Conventional or Alternative therapy???
Byon 28 May 2012
I was wondering if there are any women out there willing to share their stories about alternative or integrative therapies? I have heard from many that have done chemo and now on tamoxifen, but I really want to know about the others. (Although if you had chemo still please feel free to share). On April 9th I had a bilateral skin-sparing mastectomy with reconstruction, I also had 17 lymph nodes removed on the left side with one being positive, 42 years old, BRC1, and ER+/PR-, so my oncologist said that I need to do chemo and tamoxifen for 5 years due to being high risk for reoccurrence. I am supposed to get a full hysterectomy as well to remove the ovaries because those with BRCA1 have a 60-80% chance of getting ovarian cancer. He did say that would be extremely helpful. However, with everything that I am and what I represent, my intuition tells me that this is not for me and so I am now reading up on alternative therapies. However, I really feel it would be helpful to hear about others and their journey with this. Thank you so much in advance.....I am really having a difficult time choosing on which way to go. I don't want to be naive so I am trying to inform myself as much as positive to make a well informed decision. I have a daughter and my beloved companion animals to think of, they count on me as much as I count on them for healing. <3