Happy Thanksgiving and a little blessing to share...


Hello Ladies!  First Happy Thanksgiving!! I am currently surrounded by my three married kids and seven grandchildren and it is chaos central, but truly wonderful. Since I last checked in with the dire prognosis from my gyn/onc, my naturopathic oncologist has weighed in ("He is not a psychic!  Those are just statistics!!  You are exceptional, and very healthy.  Stay grounded!), and my gyn/surgeon agreed to read my scan/file and stated that she did not see anything "dire", or anything that was likely to be problematic in the short term.  (Deep breath!!) My onc wanted me to go on paclitaxel, which has already failed once and it is absolutely clear that I am chemo resistant.   I have decided not to go down that path.  My surgeon has suggested mTor inhibitors, and immunotherapy as possible future options, but at least for the short term I have decided to take a couple months to work with my naturopath to strengthen my own immune system and see if we can establish some stability naturally.  She has set me up with a local clinic to receive high dose VitC and high dose Curcumin infusions, and has put me on a higher strength mistetoe injection.  We are also doing low dose naltrexone.  That should take me through the first of the year when I would be do for additional testing anyway, and we will see where that takes me.  For now I continue to feel fine except that I walk ALOT and have some lower spine degeneration (normal for my age they say) that kicks in, but so far it doesn't require anything but ibuprophen and an occasional heating pad.  Life is good.  Hoping you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving.  You are all blessings in my life.  Hugs! - Helen


  • Nellasing
    Nellasing Member Posts: 528 Member
    Oh Helen that's great news!

    I am so happy to hear that you have a plan to go fwd - sounds like you are doing everything you can do.  Please let us know how things go- I'm glad you are feeling so fine :D

    Exciting to have all that wonderful family around.  Treasure each moment <3<3  Thanks for sharing this with us and Happy Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours (((HUGS))) <3<3

  • Lou Ann M
    Lou Ann M Member Posts: 996 Member
    Truely good news

    i am so glad you have a plan.  Rest up and heal.  There is nothing more wonderful than a noisy house.  Enjoy every minute.  

    Hugs and prayers, Lou Ann

  • beccabtown
    beccabtown Member Posts: 234
    edited November 2016 #4
    So nice that all your family

    So nice that all your family is together. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Mmpeterson
    Mmpeterson Member Posts: 124
    There is always HOPE!! No one

    There is always HOPE!! No one can take that from us.  So many different options compared to years ago.  Enjoy all the little things in life and positive attitude is a must.  Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Many hugs and prayers.  Maryanne

  • Soup52
    Soup52 Member Posts: 908 Member
    edited November 2016 #6
    Enjoy your family and have a

    Enjoy your family and have a happy Thanksgiving!

  • cheerful
    cheerful Member Posts: 261 Member

    Hi Ladies:

       Hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your time with your family and/or friends.


    a/k/a Jane

  • Red Corvette
    Red Corvette Member Posts: 114 Member
    Happy Thanksgiving

    A very happy Thanksgiving holiday to all the wonderful, beautiful, strong, and courageous ladies of this board. We all have so much to be thankful for today and Mrs. Red and I thank each and every one of you for being with us on this journey. Let's make this a cancer free worry day and have a great holiday with our families, friends, and others.

    Much love and peace to everyone,



  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,483 Member
    Helen, that is wonderful news

    Helen, that is wonderful news and sounds like a very reasonable plan to me.  I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family!



  • janaes
    janaes Member Posts: 799 Member
    Helen glad to hear your news.

    Helen glad to hear your news.   HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE.


  • MAbound
    MAbound Member Posts: 1,168 Member
    edited November 2016 #11

    What a wonderful post to share today! So happy that you are in a good place right now. Enjoy your family!

  • rcdeman
    rcdeman Member Posts: 263 Member
    edited November 2016 #12
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am grateful for every single person here!


  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,814 Member
    edited November 2016 #13
    Happy Belated Thanksgiving. I

    Happy Belated Thanksgiving. I hope everyone was able to enjoy the day with family and friends.

    Helen, so glad to hear that IF you need to do anything, that immunotherapy is the option being presented.

    Love and Hugs to all!


  • Kvdyson
    Kvdyson Member Posts: 790 Member
    Helen, you sound wonderful!

    Helen, you sound wonderful! It is so great that you have a plan and a team of doctors who are working with you to see it through. Congrats and Happy Thanksgiving! Kim

  • DrienneB
    DrienneB Member Posts: 182
    edited November 2016 #15
    Great Plan Helen!

    It seems so wise to spend some energies bolstering your body's own immune strength and going forward with JOY! All the best to you and everyone here!