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  • Creating Healthy Habits

    In July 2005 I went for another scan. I was advised to stop wearing under-wired bras as it was blocking the flow of lymph fluid, by “hot-spots” around the underarm area and under breast area – which showed up clearly on the scans.  Soft bras are much better and don’t restrict the flow.  The scan was fine – ...
    Posted to My Alternative Cancer Diary (Weblog) by sinsole on November 27, 2007
  • The Obstacles to Eating Healthily

    I carried on with the diet and supplements. When I had been away at Christmas I ate really well and found that I could still enjoy a lot of good food without feeling that I was “depriving” myself of anything. However, having to watch what I ate all the time did get to me at times. I’m not the kind of person that responds ...
    Posted to My Alternative Cancer Diary (Weblog) by sinsole on November 15, 2007
  • Further Digestion Problems

    In September 2004 I visited my GP as I was suffering from bouts of diarrhoea and was worried that I was not absorbing my supplements enough.  He told me to take Imodium to stop it, but the symptoms persisted along with other IBS symptoms I had not experienced for a long time. During this time I lost a lot of weight, developed a high ...
    Posted to My Alternative Cancer Diary (Weblog) by sinsole on November 12, 2007
  • How My Health Regime Affected Me

    The new health regime I had introduced to beat my breast cancer had two particularly noticeable effects. My reaction to B17 I was taking large doses of B17 in the form of up to 50 kernels a day plus two tablets twice a day.  The nutritionist was surprised I could tolerate so many, and certainly I felt a bit nauseous from time to ...
    Posted to My Alternative Cancer Diary (Weblog) by sinsole on November 5, 2007
  • My Doctor's Advice

    I visited my GP on the advice of the nutritionist, as he had copies of my diagnosis from the consultant. While I was there, I told him I was having alternative treatment, and he looked very grave.  He told me I was being very foolish, as alternative treatment was still “unproven.” The doctor asked me to at least ...
    Posted to My Alternative Cancer Diary (Weblog) by sinsole on October 29, 2007
  • Why I Was Right to Refuse Surgery

    The results of the blood tests gave me even more conviction that surgery was the wrong route. When doctors take a tumour away, they cannot take the cancer away completely as it is not a local disease but a symptom of a disease.  If cancer is a rogue healing process, as many experts seem to think, taking healthy tissue away at the same ...
    Posted to My Alternative Cancer Diary (Weblog) by sinsole on October 22, 2007
  • My Decision

    Of all the advice I received at this time, I specifically remember something one lady said to me that really hit a nerve. “They don’t know what they are messing about with,” she said.  “They should sometimes just leave things alone, as all they do is spread it around more when they operate.” I also read that ...
    Posted to My Alternative Cancer Diary (Weblog) by sinsole on October 1, 2007
  • Cancer in the Family

    On the way back home from the clinic my husband and I were in turmoil, and all the time the whole implication of this was going through my head – but at the same time everything seemed so unreal. We ended up going for a drink and getting quite drunk, which helped at the time. I decided that the next day I would phone up one of my ...
    Posted to My Alternative Cancer Diary (Weblog) by sinsole on September 17, 2007
  • What the Doctor Said

    When my appointment with the consultant came around, I went with much trepidation, but at the same time was anxious to get it over with so I could know the worst.   My worst fears were confirmed when the consultant explained that because they had found some cancerous cells that were starting to come through from the original site in the ...
    Posted to My Alternative Cancer Diary (Weblog) by sinsole on September 10, 2007
  • The Letter Every Woman Dreads

    I will never forget the day I received the letter that every woman who has been for a routine mammogram dreads. I was called back to undergo a further scan as they found something that looked suspicious. I had noticed that my left nipple was starting to go inverted slightly – but it had been this way for about a year and up until then had ...
    Posted to My Alternative Cancer Diary (Weblog) by sinsole on September 3, 2007
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