Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Experimental Herbal Gleevac

I did whip up ny experimental therapuetic herbal gleevac this past week end in preparation for chemo Mon. 

At first, I thought I'd really screwed up by using too much oil and diluting my weed. 
"What was I going to put all this oil in?" I muttered to myself, frustrated, "I might have well have just torn up my $20 instead of wasting I on whack cooking experiments."

 So as far as that goes adding 1/8 of weed to 40mls of olive oil is too much. It severely dilutes the effect, but It depends on what effect your looking for.

 I ended up pouring 4 tbsp. of the oil over my brown rice and adding more herbs. 

I didn't get buzzin, but I didn't throw up. I was able to munch through out the day on crackers and I drank continuously. 

That's what I was looking for. 

But of course, let's not forget that I took this in conjunction with my ativan and cesamet to keep me from throwing up. Who knows exactly which was most effective in doing what. All I know is that I've rested pretty peacefully.

I've also come up with some other ways to ingest that oil. I love olives and I can drain the olive oil from my tapenade (an olive spread)and replace it with the good stuff to spread on crackers. I can also pour it over noodles and make a scampi sauce. 

I'm starting to get creative. At least I'm comfortable and eating.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Hey, just wanted you to know I'm still rooting for you! I tried to do the herb in olive oil too a while back and just dipping baguette in the oil. It seemed to work pretty well although sometimes a bit too strong! Never fun when you think you're going to choke on water, ha!

Take care my friend,