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Organics, chemicals, diet, and fatigue

Thursday, March 06, 2014

I will have my 8th of 16 treatments tomorrow. I got my questions about nutrition answered today by a oncology dietitian. I will no longer buy soy products. I will eat antioxidants that are foods - all kinds. I will not take any supplements containing high levels of antioxidants.

I still have hopes of learning how to take off weight and keep my cancer from returning. Just in case I fail to get that connection I went on Amazon and found some books.

I trained yesterday after radiation. Whew! I was tired in the early evening. Today I just rested and did some light exercise at home. I watched a movie on DVD tonight. I need the diversion.

I spoke with a friend who has a recent diagnosis of breast cancer. I also spoke to several women who have 20 something daughters with cancer. The BUZZ in my circles of friends deals with chemicals in water, food, hormones given to animals. and so much more.

I am drinking spring water whenever I can. I am working on organic foods. My lawn service uses organic treatments. I use detergents and soaps that are safer for delicate skin.

I find that I either need to take the morning off and sleep late or else take a nap after radiation. I feel rather good, but tire quickly.
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    1442 days ago
    Kudos again!

    My rheumatologist recently cautioned me against taking herbal supplements. Many contain contaminants that can be very damaging. Good thing I wasn't anyway!

    I've heard organic milk is a good idea because it is grass-fed, no antibiotics or growth hormones, or pesticides. It is about twice as expensive.

    Congrats on being over the hump of treatments! emoticon
    1444 days ago
    I was always tired after my radiation treatments too; whenever I have had them, they have been in the afternoons. I would get home too late in the day to take a nap, but what helped me was doing my workout, and anything else that required energy, during the mornings, and then when I came home from radiation treatments, I would relax with watching TV or reading.

    You are half way through now, that is awesome! Just think, in a little over a week you will be all done!
    1444 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Great job on continuing to educate yourself and asking others about their experiences. I would vote for the nap when you feel the need.
    1444 days ago
    emoticon only some treatments left! I pray someone is either going with you or taking you? You'll get through this. You have all of us behind you. You're doing great with your diet, an excellent way to take care of yourself. You're a strong lady and I admire you. I'm sure it can't be easy.

    emoticon emoticon You're not alone.
    1444 days ago
    You're half way through the treatments! That's excellent!

    I've just discovered your blog posts and have read through some of them. I admire your strength and courage!

    You're being proactive and educating yourself on all you can do.

    Glad you are getting your rest. Hoping your energy will come back quickly.

    1444 days ago
    My Mom had that experience of tiring easily too after radiation. Just listen to your body! HUGS
    1444 days ago
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