Has anyone heard of this? My oncologist is scheduling me because my platelettes are still going down. I go in for in for another blood transfusion in the am then the horse serum next month. Thanks Melodie
The only produce that I know of is premarin. it is made from horse urine.It has beenused for years as a hormone replaement for women. Now there are some who have quesioned it as a link to cancer.Please look it up.Google how is premarin made. It is terrible how it is made. Horses are made to stand tied in a small stall with very little water. they are bred first and a bag is attached to catch the urine which is what premarin is made of. Premarin stands for pregrant mare..The babies are disposed of and the mares are bred again. Another animal abuse that goes on in our country. I believe Canada also. I as an animal lover find it absolutely discusting that ony women would take this, but then of course they don't question how it is made. Another big Pharmaceutical drug made with no care for humans or animals. just money in their pockets.
No, it's not horse urine. I raised horses when I was younger, and would never do anything to harm them. This is an experimental procedure on me. A bone marrow transplant past the age of 40 could be fatal. I'm two months shy of my 50th. They say they got all the cancer with my 4 months of treatments, but I've had 2 blood transfusions since and still my counts are so low. Should I just stop and let whatever it is do it's job? Cuz I know I'm avout sick of docters od=ffices. Melodie
no, do not stop!!!!! i almost did, when i was diagnosed because i have no children but i made it thru the torture. now, it is minimal torture. keep trying to get your counts back up . hugs sephie
Thanks Sephie. I do have children and a granddaughter now. They are coming up from Fla to visit me the first week of April, which is why I scheduled this procedure for the second week. I flew down when she was 3 1/2 weeks old to meet her, she's now almost 2 yrs. That is what's keeping me going right now. Some weeks I have no appts, then I have 9 or 10 the next week. I'm tired. My skin has broken out in lesions and bleeds, I can't catch my breath, my husband wants to know why I can't go to the grocery store without him driving me...I'm just tired. And when I do go to sleep, cuz I have insomnia most nights from the itching, he wakes me up at 5 am to ask me what my plans for the day are. I'm almost looking forward to the 4 dqys in the hospital so I can rest. It takes me hours to clean house now, cuz I have to stop to cqtch my breath. I'm not even 50 yet. Tthis is not what I thought my golden years would be like. Sorry to whine...it's just alot of pain which I thought the surgery and the chemo and the radiation were gonna take care of. Now I just want to sleep and not wake up. Melodie
i wish husbands, friends understood more. he should NOT wake u up. how cruel. also, just do one room of the house per day or will he get mad at you? sometimes it would be easier not to have someone who watches , judges, and does not understand. my hubby was hard on me while i was in the hospital but has gotten better. i do not have it as tough as you. he does not really notice how dirty the house is sometimes but i do have someone who comes every 2 weeks to mop and vacuum. i am lucky to have her. my skin broke and bled during and after radiation but now does not bleed any more. it took about 10 months for that healing. i also do not sleep well but hubby tries not to wake me but i do. he gets up at 5am also. i feel for you and understand the struggle and the feeling of wanting to give up but do not. I talk to God a lot. my younger brother died at 47 due to diabetes and he struggled with all the complications. he has 2 boys but he is better off, i think. talk to God . he will help all of us. love sephie
hey, i heard of 2 people whose platelets keep going down after chemo( but they had colon cancer) . they are headed for a marrow transplant. sephie
I'm am apparently too old for that. I will be 50 in May and my oncologist says bone marrow transplants can be fatal after 40. Hence the horse serum treatment. So I asked her to put it off till the 2nd week in April cuz my almost 2 yr old granddaughter will be here for 5 days. If I can be here for that, all the pain I've been going thru will be worth it. I read these posts and wonder why I put myself thru this, cuz the aftermath is killing me. I've read some about people who sailed thru it all. God bless them. But I've had every side effect that can happen...I was allergic to the chemo, I'm 7 months post tx, my skin is still breaking out, my ass is sore, I'm tired as hell. I do clean slower than I used to, it just seems like my hubby messes it up quicker, lol. And I can't sleep, my leg muscles ache, so I stretch them at night, it's like it never ends. Get me thru the 1st week of April, rhen do whatcha gotta do Melodie
goodness. i am not sure how old the other people were. but i am 57 and thought they were close to that. but maybe not. I still hurt in anal area after 19 months post so do not give up. we will get better hugs sephie
Hang in there and don't be so hard on yourself. You will get through this!