This week saw a wonderful advance to my project. I have secured the help of a medical doctor who is an expert in hormones; she practices helping women naturally balance their own. Yeah! This is a huge step.
I am of the opinion that we are still at the early learning stage when it comes to hormones. I compare it to the undestanding of vitamins. They were first discovered around a century ago and named one at a time after that. And now, one hundred years late, we know that there are hundreds of these micro-nutrients in one apple alone!
In other words, we are living at a very exciting time regarding our understanding of hormones. Given that I am dealing with a hormone related cancer, I want to work with someone who understands them the best. This week I found that person! She has agreed to work with me after the allopathic treatments. This gives me enormous relief - I really don't have to start with Tamoxifen in the fall. Yeah! We did one blood test pre-chemo, and will continue the experiment come October. And it is an experiment. There ain't much out there regarding post-menopausal women and balanced hormones, just vague memories of elderly aunts with hairy chins and stooped backs. Let's not go there!
First chemo Monday morning - heavy metal induction. I am ready as ready can be, trying not to cloud this time around with last time's memories. Each day a new day.
Stay tuned, Su-An