Jul 26, 2012 - 2:35 pm
I fought Advanced Small Cell Lung cancer in 2006, ending 18 doses of chemo (Cysplatin & Etoposide, EP6) in April and radiation in July.
My immune system of course, gave me fits during. Had to take Procrit and Neupogen numerous times during treatment.
I juiced daily after treatment and gradually my blood counts were improved however,
Medicare fights paying for regular blood work, therefore I haven't had any for 8 months.
I am also a Type 2 diabetic.I have studied for years about the hazards of taking antiobiotics and steroids. I believe taking too much too close together caused the cancer to take over.
Of course, steroids are in the chemo cocktails and then Oncologists (some) are alway ready to give a patient an abundance of antibiotics as well as other drugs. Viscious circle.
My frustrations are doctors of modern medicine just do not study or know the hazards of
My quesiton is now, I am fighting a urinary tract infection and my butt is dragging. I have been on Macrodantin for 6 days and will finish tomorrow.
I am 70, very active (I was) and I am on probiotics two times a day with yogurt. I have been advised to take it for the remainder of my life because of chemo. I have increased the dose and will for 15 days after I finish the antibiotic.
My question is: Will my immune system forever be compromised?
When I weaken it by taking antibotics, do I have to spend time buidling it back up?
Thanks for any help I may get.