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so the good news is….

January 14, 2010

I’m almost embarrassed to tell you just how happy I am over a phone call with a NP from U of M  yesterday.  We talked for a while about blood tests and the near future (still on a two-week blood test schedule for as far as the eye can see).  When we finished that discussion, she asked, “well, is there anything else I can help you with?”

I replied, “well, yea, actually there is…” and proceeded to explain my frustration with the latest recommendations for alcohol (none.  no alcohol.  don’t drink any.) from a local oncology nutritionist.  She quickly replied, “Oh, no!  We recommend no more than 5 to 7 alcoholic beverages per week for our breast cancer patients…” and went on to explain that she discusses this everyday with patients, is familiar with recent studies, and this is current recommendation at U of M.  I can hardly even tell you how happy that news made me!!  And yes, I did check..you can save up your wines, and skip a few days so you can have two or three on a weekend night.  Just no more than 5 to 7 per week. 

I can do that.  Not my favorite lifestyle change that has come out of all of this, but I can definitely do 5 to 7.

Of course I realize this is searching for the truth you want to believe.  I sure hope it is the truth.