force…et ses acrobaties! lollll

Les dénouements positifs pour vous et votre fils m’ont donné du baume au coeur, rendent espoir pour mes proches ou toutes les personnes concernées.

Vous ne me connaissez pas, moi je n’ai de vous “que des images et des mots”, et pourtant vous n’imaginez pas tout ce que vous venez de m’apporter….

Je croise vraiment les doigts pour que la vie vous épargne à présent et que vous savouriez un bonheur bien mérité!

La vie est si courte, on ne sait pas ce qu’on peut avoir demain et personne n’est à l’abri, alors cessons de nous gâcher la vie par les futilités, raccrochons nous aux vraies valeurs et croquons la vie tant qu’on le peut…carpe diem!!!!!

Isa