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btw those mushies aren't herbs but mushies and betaglucans are also obtainable without any other ingredienz and those are only balancing your immunsystem... up or down without creating any sideeffects... I also do have lupus clients taking them expressis verbis to overcome their sickness....

wish you a fine day greetings from Switzerland


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Thanks Isa, Possum and Yaeli!  That is a beautiful idea Isa!  All support is helpful and if no one minds this can be a thread for it, thanks for keeping space on the internet for it if you don't mind Dr D.

I love to come on here when I can.  Feeling pretty good lately.  I will check out the you tube videos next time I get some internet time.  Sorry I don't get as much as I used to so have to be a member 'at large' (literally!) ha ha.  I haven't been following the diet as well as I used to, though mushrooms are a fave atm.    Been kicking the butt of some viruses lately so pretty sure that white cells are winning .

Cheers!


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brava..brava cherida mia  


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Thanks again for healing thoughts and for the message wonderful Isa.  
She suggested I put a bio on here, sorry if I go on too long.  Here's a go at it:

I'm glad that I adapted in the womb (to smoking and fake hormones as Mum took the pill just before she got pregnant with me) to be flexible to life.  Though it can go too far, becoming so sensitive and flexible adapting to what others need around you, it's can be hard to know who you are sometimes.  Early years were very stressful: only child, moved around four cities around Australia,  changing schools 12 times, living in around 15 houses.  Parents had nasty break up at 8yo.  Lived with 5 different partners of my Mums after that, some alcoholic and emotionally abusive, etc. etc. Lots of drama, one had three kids which was fun for five years and I was the eldest.
We moved away from my Dad after the breakup so Mum could have a better job.  She did the best job she could bringing me up especially since he never paid maintenance, just some trips for me to see him.  Mum and I are still close (not physically she lives 4 hours plane flight away but she visits often).  Became estranged from my Dad after my teens.  Later he died of a heart attack while we weren't talking at 56 yo in 2008 (he looked 70, ? Warrior/Explorer, smoked and had a very stressful life).
Became self conscious and avoidant from 8yo and was bullied.  Had sexual and emotional abuse leading to drug addiction and was a high school dropout in teenage years.   Early adulthood also horrible, changing jobs many times, abusive boyfriends (one needed a restraining order after nearly strangling me when I confronted him for the thousands he ripped me off, another abusive alcoholic) and many residences.  

Things are settling as I get older, though.  Studied IT programming Certificates in early 2000 until bad health (depression) after bad boyfriend choices interfered.  Then I had an office job for five years (marred by connective tissue disease and restructuring tho) until I had my daughter.  Finally met a good man, we've been together 12 years and our daughter is 8.  Having her was not easy so unfortunately she'll be an only child too.  We both nearly died of severe pre-eclampsia (HELLP Syndrome).  She was born six weeks early and low birthweight (4lb) because of impaired foetal growth. She suffers from high anxiety, (some OCD and ADHD I think) as part of her Asperger's Syndrome (I also recognise some traits in myself and DH).  She is very emotional and panics/tantrums multiple times a day with many phobias and fears, has some learning problems, but we're very lucky to have her and love her to bits.  She's also creative and likes dancing and singing   and my little pony is the obsession atm.  

We moved towns six years ago to be in nicer weather rather than the tropics and be close to his family who I get along with, though no one babysits for us!   He works part-time and a small business I do most of everything else myself, keep the 3 bedroom house and yard we rent, organise and keep his business paperwork (there's been more to do lately hence on forum less sorry), school pick ups, cooking, cleaning, manually washing up etc.  Lately I've been more busy with treatments, seeing doctors etc. than ever.  That's where I'm at at the moment.  I like to fix computers/technology, movies, read novels, write, research health and try and feel better.  Sorry I don't get much time to go on the forum anymore so I don't pop on here as often as I used to.

