I can’t believe that it has been 3 weeks of cancer and I have not started chemotherapy yet. Next week it going to be a busy week as I need to have a Pet scan, have a port put in surgically, have chemotherapy classes, blood tests and my first chemotherapy treatment. I am worried about being so weak as my hemoglobin has dropped on each test and it below normal. I am taking liquid iron to help boost my levels as well as eating foods like, spinach, raisins, oatmeal, and kale to increase my levels. I even went swimming and took a walk tonight. I must tell you that I almost passed out on my walk, but I made it home. My Oncologist wants me to walk to build up strength and I am really out of shape. I know that anemia causes weakness, dizziness and shortness of breath, so walking is very challenging.
“I want to rid my body of this cancer. I know I can do it, I know I can do it, I know I can do it”. I have had 2 close friends that had cancer and were given months to live. One lived 8 more years and another 20. I know it is mind over matter, exercise, diet, chemo and herbal medicine that can pull you through with a positive attitude. I have to work my positive attitude, as at times I lose track. My children work with me too with encouragement and tell me of many others they know who have beat cancer. I do not expect it to be easy, but I can beat cancer. It is one day at a time and my goal is to stay strong through it all. Eating is challenging, but my children said they are going to push me even if it means I drink blended foods. We are determined to get nutrients into my body. So eat your veggies, fruits and fish with plenty of iron rich foods. Remember to breathe, get outside, be happy and laugh as much as possible.
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