On Friday, I went with my friend, May to Village Green Apothecary  It is a shop in Bethesda that has lots and lots of vitamins, organic products and holistic remedies.  May is a wealth of knowledge herself, and she showed me the go-to guy in the shop to ask for help.  I picked up a sampling of things for Dave to try as well as a few things for the kids and me.  

I can’t help but think that it might be a good idea to try some natural products when dealing with side effects like fatigue, nausea, neuropathy, rashes etc.  Dave gets so many toxins pumped into his system every other week during chemo.  He takes 3-4 medicines daily for his diabetes.  Then he has 7-8 prescriptions to take before, during or after chemo to prevent or help with side effects.  And of course there are the recommended over the counter remedies.  Dave’s body is a toxic battleground.  I have no problem with the wisdom of modern medicine, but we are both open to other methods and schools of thought too.