Healthwise I run the gamut as well:  
  • Born with hernia needed operation at 3yo (Marfans runs in our family and I wonder if I have it or Ehler's Danlos symdrome - have velvet like skin for one thing and Stahl's ear (pointed folded ears a bit like Spock!)).  
  • Had german measles high temperature with possible brain damage, IBS started after that at 8yo,
  • Broke ulna and radial left wrist at 7yo (not a good year) changed wrist forever, got tendonitis in later years on left forearm and both forearms.  
  • 15 yo had a knee operation because of ridges in cartilege, from then on the left leg was functionally shorter.  Only found out in 30s when I already had scoliosis (though could have been born with it - am very assymetrical) and osteoarthritis and hump back in the spine, left hip and still knee problems years later.  Now wear heel pad in left helps alot.  Still get lots of pain inbetween shoulder area especially when white cell count is low.  Am seeing osteopath. Arthitis in shoulder joints too.
  • Had really bad lady business problems causing me to have multiple days off work every month.  Chemo took care of it because I'm menopausal!  Hot flushes and all I'd trade that for.  Bonus.
  • Have autoimmune problems, really started in 2001 with oral lichen planus (chronic inflammation in my mouth), mild connective tissue disease recently diagnosed.  Raynauds (hands and feet are cold and change colour), antibodies to my thyroid.  I have had consistently low neutrophils last few years (even worse with chemo and radiation) and high ANA titres.  Many weird symptoms, chronic fatigue (oh yeah had bad mono as a teen).  They keep checking for lupus.  
  • Probably related to my lady business problems too much oestrogen, I had cystic breasts and one was about 2cm invasive ductal carcinoma which I found last year.  Had lumpectomy in August 2012, chemo, radiation and am still having chemo light (Herceptin) and anti-hormone treatment (just started Arimidex - Tamoxifen and this explorer now.
  • Have chronic ear pain and hyperacusis (everything louder than should be and high pitches distort) in right ear.  Found out yesterday from ENT it's patulous eustacian tube (stays open).  Also suffer sinusisits, TMJ and migraines.  Get eczema dry skin.  Have had symptoms of fibromyalgia since teen.
  • Have periodontal pockets in teeth and get those cleaned frequently.


Now I'm suspecting Acute Intermittent Porphyria which has similar symptoms to lupus.  Anxiety, IBS, peripheral neuropathy, low blood pressure, low iron, dark urine sometimes.  I react to many drugs and suffer hypoglycemia.  A fasting blood test will always show low sodium and I get very stressed from those.  Lately I keep eating more and it's helping!   (Also electrolyte drink when I'm on the go.)  Though I'm overweight.  I was after my daughter was born and lost 10 kg on the BTD.   Chemo and possibly early menopause made me the biggest weight I've ever been now 14 kg overweight   but I got through it.  Losing weight will have to be slow now.  Tingling and burning hands and feet are still happening since the chemo gradually going away.  On the whole things are improving.

I try to follow my SWAMI diet but have to admit it's difficult.  When I got my diagnosis I just ate whatever I craved felt I deserved it.  Now I deserve thunder thighs apparently    Though DH still loves me  

Keep positive no matter what.  You can be sure nothing stays the same, things can always get better  




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Now for the good news.......
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drum roll.......



Yesterday found out 1 year mammogram and ultrasound of breasts is all clear! !!!
Just a cyst and some lymph glands in the breast   which is normal.

Also only two treatments of Herceptin to go


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excellent news!


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Quoted from Symbi
Now for the good news.......
..............................
drum roll.......



Yesterday found out 1 year mammogram and ultrasound of breasts is all clear! !!!
Just a cyst and some lymph glands in the breast   which is normal.

Also only two treatments of Herceptin to go


Wonderful news, Symbi!



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thank you for sharing! Definitely will help others looking for answers.


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Symbi, with the tremendous amounts of love within you and pouring all around you, how can anybody not love you to pieces???  

Love and wisdom shine throughout your story

Thank you so much for putting it together to share it with us

{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}




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Wonderul wonderful news  


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Ohhr tears are in my eyes,   wonderful friends.     Lovely to feel accepted, supported and not judged, wonderful boards here.  

There's more good news I forgot to say, neutrophils are 1600.  It's still under normal 2000 (dependent on which lab values you go by) but over 1000 's good.  

Liver function, red cells, haemoglobin and all stable again  

Having a flare up of autoimmunity today bought on by herceptin (it's an antibody treatment).  Thanks for your happy responses cheering me immensely!  


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oops it wasn't meant officially dearest Symbi...   hope you didn't felt forced or similar    again...justamente for our upcomeing sustaining meditations' groupe... but ok thanx for your kind trust to have informed all of us .... btw... we are all one ....
biig family and weew great for your beautiful news....


