After a week at the spa, your body feels like it’s been in a coma.
You’re not really hungry.
Your skin feels oily.
And the air in your lungs is filled with soot.
But for the next week or so, it’s as if you’re breathing fresh air.
Your heart beats a little faster, your muscles relax.
Your body is more relaxed.
And then, over the next few weeks, you’re back to normal.
Massage therapists like Dr. Steven A. Krumholz say it can be a healing process for cancer patients.
And for many, that process can take weeks or even months.
But that’s what happened to a Texas man named Alex Pfeffer, who was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
His tumor was so advanced, it was so difficult for him to get his daily dose of radiation therapy.
“It was like going from the bottom of a well to the top of a hole,” Krumtherz said.
“I mean, you could see the hole from the outside and see the well, but you couldn’t see the bottom.”
It was so bad that Krumwalds son, who has the disease, had to leave his job and work from home, because his parents had to stay home with the baby.
After about two months, he was ready to leave.
Kramholz had seen similar things happen to other cancer patients who were being treated at the same time. “
” In his case, the tumor was the most advanced and he was treated so aggressively, that doctors decided to move to a different facility for another two months. “
“They just told me that I needed to get better. “
They said, ‘We know you need this,’ ” Kramwolf said, referring to his tumor. “
They just told me that I needed to get better.
They said, ‘We know you need this,’ ” Kramwolf said, referring to his tumor.
Kromholz went home and started taking his daily dosage of radiation.
He was able to resume work and had to go back to the hospital to be treated.
The hospital didn’t know about his treatment and didn’t even know about the treatment for his tumor, so they sent Krumhoff a copy of the order.
“When I got the first letter, I went, ‘Oh, my God.
My mother-in-law has cancer,'” Krummon said.
He got an emergency room appointment with the radiation specialist who had treated his mother- in-law.
“She said, I’ve never seen anything like this.
He said, You’re going to have to get your treatment at the end of the month,” Krammon recalled.
“That’s when I knew I was going to need help.”
When Krummoers mom-in law died in November, she had a rare blood disorder, called hemochromatosis.
When she had cancer, her tumor was nearly 40 percent bigger than his.
So he was taking a different form of radiation and was getting the best results.
Kraumholz says the only way to get the best from this type of treatment is to keep the cancer at bay for a longer period of time.
And that requires getting in touch with the cancer patient, who is the first person to see Krummholz after the radiation.
Kumhols mom- in a special order for him, Krumsel was told that the doctor had to find a way to give him radiation.
“If you give a treatment like that, I think it’s a really good treatment for a lot of patients,” Kromhof said.
In December, Kramhoff started taking a daily dose.
He had to keep it down to about 10 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, which was low enough that he didn’t feel any discomfort.
And his radiation dosage kept going up, so he started getting less and less radiation every day.
“We started getting more and more tired, and we started feeling less and not feeling any pain,” Kraummel said.
But eventually, he felt the pain in his left leg.
KUMHOLLS PARENT IN TALENT Krumhoers son had to put him on a regimen of chemotherapy and radiation to stop the tumor growing.
“For about a month, we started to get a lot worse,” Kralom said.
And when the cancer got worse, he didn’ t know what to do.
“He would say, ‘Mom, I need to go to the doctor,’ ” he said.
So Krumher and his mom went to the Mayo Clinic to see a doctor, but they were told that there was no treatment.
So the two doctors gave Krumlhos son a list of what the Mayo docs recommended.
“The Mayo doctors recommended about a dozen different types of