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Plado
Monday, October 2, 2006, 7:08pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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You asked very kindly for me to keep in touch to let know how my Radiotherapy session went.

Well now I've just completed the 20 factions of Radiotherapy for which I prepared fairly heavily by using the Blood Type Diet and supplements recommended to me such as Bromelain and Holy Basil.  

I am a bit reluctant to post straight away here a detailed report of what happened during those four weeks of September as it's likely to be very long.  So I think at this stage I'll say, is anyone/everyone with an interest in how it went, quite prepared for a longer posting that would be at some length and in some detail or would it be better if people emailed me individually?  I'm not too sure of the Netiquette posting such a detail on a forum but I'll be guided by you.
Regards to all - I'm doing OK but it's a long long tough road back to recovery.
Plado.
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Plado,
Please feel free to post the entire thing.  Loads of people have massive posts.  You are ok to do it too!


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Hi Plado,

I would like to say happy you are doing OK EVEN if it is with a long tough road back. You sound like your commitment to supporting your body using all you know is job 1 so I've got confidence that you absolutely will see your way back.

Best wishes to you.



P.S. Hey, I'm no moderator, so this definitely isn't an answer to your question about posting, but I've seen some pretty long posts on this forum. A couple may have been from me????  


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You asked very kindly for me to keep in touch to let know how my Radiotherapy session went.

I am a bit reluctant to post straight away here a detailed report of what happened during those four weeks of September as it's likely to be very long.  So I think at this stage I'll say, is anyone/everyone with an interest in how it went, quite prepared for a longer posting that would be at some length and in some detail or would it be better if people emailed me individually?  I'm not too sure of the Netiquette posting such a detail on a forum but I'll be guided by you.


Hello Plado,
Having been thinking about you this week and how your are doing, it's good to have you back on board!!! Please continue to share whenever you feel like it and of course at any length and into as much detail as you like to go. Positive! U may know by now how attentive this community is.
Welcome back,
Yael  



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welcome on board Plado ...and I think everybody of us will hear what you have to tell us; if we can give some support...= fine  and don't feel disturbed from whatsoever....
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Hi Plado and welcome!

We'd all love to read your posts - long or short.

A bit of advice: If you're going to write a very long post - how about typing it up in Word (or any other text-thingy) and then copy and paste it in to a post here? That way you don't risk losing what you write if your internet connection or this board's server or whatever should go wonky half way through your post. Just a thought...


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Plado
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Funny you should say that. I already did type it up in Word and pasted it into the forum but somehow the Posting seems to have vanished into the ether.  Perhaps it's being scrutinized by the Moderator so I'll try to post it again but not until tomorrow as I don't want it to show up twice.

I'll get off to bed as it's time I got my head down.  I'll look again first thing in the morning and if it hasn't appeared I'll post again.  I've saved it on the desktop so it will be no trouble.
Sorry to keep you all in suspense but I don't want to look silly and post a long post twice.

Thanks
Plado
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I would like to read your post, Plado.  It's okay if it's long because details are good.  We can always learn something.

Blessings to you, Plado.  
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if the post is too long, you might want to divide it into two or three posts, depending.

that way, it will surely come through.........
looking forward! )


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Plado
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What a good idea individualist - Thanks I'll do that now.  Here's part I

To recap on reasons for all this for the benefit of those who didn't see my earlier postings.
I was already trying some aspects of the Blood Type diet as I was known to be A+ and hadn't yet found out if I what my secretor status was.   Well I did find out - my test came through and I was a secretor so then began the treatment for Radiotherapy on September 4th and continued five days a week throughout September.

