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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Chemotherapy Update

Monday's Chemo was uneventful. I did ask the nurse about the last session when I slept for the entire session. She wouldn't comment, but she grinned when I asked if I frightened them by sleeping so deeply. All she would say was, "You were really asleep." That was the session that both the head nurse and the physician's assistant checked on me during the infusion.

But Monday, I wasn't so tired. I've also been taking a nutritional supplement that has helped. I've been on the Mangosteen juice about two weeks now and I can tell the difference.\rdutro

Then yesterday I added another supplement called Kylea. They have several products. I'm using the "Total Living Drink". I suppose it's basically a protein drink, but contains vitamins and minerals, pro-biotics, amino acids and antioxidants. The ads say "nutrient dense" formula. I liked the sound of it because it is made from vegetables and fruit with the whey base. Anyway, I can tell a difference in the way I feel today... I'm thinking probably both from the cumulative effect of the Mangosteen and the addition of the Kylea. We'll see. I'm pretty realistic about such things, very little placebo effect. But like I said, we'll see.

One thing though, it is the nastiest stuff I've ever tasted. I've tried a few of the protein drinks...this one tastes truly awful. It reminds me of alfalfa from my farm days. I suppose I can develop a tolerance for it. I'm sure going to try. Yesterday I added a bit of banana and strawberries to help with taste. I'll have to experiment with that.

At least, for whatever reason, I feel better than I would expect on day 3 of a chemo week. Thank God for that.



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