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Jul 11, 2020 05:19PM
Jul 11, 2020 08:39PM
At the time I believe my cancer developed, I was eating a fairly low fat diet with no red meat, a little fish and poultry, and lots of vegetables like broccoli, spinach, cabbage, green beans and asparagus and seasonings such as turmeric and rosemary. Most of my fat intake came in the form of nuts such as almonds, walnuts or pecans, and legumes such as peanuts, and canola based margerine. I drank about two cups of black tea per day at the time, in which I would put 99% organic cocoa powder or small peice of 90% dark chocolate. My sugar intake was probably lower than average at this time. I did consume dairy but mainly in the form of low fat cottage cheese or dannon yoghurt though I only ate a spoon full here and there.
At one point I saw a nutritionist to determine if my diet could be improved in any way. She did not find much fault with it recommended I add more variety and go vegetarian. I had previously been a vegetarian as a child, in to my late teens and determined that I did a little better with a little poultry and fish in my diet, so I was not interested in reverting back entirely, however I did reduce my already low intake of poultry and fish.
Unfortunately, I replaced it with more dairy. Primarily more cottage cheese and yoghurt. My intake of cheeses also increased but I don't know that it would have been considered a substantial amount and I believe I already had cancer by this point.
Currently I wouldn't say my diet is the best. I have been eating a lot of fruit, and while fruit is thought of as conventionally healthful, it is acidic so hard on the teeth, and with the high fructose content, I don't think it's the best thing as far as cancer goes. I also have a stash of candy.
Pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy.
2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant