Well what a bumpy few days it has been. Last week was lovely but I felt really tired through not sleeping and spraining my ankle by falling off the mini trampoline stressed me out no end.
Then off we go for a really early start to Germany and on having treatment have a very bizarre reaction to the gamma delta serum. Well that’s what they think. Until they have done research that’s what we are lead to believe. I felt really rough and very distressed at the time. I kept pulling faces to bear whilst the doctor’s backs were turned. Bless him. He was all wide eyed. All I know was that I didn’t like it and I was scared.
Then on arriving home I go and get a stinking cold! Argh… I thought oh its fine I can handle a little head cold. I have blitzed these out of the park before they really take hold. No such luck. I am full to the brim with a blocked nose, plenty of mucus and my worse scenario, a chesty cough.
I won’t let it beat me. I have this morning continued as normal with my routine and that included exercise. I know the importance of exercise on keeping canSer at bay. So against all my bodily instincts I bounced and boxed. I then did a coffee enema and used the neti pot. It was a bit hard having blocked sinuses but I think it has actually helped loosen everything up.
I had a call from the DTU at my hospital informing me that my blood test came back fine and I am good to continue with chemo tomorrow. I told them I was feeling grotty but they said as long as I haven’t had a fever then its fine to continue.
I am working as hard as possible to get rid of this lurgy. I am drinking cold busting juices of ginger, apple, and lemon as well as loading up on green juices with supplements and powders.
I have, during all this, been doing homework for the nutrition course. It is really interesting at present as we are focussing on the vegan diet and I also watched a lecture on nutrition and canSer. It couldn’t be more appropriate for me. One thing really stood out and that is how important mushrooms are for fighting canSer. I already knew they were good having been prescribed reishi and chaga which are the king and queen of antioxidants. But I also find out that the regular button mushroom is also beneficial and that mushrooms as a whole can stop angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is the process where new blood vessels are grown and this is how tumours grow by producing more blood vessels. Well mushrooms stop this from happening and prevent abnormal cells from obtaining blood they need to replicate and grow. Crazy right? But amazing! This is where you have to be careful with diets. The ph miracle says that mushrooms are one of the worst acid forming foods there is. Well thankfully I decided not to take any notice of this and went with my gut when prescribed mushrooms. I have also been prescribed coriolus and cordyceps. Well I am in… and mushrooms are delicious and now I can’t get enough of them!
This week is pretty busy but my main is for my ankle to get better and stop the bruising and to get rid of this annoying cold. Mission accepted.
Naughty cold. It has gone to my chest. Which is what I feared the most. On the plus side though I don’t feel bad and I’m actually not coughing that much so hopefully it will pass really quickly. Let’s face it nothing bad wants to be living in my body with all the action packed foods and supplements I am taking in!
Today I have had a day of clients. Typical in itself that I am not 100%. I can’t decide if it set to make me feel better or if it’s a sign of not booking clients in. The fact of the matter is I feel so much better having had a day like today. I got lots done and it was lovely to see my lovely clients. (Aswell as making some money, seeing as all I do is spend money at the moment!)
I ordered myself some dead sea salts and essential oils today as recommended by the doc I saw last week. I am very much looking forward to having a bath filled with salt and rose otto. I have also decided to buy some jasmine. As expensive as it is, jasmine popped into my mind the other day. The key benefit is that it is good for the mucus membranes. Sounds terrible eh?.. but it is really good for chesty coughs and respiratory illnesses plus it smells divine. On reading about today I noticed that having a rose or jasmine plant in the garden for their fragrance, ‘call’ angels (if you believe that sort of thing.. and I clearly do! )
I think that once I have done my jobs I am going to have myself a bath tonight with a bottle of olbas oil at this rate! I have everything crossed that I am well enough for treatment in Germany. It is a bit late to tell them as they need to know a week before my appointment as that is when they take my blood cells out of the freezer and start preparing and priming them.I’m back there for an appointment on Thursday.
The Dr. Kate emailed earlier today and said that maybe the cold is associated with the letting go and moving forward work we did last week. The lungs certainly are the organs that allows us to do this. She advised though, that if I feel unwell and have a temperature to go to my GP incase I need antibiotics.
Right now to do the ironing and tick another job off my list. Ta-ra!
There is an ancient saying, ‘ By the fruits shall you know the roots’…. so there, we should sow the seeds of happiness.
I had quite an uncomfortable night last night despite being so happy to be back in my bed. Everything is hurting and I have a cold… Boo.
Today I went to London to be measured up.. that’s all I am saying at this stage. It’ll all come clear in due course.
To be honest I could really have done with a day at home, however opportunities and one off situations arise and sometimes mean making that extra effort. I find going by train and travelling alone quite therapeutic.
After my meeting today I accidentally found my way at Oxford Circus surrounded by shops calling my name.. Oops! Sorry Pete! 🙂 it is part of the ten point plan.. remember for self esteem and feeling good! ha ha.
I have ordered so many books in the last 2 weeks. One of them is called The Purpose fo Life ( I know sounds really heavy but isn’t- infact it is the book that changed Nicole Scherzingers life. There’s a little useless fact you all wanted to know I am sure! :)) I can’t wait to get stuck in to them all but I really need to dedicate some time to reading.
I am really taking on the advice from Dr Kate. Today I do feel tired and I’m not afraid to admit it. I’ve eaten a lovely organic salad from Pret a Manger and I feel like I really must be kind to myself. The thing is get worried when I stop and I allow the illness to take over, but I’ve only actually got a cold. I just need to be warm and rest with lots of organic food.
I have to remember to be kind to myself and and I’m doing the best I can do.