TUMOUR
A tumour had been found in the Olfactory organ in my head, up beyond the eyes.  Discovered while removing polyp blockage from right nostril.  Surgeon advised that he didn't get all the polyp out and I'd need to have more extensive surgery to get at the source of the Tumour.  This proved to be a tiny part of 22 samples taken for biopsy - just one small piece was not polyp and looked like it needed testing. It was small and slow growing and probably early detected in any growth pattern or at least that was what was supposed.    The surgeon I was referred to,  recommended after a second MRI scan and one CT scan, that he remove all the sinus disease and if needed even some of the bone in the "nasal bone" part of the skull and also taking away extensive polyp sinus disease while he was there.  At first he talked of drilling in through the forehead and between the left eye socket and my nose which sounded horrendous.  But in the end he did it all from up the nostrils which I think was a feat of genius.

This all happened in June 2006.    I recovered from that but the Surgeon recommended 20 shots of Radiotherapy as a back up to the mechanical surgery as the only insurance that would be reducing the likelihood of the tumour returning more aggressively.  I had to agree since they told me that I really don't want to know about what it's like if the tumour hits the Lymph nodes.  So RT it was.

THE BLOOD TYPE DIET TO THE RESCUE
I'd already been on the blood type diet in a half hearted way by the time the tumour was diagnosed in March this year.   But as I led up to the time of surgery I had been following it quite strictly as a diet and getting off most if not all meats except Chicken and Turkey and following the right types of veg fish and dairy etc.    I did heal very fast from the surgery and I think the diet helped enormously.   Some kind people on here advised about supplements and I only took from that what I considered to be sensible - as I read a book called "Why Men Don't Iron" where differences between male and female metabolism affect the way men absorb some of the vitamins minerals and essential things like Iron and Zinc does rather fly in the face of some of the advice on the Blood Type diet.   So I tailored it to suit the way I had become habitual in my eating patterns for years now, decades in fact,  of good wholesome Organic foods with no pesticides or crop poisons added to my foodstuffs at the point where they were growing or being prepared for sale or storage..  So I only had to avoid some of those foods that are known to be bad. Eggplant; Tomatoes; Potatoes; and a heap of things I love and have loved for years, just had to go for now.
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PART II

STRONG SYSTEM TO BEGIN WITH
So I built up a strong system.   Then when it came to having to have beamed at my nose, forehead, temples 20 sessions spread over September.  I can say that I honestly believe that supplements I took during the treatment and the Blood Type Diet that I tried to stick to before I began were both instrumental in making me have an easier time of it than most people.
I was told it would be that way by experts here on this forum.   And I took Bromelain and Holy Basil as well as Wheatgrass concentrated juice almost daily.

One of the big problems was going to be what happens when my mouth teeth gums and roof become so damaged and tender that I can no longer eat solid food?   This was going to mean liquidizing everything into baby food style eating and I wasn't looking forward to it one bit.

FIRST SIGN OF SOMETHING GOING A BIT WRONG
For the first few treatments I was not aware of any problems other than one very frightening one which was a kind of over-stimulus of the semi-circular canal (middle ear) that led to a terrifying increase in my constant Tinnitus loudness as well as the onset of dizziness rather like a simulated Meniere's Disease being induced.  When I suggested by "laying it on thick" that the treatment was giving me Vertigo, they immediately tried to ban me from driving myself to Hospital on a daily basis.  I had to put them wise that it wasn't proper Vertigo it was dizziness at night when I lay down to sleep in the dark.  So they retracted the ban. Phew.  That could have been mighty inconvenient as it was a half hour drive to the Hospital from my place of residence at the time.

TERRIFIED
I tried to get some assurances from the Radiologist and the Oncologist in charge of my treatment that it wouldn't go on increasing both the dizziness and the tinnitus but they wouldn't.   This almost frightened me into stopping the treatment after just six visits.
They prescribed Stemetil an anti dizziness and anti anxiety drug that calms the semi circular canal.   It worked quite well but still made me feel sick. I had to stay with it as I was terrified the dizziness would turn to vertigo and severe nausea.  Once that was established I carried on with treatments 7 8 9 and 10 and then came home for the week end.   Still no real trouble beyond that.

