It's been a couple weeks since I last updated this blog, but we have been busy searching the web for more information and options for my cancer type. And since I'm a good 10 weeks withOUT chemotherapy I feel really very good.
In the mean time I found myself heading off to an acupuncture doctor to see if they could help manage my pain a little better than the pain pills that I'm now addicted to.
I can say that after just one week the acupuncture has helped my pain by a good 80% if not more. I've only had one or two events that my pain levels were bad enough to take a fast acting pain pill (oxycodone). This is amazing to me since I was taking oxycodone and oxycontin both everyday.
If you are having pain of any kind for any reason I would strongly suggest that do the research to find a great acupuncture specialist in your area and make an appointment. I wish I would have done this at least a year ago if not more. They have also shown me a very simple exercise to help get more oxygen into my system.
The combination of massage and acupuncture have given me a way to relax, maintain pain and stress and now a way to increase my oxygen levels. I'm looking forward to learning what else is possible in the Eastern medicine realm.
Again the key here is to find the right specialist that has dealt with cancer patient's in the past and knows their craft.
As for "traditional" medicine I have a CT scan coming up in a couple of weeks as well as lab work to see where my blood levels are. No treatments at this time.
We are talking with Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago about a Radioembolization (RE) using (90)Y-microspheres. This could help stop or slow the tumors growth.
Until next time- You Keep Fighting Cancer and ENJOY THE DAY!