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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by wnyrider View Post
    Wishing you and Knott more "boring" chemo treatments.... meaning better health prospects and more going into 2019!
    Thanks. Day 4 and 5 were supposed to be the worst but she actually did well. Her appetite came roaring back. I made posole made with some local happy pigs. Well, they were happy up to a point in their lives. We pigged out. Chemo fatigue is definitely a thing and we take it slow. But we have taken a few walks and both are thinking of starting the RBG workout as something she can do inside.

    I’m definitely thankful that she’s already in good shape and that’s our starting point. If she wasn’t this’d be a whole lot harder.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

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    since we both live in states with legal cannabis i'll say it helped me with both fatigue and nausea. my riding was replaced with walks for awhile but even short rides helped me, especially mentally.
    ...and yes the help of starting with a strong body/mind is a good reason to stay that way normally!!!!!
    ‘The negative feelings we all have can be addictive…just as the positive…it’s up to
    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccaC View Post
    since we both live in states with legal cannabis i'll say it helped me with both fatigue and nausea. my riding was replaced with walks for awhile but even short rides helped me, especially mentally.
    ...and yes the help of starting with a strong body/mind is a good reason to stay that way normally!!!!!
    Knott was very concerned about nausea. Her nurses said of the anti nausea meds to take them at the first sign of anything, really anthing feeling odd. So she took them on schedule then gradually started with a few drops of CBD oil in her tea and so far is totally off the nausea meds.

    Session 2 is on the 10th and we’ll see how that goes. I can’t say “so far so good” about cancer but it’s better than anticipated. I do read that things will get worse as the chems build up.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

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    i’m an advocate for medical cannabis being available and affordable to all. With my oncologist we worked out a cannabidiol strategy that helped more and with less side-effects than the first anti-nausea medication’s she prescribed.

    Each person can have different side-effect strength and timing during treatments. I was consistent in journaling about my side-effects which helped in my discussions with my medical team….and kept me more informed about how my body was reacting and what strategies were helping..……and as always wishing for positive and healing actions/thoughts for knott and caring strength and blessings for both of you!
    ‘The negative feelings we all have can be addictive…just as the positive…it’s up to
    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccaC View Post
    i’m an advocate for medical cannabis being available and affordable to all. With my oncologist we worked out a cannabidiol strategy that helped more and with less side-effects than the first anti-nausea medication’s she prescribed.

    Each person can have different side-effect strength and timing during treatments. I was consistent in journaling about my side-effects which helped in my discussions with my medical team….and kept me more informed about how my body was reacting and what strategies were helping..……and as always wishing for positive and healing actions/thoughts for knott and caring strength and blessings for both of you!
    I think Knott’s scientific bent helps. Like you she jounals medications which helps her keep track of when she takes them. There are so many. Timing is important to avoid over or under dosing.

    There have been several positive indications leading her to quip one day “Well. I might not die ... yet” But I don’t want to talk about them because I don’t want to jinx results. At least I can say for sure she’s getting chemo, she’s not the test subject getting sugar solution only. otherwise there’d be no effect.

    She’s upset that she’s visibly losing muscle tone. I can tell just putting a hand on her thigh there’s less muscle there. But the first week, especially the first 5 days after chemo she’s almost stuck in bed. This effects me too because I can’t get out. But we’ll take this step by step. I’m cautiously optimistic for positive results and then starting a recovery workout program. This either at the end of chemo or after surgery.

    I’m not looking FORWARD to getiing back in shape. Easier to stay there then to get there. But hoping we can atart then.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

 

 

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