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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fragged is the word

Derived from "Fragmented"

Had to cancel breakfast with Del tomorrow because we've got an appointment to view educational material at the oncologists office. The more I look into the chemotherapy they are suggesting for dad ( gemcitabine ) the less I like that option. As options go it's all you've got and the cure is only slightly better than the disease.

I'm heavily leaning towards alternative treatments based on some of the well researched agents which are found in foods and herbs. Things like resveratrol, apagenin (found in celery and parsley), curcmin (from turmeric) and many similar therapeutic agencies. The nice thing is these things are so safe that they can be used concurrently with just about any chemo agent. So this option is open to dad no matter how he feels about his first chemo treatment. That should be happening on Thursday.

Oh yeah, Tracy (a lady I'm doing some website design work for) liked the word "Fragged" so much, she declared it the word for the month. So that makes it official.

Wishing you each and all peace, happiness and hope.

2 Comments:

  • Hope everything goes well. My mom finished chemo about 6 months ago. She didn't eat healthy or take any supplements, but she seemed to make it through ok-just very tired and no appetite, wierd skin side effects too. Her biggest problem was the skin effects. I hope you can find something that eases the process.

    Thanks for the info about the vitamins. Its been a crazy search!

    By Blogger the knitrider, at 10:52 AM  

  • Fragged is a great word. And the natural remedies sound like a good supplement to the chemo.

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 11:51 AM  

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