It’s been a crazy time since my breast cancer diagnosis. I barely know what day it is…
Things have been so crazy that Gerry and I forgot our 17th wedding anniversary. Gerry’s Mum reminded us … yeesh. I’m so lucky to have married my best friend. 🙂
On Monday we went to the naturopath/oncologist (Dr. Neil McKinney). He said to me “I can’t cure your cancer but I can help support your immune system while you go through whatever treatment your doctor has you do.”
He suggested I remove all sugars (including some fruit that is high in sugar) and has me taking Green Tea Extract, a cabbage extract and his #1 suggestion was to eat Broccoli Sprouts to help shrink the tumor. Google that! 🙂
He also gave me a copy of his book Naturopathic Oncology:An Encyclopedic Guide For Patients & Physicians which I have barely had the energy to read but Gerry has been looking at it and keep track of what I need to do.
So after surgery he will have me on a specific regime and if I have to do radiation/chemo he will alter my regime according to the medications I’m prescribed. He will help me stay healthy during this process.
After we left his office I felt really happy we were able to find someone so knowledgeable about both Western and Alternative medicine. Thanks to everyone who suggested I go see him.
I also want to say THANK YOU for sharing. I can’t tell you how touching it’s been to hear/read about your experiences with cancer and for all your advice and love.
I’ve had some really low days and a lot of tears this week. Losing my breast is a really weird concept to process but I’m taking it one day at a time (more like one minute at a time).
Everyone keeps asking me what they can do to help? It sounds crass but #1 thing you can do is buy something from Sarah’s Place. Either in person or online at store.govegan.net. All the days I’ve had to close early because of doctors appointments are not good for business so if you feel like helping … buy something.
I seriously love you guys SO MUCH. All of the love, support, gifts and #feelyourselfupforsarah photos you’ve been sending me have been awesome.
I am a lucky lady to have all this love. 🙂