|Lotsa veggies on this diet. Lots!|
So here I am, four years later, still doing one chemo drug after another, with each dropping my tumor marker (CA-125) a few notches before it begins rising again. Right now I am on oral hexalen but that may be short-lived and I may be going on my eighth (8th!) chemo regimen soon.
Just call me a druggie. I consume one drug after another. The only meds I refuse to take are pain meds. Because, frankly, I haven't needed them. Amazingly!
Anyway...I belong to an online forum of several hundred other ovarian patients. And on that forum are a few members who are working with a naturopathic doctor in addition to their medical team. Some of them have attained stability or even remission. Maybe they would have anyway, I don't know, but I decided I would try what they are trying.
|My bedside table after tidying it up.|
Along with various supplements I am going to spend a few months following a very low carb diet. No dairy. No grains. No grain-fed meat. Organic and grass-fed.
My family doc is interested in seeing how I do on this regimen. My Oncologist just shook his head. On the other hand, he was agreeable to letting me have a PET/CT scan sometime this month...so....here we go.
In other news...which is not really news...I spent a few minutes this morning tidying my bedside table. I had it so piled high with books that I was afraid I would have a book landslide any moment. You've probably guessed I read in bed.
Another thing that is keeping me busy these days is Sunday School. I'm teaching a group of nine high school boys and girls. I can't tell you how much I like these kids! And they seem to like me right back. I'm hitting them hard with lots of questions as we read through the Gospel of John. Hey! The first 5 verses of chapter 1 are astounding! And that's where we began. Chapters 6 and 10 are favorites of mine because they hold key verses so essential to any Christian...sadly, many Christians are unaware of these two chapters.
Specifically, John 6:37-40 and John 6:44-45.
And specifically, John 10:27-30.
(If you hover your cursor over the scriptures, they should pop up in a little window.)
To sum up...hubby and I are doing well (all things considered). And we continue to have joy in our faith and in the promises of scripture.
May you be blessed this day.