Hi! I'm Dr. Rachelle Vanderheyden-Jug
My first round of chemo was making me sick.
I was in a CT scanner, and I don't like tight spaces, coupled with the fact that the drink I needed to take to have the CT was not sitting well in my stomach.
I vomited all over the floor and felt horrible as the nurses had to clean it up.
That was my first and last cancer treatment.
On the way home, I decided I was not going to do that again.
I decided that this was not something I was interested in doing any further. I understood how the conclusion I was about to make could impact my health and life in the future and I know you might believe it was a terrible decision - but I didn't want to experience what I just went through ever again.
I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer just six months ago.
I was scared, worried and, worse, felt like a liar. I mean, here I was trying to take care of other people’s health, and I couldn’t even take care of myself – I felt like a hypocrite.
I called my doctor and canceled all of my radiation and chemo sessions. This is NOT a strategy I advocate for my patients (I have no professional opinion on cancer, this is just my personal story) but I felt like a prisoner, and I just wanted to live on my own terms.
I started working on changing my health in all aspects. I changed my health patterns and health habits, and I was thrilled to get the results that I did.
-- I slept better
-- I started loving myself for the first time in my life
-- I lost weight – 38 pounds to be exact!
-- I slept better!
-- I was kinder and less stressed
I loved my life!
My name is Dr. Rachelle, and I am one of the owners of Gainsborough Family Chiropractic. I’m here to help you create a life with more health and happiness.
- Dr. Rachelle