Here we are, though.
Mid-summer, we are working on our health, while living each day and ignoring the cancer situation . We have the summer off, really, since the PSA test results tell us the PSA cancer cells are increasing slowly, we will not go for another test until mid-September.
Caregiver health and stressFirstly, I have contracted a terrible bought of contact dermatitis. I am not sure if it is from the Wild parsnip, which I keep coming across in my garden, or the Poison ivy plot down by the meadow. Even if you burn these plants, the oils go into the air and it comes into contact with you. I'm not comp
|Contact dermatitis - poison ivy or wild parsnip>|
The patch on my chest is about the size of my hand. I was into emergency, out in 90 min. with a Rx. I contracted this same thing a year ago, and saw the same ER physician. Thing is, he gave me enough meds for only a week. Last year, I ended up going in a week later for a longer dosage as I still had symptoms. I cannot tell you how painfully itchy it is. My doctor is on holidays until September. He comes back, then moves offices into the city. He has handed off his Perth patients to a new doctor here. It's all very complicated.
I am concentrating on relaxing, cutting back on my volunteer activities, savouring each day, and enjoying the grandkids. I am working out on a regular basis, which helps with stress relief, as well as gardening, photography, and walks in the forest.
Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults. The doctor told him not to use it anymore, it can raise PSA test results and it doesn't make sense for him to use it. Walking is the best exercise, anyway!
|Family should promote exercise!|
He is now confronting his stomach issues, I suspected food intolerance, rather than food allergies, and he is doing a cleansing diet under the supervision of Dr. Jen, our delightful naturopath.
|Apple, rice porridge|