Dec 13, 2012 - 1:38 am
Hi! I have been reading this board for awhile, and just recently joined. I have posted a couple of comments, but thought perhaps an introduction was in order!
I just finished one year of chemotherapy with taxotere and carboplatin (I was allergic to taxol), for stage 3 grade 3 endometrial cancer. We didn't expect it to take a whole year, but that is what it took to get into remission. I am concerned about an increased SUV in one lymph node after the final treatment, but at least it had shrunk, and the biopsy came back negative.
My doctor recommended a book to me, back when I was first diagnosed, called "Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life", by David Servan-Schreiber, and it sounds like some of you ladies have also read this one. I made major changes to my diet and lifestyle, and as a result, have lost a great deal of weight in the past year, as well. (Much needed weight loss!). I am currently trying a totally plant-based diet, and am also beginning to juice vegetables. I have been to see an Integrative Oncologist, and wil be incorporating some of his supplement and alternative recommendations, as well.
I have been trying to learn to meditate, and do some visualization, but I need to do a lot more in this area.
I spent the past year reading perhaps 40 books on various cancer recovery topics. I hope some of the information helps me to stay well, but as I said, I am pretty concerned, because it took a whole year to get a remission, and then that one lymph node lit up last time.
I am happy to have found a group with so many others trying complementary and dietary practices!