I hope the pain in your leg is less bad; I have found with a lot of things, from burns to insect bites, you get the pain first, then the skin redness, so that sounds standard, but I wonder what is causing it and why only one side?
Still investigating. Findings so far: all the London hospitals worship the trinity of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery, with a few cutesy things like massage thrown in as a nod to the complementary medicine supporters. Any actual hospitals, with wards, offering *alternative* treatments, I could not find; and worse, they disapprove of them, and all seem to have the same attitude that you're meeting with now. In other words, it would not be worth moving! Well, in my opinion. My spirits fell the more I read.
Then you have the £££ Harley St places and private hospitals.
They tend to offer a lot of the 'new', glamorous treatments (not all of which would help in SCLC) like the Nanoknife etc.
If you were an outpatient, if you can somehow fight through this difficult bit and get home again, then surprisingly a lot of those treatments, such as hyperbaric oxygen, are inexpensive, something like £15 a session (is more expensive to visit the dentist!)
The more I read, the more convincing these two treatments are:
1, Hemp oil; there are so many accounts of it making cancer go into remission, that it can't be dismissed.
2. A strict dietary regime, eg, no sugar, lots of fresh fruit + veg, garlic, ginger, honey; the kind of stuff everybody 'knows' is good, even while reaching for a doughnut. :-) (As an aside, though I'm healthy anyway, I gradually changed my diet over time. Five years ago, I still ate frozen pizzas, ice cream, etc. Today I eat mainly fruit, nuts, pasta, nothing frozen, hardly anything with preservatives in, etc; and it really makes a difference. If I eat even a tiny amount of processed food, I look and feel pale and sluggish, instantly. My point is, with the diet thing, I've noticed that it's not about what you eat, like adding 5 apples a day to a diet of burgers, it's what you *don't* eat, that makes the difference!
In your situation, I would keep fighting, tune out the apathetic attitude of the staff here, and distract myself by vividly visualising myself well and healthy again. (Eg, daydream of phoning someone and telling them how, back in 2016, you fought cancer and survived; picture the covers of your published books; act As If this has already happened). Then as soon as you feel well enough to eat, stay rigidly to a diet regime; and carry on with the oil.
You've probably already read this, but if not, it's good.
I know you know about and were using the apricot kernels already last month, I just thought this was a useful site: