Diagnosis Protocal | Pre-Surgery Suggestions | Post-Op Healing

Everyday Recovery | Empower Yourself | Poetry | Tibetan Self Healing

Obviously, do what your doctor suggests, but also get some different opinions for all the procedures you will be doing, be they Western, Eastern or alternative procedures.

There is no point in running around and getting your things in order just in case you die. You need to prepare to live. Make sure you get plenty of rest before going into the trauma of surgery so your body knows you are in a healing frame of mind.

This can be pricey ($100 to $200 a treatment), but if you can, try it at least a couple of times. Check out the Santa Monica Hyper-Baric Treatment Center. They will answer any questions, and refer you to centers in your neighborhood.

I pooh-poohed these for a long time, but when a fourth- stage ovarian doctor friend of mine pulled through, she attested to the powerful and healing effects of these oils. The theory is that everything on the planet has a vibrational frequency or sub-atomic energy signature. You have one, I have one, as do all the rocks in your yard, and the local toxic dump. Some people cancer is caused by a virus. Well, in this way of thinking, virus' have their own vibrational signature. What do you think a doctor looks at when they look at your slide under the microscope. Changed tissue. What has changed this tissue. Whatever it is, it is an energy form, albeit hostile one, that has made you sick. Therefore, we want to associate with energy that is healing and promotes stability. For pre-surgery, the suggested oils are AROMA LIFE, ROMAN CHAMOMILE, CLARITY, LAVENDER, PEACE AND CALMING, SACRED MOUNTAIN; WHITE ANGELICA, IMMUNE-POWER AND JOY ARE MY FAVORITES! Be careful not to get them into your eyes. For more info, click on AbundantHealth4U@juno.com or contact Gary Young, M.D., in Salt Lake City whose products through YOUNG LIVING are just fab! I am a distributor if it helps, but awfully busy making movies, so only contact me if you are desperate and too sick to pick up the phone yourself.

Always relaxing. It feels great to be touched by someone who knows what you need. It feels great to carve out time just for you to take in the healing. Although mostly, I had to drag myself kicking and screaming to anything that smacked of relaxation. Once I got there, though, I was deliriously happy. Even the times where I couldn't quiet my mind, or shut up the massage therapist, I was grateful I had taken time out for me. Make sure to tell the therapist what you are going through to make sure the kind of massage is appropriate and gentle. Check with your doctor and healers for recommendations. You don't want something too harsh or deep right now. Also, I think a good facial and getting my nails done makes me feel pretty as I prepare to face the gruesomeness. Okay, maybe I should be more positive about surgery. It saved my life… but it's still gruesome.

This was amazing, pre-op, post-op, any-op… And some people even used it during op. But make sure you get references from someone who goes to the doctor you are thinking of using (any doctor or healer). Ask to speak to former patients or see their book of 'gratitude letters'. I go to Dr. Lucy Pastolov. I was dancing the first night after my chemo. Her number in Los Angeles is (310) 444-6212. She is also a neurologist (MD) from Russia who felt drawn to Eastern medicine. Perhaps she can make a referral to your area, or a suggestion of an organization to contact for a referral. As I mentioned earlier, most doctors have testimonials. Contact former patients to see who was happy and who was not and why… If you can't do it, delegate this to a friend or family member. I remember it being all so overwhelming, and it was very hard to reach out to someone else, but you gotta do it! People want to be there for you. It gives them something to do when they are feeling so helpless. So help them out by letting them help you out!!!!

Lots of information can be found on this subject at the library or through a simple web search.

Be sure to check with a pharmacist. SAMe is a good mood elevator but see how it interacts with your drugs. Some of them are counter indicated. Most Western doctors don't believe in this stuff and are quick to tell you that it might interfere with your treatment. Question that! Make sure to go to a very good, licensed nutritionist. There have been profound results in re-gaining strength and fighting off infections when your white count is down due to chemo or radiation.

Talk to a nutritionist or read up on it. Find a routine that works for you. I gave up all sugar, flour and dairy for four months following surgery, but I am back to chocolate and decaf! I just try to do my best!

If you can't get out, just sit in a chair and lift a leg or an arm. Just keep moving, even if it is slow! But be careful right after surgery. I overdid it (my friend was having a baby shower) and my running around broke my internal stitches. I swelled up like a casaba melon! It was great being a double-D for a week, but it hurt like an S.O.B. So easy does it. Let your body know it's time to rest, and then slowly begin to introduce exercise. Start by working with a trainer (or a friend that knows about this stuff). It may be depressing at first - lots of tears and yelling - because your body has changed. I had gained weight and lost muscle tone, but eventually I got it back and I look great (okay, still a little overweight due to adjunctive therapies, but I am working on it). Just do as much as you can do. Get ideas from your doctors, but get advice from others as well, because you need to figure out what works best for you!!!

Get involved in something where you can express your feelings and "discharge the shit" so it doesn't stay in your body. This has shown a faster recovery rate and longer, more sustained recovery. The American Cancer Society and the local Hospital in your area usually sponsors support groups or can refer you to a therapist.

There are many. Ask people you know what has touched them. I hope to get a suggested reading list together and post it on this site by the end of the year.

PLEASE NOTE: These techniques and other suggestions on this site are
intended as complementary suggestions to whatever your primary physician has
suggested that you do for your health and healing. These suggestions are
not intended to replace your doctors' and other healing practitioners'
advice. The BC Tool Kit's suggestions are intended to be supportive on your
self-healing journey, and are based on my own personal experiences and
antidotal data. They are steeped in my belief that it is important to take the
power back once you have been diagnosed with cancer. These self-help
techniques can be used to reinforce usual medical treatment -- techniques
for learning positive attitudes, relaxation, visualization, goal setting,
managing pain, exercise, and building an emotional and healing support team

Diagnosis Protocal | Pre-Surgery Suggestions | Post-Op Healing

Everyday Recovery | Empower Yourself | Poetry | Tibetan Self Healing



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