Mike Swick is going through his “hardest and most aggressive battle” after being identified with most cancers seven years following his last MMA bout.
A member of the unique The Final Fighter season in 2004 and veteran of 15 UFC appearances, the 42-year-old Houston native revealed a prolonged submit on Instagram revealing he spent the previous 5 weeks present process chemotherapy periods.
“I apparently had this for over seven months with out figuring out,” he wrote. “Even after passing an preliminary biopsy on my lymph node. Since all vitals have been good and I handed all common assessments and blood work, we assumed it was the Johnson and Johnson vaccine negative effects, for the reason that nodes [swell] up actually the day after I received it.
“So in case you scroll again seven months on my IG, you may see how a lot enjoyable I used to be having with most cancers and never even figuring out it. Free-diving, skydiving, coaching… kinda loopy. Be secure everybody and by no means hearken to the primary prognosis.”
Swick (15-6) competed as an expert MMA fighter between 1998 and 2015, defeating the likes of Joe Riggs, David Loiseau, Josh Burkman, Ben Saunders and Alex Schoenauer within the UFC earlier than ending his profession on a 1-4 run that spanned six years.
Learn Swick’s full assertion beneath.
Generally life throws you lemons, after which generally the entire lemon tree falls in your head.
Anyway, for these questioning the place I’ve been the final 5 weeks, I been battling most cancers within the hardest and most aggressive battle I’ve ever had.
Began with a 48 hour water quick, then the primary Chemo session with a further 24 hour water quick, then a day of strong plant based mostly natural meals, adopted by one other chemo and quick, then plant based mostly once more, conserving this routine till the week was over. From then I stored Chemo each different day for the subsequent 3 weeks whereas consuming solely plant based mostly natural most cancers killing meals each day.
After 7 days all 15+ swollen lymph nodes in my neck have been fully gone. By no means had a single fever all through, and vitals have been all the time regular. Spherical 1 went to me for positive!
Then I continued identical chemo and plant based mostly routine, with out anymore fasting, till I checked out a pair days in the past.
Now recovering at dwelling and truly feeling superb mentally! Vitals all nonetheless good however nonetheless stuffed with Chemo and a little bit weak and fairly skinny. The bottom I received after the fasts and first week was 151lbs.
I’ll get a scan and replace in simply over every week however I made a decision to not conceal this. I need everybody to look at as I beat this BS and get better myself again to 100% with a full restoration. So keep tuned…
P.S. I apparently had this for over 7 months with out figuring out. Even after passing an preliminary biopsy on my lymph node. Since all vitals have been good and I handed all common assessments and blood work, we assumed it was the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine negative effects, for the reason that nodes swole up actually the day after I received it. So in case you scroll again 7 months on my IG, you may see how a lot enjoyable I used to be having with most cancers and never even figuring out it. Free-diving, skydiving, coaching… kinda loopy. Be secure everybody and by no means hearken to the primary prognosis.
P.S.S. Lastly and MOST necessary is all of the appreciation on the planet to my great girlfriend Julia, who has supported me greater than I ever thought a human might! We’re about to have an incredible Chapter 2 my love!