Hi Sarah 04,
lol, yes it is - and usually post this stuff on the Tips and Tricks bit.
As I am still going through chemo have not started on supplements, as such, yet. But have researched in details = well as much as I can - and will be on them, when all is done
Tumeric - Curcumin -
the best one I have come across, and it is not cheap - is full spectrum Curcumin, wich is also free of sugar,salt, gluten, wheat, dairy, soya, yeast, preservative, sweetener, artificial flavour, colour and starch. It is a Solgar product. It may be an idea to google this product, as they explain very well on their website why their product is called Curcumin rather that tumeric. Curcumin is the substance in tumeric, which is so beneficial to us.
don't forget to check it against and medication you are on for contraindications.
Also another link, which may be of interest -
Please be aware to make sure you do not contraindicate your chemo, should you still be on it - and ALWAYS check with your medical team.
Also if you have hormone positive receptors - anything, which may mimick estrogen - is not a good idea. Which for me, for example means Macca root extract.
Integrating ginger root into your diet is also supposed to be most helpful.
Generally - I currently take two supplements, which to try and support my adrenal system and help with energy and chemo brain, lol - which are Acetyl Carnite 500mg capsules and 100% pure Ribose. They seem to be doing the trick to a degree - well at least with the chemo brain, lol.
When I am through chemo - am likely to add High Absorption CoQ10.
And that will be it. Will it work? Who knows - never any guarantee - and we are also very individual, too.
But at least I am not falling prey to those 'quacks' on the internet, who prey on our vulnerabilities.
good luck for Friday - hoping all will be well. Also thank you for your comments on another thread - very much appreciated.
I am glad to read that your holiday in Greece went well. I bet you made some unforgettable memories and hope it has given you the physical rest to handle the next steps of all of this.
You are so right - we cannot worry about things - we just do not know - one day at a time - taking all the positives we can get.
Todays treatments are just so much more advanced than just 5 years ago.
The NHS really is brilliant and we are in the best place possible to deal with this. Although, of course, sometimes things do get a little confused and challenging for some. Due to work load they cannot always reac as quickly as we may hope for. But still - I feel in a very safe place with the NHS. Anything I need, any little niggle - someone is always there to answer questions and help. Wonderful!
Hi Tracey , I was diognised on the 8.7 16 at 12.20 precisely , a day and time perhaps for the rest of my life I won't ever forget . I like yourself was in limbo but 21/2 weeks down the line I'm finally trying to get my head around it all . My next journey because that's the title of my blog is Friday I get told what they intend to do . I'm gearing myself for the impossible and il take on board what ever they throw at me . I just want this little monkey to go away .
ive just come back from a week in Greece because the consultant assured me I would be ok to go . I panicked a couple of days before we left fearing the worst imaginable every ache and pain I had I thought it had spread but again the BC nurse was great she talked me through everythink and told me to enjoy myself . eVen talking to other ladies on here going through this point of the journey feeling how we feel or ladies who have been through it and now enjoying life is so uplifting to hear .
Dont get me wrong Tracey I have my days where I look at my two boy 19 / 14 and just burst into tears , I've sat with them and explained everythink oldest was brilliant , youngest went very quiet on me wouldn't talk about it until we came back from holiday and I had a heart to heart , told him not to be scared I'm going no where it's going to sorted and I'm in the best care possible , I said talk about it because it will make you feel better and it also makes me feel better ( touch wood he's back to himself) and surprisingly he's asked me loads of questions .
posative thinking all the way is the key I'm told , We all know we are in the best possible care and we will all come out smiling youl see 😊😊😊💓💓. Il let you know what they'll tell me Friday ...keep smiling Tracey lv hugs xxx💓
Right here on this board and anytime that you want to and however you want to!!
Your BC nurse maybe able to help point you in the right direction for a support group. My own BC nurse has already given me pointers for when I'm ready and they are all local to me and Ive not even started my treatment regime yet.
Any questions you have write them down so that you ask your BC nurse or consultant the next time you speak to them. Some people here may even have the answers for you from their own experience and will tell you in simple understanding words.
A work colleague told me that she wrote a journal and wished that she'd finished it - and I too have begun a journal - it keeps things in focus - because right now your head will be all over the place and writing things down is sometimes easier than talking to someone - even a blog might work for you.
I have been where you are with the sleeping thing and on advice from my BC nurse saw my GP for sleeping tablets. It's exhausting enough having to deal with the fact that you have a diagnosis, future treatment as well as daily life to deal with.
The vicious circle of up half the night, snoozing through the day and so on was sorted for me with (so far) only two nights of sleep with the help of sleeping tablets. My GP was ready to put me on anti-depressants and counselling but I'm not ready to go down that route yet - so sleeping tablets in the short term have got me over that particular problem and i'm normally a positive half glass full person anyway.
We are all in this together fighting our own individual battles. I love the saying that I saw on a thread somewhere that says 'cancer started this battle - I'm going to finish it'
sorry you've had to join the special club I totally understand how you are feeling .
I'm 37 with 3 children under 8 I was diagnosed 30/3/16 although noticed the lump may 2015 was assured it wasn't cancer at 17mm a year later 40mm grade 3 so as you can imagine I was raging anxious thought that was it if you had seen me 01/04/16 you would have thought I needed sectioning !
its all part of the shock numbness why me what have I done all normal.
once you get your treatment plan and things start to move it will be clearer in your head I still have them wobbly days I'm 3 days post chemo 4 of 6 .
chemo isn't that bad I found pregnancy worse lol.
take each day as a gift it will change your outlook on life I used to stress constantly now I'm chilly oh well da Sara Sara you will be surprised how amazing are bodies are and how strong we are able to cope you can do this and there are an army of women who have gone through it and going through it that will be here to support you xxx
I know there are a lot of threads in this section,i wasnt sure if to add to it or just read others.
I have a lot of thoughts and questions, i must have gone over every single thing in my head and i am having trouble sleeping.
I am not too scared about lumpectomy or even removing my breasts i am more scared about cheamotherapy and missing out on my sons life (his reaction to seeing me so poorly). i havea lot of 'why me' thoughts and feeling like the next 2 years are a write off (if i survive).
i love how normal i feel right now though as i know ill be fighting to get back to normal for a long long time, trying to stay positive and grateful for what i have. Myson is 6 and i have a partner. There doesnt seem to be any support groups near me in the north east, this is the first forum i have found. Any help at all is so appreciated.
i would like to write my thoughts down throughout this journey is there anywhere in particular i could do that?