Post the surgical removal of one of the sarcoma masses the blocked my digestive system, I’m feeling much better. The mass has been sent in for analysis, and once again, there are no “treatments on the shelf” that we can apply for immunotherapy. However, my oncologist is both a researcher and immunotherapy specialist and he’s researching other alternatives. Meanwhile, I remain on conventional treatment (Doxil infusion #7 coming up). A PET/CT scan at month’s end will give us more information on how well Doxil has performed against GCS.
So, at my oncologist’s suggestion and one of the oncology nurses where I’m being treated, I’m reading “Radical Remission — Surviving Cancer Against All Odds,” by Kelly A. Turner, PhD. I’m also reading “Boundless Healing — Meditation Exercises to Enlighten the Minds and Heal the Body” by Tulku Thondup.
With 12 rounds of chemo and numerous hospitalizations, I’m hanging in there with “excellent” blood panels according to my oncologist. My last PET/CT scan in October showed no further progression of the masses.
It’s been two years into this battle. The oncologist I fired gave me two years with treatment. My new team said “I’m a healthy woman (based on the problem-free internal organs and perfect blood panels), EXCEPT for this GCS.
I’m taking this as positive news. I’m applying the dietary and meditative technics that I’ve read from the above two books.
2020 will be a year of both conventional and unconventional treatment for me. What are your expectations for this new year?
I’d love to hear positive news from my sisters fighting for their health. Have you read a book that inspires you? Have you seen any changes with dietary improvement? Have you qualified for a clinical trial, and if so, how do you feel about it?
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