BOLTED TO A BENCH AND TORTURED
Went through week three and it was a really dreadful ordeal being clamped to a bench with perspex mask on my face and plugs up my nostrils and hearing aids removed and keeping my eyes open while a huge machine does a one minute burn on the left side of the head aimed at the temple; then moves to the center and the shape changes to an inverted T and it is all lined up by computer software.  Then a two minute burn straight at my nose bridge and between the eyes and over either side into sinuses area.   Then it moves to the right side and burns a mirror image of the burn from the left side and then they come and un clamp you after a total of about 5 to 7 minutes depending on how long they take to line you up on the laser beams in the walls for alignment and using special plastic guages to make sure it misses your eyes.  All very frightening.  Worst thing I have ever experienced in my 59 years.

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PART III
WHAT COULD I EXPECT REASONABLY ?
OK so next was get information from the team as to what to do if I get side effects and symptoms that surely will hit me but possibly not until week four.  Well they hit me with a wallop in week four but up till then and beyond they kept saying I was doing remarkably well compared to many.  I'll vouch for that when I see the serious looking sunburn effects on some poor devils waiting to be treated - treat it is not !  I was one of the lighter reactors to the stuff.

STARTS TO GET REALLY BAD
However, by the middle of the fourth week I was starting to lose sleep because my nose was beginning to block and mouth breathing while asleep.  The sleep induced by Codeine and when I woke up several times a night my mouth felt like I'd been given a glass of gasoline and sulphuric acid to rinse with it was agony.  The skin of the face was burning like I'd been in a welding accident.  They wouldn't allow any creams containing metals not even zinc based talcum powder.  They'd allow E45 cream and baby soap for washing and that was all because metals react with the radioactivity and become radio active until they work out of the skin so they demanded I not use cosmetics or after sun creams.  Nothing containing de natured alcohol or alcohol of any type.   So until I get over the effects of the dose I can't really do much to relieve it.  I've ordered some plain pure Aloe Vera cream to apply to the skin of the cheeks nose and lip so that by tomorrow I should have something I can safely put on the skin to relieve it.  I have been using an ice cold flannel with cold water wrung out and folded it over the nose and face during the night.   This partially opens both nostrils a little by causing ovality and alllows me to breathe.  But it's almost as if I dare not fall asleep as my mouth is so painful when I wake up with it dry.

YELLING WITH PAIN
My sister came up with a brilliant idea to rinse out the awful disaster area that is my gums and mouth and that is a mug of warm water with a half teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and a half teaspoon of salt dissolved.  That proved to be utter bliss and the only thing that let me wake up and speak without yelling with the pain when I tried to even drink water.

NUTRITIONISTS
During the treatment I had to be seen by the Nutritionist or Dietician she called herself.  Unfortunately all her advice was designed for people who have had to go over to liquid foods only and I wasn't about to join those ranks if I could help it.   Positive thought was called for.  What Nutritionist suppled me with, was ghastly foods with high energy; high sugar; high protein high revolting rating, as they were all sugar and children's taste with artificial banana and other flavourings that I can't stand, I'd rather die than eat that muck.   It was aimed at people too old to fend for themselves and who get malnourished by not being interested in preparing food any more.  Quite how they expect even old people to drink that garbage I don't know.  So when I showed the nutritionist that I knew more about my diet than she did, and how I'd been ten jumps ahead of her by knowing what I should keep up with Protein; Energy; Fats; Sugars and vitamins and minerals, she sort of backed down.   She supplied me with a bag load of drinks that I was going to put straight in the garbage where they belong, so she tried another tack and offered me Soups.   I said "I'll try soups but only if they don't contain E625 MSG Monosodium Glutamate as I'm allergic to it".   She looked on the soups and what did she find MSG on all but the Leek and Potato and Mushroom.   So I took them home.

NEARLY THREW THEM UP
The leek and potato tasted very strongly of nothing.   But within 20 minutes of eating it, I had violent stomach ache and read the ingredients with a magnifying glass, and discovered it had dried onion in it, and that never did agree with me.  I can take freshly cooked real onion but not onion powder.  I can't eat raw onion either even though Blood Type diet says Onions are good for A group.

