Valerie's Treatment

Leukemia is unpredictable

My psychologist helped

I don't like using narcotics

Relief with massage

Fear of tolerance

Complementary medicine

It's more under control

Panic from pain

Relief with massage

When my pain was not being controlled and I was so absolutely miserable I just decided to try some massage to see if that would bring any relief at all. My first oncologist, I asked him about the idea and he was just like "There is nothing wrong with you Valerie. You don't need any treatment for this." I became more open to it through the therapeutic massage. Through changing doctors. My current physician is very open and very aware of the pain relief benefits of acupuncture.

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