Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Janitorial Help Wanted

My bottle of AHCC arrived in the mail yesterday. That's the mushroom extract stuff that is supposed to increase natural killer cells activity and therefore boost your immune system.  I am hoping to get more natural killer cells roaming around inside me, looking for cancer cells to beat up.

I felt sort of led to AHCC.

I first heard about natural killer cells a long time agao, and I remember thinking that they were really cool, like violent janitors working inside my body.  I spent a bunch of time visualizing them zooming around inside me, taking care of business, whacking cancer cells with their brooms.  I especially visualized this every time I saw a scan and had a good idea where various tumors were located. 

A few weeks ago, I started thinking about natural killer cells again, out of the blue.

Then I was in a waiting room and decided to borrow a magazine (okay, I stole a magazine) because it contained an article about meditation that I thought was really practical. Flipping through the magazine later, I noticed another article on fighting allergy symptoms by taking something called AHCC to  increase the number of natural killer cells working for you.

Wow, I thought, you can increase the number of natural killer cells working for you?  That would be excellent.

So I surfed the web a little.  I saw some interesting claims but little proof. I also figured out where to buy the stuff.  But I decided that I would have to check with Dr R before I started taking a new supplement, especially since the web warned that it decreases the effectiveness of Doxorubicin.  I am totally all done taking Doxorubicin, but I figured I ought to check anyway.

Dr R said that there was no proof that it would work, but that if I wanted to try it, then I should.  He actually suggested that I run my own informal clinical trial, which I thought was a cool idea. 

So, I started taking the AHCC this morning.  Let's say I have put an ad in the paper, looking to hire on a big crew of violent janitors for a special cleanup project.  No experience necessary.  Cool uniforms and big heavy brooms will be issued to all new hires.


omerandpat said...

With this economy, you should get tons of applicants. Hope they do a great job!
Love ya,
Mom & Dad

Anonymous said...

Awesome Stuff! Love it. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Violent janitors, I love it!!
So glad to see you in Nov. I balanced my checkbook today and saw the Nordy reciepts as a reminder of our short visit. Enjoy the holidays. Lots of love,
Kathy from Kent

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, is the stuff working at all yet????? I hope you are having a wonderful holiday with your parents, it sounds like it!!! LOve you lots and lots from both Debbie and Jim

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Karen! Love, CQ

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and wishes for all good things...:) enjoy your "vacation"'ve earned it....Love, Mrs. S. xxoo