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What a relief, finally good news!!!!!!

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ldguerra
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Today I felt that I had to shout out how I feel, but probably I would get arrested for scandal, lol, so I am posting here. About a month and a half ago, at his usual appointment for CT Scan, we were told that my husband has metastasis in his brain, that evil tumor had not only reoccured in his paranasal sinus but also found it's way into the brain. At that moment, my hub was sleeping almost 18 hours a day, eating one meal a day which was just soup with nothing else, nothing solid and was disoriented most of time, forgetful, no coordination with slurred speech could barely understand what he was saying.

Guess you all are wondering how come I have good news.... Well hub said he don't want any treatment as the last time he had fallen twice, couldn't balance, couldn't keep his blood pressure or sugar level stable, and at the clinic they didn't monitoring this as closely as should have and this cause him to fall twice, once he lost consciousness for almost an hour and had to be given meds so as not to go into coma, that fall required 6 stitches to the back of his head. He said no treatment.

The ENT specialist, since we don't have any oncologist here, asked him how did he feel about trying alternative medicine since he don't want to take any chemotherapy and radiation. He said that he would try since he has nothing to lose. Two days later he started on tea made from Polypodium aureum (rabbit foot fern), twice a day. Now a month and a half later we are happy.

Hub is now up for more than 10 hours a day, how wonderful, appetite has improve that now he is eating even beef meat, very little of course, normally it is chicken, solid food what an improvement, his coordination is much better that i trust to leave him alone cause I know he won't fall when walking.

His body temperature has stabilized and he doesn't have that hot and cold flashes as before, hi speech improved and I can understand 90% of what he says, he is happy and that makes me happy. I know some people think that alternative medicine is a mistake but it is working for us, that is all I can say.

The good news I have my husband back, I don't know how long he will be with me, as no one knows even with western medicine but I have him with me and very active that is what counts, we can go out again, visit places and continue to store good memories. Just wanted to share some good news

imjb73
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Joined: Jan 2011

I'm so happy you have good news. It doesn't matter what medicine or therapy you use if it works for you. It's always good to read about something positive. I hope he will continue to improve. Take care.

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ldguerra
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Thank you imjb, it is nice to hear someone supports this, I have had ppl question if what we are doing is the right thing, i think sometimes that we have depended on western medicine we forget that before those synthetic things herbs was all we got. Hugs and Prayer for u, don't know what situation ur in but i hope it is a good one.

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grandmafay
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I am a strong believer in doing whatever works for you, and it sounds like this is what is right for you both right now. Good! Blessings, Fay

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ldguerra
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Fay, you are a strong woman, thank you for your words, I was criticized by the acc support group on this decision, so it is good to hear someone say it doesn't matter it it is working. Hugs and prayers for you, stay strong.

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KLScoville
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Joined: Mar 2011

I am happy to hear that you guys found an alternative to make both of you happy! That is great news.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless,
~Kelly

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ldguerra
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Kelly hon, thank you, u showed me to use this discussion board and yes it felt good, I would wish ur hub would try this, morphine would reduce a lot. Thanks for being there. Prayers for u and hub.

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KLScoville
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He is a stubborn man. He is happy just doing what he has. He can't swallow so any pill form is out of the question. But thanks anyways! Love to you too and prayers are with you and your hubby also!

God Bless
~Kelly

leprechaun2
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Joined: Jul 2011

Great news! Enjoy! May it be long lasting! I am so happy for you both!

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