inorganic8 wrote:We all know that BigCarrot owns the media.
We chose a very aggressive conventional western medicine treatment. It was the right choice for us and we're seeing good results.
I too got a very aggressive conventional western medicine treatment and I am very much alive today. I told my Onc I would do WHATEVER she asked of me to the best of my ability (I also told my surgeon the same thing), butt get me thru this. My Onc threw the kitchen sink at me. Results are I'm very much alive today, in fact a few year back, I was told I was "cured". Words I thought I would never hear (13 yrs now).
The best advice I could give anyone starting this journey and who choosing western medicine, have faith/trust in your team of doctors. If you don't, find someone else. Not all Dr.(s) graduated at the top of their class. Some are truly better than others. But find a team that is right for you. And FOLLOW their medical advice to the best of your ability.
Another piece of advice, find an exercise that works for you and stick with it. Me, I power walk 3-5 times a week for an hour each day. Not only does it help emotional, butt exercise has been shown to reduce recurrences by up to 50%.
Lastly, be VERY CAREFUL of supplements that you might want to take while on chemo. I was not allowed to take anything including multivitamins. I was told many of the over the counter supplements can be counter productive to what chemo is trying to do. I had to check with my Onc with anything I was considering. It seems to have worked for me. Today I lead a normal life with a few battle scars. For those starting the journey, check with your Dr first before taking any over the counter supplements, especially while on chemo.
Much success to those on or starting on the journey.
Yes to the media being a big fat carrot