Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Chemo Spa

So I went in today for my pre-chemo bloodwork. It was the first time I had the chance to see the new infusion center at Northside Forsyth. All I can say is, ooh la la! Before, I had my chemo in a large open, very sterile room with recliners in a circle, nothing fancy, just a few crackers and drinks in the corner. This place I'll be going to now has a private cubicle for each patient, each with its own window giving a great view from the 3rd floor, and a TV! Not sure about wi-fi, but I wouldn't doubt it! Now, I just need to get a Latin hottie named Pedro to bring me margaritas and give foot rubs . . . si senor!!

I've been reading about lifestyle changes that can help prevent/cure cancer. I've read Dodie Osteen's Healed of Cancer that a dear lady loaned me. It was a wonderful inspiration about faith healing. Right now I am reading The China Study, it's telling how animal proteins have been linked to cancer. One book my dr recommended is Anti-Cancer, New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber. Another is The Anti-Estrogenic Diet by Ori Hofmekler. I'm checking into the local libraries and bookstores to find these two. If anyone has a copy I could borrow, I would really appreciate it!

At any rate, I'm going to try to make some changes that can't hurt me and might just make this cancer thing go away for good!

In the meantime, this t-shirt sums it up for me
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Isn't it great! And so true - girls rock, especially fighters!


Elizabeth said...

Keep staying strnog and I LOVE that t-shirt! We should all get one to support you! Please let us know what we can do to help, how your side effects (if any) are...need some books, movies, jelly beans? (dont they help with chemo?) We are here for you!

DJ said...

This is probably the kind of eating we all need to be doing. You'll have to blog us details about each chapter!
I'm looking for Pedro with the Margaritas, I'll bring him right over when I find him!

Julie W. said...

Personally, I think if they could put the chemo straight into a margarita, that would make everything much easier. It goes into your blood, right? Whey else would they do a 'blood alcohol' test on people? Add in Pedro as a server...wa laa!

Keep your sense of humor intact, it will serve you well.