GCMAF First Injection

20130216-185250.jpgI timed my GCMAF injections to avoid the worst of the chemo cytotoxic effects and today was the day. Let me just say that I hate needles. I get sick when ever I have to get my blood taken, and I have been known to faint if they have troubles finding a vein. I know its all psychological, but no idea how to overcome it. The port has been great and for some reason I have absolutely no problem with this. No problems with the needle going in, and I can watch the blood being taken with no reaction what so ever. Go figure.

Anyway, so here I am, with syringe loaded with GCMAF, expected to inject myself for the first time. I practice a few times, and I sit there for what seems like eternity. Finally I get enough courage, swab a patch of skin on the stomach and go for the Subcutaneous shot. My hands start to shake as I push the needle in. And then, the biggest surprise of all. No hint of pain, no chills, no rush of nausea and no fainting. The needle is very thin and I guess I managed to bypass all the nerves. How interesting. Next time I go for a blood test, I may just have to draw the blood myself. 🙂

Glad for the relatively good experience, because Iscador shots arrive next week and these are given every second day and I will have to repeat the process for the next few months at least, if not longer.

You will find more info on GCMAF in other parts of the blog. Iscador (mistletoe extract) is new for me and I will cover it in the near future. I doubt that any of these treatments lead to a cure for advanced mCRC, but anything which does no harm and boosts the immune system is worth a shot or two in my view, needles and all.

About Ren

I have been diagnosed with stage 4, metastatic colorectal cancer in October 2012, 3 days after my 44th birthday. There is no cure, but I am determined to go down the road less travelled to find one. I have setup this blog to document my journey and hopefully help others in the process. My view is that if there is a cure, it does not lie with traditional chemo, but with the immune system. Time will tell.
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