Hello to Everyone,
Gia and I want to let everyone know we are still here. We apologize for straying away from blogging. We have just been overwhelmed as many of us get. Keep the Faith and you can get through anything. I her daughter have just not had much time working 2 jobs and caring for Mom. Mom needs me to blog for her as since being in remission of her peritoneal cancer, she had right shoulder surgery. She has severe degenerative arthritis and her orthopedist did all he could to attach and repair her shoulder. She is still struggling to be able to use her arms. She has had a few falls recently and yesterday, she fell very hard and hit her head. After a few hours in the ER, she was lucky as she did not have any facial fractures and got to come home. Today of course, she has pain everywhere. As much as Mom would like to give up on many days, she is still pushing through. Her next obstacle is a breast biopsy for a suspicious lump. We will keep positive that it is benign.
We want anyone who has cancer or is in remission to remember to never give up. We still continue to struggle to keep our home and worry every day that we will not make it. Our best advice is to take it one day at a time and if you have to one minute at a time. No matter how difficult any situation is, it can always be worse. Remember each day and every breath we take is a gift. Don’t forget a little sun can make you feel better. When is stays rainy and gloomy we always take extra vitamin D. Mom continues to use her herbal supplements. Our main ones are: Protandim, Turmeric, Milk Thistle and Chlor Oxygen. You may want to see if any of these may be for you. Water and smoothies also help Mom quite a bit. Hydration is very important unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Always remember to check with your doctor about taking any new supplements, especially if you are on Chemotherapy.
Kale has been a constant additive for us in our diet. Once you get used to it, you can enjoy it cooked, as a salad and in a smoothie. Add some fruit to your smoothie withe the Kale and you will taste like the fruit such as apples. Some other cancer fighting foods we each often are brussel sprouts with black beans and spinach.
Keep The Faith and Keep Strong
Gia and her daughter