Getting the email about two tumor markers dropping but not knowing the numbers was stressful. (Even with five exclamation marks from my oncologist.)
We still didn’t get the fax of the results, so I texted my oncologists assistant and i literally got the text with the numbers three minutes before the call with Donnie.
It wasn’t as much as I had hoped, but it was still a drop. Had they both gone up, I would have chosen the totally herbal route.
Used natural herbs and prayed.
But now… once again… “plot twist!”
Hence the life of a metastatic cancer patient.
Calls with Donnie Yance are a master class in medicine and plant medicine. I record it and take notes. Yesterday was four pages of notes. And I had to look up a bunch of things when we finished.
Hearing him say that there may be a time to just do herbs but now is not the time was important. He explained how complex the cancer is, and he knows every mutation inside and out. If there is a chance that doxil is finally starting to work, we cannot throw it away yet.
Is it actually working? Time will tell.
In the meantime, we are adding some new things.
I’ve got a week and a half before the next tumor marker test and we will know more then.
This is exhausting.
He is very happy with my chem panels and other labs. He said I am in good shape otherwise… and have to lose weight.
Which is incredibly hard when I get steroid push and am on chemo and stressed.
So now we work on that as well. My goal is forty pounds by July.
I received my new batch of stronger herbs and the special cinnamon. It’s a potent cinnamon tea he has me drink, and another hard thing to get down.
There is little pleasure in eating or drinking for me these days.
Eating and drinking is just for nutritional medicine now.
I’ve got to find other sources of comfort for when I’m stressed. Hot baths are out because of the chemo. Reading books is challenging because it tires my eyes. I’m looking forward to nicer weather. Perhaps just sitting in the sun will be enough.
I’m sharing a lot, and getting so many private messages and texts from others in this situation. It’s hard to respond to everyone. Just know I send you all love.
I’m up and preparing for the day.
May we all find comfort in ways that heal us.
In Jesus’s name, amen.