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Jan 17, 2018 09:31AM
There is a lot to go through in the latest Woollams post, recaps but good stuff. The first part deals with 6 things to make chemo perhaps work better. I will write about the first one listed because it may be of interest to anyone dealing with lymphedema, as well as cancer treatment.
1. Go for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). This is about a method of delivering more oxygenation to the body, which is supposed to be very good in the treatment of cancer. Finding this treatment is dependent on where you are, I think. For example, where I live there is one place over an hour's drive away that offers this. This place in my area is not in a Cancer Care clinic, but in a holistic doctor's office. I have not tried it, but I have read about its' benefits, this article talks about its' use in conjunction with conventional therapies, chemotherapy and radiation, and also about its' use with alternative therapies.
"There is also evidence that HBOT may help people with lymphoedema following breast cancer and lymph nodule surgery. Quite simply, oxygen therapy aids healing and patients in research talk of reduced swelling and less pain, with a softening of the damaged tissue."
The article is lengthy, with much information. Sylvia, perhaps you would be interested in this as it seems it can be used for lymphedema therapy.
The article goes on to talk about the benefits of turmeric, melatonin, calorie restriction, moderate exercise and Whole Body Hypothermia, and using them during cancer treatments for the lessening of side effects and better outcomes.
If anyone would like me to link anything I mentioned I can do that, I know that Sylvia and I receive Woollams' post in our inbox, but don't know about anyone else who does.
There are many more articles in this post, too many to write about here, but very interesting reading. Much of it is a recap of things we have heard before, but it's good to be reminded.
I found Dr. Hamer's website very interesting too, he has a whole section just on breast cancer, and his theories of why it forms and how it can resolve itself. Apparently he was another Doctor who was hounded and humiliated because he dared to think outside the box. Funny, since the medical world that denigrates him has no good answers themselves! In the end, we are the pawns who are left to fend for ourselves basically, to try to figure out how to navigate this new experience.
Sylvia, we both talked about the right sides of our bodies being more afflicted with problems, apparently that is also part of Dr. Hamer's theories, being right-handed or left-handed will affect the areas of diseases, and the part of the brain affected. Dr. Hamer's theory on Cancer would also explain why people who are seemingly healthy often get afflicted with it while people who are not all that healthy do not. Although, his theory applies to other diseases as well.
I was able to open the link you sent on Jane Grey, but the programmes are only available in UK, can't get them here. Too bad!
No, I can't see the current-day royals fighting in battle, although I think Prince Harry was in the Army for a while, and I think served in Afghanistan, not sure what he did there.
The days do go by so fast, sometimes it seems they are filled with trivial matters but still things that must be done. I find most of my book-reading now is at night when I go to bed, but I fall asleep rather quickly these days.
One year on Donald Trump has actually pushed through a lot of what he said he would do on policy, we don't hear much about it because the media is obsessed with what he said on Twitter, or how many ice creams he had. Sometimes I think he is a Master of Distraction, he does something silly and away the media goes, and then behind the scenes he is doing what he wants to do. Yesterday the Official Presidential Doctor came out with a medical report on a battery of tests Trump undertook, and apparently Trump came through it all very well, especially for an overweight 71 year-old man who eats mostly fast food (cheeseburgers) and drinks Diet Cokes. He did a Cognitive Test as well, and passed that. The media is now trying to figure out how the Doctor did the tests wrong, as they were sure Trump was crazy and at death's door. It's actually rather funny.
It does sound as though Brexit will get shoved on down the road into oblivion, not sure what can be done in the current state of affairs. It is frustrating for those who went and cast an honest vote to feel their voice is ignored. It happens all too often here as well.
I will talk to you again soon, love,
2/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
2/20/2014 Mastectomy: Right
3/18/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)