B 12 Update

Results came back that the B 12 was low and my Vit D was borderline line.  It surprised me on the Vit D being low I have been taking 1000 units twice a day.  But I had not been taking calcium consistantly.  They started me on the B12 shots and I am making sure I take the calcium along w/ the Vit D.  Also making sure to take with meals for better absorption.  I hadnt done yoga in a while.  I did it the past few days.  Crazy how much better it makes me feel.  I know how good it is for me.  I need to take time to do it more.  I ordered something to help strengthen my hips and pelvic area.  Have yet to receive it.  I will let you know how that goes.  Love and prayers to all of you.  Take care of yourself.

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Good to hear you are taking care of yourself. Self care is the most important thing we can do for ourselves especially after what we have been through
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So true.
Wow, thanks for all this news! I hope all of us get the vitamin readout when we have a checkup...look forward to hearing about something to help strengthen hips and pelvic area. Be strong!
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Well done with the Yoga. I am so stiff, I can't do much. Pilates works best for me.
Looking forward to finding out what you ordered!
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It is called pelRing. Another AC survivor suggested it. But I still haven’t got it yet
Thanks, useful to know. I'll look it up!
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Thanks for the update Shannon. Good that you are pursuing testing for overall health. I have a comprehensive blood test at least once a year. Vitamin D seems like a bit of a conundrum: in my case I have too much D for some reason and am told not to take supplements that have it. Oh, well...we AC survivors have all come to a heightened awareness about our bodies’ needs, and the mantra: Just take care of it! Best to you.
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Good news on the yoga, Shannon – I need to do it more too! I take vitamin D and calcium together in one gummy every morning with breakfast – I found those calcium pills hard to swallow. Hope you get some energy back if you get your B 12 levels back up to normal!
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That's right Shannon. We each ate so different in our recovery. It's about finding what works for you and tweaking it. This takes time and effort so I'm glad u are caring for YOU. You go girl! I am cheering for u!
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Keep up the good work. Sounds like your going to be feeling much better. I haven’t had my vit B checked. They check calcium and vit D after treatment ended. Now I’m curious. 🤔
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Thanks for the update! I will now take my calcium with Vit D at meals. I practiced yoga daily before MIMA (mass in my a**) invaded my territory. I’ve been back on my mat for about 8 weeks and it undoubtably is helping my pelvis heal and reversing the lingering effects of treatments. Take it slow. Don’t push your body into stretches that it is not ready for. If an asana hurts back off and be patient. Meet your body where it is .. you’ll see/feel results in time. I suggest trying Yin Yoga. It is a slow-paced style of yoga where poses are held for longer periods of time than in other styles. For beginners, asanas can be held from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more. The sequences of postures stimulate the energy channels (meridians in Chinese medicine) which unblock stuck energy thus encouraging deep healing. By holding the poses longer It applies moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—thus increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Additionally, it’s more meditative which, for me, provides increased body awareness, inner silence, and the ability to forgive MIMA and Cancer for the trauma it has inflicted on mind, body and spirit. If you’d like check out “Yoga with Kassandra” on YouTube. I’ve been using her videos for years. It’s available on your schedule, great variety, she is an AMAZING teacher, and they are free to help you get started. Any questions contact me. Be well......
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Thank you so much for the info. I am going to check into yin yoga and Yoga with Kassandra!
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Vital Info


July 7, 2019

Missouri 65542

December 4, 1972

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma

March 31, 2019

Stage 3A

over 6.1


How it scares me

How important life and family are

Keep me positive. Keep me going.


Soft blanket, cards

Siteman St Louis MO

Drink lots of water and Gatorade

Rest, pray and exercise

June 17, 2019


Changes in bowels, narrowing of stools and maroon blood in stool.


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