Thursday, September 23, 2010
Treatment #2 Tomorrow, Friday the 24th
Wednesday I met with Dr. Anne Jacobs in Newcastle. She's a naturopathic physician, Chinese herbalist, and acupuncturist. We spent almost 2 hours together talking about my cancer, diet, exercise, and supplements. I came home with lots of bottles of medicines that I need to organize. I think it's time to set up a medicine daily/weekly/monthly log. Some of these I will be on just during chemo. Some of them will change when I start radiation. And some of them I will continue for the next five years. All of them will help to support my immune system and the efficacy of the chemotherapy. Many of them will also help to modulate the side effects from that chemotherapy. I am now on an anti-inflammatory diet and drinking gallons of green tea (decaf). I have a daily exercise goal in addition to the exercises I do from the Lymphedema Center. And I start acupuncture next week. Like I said once before, having cancer is a full-time job!