My energy level was so low and I was praying for re-charging last week, but finally God granted the prayer! Now I feel like I can make it not only to LAX but to Japan. 🙂
I thought I was wasting precious time, but I guess it is good to rest and sleep as much as we want when we don’t feel well – without feeling guilty.
Fighting Back with the Peripheral Neuropathy
Once I got energy back, I am ready to fight back with the peripheral neuropathy.
My strategies are:
1) Chinese medicine:Gosha-Jinkigan
This medicine is widely used together with chemo, which causes peripheral neuropathy, as the prevention in Japan. I was trying it also for a few months but I stopped it as I experienced itchiness. Yet it seemed like the cause of the itch was not the Chinese medicine but a Japanese supplement I was taking simultaneously. For two weeks since I resumed the medicine, I haven’t had the itch and the muscle ache and stiffness have been improved.
My doctor has recommended it, and though the cough and bloody nose made it difficult to continually swim, I decided to go back to the gym to stretch and work on the muscles.
3) Tai Chi
I have been interested in Tai chi since I heard that the deep breathing technique helps the circulation of blood and good for cancer, but finally my friend invited me and now I am in the class.
4) Frankincense and Myrrh
The Bible says three wise men gave Jesus these as their gifts with gold when He was born. When I decided to go to Israel, my cancer friend asked me to get them for her. She said these oils works as a pain medicine. As I Googled it, she was right. I learned the oil has been used for pains since ancient times. More surprisingly I found out that Amazon sells the oil for neuropathy, and many other sites even said that this oil helps glaucoma and peripheral vision! Then why not try it?
It has an awful smell and is greasy, but if it works, this is a great discovery!
5) Most importantly, of cause, Prayer
“ Paul wrote, ‘ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’” –Philippians 4:13
With the Bible, I was greatly encouraged! 🙂