Nov 18, 2010 - 4:09 pm
I am scheduled to begin my treatment of chemo/radiation on December 2nd. Going through the process is pretty overwhelming but once I made up my mind to cure this thing, I've just put my head down, and one foot in front of the other, doing what I need to do. The problem is, I'm getting a little bit of pressure from some very well-meaning friends to look into alternative cures. Many people believe that there are better ways to treat cancer than pumping poisons into our bodies. And maybe there are, but these treatments are not well documented and the statistics are "iffy". My friends are encouraging me to try alternatives (i.e., the hydrogen peroxide treatment?) first. The short term and long term side affects for chemo and radiation in the "nether regions" is pretty daunting. My fear is that what would happen to me and my cancer if I waited? Would I be doing more harm than good by trying something different first? And what about the emotional yo-yo that I would be one - I don't know if I could handle that? The minute I was diagnosed, my immediate reaction was "get it out of me"! I don't want to give this thing time to grow and spread. I feel quite lucky right now that it hasn't (I"m stage 2 NOMO).