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Symbi,
I admire your immense strength....all of what you've had to go through especially the abuse and of course the DCIS and chemo.  Keep on fighting.
Wishing only the best for you.
((((HUGS))))
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Thanks Jane, Yaeli, Isa, Possum and all!  Sorry I have been so busy it's incredible and have had autoimmune attacks with swollen forearms inhibiting typing (after I went back on arimadex at the oncologist incistance - terrible drug causing pain and inflammation and would worsen my already weak bones.  A few weeks off of it and I'm on the mend again   (Dr said it would only increase my chances by 5% but I have secret weapons like you guys and PD to help me so I'd rather have quality of life than be on the (also expensive) anti-hormone medication ).  

Unfortunately it was IDC not just DCIS, but it's all good now.  I finished a year of treatment including chemo, radiation and 1 year of Herceptin (antibody treatment against HER2 antibody)!!!  Phew! It's such a relief to be free from needles being pushed into my chest and so many appointments; though they told me that I would still need to go to hospital to flush the portacath every 6 weeks and that it would take 6 months to get the portacath removed. But that changed and they are getting me in next month for removal!

So happy - no more hollow point needles!!! ( I was afraid of them, sometimes they missed and had to have a second stab, either way I ended up bruised for over a week - I think that's one reason I put weight on to hide from them  ).

Weight loss is happening slowly, lots of exercise these days walking 30 minutes a day up and down hills to pick up my daughter (and hot flush sweating sorry tmi    ).

Why I've been so busy is: I've been planning a trip to the other side of Australia to catch up with more than 10 relatives over a span of a week, travelling over 1000km by road after I fly 5 hours to get there, staying in 5 different places.  Also had school holidays and doing husbands business tax/rearranging, cleaning house, repairs and more.  

When I return from holidays, after portacath removal will be able to fine tune my health and diet more and you'll see more of me on here.  Will appreciate support have >10kg to lose.  

Still loving mushrooms and red grape juice.   Taking some siberian ginseng to help me with the trip and some daily prophylactic (ha ha I wish though oestrogen cream is helping in that department  ) elderberry.  Armed with my usual vitamins for the week, medications if I need them and all different clothes I should be packing now for extrememes of temperature (going to southern climates and desert!)  I must get back to packing now.  Love yous

(Why I'm going to WA is to put my Dad at rest properly (I couldn't come to his funeral) and finally there's a gravestone dedication thanks to his friends.  It will be good for me mentally, spiritually (and surely physically) to put him to rest properly.  )


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G'day, Hola, Hi, everyone!

Just had my annual checkup and I remain in remission!  
Also lost all but 1kg left of the 10kg I gained on the eat ' whatever I feel like through chemo diet'.  
Pesky 1kg will go soon,     and four more would be good, then I won't be overweight.  

Some of that weight must be muscle. I've been walking up and down hills a lot to pick up my daughter (nearly 10 now!) from school.  Not so good for my SI joint and hip pain tho, so now I use a walking stick.   We moved from smelly traffic to trees, hills (and birds )   three years ago, and I'm afraid a move will need to happen again with no stairs or hills.   Have a cyst in my hip socket and SI joints and S is degenerated, as well as L5/S1 inflammation.  Challenges, challenges, challenges.

I can lose weight if I get on the exercise bicycle more and don't check the scales too much.  I lose weight so long as I don't realise I'm dieting.  One reason the BTD was great for me to be told what to eat instead of not what to eat.  

No wheat in 2015!  Gone Gluten free.  Mostly BTD/GTD compliant except occasional corn.

Sorry haven't been on so much.  For one thing, get migraines (less now in chemo-induced menopause - thanks chemo!) Am still sensitive to light.  

Anyone know, Is there a way to change the background on this site so it's less contrast (maybe make it grey instead of white)?
The font and redesign looks great.  I'll try it on the tablet next and hope to read and catchup more what's been going on with y'all.  

BTW I see in the media individualised diets are catching on - took em long enough!.


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hello and great Symbi that you're back and it seems in good shapement and health from Isa  


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Hy there, welcome back with good enough news!!!!

Reading your story is wonderful, with a few items for mention...

