Thursday, April 21, 2011

We meet again old friend

Yesterday I had a CT Scan that will mark the two year anniversary of my chemotherapy treatment for NHL. I will meet with the Onc in a week to hear the results.
I was hoping to include a picture here of the scanner but my cell camera apparently didn't get the message to "take" the picture. Maybe, just maybe, I'll never see that machine again.
I spoke to our local holistic doc and asked about the effects of all these CT scans on my system. He suggested that I take a supplement called "Methyl-B" which essentially consists of three folates that purportedly rebuild DNA that is broken down during the scanning process. So I've now added that to a list of daily vitamins I now take:
  • Methyl-B - 800mcg
  • CoQ10 - 100mg
  • Magnesium - 400 mg (vivid dreams on this stuff)
  • D3 - 6000 iu (until the sun is more plentiful)
  • Omega 3 Fish Oil - 3000 mg
  • Centrum
Still eating Primally and the rest of the family has jumped on board with crazy results. Sage is the lone hold-out but when I cook steaks and spaghetti squash, he eats it...he is getting benefits without fully embracing the theory. Summer, Sage and Laurie are all more consistently physically active with lacrosse, track and riding respectively but I am still churning out body weight activities between calls and my weight has really evened out after losing over 50lbs.
My total cholesterol numbers in my bloodwork is still a challenge based on conventional wisdom due to my eating habits but my ratios are quite good. Make sure you do proper research on your numbers before agreeing to take statins. Total calculated cholesterol will be the next sham.
All in all, I feel great and warmer weather is more than welcome.

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