Chronic symptoms and cures

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Today is the BAD DAY. I feel awful. Its the day when I just want to sleep, but sometimes I can’t. I thought I would touch base with you about the nature of chemo and its symptoms. Ultimately here is what I know so far. I am on three chemotherapy medications. All of which are both saving my life and carry there own specific side effects. For example sharp pain in breast,short term memory loss, fatigue, digestive problems. So I am prescribed several other medicines to counteract the imbalance caused by chemotherapy. I do not like these additional medicines because they too have side effects and it just seems to snowball. I am using the shiatsu massage and soon will be getting regular acupuncture to alleviate as many of these symptoms as possible. I drink ginger for nausea. Other problems I just accept. There is a difference between pain and suffering. I am not suffering. I am uncomfortable. I think the holistic stuff really helps in avoiding more and more unnecessary medicine. And honestly avoiding my insurance company is a pleasure. If I am tired I sleep. If I am nauseous I drink ginger or get sick which is actually a relief. If I have a headache I will take some ibuprofen or better yet meditate. I feel putting off high volume pill taking will be better off for me in the long run. Thanks for caring about any of this stuff. Andrea

4 Responses to “Chronic symptoms and cures”

  1. Mo Hayes says:

    Hey babe! Stopping in while I have the internet for five minutes to say hi and tell you how bad I wish I could give you a hug. But since I can’t give you a hug right this second I’ll tell you that I’m thinking of you and taking really really good care of my star because (and I’m sorry if this sounds absolutely ridiculous. you can punch me, I won’t mind.) I feel like taking really really good care of my star is taking really really good care of my tiny tiny piece of you. SO my tiny tiny piece is doing super super good! Love you!! and everyone!!!!

  2. JOHN PERATA says:

    MY MOM FOUGHT THE SAME BATTLE YOUR GOING THROUGH. I KNOW ITS TOUGH BUT TRY TO REMEMBER ALL THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU AND ARE SUPPORTING YOU WILL HELP IN THESE TOUGH TIMES OF TREATMENT.
    YOU GO GIRL LETS KICK SOME CANCERS ASS!!

    SCANDALOUS ONE

  3. Siobhan says:

    thank you so much for sharing this stuff with us, Andrea.

  4. jenni bender says:

    andrea… i’m sorry you’re not feeling well today!! extra prayers, coming your way. i love you dear. let me know if i can do anything. xoxoxooxox