Went to the sauna today. It was the fourth trip. The cycle of hot and cool lasted for one hour and 12 minutes. Recall the thesis written on the January 5th BLOG stating that force is required to activate the skin to normal. The goal of our sauna trips is to bring the skin back to life. Here are the details.
a) time in the heat—-10 to 15 minutes.
b) time in the cool —- maximum 5 minutes
c) dizzy is NOT good —- get out of the heat and cool down
d) breathe slowly —- try for five breathes per minute
The skin is the largest organ in the body. One of the first affects of CHEMO is hair loss. No one discusses the pores of the skin. They suffer melt-down and stop functioning as a body temperature controller.
The skin is the first indicator of poor CHEMO recovery. Skin spots. Rashes. Itching. Burning. Filling with fluid and limiting movement. The sauna is our best tool fighting to recover the function of temperature control. Vigorous exercise is NOT an option. Hurts too much. Plus running, jumping and generally playing increases the chances of fracture due to insufficient vitamin D. One of the minerals that “go away” during CHEMO.
The skin is the easiest organ to exercise. Washing. Sweating. Stretching. And you can see results. Recall that all the cells in the skin are replaced every third days. Or that is what the medical people tell me (on the internet). HA
NOW. Read the fineprint of no medical advice. IM not a doctor. I do not have any special knowledge. I claim nothing now or in the future. Play your “gee ain’t it aweful” with someone else. This is a report of findings only. Enjoy.