So more packets were consigned to the garbage and I was pleased when I didn't have to see the dietician any more last wednesday.
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PART IV  Final part
Came home after treatment 20 and my face is a real mess.   The side effects go on getting worse after you have finished rather like microwave food cooking when you leave it to stand.
I've been in pain and short of sleep for four days now but I'm coping.

The Blood Type diet has had to go rather through the window on practical and medical grounds as I can eat Mashed Potato and Mashed Swede and Mashed Parsnip but the Potato is good for me more than it's bad for me at this stage.  I'm still carrying on eating Peanut butter but can't chew nuts.  Can't even chew a sliced or diced Pear it's too painful.
Ice Cream is a nono but it's bliss for my mouth so Ice cream during this month of October as I try desperately to heal will have to just be used medicinally to get some milk (or soya milk in the case of my ice cream) down me without hurting my mouth.  It will clear up gradually but may be up to 5 weeks before it is fully back to normal.
I have to see the consultant again next monday so still more ordeals at the hospital but at least no more radiotherapy.

Lots of sleep when possible - every opportunity.  A glass of water per hour throughout the day keeping levels of hydration up.   I'm not eating vinegar or tomatoes as they too are far too astringent for my woundings.   No lemon juice and I'm going a bit short on fruit but only in this fifth week.  At least I've kept up the good things all during the weeks I could still eat well.  So I did.  Now I have to keep tooth trouble and gum trouble at bay while it all tries to heal up.

That's the story so far.  I'll return to the diet as soon as I am able but it just wasn't practical to stay on it rigidly during the treatment or I'd have starved.  The priority had to be given to foods that were not agony to eat.  But at least I could ring the changes and have mashed swede, mashed parsnip, mashed potato, and even mashed up fruit - and I count myself lucky when I see the young lad down our street who has been born with a syndrome and had several operations on his face and for some of the time he had to become very astute at liquidizing the foods he needed such that they could be taken through a straw.   I take my hat off to him but only when nobody is looking to see the hair that fell out of the back of my head with the RT exit zone.   Other hair combs over the patch but it's in the shape of an upturned T !

I'm very good at looking after my own wellbeing and I do know myself extremely well.  But I have to say the only area that I don't know myself all that well is knowing my own strength.  I have more of it than I ever dreamed, and by God did I need it the last month.

I'd welcome anyone's comments on this.
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oo dear Plado you made me I feel so sad for you and your treatment; please can you have a look onto the Dr.D's surgery recovery protocol and just try to take supps in liquid form Didn't they worked with some aminoacids like methionin to go faster during surgery and no niaulioil against those burns OmG what do you have had to suffer and it's just going on...do you get some morphine against those pains  I am going to send you my best thoughts and feel gentely for recompfort ya a little bit .....
I may allow myselve to point that out:www.naturmednet.de  and also for help for translation:www.freetranslation.com  thanks to mikeo

kindest regards truly yours Isa

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Isa thank you for your sympathy you've gladdened my heart but then I know I'll get supreme support from this forum even though most of it is over the other side of The Pond from the UK there's also plenty close at hand.

I think it is definitely the worst thing I have ever had to tough-it through.  But then I'm not very practiced at handling pain and suffering as the only time I have ever been in hospital for operational reasons is back in 1954 when I was 7 going on 8 having my tonsils out which took a whole week; my parents and visitors were not allowed (how's that for a callous regime) in the teaching hospital outside London and all the years in between I've been very lucky never to have broken a limb; nor had appendix removed; nor been stung by a wasp or bee; nor had agonizing kidney stones or anything that people I know of my own age have suffered.

