The Natural Fight

Just a quick post to let everyone know that I got my chemo again today!  This is the fourth week in a row that I’ve managed to keep my white blood count up high enough to get chemo using natural methods instead of pharmaceuticals!  Yay!!!  And this week my count rose again – another 100 – to 2,400.  So even though the chemo is definitely wearing me down in other ways, it can’t beat all the things I’m doing to keep my immune system strong.

Just another reminder that the standard treatment is not always the best one.  It is important to thoughtfully and intelligently consider ALL options and choose what feels right.  The answers are inside each and every one of us.

For me, taking a bunch of “meds” to tackle every issue never felt right.  In choosing other “natural” options I have shown that the answers do not always lie with a pill.  Of course for many people taking a pill (or two or three or four) is much simpler than exercising every day, eating healthy, working through emotional issues, and actively pursing other treatment options.  I get it.  But for me, natural healing along with some western medicine is the way to go.

And obviously it’s working.  So I’m just gonna keep doing what I’m doing.  Two more weeks of chemo to go…  Then it’s scan time and we’ll get to see the fruits of all this labour.

Peace.  – T

7 Responses

  1. That’s great Terri!!! You do know what’s best for your body and you’re doing a fantastic job of it!!! Thinking and praying for you everyday.

  2. You are an amazing woman. Your courage, your upbeat attitude and your endurance gives hope to so many others. Reading your words certainly inspires me…and I know it gives so many of us “food for thought”. Every day “is” a gift…and you bring new meaning to those words. You are so strong. Keep up the great work you are doing…and God Bless you and your family.

  3. That’s wonderful, Terri! You are truly inspirational! So I finished the photo album-will send it along with Laurie. It was a lot of fun putting it together-I think I found another addiction!

  4. Terri, I just learned of your mother’s death and your illness. I am a breast cancer survivor and a science fiction fan. I admire your strength of character and your strong family support.

    When I learned I had breast cancer, I found the support group below:
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/breastcancer2/
    This group is wonderful. I met so many heros there and among other patents I met during treatment. I learned so much that was helpful to my treatment and recovery. Just thought I would pass this tip along to you.

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