Calling all prayer warriors!

Robkel7
Robkel7 Member Posts: 68
Tomorrow is my 6th treatment! I am praying that if any cancer cells remain, they will be killed by this final onslaught. Of course, I dread the next two weeks as I get the usual...bone pain, steroid stuff, restless nights, sweating, chemo brain, problems with hands/feet....etc. I am sort of surprised after reading some of your posts this week thatI have not been advised to take any supplements. :( Should I start now? If so, what should I take? Thanks, and God Bless you all!

Robin
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  • mopar
    mopar Member Posts: 1,972 Member
    COUNT ME IN!
    Add me as another Prayer Warrior to your list!!!
    Monika
  • Robkel7
    Robkel7 Member Posts: 68
    mopar said:

    COUNT ME IN!
    Add me as another Prayer Warrior to your list!!!
    Monika

    Thanks!
    Monika!!!!! <3
  • Cindy Bear
    Cindy Bear Member Posts: 569
    You got it
    Big hugs and prayers coming your way!!!!
  • TiggersDoBounce
    TiggersDoBounce Member Posts: 408
    Robin
    Sending prayers...and healing thoughts...

    Keep us posted!

    Laurie
  • TiggersDoBounce
    TiggersDoBounce Member Posts: 408
    Robin
    Sending prayers...and healing thoughts...

    Keep us posted!

    Laurie
  • MK_4Dani
    MK_4Dani Member Posts: 314
    Consider it done.
    Extra prayer for you!
    Mary
  • pattysoo
    pattysoo Member Posts: 170
    6th and last
    You will be so glad to be done with chemo. I can tell you what I have taken to repair chemo damage, but you absolutely must ask your physician or chemo infusion center what is ok and what isn't.
    I took: magnesium, Vit. B, Vitamin C, and Calcium + D3. I cannot remember when i started taking these, but it seems like I was taking them while on chemo. I'd heard that Vit. B and magnesium would help reduce/remediate neuropathy. I had a bit of that at the end of chemo, but it went away in a month or two.
    I still take all those supplements.
  • jbeans888
    jbeans888 Member Posts: 313
    mopar said:

    COUNT ME IN!
    Add me as another Prayer Warrior to your list!!!
    Monika

    You got my prayers. How are
    You got my prayers. How are you feeling? It is such a good feeling when your done with chemo, it's scary and exciting at the same time.
  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member
    Praying for you
    Robin, I know how scarey it is at the end of chemo, but the good part is that it will be over. Praying it is an easy one for you. You have not been told to take supplements because most oncologists don't recommend them and many will discourage you from taking them. As far as I'm concerned, the end of chemo is the beginning of healing your body. If you can find a naturopath or integrative doctor or nurse practitioner, he or she can guide you through getting your body and immune system back in shape.
  • Susan53
    Susan53 Member Posts: 178
    Prayers
    Prayers are going up along with good healing thoughts.
  • AnneBehymer
    AnneBehymer Member Posts: 738 Member
    6th round
    All my prays going your way I will be having my 6th treatment of Taxol/carbo avastin on the 20th then just Avastin for two years. Are they keeping you on a maintance chemo or is this just it. I am praying that there is not cancer left to kill it is already gone. My God have his hand over you during the last treatment.

    Anne
  • Robkel7
    Robkel7 Member Posts: 68
    jbeans888 said:

    You got my prayers. How are
    You got my prayers. How are you feeling? It is such a good feeling when your done with chemo, it's scary and exciting at the same time.

    I am....
    feeling nervous and happy to be done. I stupidly read alot of grim things on the internet yesterday about ovarian cancer. I wish I had not done that, but I did. Now, I am more afraid than ever. Argh. Thanks for your prayers. I love your new hair growth. You look beautiful.
  • Robkel7
    Robkel7 Member Posts: 68
    Tethys41 said:

    Praying for you
    Robin, I know how scarey it is at the end of chemo, but the good part is that it will be over. Praying it is an easy one for you. You have not been told to take supplements because most oncologists don't recommend them and many will discourage you from taking them. As far as I'm concerned, the end of chemo is the beginning of healing your body. If you can find a naturopath or integrative doctor or nurse practitioner, he or she can guide you through getting your body and immune system back in shape.

