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Mar 14, 2019 08:39AM
I do sincerely hope that everything will work out for you after this surgery and that you will regain full use of your right arm.
Thank you for thinking of Raymond and me. It took us four weeks to get over the nasty bug, but it has left us both feeling rather weary.
I have a problem with my right eye and have been told it is a sty and have been given Golden Eye ointment, an antibacterial, but it is taking its time to heal. I have been told it may have been caused by the bug.
Some days I feel full of energy and my normal self, and other days I feel fatigued. At the moment Raymond and I are taking astragalus supplements as they are immune boosters.
I think all this is minor compared to what some people are going through.
I am looking forward to nicer days and getting out more in the open.
I see from the posts that the diagram I posted from my BMA book has sparked quite a lot of conversation. I think it is quite obvious that the modern Western diet is one of the many causes and risk factors with breast cancer and is one that we can try to control. If we live on a diet of processed and over-processed foods plus junk food, we shall not be putting nutrients into our body. The chart does have a part saying 10% is caused by other factors. Being overweight and especially being obese will not be conducive to good health. We have to accept that we shall never really know what caused our own breast cancers and trying to find out is a waste of time. What I noticed here is that the men and women are built very differently to the men and women of my generation. I see so many obese people here. When I was going through treatment I saw a mixture of people, some very overweight and some slim like me.
I see we have another email from Chris Woollams but I have not read it in detail yet.
I was astonished yesterday when I was watching Prime Minister's Questions on the Parliament channel that one of the women MPs stood up and started to mention triple negative breast cancer. She asked the Prime Minister to intervene on behalf of one of her constituents with metastatic TNBC to get some new drug for her that was being refused. The Prime Minister said that the drug situation was not in her hands.
We are way behind with cancer treatment here and the MP said that the drug was available in countries like Germany and twenty other ones. This is shameful. The patient in question is obviously young with young children. I also think there should be much more attention paid to why so many younger women are getting breast cancer.
All the interest seems to be in creating more and more drugs but there is only so much that the body can withstand. However, drugs bring in money.
That is about all. I am still following Brexit and I cannot believe the shenanigans of our so called MPs. They should be ashamed of themselves.
Keep well Mary.
Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food - Hippocrates B.C. 390 Preadjuvant chemo 3 months epirubicin, cyclophosphamide, 3 months docetaxel. Mastectomy RB Sentinel node pos Radiotherapy 3 weeks + boosters
6/20/2005, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
10/31/2005 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
5/16/2006 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right