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So glad the surgery went well. Yes, chemo is scary, but not nearly as bad as one would think. Even though the medical community is still using alot of the same chemo drugs they were 20 years ago, the anti nausea drugs being used now make a big difference. The whole experience goes by quickly also. Radiation is just tiresome in that one goes every weekday. Other than that - no big deal for most people.
I live in a community very open to Holistic approaches. It was VERY hard to make the choice to take chemo, but I did. Even knowing all I may have needed was the surgery. If you are interested, contact an Osteopath who can let you know the best supplements to take to help with the possible side effects to the heart and liver and immune system. I drove nearly 100 miles to find one and am so glad I did. I take quite a few food based supplements, showed my Oncologist the list (of course), and she now recommends several of them to her patients. The Osteopath told me, "let your Oncologist take care of the cancer, but you have to take care of your body". When I told my Onc, she basically agreed, saying that most medical degrees do not require any nutrition courses. Very sad. She had no knowledge of many of the supplements, but once she researched them, she applauded my efforts.
Hope your wife heals well from the surgery. On with the fight. We will continue praying for her and you!!!