I turn to my fello T-men for this do to the fact (that for the most part), the individuals that dwell in this room not only share a love for training but we also strive to educate ourselves on most any study that has any remote bit of effect on our bodies and they way they act/react/and function, and it is this type of dedication that I respect the most. And what seperates us from the pack. Well that, and are sometimes childish wit and humor that gets mixed in . But that just keeps us sane.
In the hopes for any helpfull suggestions I will begin.. My mother was diagnosed with cancer two months ago. She had lung cancer and a melianoma on her arm. They fast tracked the surgeries and she ended up having to lose a whole lung and a pretty big chunk out of her forearm. I was there to lend a hand during that and for two weeks after. I hadnt lived with them in 8 years but was able to spend those two weeks with her befor I moved away from the area for grad studies. From the minute she could eat after the operation I was forcing good foods down her face and lots of protein. Her doctors were amazed by the rate she was healing. Said she was breaking all the records. She was at home four days after having the lung taken out.
Here is what I need help with. Now I talk with her on the phone and all the sudden she will just start balling. Said it happens all the time for no reason at all. Doc's said it is depression from the surgery and should pass in 6 - 12 months and gave her some anti depressants. She tried taking them but said they effected her to much she couldnt function right.
She is also having trouble sleeping.
So she had asked me if I had any suggestions on things she might take to help. This is where I will ask for a hand. I suggested 5-HTP. After reading that it had been shown to help with depression in some studies.
That is about all I could give her for advice last night on such a short notice. Besides as much encouragement and such as a son can give from 14 hours away.
Any help on this would be great!!