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While I don’t technically start the program until next week, the prep begins today. More of the same as the rest of this week: IVC (25mg), colloidal silver, UDA (antifungal), and cesium chloride … all by IV. But today I also get a small dose of cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) chemo. It will be a tiny dose … not enough to cause side effects. But what it will do, allegedly, is strip the protein sheath from around the cancer, so that it will be vulnerable to the cytokine injections I will receive, starting Monday, for two weeks, one week off, then repeat. This particular therapy also involves significant amounts of ibuprofen and some Tagamet. Not sure of the mechanism of action here, but those two things work synergistically with the cytokines.

I will have my IPT chemo on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The drugs they have chosen for me are an old-school cocktail of cyclophosphomide, methotrexate, and 5-FU (CMF) that they usually use for earlier-stage cancers. From the women I’ve spoken to who have had it, it can be challenging. But it is only going to be 20% of the conventional dose and will be targeted by the insulin that is given ahead of time.

I just snagged a bottle of biotin because this can cause some hair thinning. Yeah, I’ve heard that before. When I did, I Iost half my hair. By the time we hit Maui, you could see my scalp all over. I do not want that to happen again! I will also be getting two massages a week; one standard and one lymphatic massage to stay detoxified. My liver numbers are quite elevated, but my bilirubin is normal so we feel that the liver is functioning fine (not failing) but that I’m just a little toxic. A little IV glutathione and that lymphatic massage will take care of that, we hope. Of course, everything is subject to change if I don’t respond correctly. There are many tools in the tool box here, so we would just drop back and punt again.

The plan is to be here for six weeks, return home for six weeks, then come back for two weeks. I have learned that IPT is also useful for more than just cancer. They can also use insulin to potentiate lesser doses of drugs for conditions such as lupus, lyme, and polio.

Ice coming out of the wall

Our last travel day went smoothly as we made out way south to Georgia.  Got a pic of some really cool, frozen runoff coming out of a wall by the highway.  Finally we made it to Georgia, got settled in in Marietta, and I am now ensconced in the infusion room of the Immune Recovery Center.  It was a bit of a goat rope this morning because they suddenly lost one of their physicians to an unexpected heart attack last week. The clinic was a busy one, which I would say is a good sign.  Either they’re really helping people here or they have one helluva marketing team.  Seeing that I could hardly find any reference to this clinic on the internet, I’m hoping for the former.

The first day started out much like any doctor’s check-in.  Filled out the necessary paperwork and handed over the credit card for the consultation fee.  In the exam room, after collecting a urine sample, they took preliminary information, accessed my port, and drew a crapload of blood.  By tomorrow, they’re going to know me better than I know myself.  Then they hung three bags on my IV pole:  15gms of IV Vit C, Colloidal Silver, and an anti fungal of which I can’t remember the name.  I spent the rest of the afternoon just chilling with the IV, talking to the director of the clinic, who is both a physician’s assistant and a licensed naturopath.

He is going to give me a small dose of Cytoxan chemo on Friday … a very small dose … to remove the protein from the outside of the cancer cells so they are more vulnerable.  That is a one-time dose.  I will also start Cytokine therapy Friday, or so they said today.  The insulin potentiation chemo will start next week.  One of the drugs will be Gemzar (gemcitabine) which is a chemo drug my cancer has never seen.

At this point, my biggest concern is food.  I just can’t eat much.  And he’s suggesting Megace which two different oncologists have not considered the benefit worth the risk, so I don’t

Butterfly bag

think I’m going buy off on that one.  I know I need to eat, but they’re just going to have to work around my situation and hope that, through treatment, we can get my appetite back.

Afterward, we had to rummage Whole Foods (found the cutest tote … I’m a sucker for butterflies these days … transformation), find some protection for my iPhone, and get a warm, cozy throw from Target.  I was so cold in there today.  Cloudy with highs in the 40s but tomorrow will be sunny with highs in the 60s.  Yup, leave it to the South to be bipolar!  I’m exhausted, so I’m headed to a glass of wine and my favorite meds.  Early bed for me tonight!