Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hidden Long-Term Effects of Cancer Radiation Therapy

It's too late for me, after 3 radiation treatments, but recently revealed hidden long-term effects of intense radiation therapy can be mitigated for you or others currently undergoing "rad-ther". Dr. Ralph Moss revealed the sordid history of radiation therapy in his book The Cancer Industry. More later. My scar tissue is nothing compared to down the road possible new cancer caused from radiation.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Again

I sewed myself a Yakima Kimono AND did another- small 5X7- embellished fabric collage. , a Bromelaid plant I saw on one of my jogs.. I'm up to 45 minutes again, and barely have any residual effects from the radiation treatments. Quite perhaps I'm as good as....well not new; but I'm gonna live to do even more. I'm lucky and God was willing for now.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Preventing Surgery-Induced Cancer Metastasis - Life Extension

Preventing Surgery-Induced Cancer Metastasis - Life Extension


The article that (I hope) you are about to read is earth-shattering. It provides overwhelming and compelling data that surgery itself is a significant cause of metastasis.

The good news is that a wide variety of methods have been identified to protect against surgically-induced recurrence and metastasis. Armed with this knowledge, a cancer patient can follow simple steps ahead of time to dramatically improve their odds of a cure. There is so much convincing data provided in the article that it could be expanded into an entire book! Please click above to read it. Drina

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Is incontinence ever not a concern?

Except for a little incontinence (sometimes when I sneeze and on the way to the bathroom) and a very wavy belly with a zipper down the middle, I'm fine.

John still hasn't been able to obtain tickets when we want them on Jet Blue to Buffalo yet, but we still have time. My appointment with Dr. Lele at Roswell Park Cancer Institue is on Nov. 24th. Can he know if the radiation treatments were completely successful?

Attached is one of my embellished fabric collages, going west, over Lake Mead in Nevada.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Second Radiation Treatment

I thought the second treatment would be a duplicate of the first. On the first, once the radiation got going, it was barely a 5 minute "shot", beginning after they moved me into the room, and I was to hold still. BUT this second treatment went on and on and on. I started feeling pain in my right hip after a little more than 10 minutes. Being alone in the room, could I readjust my body, to get comfortable on the table again?

After at least another 5 minutes of -to me- unbearable pain, I called out for help. Two doctors rushed in, sort of yelling, "What's the matter, what's the matter". They let me move the few specks I needed to move. After another 5 minutes, it was over. THEN I asked how come this was so much longer. They explained it is natural radiation, like uranium, but (I think he said) a word like irradium, which decays and becomes inert after 7ish months. Then they get another. I got the same AMOUNT of radiation each time. At least now I know that next week it will take longer still, so I'll be (damn) sure to be VERY comfortable before they tell me to hold still. Gosh, I sure make a short story long.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

First RadTher Finished

My youngest brother says they call Radiation therapy RadTher in the Czech Republic, where he lives. Anyway....

about one hour doing the procedure in the LasVegas office was MUCH more interesting than uncomfortable. The office people, Dr. Treadwell, nurse Nicole, nurse Karen, and two others were gentle, kind, and so very important ---seem very competent. The only side effect was tiredness (slept about 12 hours the first night), but only 8 last night. So I'm happy.

Radiation didn't affect my appetite at all (kinda darn). John and I went to a new (for us) Mexican restaurant at the Eldorado in Henderson right afterwards. I asked for a "doggy" bag right at the beginning of the meal, and thereby didn't pack it all in my stomach. A good portion became lunch the next day before I went to 2nd Pfaff embroidery 4 hour class. Being a "member of the clean plate club" for more than a half century, this new (for me) tactic of FIRST getting the "to go container"has helped some. Getting myself to ask, and tactfully getting the servers to bring it right away has been the greater challenge.

Next Friday, here in Las Vegas, more radiation.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Friday Radiation and Toby, my latest acrylic painting

It's 2:15 A.M. and I'm feeling quite good. On Friday the radiation starts. My doctor told me I shouldn't have many or any side effects, while somebody I know in Las Vegas told me she lost most of her energy, couldn't eat, vomited, and had a lot of diarrhea. I wouldn't mind not being hungry, but I'd like to omit the rest. Time will tell for my case.
Here is my latest painting, an acrylic 11"X15" of a cute dog of a friend of my son's father in Buffalo, N.Y.