posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 04:32 PM
Originally posted by ColoradoJens We begin Chemothrapy on Tuesday and I just thought if any one had any helpful tips for me to consider,
I would consider speaking to a Naturopathic Doctor to see if there is something that could be offered to complement the Chemo, or make the side
effects any easier. This would require an oncologist that is open to such things, and they aren't all.
Trust in your Doctors...there is no 'conspiracy' in standard treatment, and they want the best for your lad. But if you can do a little on the side,
it could make a difference as well. I'd think about Essiac, but don't you let the 'alternative' treatment types make you nuts.
It has to be tough for such a young'un...I've fought my battle in my 50's. Good luck to you all.
Self edit to say that paperplanes' comments about support groups are quite helpful, and one way to talk to others without necessarily taking on their
grief as well, is to use an on-line discussion group. Some looking will connect you with your peers, and you can interact on your schedule, at your
comfort level. I encourage you to do so...I found it very helpful myself.
[edit on 24-1-2009 by JohnnyCanuck]