1) Husbands are not allowed to silence a wife and cancer survivor.  As for crying, it is good to cleanse out old demons.  (I just discovered that I get angry when I am disappointed.. my anger now makes sense. Before that discovery I never understood why I would get angry as it always felt like I was holding the frustration 'bag'.  Now I can free me of the feeling of 'wasting' my time - I just acknowledge the disappointment and then it is about that - no longer about 'me' flailing in all directions).  

2) Communicating is vital.. buy your self a soundless keyboard, they are cheap and create peace.

3) Too bad you had not seen my then being the 70thiest who received radiation directly into the opened excised cancer site after they had removed the cancer and the cyst next to it, today that is the way they do it, so anyone else, remember that.  

4. Please anyone with a cyst like feeling: it is way to close to be near a cancer site to be ignored.  Follow up with a good diagnostician and avoid the spread of cancer into other areas.

5) We need to be proactive to catch cancers early, waiting is sinful.  Teach doctors not to take our symptoms for granted. we know best when our body changes, and changes will be addressed if we follow through.  Even on BTD it is too easy to drop our vigilance thinking we are doing enough, we do need to insist on taking 'us' serious and follow up with the specialist we need.

6 Seems you did many things right, for the duration, yet dropping weight after meno pause is much more difficult.  I would have followed the suggestions by Suzanne Somers (find her online-) for taking hormones all my life, as i liked the feeling of cleansing during my period.  It was to late for me but it might be worth your looking in to it, as you are way younger than I was. (read her cleansing after mold story.)

7 I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing of your triumphs and the new living place.  We have visitors from AUS just now, I am looking forward to hearing about their way of life.  



Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!

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Symbi,
SO good to hear from you and glad to hear that the cancer remains in remission!!!!  Wondered where you were and how you were doing.

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Hi Symbi!
I remember you from way back when I started posting.
Thanks for sharing your story. I am so sorry for your struggles.  
((hugs)) You are an amazing person and I pray for all the best for you!
I love your optimism and courage; know you have inspired people!


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Congrats on your remission! Thank you for sharing and wishing you continued healing and good health.  


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Awww . . Symbi!  SO darn good to hear from you!     

Whew, I went through my own version of what you went through - mine was 13 years ago.  No fun!  And glad it's behind.  Much love to you.  Don't be a stranger!



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Thanks so much for the replies! Averno, Isa, Jane, Victoria, Wholefoodie, Cajun, and Goldie!  

Victoria - glad it never came back to bite you on the b..  Glad it's behind me too but I have a rather large behind behind me left over now. lol
Have plateaued on the weight loss but at least am not putting more on.  Focusing on eating well and feeling good, the rest will take care of itself.  Slowly, slowly.  You're right Goldie, seems more difficult to lose weight after menopause.

Wholefoodie - best of health back to you

Cajun - you bring me to tears.    I love the thought that I may have helped people.   Too often it's easy for good intentions to be confused.  I tried to do some volunteer work lately and got into political intrigue as I proposed improvements, and others were afraid of change and loss of their power.  Then found out others were there to actually help themselves, too complicated!  Helping others is a great thing to do but you must take care of yourself   to be able to do that.    I had to quit that.


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Great post Goldie!

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Hy there, welcome back with good enough news!!!!

Reading your story is wonderful, with a few items for mention...

1) Husbands are not allowed to silence a wife and cancer survivor.  As for crying, it is good to cleanse out old demons.  (I just discovered that I get angry when I am disappointed.. my anger now makes sense. Before that discovery I never understood why I would get angry as it always felt like I was holding the frustration 'bag'.  Now I can free me of the feeling of 'wasting' my time - I just acknowledge the disappointment and then it is about that - no longer about 'me' flailing in all directions).  

2) Communicating is vital.. buy your self a soundless keyboard, they are cheap and create peace.

3) Too bad you had not seen my then being the 70thiest who received radiation directly into the opened excised cancer site after they had removed the cancer and the cyst next to it, today that is the way they do it, so anyone else, remember that.  

4. Please anyone with a cyst like feeling: it is way to close to be near a cancer site to be ignored.  Follow up with a good diagnostician and avoid the spread of cancer into other areas.

