Not the best of days, anther really poor nights sleep left him zoned out today, no interest or energy in anything. Had hoped to get him out for a short walk but no chance. He has resorted to a sleeping tablet tonight , will also need to take another one tomorrow as chemo is on Tuesday.
Back on the steroids as well tomorrow, the start of the five day course of dexamethasone. He did manage to take the extra supplements today , including the new tumeric ones.
Recent study conducted by the Karmanos Cancer Institute of Detroit, Michigan showed an extract of turmeric can help kill off mesothelioma cancer cells. The extract curcumin when combined with chemotherapy can cause apoptosis, or cell death.
Mesothelioma is very difficult to treat with chemotherapy or radiation because the apoptosis pathways are disrupted by tumor growth.
The Karmanos Cancer Institute found that curcumin can re-build the neural pathways that help kill off cancer cells. Oral dosages of curcumin given both to laboratory mice and humans were shown to suppress the growth of malignant mesothelioma cells. Pretreatment of curcumin has also made malignant cells more responsive to cisplatin, the drug commonly used to treat mesothelioma.
Of course absolutely no idea what dosage levels are involved in these trials , but working on the theory it can’t do any harm, have introduced it as part of his supplements.
He hasn’t eaten much these last couple of days , mainly because he has so little interest in anything. Did make him quorn mince and tatties tonight , along with some carrots ( note comment from yesterday!) As he has headed off to bed am now sitting here with large glass of white wine ( from same bottle as last night – not turning to drink just yet ) and praying for a better day tomorrow
- The Incredible Cancer-Fighting Power of Turmeric (xeniagreekmuslimah.wordpress.com)