Dipyridamole- a harmless anti cancer drug available from my doctor?!

Just finished packing for our trip to Germany (everything except my teddy bear :)). The clinic is in a small place called Duderstadt. We have decided to travel by car- a little adventure and it also means I can pack as much stuff as I like. Phew- I’m not good at travelling light.

I received a letter on Friday from my GP asking me to contact him as he has received a letter from Professor Dalgleish asking him to prescribe me Dipyridamole. Dipyridamole is a harmless widely-used drug in treating patients who have survived an episode of thrombotic stroke or coronary thrombosis, that has a vast potential of being a harmless anti-cancer drug. It belongs to a class of drugs known as platelet inhibitors. It helps to keep blood flowing by stopping platelets from clumping together and by keeping heart blood vessels open. It is hypothesized that dipyridamole inhibits cancer metastases by inhibiting tumor cell attachment to the vascular lining. It does no harm to the patient so therefore is worth a go. I’ll be calling first thing in the morning to get the prescribtion and start taking it immediately!

My bear has been cooking up a storm in the kitchen this weekend- all vegetarian. I will put up pics and recipes as we go along.Nom nom nom.

Wow the Olympics has been uplifting to watch. I certainly helps with the feel -good factor and our hearts feel full and happy. Every little helps. 🙂


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