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Sep 20, 2019 03:06PM
Thank you for the information regarding turmeric, acupuncture and Anti-cancer living, by Cohen, Lorenzo. Definitely need to live the anti cancer lifestyle. Though, I’m not doing too well with limiting stress and a little bit too much wine on the weekend. Plus, insomnia seems to only be getting worse. Can’t say that my diet is overly healthy. If I actually have an appetite, it’s usually high fat content.
I don’t know if anyone else is going through low mood/ depression as well. I don’t want to blame it totally on tamoxifen, although, it has certainly worsened because of it. Have been reading up on cancer diagnosis and depression, and for sure this causes extreme stress for some. I guess, I may be one of those people. Have tried CBD tea now for about 10 days or so, but honestly, I don’t think something over the counter is going to help.
Tried hot yoga this week. Was somewhat relaxing, but I know it will take being fully into yoga to gain the benefits. I’m not sure I can stick with it on a regular basis. At least not yet. (Can’t seem to find the motivation). I’ve restarted going back to the gym, especially for body combat class. It’s more like a high cardio work out using fight moves to music. This I enjoy. However, it is very intensive physically, particularly for someone post chemo 3.5 months. But it does seem to help me feel just a little bit stronger after each class. And the dry sauna afterwards is a nice reward for the hard workout.
I would highly recommend the LIVESTRONG program at the Y if it’s available. Exercise not only is helping against depression, it also keeps me in shape and healthy.
Will see in a couple of weeks if I’m back on tamoxifen or some other anti hormonal therapy. Let’s hope for milder side effects.
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. ~ Carl Jung
8/22/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/20/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap
10/24/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
12/24/2018 AC + T (Taxol)