Wednesday, November 26, 2014

South of the Border Booster

Hello, everyone!  With the holiday season underway, we have so much for which to be thankful.  So many blessings have come our way over the past year and it's incredible how far we've come.  My wellness journey continues to go well and I thought I'd share a few timely updates.

First and foremost, I'm still feeling great.  My blood test results continue to look good and I'm thriving on the diet and supplement lifestyle.

We'll be leaving for Mexico Dec. 7 for a two-week "booster" program to keep me healthy and cancer-free for the future.  The doc likens it to how the conventional docs wanted to do the most aggressive course of chemo.  Is it necessary to go full blast?  Maybe, maybe not, but they do so to as a precaution to provide an even smaller chance of recurrence.  While at Angeles, I'll receive another round of immune cell therapy, along with hyperthermia and ozone therapy.  It's all designed to be an extra layer of protection for the long haul, so I say, bring it on!

We'll get back just in time for Christmas and New Years, and then will begin the reconstruction process.  The surgery to place the expander (rescheduled from July) will now happen on Jan. 16.  I'll be out of the office for three weeks.  They'll expand the tissue slowly over the course of a month, and then wait two or three more months for everything to settle, at which point the expander will be replaced with the implant.

While surgery and treatments aren't exactly fun, I'm grateful for the opportunity to go back to Angeles for the protective treatment and will be glad to have the reconstruction behind me, hopefully by early next summer.

Thank you for your continued love, prayers and support.  We hope you won't be worried or offended, but it doesn't look like we'll get to the holiday cards this year thanks to my "healing field trip."  I'm sure you'll all understand! 

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