5) We need to be proactive to catch cancers early, waiting is sinful.  Teach doctors not to take our symptoms for granted. we know best when our body changes, and changes will be addressed if we follow through.  Even on BTD it is too easy to drop our vigilance thinking we are doing enough, we do need to insist on taking 'us' serious and follow up with the specialist we need.

6 Seems you did many things right, for the duration, yet dropping weight after meno pause is much more difficult.  I would have followed the suggestions by Suzanne Somers (find her online-) for taking hormones all my life, as i liked the feeling of cleansing during my period.  It was to late for me but it might be worth your looking in to it, as you are way younger than I was. (read her cleansing after mold story.)

7 I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing of your triumphs and the new living place.  We have visitors from AUS just now, I am looking forward to hearing about their way of life.  



1) Husbands can't silence wives at all anytime lol.  

2) I also have tendonitis in the forearms that I have to be careful of (worse on LHS because ex-broken ulna and radial - kiss chasy slide falling accident at 7yo),  Just found out lately that sore forearms can be a symptom of fibromyalgia!
  
Glad you're figuring your feelings out more.     I love how with age things we know ourselves more and things make more sense.  I figured out recently that times in my life where I achieved a lot or when I failed, were linked with times when I could or couldn't relax properly.  The need to relax is crucial.  That probably fits in the with the A type getting exhausted.  I get stuck in details sometimes (OCD) and perfection, and have to stop myself from overdoing it.  Make lists of things to do later and prioritise depending on energy levels.  

3)  Radiation after surgery makes sense but would it impair healing?  Was it recently?  Glad you must have found it and had it treated before it grew large.

4 & 5) True, vigilance is important and I love the way your phrased that.  We sure need to stand up for ourselves with doctors to take symptoms seriously (I've been labelled a hypochrondriac many times now and it stops me from seeking help with doctors now unfortunately grr).  Don't worry I'm still going for serious problems just less than I used to   
We know our bodies best.  A type O friend had DCIS (non-invasive ductal breast cancer).  She knew something was wrong as she suddenly craved greens and vegetables because normally, she's a carnivore.  She listened to her body and got it checked and treated, successfully before it spread.  

Good to see lots of awareness of breast cancer nowadays.   Kinda silly how people think if it's genetically determined and that's it.  Not much about prevention through diet and lifestyle though!  I'm sure with the BTD and things I've learnt from it, my fast-growing and dangerous cancer under more control than it would have been otherwise.

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Thanks Goldie, I'll check out Suzanne Somers online, though I can't take many female hormones as my tumour was 95% tumour receptive!  (was yours hormone receptive?) Also, with the adenomyosis, I'm quite glad to be rid of periods.   Chemo BONUS for me!
If I took HRT (or even Tamoxifen which they tried to put me on, and Arimadex, both made me bleed) it would increase my chances of uterine cancer considerably since I already have thickened walls etc. there.  
A Gynae tried to convince me to have hysterectomy after the breast cancer, in case I have the BRCA genes (can't afford the test).  Don't want to have possibly unnecessary surgery, that could change my body in irrevocable ways (not that you or Suzanne would recommend hysterectomy in my situation now eh Goldie?)  Before when I had very painful and 3 weeks apart periods that put me in bed for days so I considered hysterectomy, but even then didn't want to risk it.  I'm kinda lucky that chemo took that worry away.  Though it left me with damaged nerves in my hands and feet, less energy (probably for one thing the lack of testosterone that my ovaries would normally still make even after menopause but I think they are FUBAR), hot flushes, mood problems etc.  At least I don't have painful periods and didn't have to have a hysterectomy or Mirena or something!  

There's always at least two ways of looking at anything!


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Cheers Isa !  
Just looking up Salvestrols now - I'd never heard of them!  Interesting how they may be in vegetable peels and more in organic veggies (peels that people throw away!).   Do get some salvestroles in my diet already (rosehip tea, red apples with skin on, herbs and will more now, thanks for the heads up!  

Having steamed veggies tonight (did peel them but they weren't organic , except pumpkin (squash) which I scrubbed with vinegar and salt wash)  along with roast chicken, potatoes, carrots, pumpkin and homemade gravy, stupendous!

Now you reminded me about mushrooms I'll steam some of those too or maybe add them to gravy, why not!  


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