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Unread 11-08-2011, 08:42 PM
Cancer and Visualization

So, I have started my 4th week of low dose chemo 1x a week with external radiation daily.2 more weeks to go! I have pretty high energy so far.

It would be good to visualize the tumour on the vaginal cuff disappearing. And, be good to visualize any endometriosis ??dying ?? away.

I want to picture it to help the end goal, but I am having trouble. Picturing packman chewing up the bad cells and spitting them out doesn't work for me.

When I was angry, I imagined smashing a baseball bat over the bad cells. That was good. But, I don't think it's a healthy way to deal with that and need another focus

Any ideas for visualization? I used to listen to tapes and I prefer a different method now. Many thanks
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Unread 11-08-2011, 10:38 PM
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Being angry is a perfectly normal reaction to cancer and visualizing a baseball bat over the bad cells seems pretty healthy to me. I thought of chemo as Dow Bathroom Cleaner's scrubbing bubbles cleaning out all the cancer scum.
Unread 11-09-2011, 05:20 AM
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Have you seen the new movie version of star trek? A drop of red matter was dropped into the centre of a planet and it would implode and be completely destroyed leaving no trace. I would visualize radiation as the red matter, completely destoying any cancer and leaving absolutely nothing left. Hope this helps!!!!
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Unread 11-09-2011, 05:43 AM
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Great suggestions ladies! i think I'll borrow these if you don't mind, I've been struggling with doubts as I come to the end of my treatments that it's all been for nothing!

Unread 11-09-2011, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by usascot View Post
I've been struggling with doubts as I come to the end of my treatments that it's all been for nothing!

It's almost a year since I finished treatment and I'm still struggling with those doubts. I'm due for a followup next week, so that's exasperating them. The whole time I was going through chemo and since, I've been saying I'll be really PO'd if I went through all that and the cancer comes back anyway. But they wouldn't have put me through it if he didn't truly believe it would help. My gyn-onc expects me to have a full cure. So I'd better be cured, or he'll be really disappointed.
Unread 11-09-2011, 10:52 PM
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Thanks Iowa for those comments. I know I am not alone in this fight and that I can come to this site with anything that's troubling me and one of my "amazing sisters" is there for me with advice, care and support. Bless you all.

Unread 11-09-2011, 11:19 PM
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Hi Pam
I too had those doubts, but gradually they went away.
Time heals all wounds..... just a bit cliche
Unread 11-10-2011, 12:06 AM
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P.S. Iowa: Good Luck for next week's follow up - I'm praying that your Onc will not be disappointed!

and Arunner: cliches become cliches because they are proven time after time!
Unread 11-11-2011, 11:36 PM
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yes, good luck next week!

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