Thank you Ian. For those following here I couldn't log on for little while but now am back. Deb told me back in the beginning that the hardest part of this journey was going to be losing her hair. And that she was going to have her head shaved. Well she did that a few days ago and she didn't cry. She's such a brave girl. This is Deb just before she had that done.
Thank you Joan. I could feel your love radiating from your words. You're a very dear and special soul to me. This is Deb's 5th day since her last chemo treatment and by this time on her first one it had really knocked her down hard. This time though she appears much better. The pain in her breast has now gone and the tumor has shrunk to where she cannot feel the mass. So, rather good news on all fronts. She's now gone totally organic as we're doing juicing too and she has given up coffee, refined sugar and no more wine. She's also walking and exercising as much as she can. She's a fighter and has stayed close to God in prayer. What a winning combination.
Bringing y'all up to date on Deb's progress. Our last checkup with her doctor indicated excellent progress and they had Deb ring the victory bell located in oncology at the hospital. One rings the bell upon completion of their chemo program or whenever there is a special occasion of victory. Deb looked so glowing and happy on that day. But not all days are equal as it is in life as she just got her 4th chemo treatment and this is a rough one for her. Everytime she gets a treatment, I see death knocking on her front door as she fights to survive another round of poison.
We talked about going the natural path and use homeopathic remedies to treat her breast cancer. Some of those things we already had in place like eating an organic plant based diet. I think if we had found a competent alternative medicine doctor who could have guided us through this that that may have tipped the scales but we we're winging this on our own and didn't trust our own knowledge base.
Deb chose to go the conventional path of chemo, surgery and radiation. I respect her decision and support her 100%. She believes in her oncologist who inspires her with hope and that I think is key to her survival....hope.