Aug 29, 2012 - 10:21 pm
I was watching this movie, "K-19, the Widowmaker". I had seen it before a long time ago but this time something jumped out at me. When the crew was subjected to radioactivity, the captain ordered they be given red wine. So I looked it up a bit and it seems that there is some theory that red wine helps to prevent radiation poisoning. It specifically is supposed to help keep the bones from getting (their term) "cooked".
It made me curious because around the end of my third week of treatment I had my major meltdown (when I lost a lot of hair) and I said, "Forget it!". I started treating myself to a nightly glass of red wine. Now it might just be a coincidence but I had none of the fatigue, pain, and other issues that seem to be a part of this treatment. The rad oncologist actually shook his head in disbelief when he went through the list of problems and I answered no to everyone. I'm not suggesting that everyone goes out and starts drinking wine but has anyone else heard of this or had any experience with this?