As you know, Stew’s been going through chemo since this past September. Although his cancer is nearly gone, he still has to finish his “prescription”, which is a total of 12 treatments. He completed his 6th treatment today. Halfway through!
Chemo has definitely been a challenge. Stew’s been such a trooper though. I’m so proud of him. He’s so positive and doesn’t complain, and I know what he’s dealing with isn’t easy!
His first 4 treatments were rough. He was actually green each time we left. He felt so nauseous and sick for about 4 days after each treatment. He was on a few nausea medicines that didn’t work for him. I finally called our “Chinese Medicine Guru”, Stephen Clipp. He can cure anything from the common cold to shingles! Check him out here! I doubtfully asked if there was anything he could do to help manage Stew’s side effects. I just thought chemo was such a big bad treatment, and I was skeptical that anything could help! But, thankfully, I was wrong!
Steve gave him an herb concoction (that we got approval from Dr. Saylors before starting) specifically tailored to his needs! Stew takes the herbs the day before chemo to get ahead of the symptoms. Then he goes for acupuncture the day of treatment, and continues the herbs for about 3 days after treatment. Steve always asks him to rate his nausea on a scale of 1-10 (ten being the worst). The past few treatments he was at a 7. Today he was AT A ZERO!!! WHAT?!?!?! Not only is Steve managing Stew’s side effects, but he’s helping with repairing his “gut” so he’ll recover from chemo faster when it’s all said and done.
I can’t even stress how over the moon I am that Stew is feeling better after his treatments! Only 6 treatments left! With Steve’s help this half should be a breeze!