Yesterday was a really nice day off. It was the first day that I could appreciate the two-hour delay due to the cold temperatures. Since I didn’t have to go to work, Ethan and I were both able to sleep in a little bit. I drove Ethan to school and then Mom and I were off to our appointments at Natural Family Health Services. As I have mentioned here before, I love Aimee Long, my naturalist, and she has done great things for the collective health of my family. I always learn from her and just enjoy our quarterly visits.
I had some specific things I wanted to address with her; namely, detoxing my body from any residue of the poison they have been injecting into my body the past 4 months, and preparing for radiation. I am worried about protecting my thyroid during this process.
During the scanning process, the impacts of chemo definitely showed up in terms of dehydration and inflammation. The recommended natural remedies include: Una De Gato Cord, Shark Cartilage Cord and Devil’s Claw for inflammation and Parsley for kidney health. I will continue to take Chlorophyll, Red Beet Root, E-Tea, Probiotic 11, and L-Lysine for immune and digestive support. And of course, I will continue my daily green drinks. I started dry skin brushing a few weeks ago and will continue that for lymphatic support.
In order to protect myself from radiation, I will be taking Thyrodine after each treatment, and will take the 20 minute bath of Epsom salt and baking soda, also after every treatment. I will also be taking some super antioxidants to help prevent and heal tissue damage.
I’m sure some of you are thinking “wow, that’s a lot” but much of it is temporary to get me through radiation with minimal damage. I absolutely credit many of the natural remedies I was taking during chemo for keeping me strong and minimizing side effects. I justify the costs as offsets to future medical costs if I didn’t take care of myself. For example, if my thyroid ends up damaged from radiation, I’ll be on Synthroid the rest of my life. I’d rather spend the money on preventative measures in the short term and not require pharmaceutical support for the long term. And, what I’m putting in my body is all natural.
I will be going back to see Aimee after I have started radiation, just to see if my body is requiring anything else during those treatments.
My Friday ended with a ride to Blue Ridge High School (yes, in the snow) to see my beautiful and talented niece play flute at PMEA District 9 band. As Ethan said, “it was worth the long ride”! The concert was fabulous and I couldn’t be prouder of her for making it to districts!