    I appreciate...
    all the posts you take the time to write. I did start reading the Anti-Cancer book. Very compelling and I am going to try to follow his advice. Did you know he died recently? He certainly lived much longer than they anticipated and I am sure his decisions regarding his health influenced that. Anyway, I am wondering if my insurance will cover seeing someone who can help me with fighting this cancer using supplements. I will have to look into it. It seems overwhelming and expensive. Why does money always have to be an issue? :)
    Thanks again.
  • Robkel7
    Robkel7 Member Posts: 68

    Robin
    Sending prayers...and healing thoughts...

    Keep us posted!

    Laurie

    Thanks!!!!!!!!
    From the bottom of my heart! <3
  • Robkel7
    Robkel7 Member Posts: 68

    You got it
    Big hugs and prayers coming your way!!!!

    Thanks......
    Cindy! Greatly appreciated!
  • Robkel7
    Robkel7 Member Posts: 68
    MK_4Dani said:

    Consider it done.
    Extra prayer for you!
    Mary

    Thanks......
    ...Mary! I truly appreciate that! :)
  • Robkel7
    Robkel7 Member Posts: 68
    pattysoo said:

    6th and last
    You will be so glad to be done with chemo. I can tell you what I have taken to repair chemo damage, but you absolutely must ask your physician or chemo infusion center what is ok and what isn't.
    I took: magnesium, Vit. B, Vitamin C, and Calcium + D3. I cannot remember when i started taking these, but it seems like I was taking them while on chemo. I'd heard that Vit. B and magnesium would help reduce/remediate neuropathy. I had a bit of that at the end of chemo, but it went away in a month or two.
    I still take all those supplements.

    I will ask today!!
    And thanks for taking the time to answer my post. Your comment about the neuropathy helped me mentally as I have a bit of that now and feel very concerned regarding whether it is permanent or not. Maybe mine will go away too! :)
  • Robkel7
    Robkel7 Member Posts: 68
    Susan53 said:

    Prayers
    Prayers are going up along with good healing thoughts.

    Thanks......
    Susan! I really appreciate all the prayers and concern from you gals! :)
  • Robkel7
    Robkel7 Member Posts: 68

    6th round
    All my prays going your way I will be having my 6th treatment of Taxol/carbo avastin on the 20th then just Avastin for two years. Are they keeping you on a maintance chemo or is this just it. I am praying that there is not cancer left to kill it is already gone. My God have his hand over you during the last treatment.

    Anne

    Thank you....
    Anne! You are in my prayers as well....keep the faith! :)
  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member
    Robkel7 said:

    I appreciate...
    all the posts you take the time to write. I did start reading the Anti-Cancer book. Very compelling and I am going to try to follow his advice. Did you know he died recently? He certainly lived much longer than they anticipated and I am sure his decisions regarding his health influenced that. Anyway, I am wondering if my insurance will cover seeing someone who can help me with fighting this cancer using supplements. I will have to look into it. It seems overwhelming and expensive. Why does money always have to be an issue? :)
    Thanks again.

    $$$
    I know, money is always the issue. I really wish the medical field was more open to integrative therapies because then maybe insurance would pay for it. It's a whole lot cheaper than chemo. You will need to check with your insurance company. There may be an integrative doctor who is in network for you. I went thorugh a whole lot of paperwork and heart ache over the past 6 months, but I've finally figured out how to get reimbursed for my IV vitamin C. You can ask your insurance company whether your policy will cover the following CMP codes:
    96365
    96366
    96550
    A4305
    J7050
    If it will, you may be able to get some reimbursement for IVs, if you receive them. If your insurance company will cover these and you find a doctor to administer them, I would be happy to explain how to submit claims, if the doctor does not. Also, if you work with an integrative doctor or nurse practitioner (or a naturopath in a state where they are licensed) your supplements are tax deductible.
    I did hear that Dr. David Servan-Schreiber recently died of the cancer he had been fighting off and on for years. But, his initial prognosis was 6 months, and he lived for 19 years, and learned how to appreciate a good quality of life in the process. I guess that is all we can really ask for. Good luck with your last chemo. I was dreading mine, and it turned out to be the easiest one of all.