Aug 9, 2011 12:34PM dougbrimor wrote:
Thank you for your time, research and information, I so appreciate it. I will admitt that this is like swimming in a sea with no idea how to swim. I spoke to a naturalpath last night and she said that she would do chemo but never radiation, and that she would take tamoxifen just because she wouldn't want to kick herself for not taking it. However, I keep coming back to the same question, why would you take something that is going to cause further damage to your immune system, when your immune system isn't working as it should to begin with. I have known for the past two years that my immune system was suppressed and tried to explain that to the bs, however, she said that didn't make a difference. However, I am super low on B12, been taking shots past year, low on Vitamin D taking supplements past two years, under extreme stress five years and not sleeping, and suffered past year and 1/2 with infection sinus and teeth until I had the teeth extracted 3 months ago, and now the BC diagnosis. I realize that the docs are more educated, I realize that the woman on this post have a greater knowledge than I do at this point, but I do have common sense, and 6 weeks of radiation, 5 days a week, and tamoixfen for five years, is not allowing me any rest or peace. I meet with the onocologist Monday, and just wanted to have as much studied as is possible. I want to be able to have a conversation and not be railroaded as I was with the radiation doctor, who left me unable to think or feel after his comment. Again I want to thank you.