In this case, no news is good news regarding my health. I continue to get CT scans with contrast of my chest, pelvis and abdomen every four months; everything is stable. I continue to make fitness and plant based foods a priority as well as supplements that my naturopathic oncologist suggests. Which are:
- Milk Thistle
- B Supreme
- Vitamin D
A few post chemo side effects have been:
-neuropathy in my left leg that travels down to my foot. Jan of ’17 is the first time I have experienced this. Thankful it is not painful, feels tingly. My Dr. said this should go away over time. It seems to better this week.
-My skin is cracking on my heels, hands and the tip of my nostril. I continue to remedy it with lotions that have the ingredient calendula.
-A tightness under my right rib cage when I take deep breaths.
On CT scan mornings I find that I need to control everything in my home (sorry Jason); everything needs to be in its place – in order. I can’t control the scans outcome so that is a result of my nervous energy. And on the drive to the appointment, I turn the music up and have the windows down and breathe in the fresh air.
To summarize 2016 – I got my port-a-cath removed on July 22!! They call that graduation day. Regarding the other side of my life; my daughter (now three years old) is thriving thanks to all the love she received from friends and family during my treatment. I moved thirty minutes north to live next door to family. I mourned the loss of three family members, my Brother in Law Raymond, my Dad, and the family dog Bismarck. XO I miss them.
Wishing you all good health and happiness.