On this cancer journey I am so grateful to have the medical and natural health knowledge I’ve have built up over the years. It is helping me feel I have more choices and it’s definitely reducing the amount of medications I have to take.
So far I seem to be doing ok with the treatments, I have a couple of bad days where I sleep and feel sick and then I’m up and at it again.
Some of the investigations have been harder. So far I have had 2 CT’s, an MRI, a bone scan, spine’ lymph and Breast biopsies, ultrasounds, mammograms and lots of blood tests. With many of these investigations you need to have extremely strong solutions injected for contrast or as with the biopsies they can irritate the area and have their own symptoms.
In this last week I had a brain CT and spinal biopsy of tumors on my spine.
Both can have side effects. It left me feeling extremely nauseous and suffering with ocular migraines.
This is where my bank of knowledge helps.
For the nausea I was able to use ginger in my juices, fresh peppermint tea, probiotics and my digestive capsules (slippery elm and marshmallow) to rebalance any upset to my digestion.
For the headaches, rest is the best cure so I’ve been resting but I’ve also been able to use pineapple in my juices and turmeric to help reduce any inflammation adding to them.
I am a great believer in we go through things in life as a lesson and I am definitely learning about myself, delving into more specific areas of natural medicine and what needed to change in my life.
This is general advice, if you have a medical condition please check with a professional before commencing any new treatments or lifestyle plans.
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Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.