Re: thermal cancer therapy, mostly a response to David's message (and of course, if anyone else in here has any thoughts son it).
David, I'm so glad you're so insistent about using baths and other means of raising body tempurature as an important cancer therapy, because now you've got me thinking how this can be done in my house.
(btw, I love hot baths, the hotter the better -- it's alternating with the freezing ones I'd rather skip).
How about if instead of a regular bath tub I found one of those old fashioned anodyzed steel tubs people used to use pre-plumbing? I thought maybe, as it's the lower part of my body, not the upper that's impacted, a tub that size could easily be filled with 110 degree water, even in a never-intended-to-be-occupied-year-round wood-heated 100-year-old beach house.
Cause otherwise it means adding many pots of boiling water to get the bath to that temp -- though perhaps the boiler will be up to it without running empty first come summer.
The boiling water thing's a barrier, as we ripped most of the house apart, the kitchen included, as a 'fun project' before we knew what a project I would become. Strictly speaking I suppose it could be done via electric kettles and hotplates, but not by me -- not when I've finally turned the dogs and my husband on to raw food (aren't pig ears and Haagen Daz raw?)
Once we find the files that hopefully will contain a stray 401k statement stating where the account is being held so that we can borrow from it, a plumbing change might help the bathtub.
I hesitate to lay anymore unpleasant jobs at my husband's feet, knowing he still won't hire anyone to do it or even let me take a whack at it when his know-how, having been a luxury home builder years before we met, is superior. I mean, he's already working at a trade he doesn't want to be for way too many hours that pay way less than what he got back then in other people's houses -- he really saved and is saving the day.
But a sauna is another story altogether because that's something which I knew he would like for us to have, quite independently of my needing it for any therapy.
Have you heard anything about these new or at least recently high heat saunas that somehow utilize some different technogoly that makes the heat penetrate far deeper into the body? Some naturopaths and chiropracters, etc., use them to treat their clients from a variety of ills and unfortunately I can't remember the name of the company that made them or whether they were useful in cancer (supposedly they were great for heavy metal chelation therapy).
The kits were the in the thousands, plus very costly delivery, and even with the 401k we'll be going ever deeper into debt but if they sell just the heating component maybe he can draw himself or buy plans to build one. Outside work instead of inside when the weather's getting nicer on something he'd also enjoy ... but again, I'll have to find out if this technology works for cancer..
Any opinions, ideas, insights on how I can heat me up without him or at least without leaning on him completely? Whatever I ask, he does, with great patience but he's weary and frightened it's not impossible that he'll blow another gasket if the pressure goes on and on. I mean he's only gotten angry on two occasions ever -- but when my guy blows he blows, get out of town fast!
(but please don't wrack or brain or even feel obliged to answer -- you've been a wonderful help as it is and must save your time and your energy for yourself..)