Topic: We'll take any little bit of good news that we can...
Well, I just thought i'd post here, as my poor old mum has had a continious stream of bad news since they found a liver mass in Feb this year. Since then, her appetite has been dreadful, her weight has dropped dramatically, and she's felt exhausted most of the time.
She recently started her first round of chemo and, just to add to the misery, her already low platelets dropped through the floor - preventing her from having her second dose.
But, we set in to action, knowing that we needed to do something, and we got mum to see a Chinese herbalist. For all of those sceptics out there (and I admit, I was one of them just a few weeks ago), the treatment seems to have transformed mum's health.
She had acupuncture to improve her appetite (her stomach gurgled all through the appointment) and is now taking a Chinese supplement to combat the effects of chemo. Since then, she's absolutely full of energy, eating like a horse, and she looks and seems back to normal mum, who we all adore. Oh, and her platelets are now back within the normal range (higher than they have been since the beginning)...
Even our very miserable Oncologist admitted today, that she is a little surprised at the turn-around.
So, for today, we are all smiling