Chemotherapy knocked me out, I didn’t know how I was ever going to get back to a point where I would have the energy for everyday life. I had been on a cocktail of chemo drugs to try to treat the aggressive cancer that had begun to spread. This chemo had taken it all out of me, I was physically and emotionally exhausted, I had peripheral neuropathy, with weakness and tingling in the hands, extreme fatigue, and horrible nausea. I was started on a course of vitamin infusions which have really helped me to get on top of most of these symptoms. I had to be persistent as it took a few weeks for me to start to feel like they were helping but slowly as the weeks went on, I felt that they really started working and I began to feel like I could see some light. I am about to start another course of chemo and feel my body is stronger and ready.
After a totally unexpected diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer in early 2017, I was left reeling in shock and disbelief. I had lived a consciously healthy lifestyle and done all the right things, so this was beyond belief. I was started on treatment immediately and my life became one big rollercoaster ride of doctors, appointments, blood tests, needles and the list can go on and on. Over the next year I had surgery and reconstruction, that I struggled to recover from, various courses of chemotherapy as well as Radiotherapy. I responded really well to these treatments, but the relief was short lived and in 2019 my cancer came back.
During my initial treatment I had toyed with the idea of integrated medicine and complementary therapies as an option and so when my cancer resurfaced, I actively started pursuing these options.
After a consultation with Wellbeing Medical Group, we decided that I was going to embark on a programme of high dose Vitamin C infusions. We started them almost immediately. The team of medical practitioners designed an infusion programme to include Vitamin C, Artesunate Infusions along with a variety of other ingredients that they believed would best suit my diagnosis.
I am halfway through the programme and to date I am feeling well, the lesion is under control. The medical team at Wellbeing Medical Group have offered constant support to me during these past few months, overseeing all my clinical needs and offering emotional support and strength. My journey is far from over but for now I feel like I have chosen the right path.