Monday, April 28, 2014

Week 3 and Tong Ren

Week 3 went by without major event. Lochlan turned 9 months (I can't believe it), and cut another tooth. Up to 4 now! I went to see my oncologist, and she is happy with where I am. She trusts that I will call her if anything changes. The node in my neck is the same. My night sweats have decreased in frequency and severity, and my weight has remained stable (no gain, but no loss!). These are all good signs (I was loosing half to one pound per week in the 2 months before I started treatment). I'm sleeping well, have more energy, and have been feeling less "out of it." I'm glad that at least I'm sleeping better, as sleep deprivation really wears on me. 

I also decided to attend a Tong Ren healing anti-cancer class in Haverhill this weekend. Tong Ren is an energy based healing derived from eastern medicine theories and the principal of the collective unconscious. It's fascinating, and while I can't explain it myself, I was pleased to attend and hear a true explanation from one of the practitioners. I am excited to continue to learn more about it and attend the classes and experience some of the other healing modalities that are part of the Tom Tam healing system. Tui Na is one that I'm particularly interested in, and hoping to experience before we start traveling in May. 

It's been sort of a tough time recently emotionally. I so much want to be positive and have positive energy in me all the time, but my anger and frustrations take over so easily. I find myself blowing up and loosing my patience quickly. Little things can ruin my morning, afternoon or even my day. It seems to never be anything predictable (other than when Lochlan decides he doesn't want to nap), and it is mostly just a culmination of lots of little things and just one too many to handle. I'm hoping that I can do some acupuncture, Tui Na, yoga and more healing in the next couple weeks. More walking in the fresh spring air should help too. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 2

Second week done. This week was carcinocin. Still no side effects, but definitely starting to feel a bit more energy. It could also be because the weather is finally turning warmer, and the winter is slowly subsiding. I have managed to accomplish a lot o things around the house, which feels really great. Time with friends has definitely helped a lot too! 

I have an oncology appointment this Friday and will be getting a good once over. I will be scheduling scans for June. Hopefully that will have been enough time to see a change and know if the treatment is having an effect. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Week 1

I just finished the first week of my therapy. I started last Friday, and so far so good. It's a little strange - not feeling bad or being in the hospital to get cancer treatment. I have a little water bottle, and it has in marker written on it - "Kezia's medicine. Do Not Touch!" 

I just started my second week yesterday, and switched to my second remedy. Odd number weeks (1,3 etc) I take Hekla Lava. Even number weeks (2,4 etc) I take Carcinosin. 

I have an oncology appointment in two weeks and will be scheduling blood work and the next set of scans which will happen in the 2nd or 3rd month of the treatment. 

Next up is to schedule some chiropractic and acupuncture. And it's getting into smoothie season!