In my very first blog post I committed to posting at least one sentence per week. It’s been two weeks since my last post, BUT, if you take all the sentences in all the posts and divide by the number of weeks, I’m definitely on track. : )
Still not much cancer news to report. (no news is good news.) I had a routine appointment at Dana Farber on October 11th, and my tumor markers were slightly down (that’s good) and my liver function numbers were slightly better. I continue to feel much better than when I was on chemo.
This week I’ve been listening online to something called the “Healing Cancer World Summit.” Its focus is on Integrative Cancer Care, meaning combining western medical practices with ‘alternative’ therapies. Another focus of this Summit is people who have beaten the odds against cancer; thus, there is a lot of hope bundled into the program. It’s a week long course with three, hour-long lessons per day, where knowledgeable people discuss their particular topic. There are MDs, PhDs, Nutritionists, and cancer patients all sharing their knowledge about topics like diet or exercise, nutritional supplements, meditation, mood changing techniques, etc. It is intriguing, and I have a somewhat different way to focus my energy and feelings about this disease of mine. Yes! ONWARD!