The only time I got Morphine was by special request from the surgeon who took out my first polyp and discovered it was tumour involved and he asked the hospital to give me a shot of liquid morphine before the removed the two packs from my nose after they'd put large packs up when I had a rather inconvenient haemorrage from a tiny blood vessel right in the midst of a UK Heat Wave in July, the hottest summer for 234 years !!    But up in Birmingham when they took the packs out from the major excision of disease from both nostrils I was only given an Ice Pack to place over my nose for 15 minutes before they removed the packs (24 hours after the operation)

It hurt!  Luckily the packs are stitched and they un-ravel like the string on a bag of dog food you know where you cut the right part of the loops and then slowly pull and the unravelling of the cotton pack happens as they pull yards and yards of string out of my nose.   It wasn't pleasant as it got up to the top end where you are rather tender.  But I did the best I could to help reduce the pain by listening on my iPod to some dreamy soft piano jazz that was moving and emotionally soothing while they did it.   It helped release endorphins and all those opiates that the body does naturally.    So a big thank you to Keith Jarrett for his music from the heart which does indeed sooth the troubled breast - or in my case the troubled nose !

Back home I get given Codeine and Paracetamol tablets and they don't want me using Ibuprofen as the mental blocking of pain interferes with the Radio Therapy process of healing.   Go figure as they say.
Plado
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Quoted from Plado

At first he talked of drilling in through the forehead and between the left eye socket and my nose which sounded horrendous.  But in the end he did it all from up the nostrils which I think was a feat of genius.


Plado....I use the above quote because many years ago my brother in-law had a tumour on his pituitary gland and as you, was fortunate to have a very skilled surgeon who operated up the nostrils.

What an awful experience for you, I can hardly believe how anybody can withstand such treatment. Thank goodness you had the knowledge and strength to prepare yourself and it has certainly been benefical for you.

Thank you for sharing all the indepth of your experience and I certainly wish you well.



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Again thank you for your genuine empathy with my plight.   I have to say at this stage the Blood Type diet did afford me an immense power in handling whatever this treatment was going to fling at me.   Having read the literature and studied the best way to handle A group diets and especially knowing what the high viscosity of A group does to clotting time and all that kind of thing including the lectins I was really well prepared to handle what I knew was happening to me.

After all when you have an accidental haemorrage that bled from 7pm through midnight and necessated a rush to my local hospital by Ambulance and then they tried to stem the flow while the clots were happening rapidly in my throat but still the blood was getting around them, I was never really worried about losing so much that I'd pass out and die.  Sorry to be indelicate and don't read this if you're about to have your meal but...

 I joked with the Doctor on call in the Resussitation section because I kept asking him to come and remove clots from my throat and he got a vacuum cleaner type of thin nozzle and after a while let me suck my own clots out but when I had to ask him to use the tongs to pull them out I joked that I was expecting him to go fishing again.   He thought this was very funny!

But my point is, I knew that I'd been eating right for my blood type and I'd built up a good Haemaglobin level of 14 before the haemorrage happened and after I'd been transfused with a single unit of blood, I think they gave me some blood from somoene who wasn't in fine fettle when they donated as my Heamaglobin went down to 7 overnight.  OK some of that was loss of blood but when you think that my blood pressure went down from a normal controlled level of 80, to a terrifying 40 I was a bit worried that I wouldn't have the strength to get out of that place in less than a week.   As it happened I was in there on Tuesday July 4th and released on Saturday morning July 8th staggering along the corridor slowly and weakly like an old man who'd had a transplant!

It took me a month to get the haemaglobin back up to normal and I did this by following the Blood Type diet strictly to the letter of the rulings and I got there.   I was just about fit enough to start the Radiotherapy though I was still getting some trouble from the nasal area where all that excision went on.   They have to do the RT fairly soon after operating to make sure the tumour has no chance of returning before they burn the area to bits with Radio Active rays.

The medics in charge of the Oncology and Radiotherapy frightened the life out of me when they had to tell me of the risks and what RT might do but won't necessarily really do it will all depend on how I react to it.   They included.
Later cataracts in the eyes prematurely
Retinitis
Glue Ear
Menieres Disease from the semi circular canal over heating
Loss of smell sense
Loss of taste
Loss of hair
Saliva glands dried up
ORN or Osteo Radio Nectitis (the jaw bone dies leaving the teeth almost impossible to extract without the gum refusing to heal.

