Treatment 5 is tomorrow

by | Oct 6, 2021

Today I am enjoying the last day before my fifth treatment.  I feel really good and I want to continue feeling this way.  I know the treatment I will get tomorrow and will cause my hands, feet and throat to be more sensitive to the cold.  The one drug they give me causes neuropathy which means my hands and feet, mostly my hands, will get pins and needles anytime they get cold.  Trying to take something out of the refrigerator becomes a major task as I either wait for someone to help me or I put on gloves.  It also means walks become more challenging as the colder weather in the morning cause my throat to feel like it is closed up.  I can’t remember the last time I had something cold to drink.  Also the taste that is left in my mouth is nauseating.

I am determined to not let these short lived side effects hold me down.  I have read about a process called icing during treatment.  Basically that means I will wear booties and gloves throughout my 2 hour infusion that contain ice packs.  I find it interesting that the process uses cold to fight a reaction to cold.  I have done it once before and seem to have felt some decrease in the pins and needles.  I don’t think my ice packs stayed cold long enough so this time I will pack extras to keep my feet and hands frozen longer.  I also started to see an acupuncturist to help keep the energy moving in my hands and feet and I am still seeing my energy healer and taking CBG and CBC.

Crazy how I never thought I would be open to anything other than conventional medicine but I have found these complimentary treatments helpful in so many ways.  The energy healing is probably the most helpful.  I believe these services and people have been placed in my path to help me along the journey.  There is so much out there besides conventional medicine and I believe in the combination of both of them.

Tomorrow is the big day which means this will be a tired weekend for me.  Luke will be with his Dad so I don’t have to worry about entertaining him.

My gratitude for today:  therapies that can help me through my journey, friends who continue to love and support me and my children who give me a reason to fight.

Thank Me when things do not go your way, because spiritual blessings come wrapped in trials.

 

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