This latter one apparently can mean that you have to have Hyperbaric Oxygen course like they give divers with The Bends before you have an extraction so that the jaw and gum don't become permanently infected for the rest of your life.   Talk about frightening!  I nearly didn't sign.
I had to phone my surgeon (the one that gave me morphine he's a gem of a guy) and asked him what are my risks if I don't have the Radiotherapy and he said, "It makes much more sense to have it than not, because if the tumour comes back and invades your face, the scenario is not a nice one and it's not a nice way to go"   So I just pulled myself together and went for it.  The sooner they start the sooner it's over.

I'm very sad that it might come back even now.  But we all have to go sometime but I don't like to believe I will ever go.   I'm enjoying things too much to just drop it all and say goodbye.
So maybe the Blood Type diet is giving me something to be hopeful about and I can know that I'm being as kind to myself as I can be and beyond that it's all in the lap of whoever is your God.
And believe me I don't feel hard done by, there are so many people who are in a million times worse state than me, and I saw enough in the waiting room at the Oncology dept that they so revoltingly call The CANCER CENTRE, to last me a lifetime and count my blessings.  It could have been so much worse.
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Plado

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Plado, thank you for sharing a dark valley of your life.  I hope the support from this forum is of great help to you.  Certainly, as you say, the BTD diet will be of tremendous help.  Further, I would say your sense of humor will guide you through uncharted waters.

Again, thank you for your postings.  We'll be here as you go through this travail.  
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Plado, I know, too, about the sad feeling that it may come back.  I finished with chemo two years ago....Just push that thought away and believe that it is gone.  Live with that belief, and enjoy each day.  As you get well and stronger, so too will your positive attitude.  You'll see.  God bless you.


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What lovely people you are.  Unique I'd say.  Thank you for just being there and bothering to come and contribute to a thread that is almost off topic it's so heavily about "me".

It's all very reassuring even though you're all there in print, I know that you are all there for real and that is a warming thought.
Anyone who wants to look at my non-commercial personal website is welcome to drop by.
Take a little trip to the sunny county of Devon in SW England (almost Cornwall)  I'm there with my dog.  The only reason my wife isn't there is because she didn't want to be plastered all over the internet while she still works in a job where her reputation is second to none.  
so in case putting my site in this text will be censored I'll just say
all the 3 W's.laurieprior.f2s.com

Plado
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there are so many people who are in a million times worse state than me, and I saw enough in the waiting room at the Oncology dept that they so revoltingly call The CANCER CENTRE, to last me a lifetime and count my blessings.


Plado, it s great to have you back!!



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Plado,
You may not realize what value there is in sharing your story with others who, in many cases, are facing health challenges also. Your attitude and courage are truly inspirational and show us how courageous people can be. Blessings to you, Jayney-0
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ooo wow Plado, you are living in a beautiful area...  thanks for sharing it
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- as I read a book called "Why Men Don't Iron" where differences between male and female metabolism affect the way men absorb some of the vitamins minerals and essential things like Iron and Zinc does rather fly in the face of some of the advice on the Blood Type diet.

That book sounds interesting. I checked the local library online and they only have the author's earlier book Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women so I may check it out and read it first before trying to get my hands on the Why Men Don't Iron book.

I enjoyed your website, including your tale about the old motorcycle.

Best wishes.



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Plado, thank you SO much for taking the time to share your story with us here. I can't even begin to imagine how much strength it takes to go through what you've been going through.

I enjoyed reading your posts - so full of energy and humour. I wish you all the best.

Big cyberhugs from this side of the pond!

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PS.: Maybe EFT can help you. It certainly can't hurt. If you're up to looking into energy-therapy check out Emofree.com - there are lots of articles and resources to be found, and you can maybe find a local EFT-therapist. Just a thought.



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