Cancer Strikes Twice in 8 Months

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Beth Goehringer  PORT RICHEY, FL

It didn't hit me at first. I really had cancer again after going through an unwanted hysterectomy just 6 months earlier. I left the oncology office and headed back to work, but by the time I got home I was angry and I didn't know why. In the light of the next day I realized the anger stemmed from feeling out of control. I didn't like the  diagnosis and I didn't like the doctor's prescription - Radiation.

The alternative choices seemed way out of reach. I trusted the Oasis of Hope in Tijuano ( www.oasisofhope.com), but how would I ever come up with $30,000.  I had just accepted a job because we couldn't make it on social security.

Thanks to all the love, prayers and contributions, and after a ton of research, I have begun treatment with Carla Gilmore at Love Alkaline Living Wellness Center ( www.lovealkalineliving.com). Carla is only 30 minutes away and “pay as you go” instead of a huge lump sum, but treatment will continue as long as necessary.  More importantly she treats the entire body with healthy, non-damaging therapies, diet and coaching.  Please read my 3/17 update for more about my treatment and also check out www.lovealkalineliving.com.  

For those just tuning in: A routine ultrasound in 2016 revealed polyps. We never expected a subsequent biopsy would test positive for uterine cancer. Then a September 6th total hysterectomy eliminated the cancer according to the oncologist (I wish I’d known about Carla then.) 

Fast forward. February 1, feeling almost myself, I began training for commission sales. On the job less than a month, I began bleeding.  On March 3rd I got the results from a vaginal biopsy: a rare cancer - the conventional  treatment is radiation; but radiation can cause cancer and has been known to damage nearby organs. In a subsequent exam the GYN radiologist confirmed the presence of a tumor. If the tumor grows, the treatment would be surgical removal of the cancer and surrounding organs including the bladder!

I researched various options, including radiation, before discovering Carla’s wellness center. Oasis of Hope would be $30,000 for 3 weeks plus additional for meds at home. Dr. Carlos Garcia at Utopia Wellness Clinic is $36,000 for 2 months of 2 hours 5 day/week. I learned that radiation damages DNA and, what often seems a quick healing results in a more potent cancer. Plus the abdomen holds many other vital organs which can be so badly damaged by scar tissue that surgery is required. I already have adjacent organs that are creating discomfort and not behaving the same since my hysterectomy.

I’m not afraid to die. I know where I’m going, but I have lots to live for and lots more to give to my family, to the world through my writing, to aspiring writers by facilitating writers workshops, and to the assisted living patients we visit with our dog as part of Canines for Christ ( www.k9forchrist.org) I'm ready for the next adventure, and, my prayer is, that my research, experience and treatment will help others.

I've reduced my goal to $15,000. I don't believe the original $35,000 will be necessary since I've opted for a much less expensive protocol with Carla Gilmore  - far less than she could competively charge. I'm hoping $10,000 will be enough, but we need to hit the cancer hard right now to stop it from growing.

Any amount will help. Dollars are made of pennies! I especially ask for your prayers. God is certainly able to provide a miracle. Regardless, I know good things will come from this because Jesus works all things together for good when we walk in His will (Romans 8:28)

Thank you for caring enough to read this and for your consideration. I know there are many needs crying for your money, but I promise to do my best to use your gift as wisely and expediantly as possible.
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Update 14
Posted by Beth Goehringer
2 days ago
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My Cancer Therapy is Working! Please keep the donations coming because we're definitely onto something good but there's only $1,600 left of what you've contributed! After many sleepless years, I am finally sleeping through the night! My skin is improving. Blood tests show the number of protozoa (a tiny parasite) in my blood are reduced by half and I have flushed out numerous other parasites. I’ve stopped bleeding at night plus bleeding during activity is reduced. My lower abdomen no longer feels heavy (a common side effect after a hysterectomy). I rarely have abdominal pain. I'm amazed at the results of 30 days of cleansing toxins out using equipment and protocols from Carla Gilmore at Love Alkaline Living Wellness Spa in Palm Harbor, FL (Carla doesn't advertise, but I am sooo grateful for her knowledge of micro biology and the effect on my rare vaginal cancer.) It's expensive and takes lots of work and lots of time, but it's working without any adverse side effects. Please continue to pray and help with your donations of any amount.
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Update 13
Posted by Beth Goehringer
11 days ago
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Wow! God provides surprisingly and abundantly. Yesterday, after my follow-up blood work and conference with my therapist, I purchased replacement and new supplements - expensive even at my therapist's cost. But imagine my surprise when I paid $460.85, but at almost the exact moment $460.25 came into my account from Go Fund Me! Plus more by mail and then more today. Thank you all prayer warriors and financial contributors. God is providing abundantly and you have ALL had a part. "Prayer changes things." Thank you so very much.

As if that wasn't enough, my blood work and other results have shown improvement. My protocol and vegan diet (Cancer hates sugar & thrives on hormones from meat & non-organic veggies plus additives are mostly carcinogenic) and other protocol and treatments are netting positive results. Yay!
Follow-up conference with Carla Gilmore
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Update 12
Posted by Beth Goehringer
16 days ago
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Therapy appointments 3x/week, detoxing inside and out 2x/day, shopping for everything organic, learning to eat & cook Vegan and catching up on writing & publishing my books has taken its toll time-wise! Apologies for not updating this past week. Cancer is time consuming, but my therapy at Love Alkaline Living Wellness Spa ( www.LoveAlkalineLiving.com) is enjoyable despite the time involved. Tom and Rozay keep me company and Rozay loves joining me on the Bemer (check out the video on the website for all the Bemer accomplishes in addition to de-clumping my blood & allowing more oxygen into the cells - Oxygen is deadly to cancer). Although my short-lived job provided some income (hourly pay during training), I couldn't continue and also follow my protocols. The upside is that I can return to writing and working to promote my books, stories and articles...and I am MUCH more relaxed. Carla says the body can't heal during stress. Because of all your support I'm able to relax when I'm not at the clinic or detoxing or cooking (which takes hours, but will hopefully become less as I learn how to eat vegetarian - sugar and hormones & antibiotics make cancer grow). It's a lot of work, but the goal is to help my body do what God intended it to do - heal itself! Thank you soooo much for your prayers and your financial help. Cancer is also expensive. Just buying organic has doubled our grocery costs not including supplements! I couldn't do this without you.
My therapy is a family affair:)
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Update 11
Posted by Beth Goehringer
26 days ago
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I decided last minute NOT to have a Pet/CT scan and here's why?
"The total effective dose from each PET/CT study was about five to 13 times the worldwide average effective dose... from background radiation over 1 year." *
As I struggled to get to sleep Monday night, I prayed. I wanted results from a Pet/CT to evaluate my cancer and determine if there was more. Would a finding of more cancer change my decision to pursue an alternative to radiation? Extremely doubtful, so why subject the only body I've got to radiation equivalent to the dose received by 30,000 Japanese peripheral survivors of the atom bomb?*
Then I had a Biblical reflection. Eve received knowledge when she ate of the fruit. But with that knowledge came catastrophe. Like my unwanted hysterectomy, there is no turning back once my body is bombarded with radiation.
This was a very difficult decision, but I believe it is the right one for me at this time, especially with this cancer is such close proximity to other organs. Again from the same article: "Doses from PET scanning to the gonads, uterus, and bladder were higher than to the other organs... This is because of the final accumulation of 18F in the bladder."
My co-pay for the Pet/CT was $200. I can now use that money for what I believe are healthier alternatives designed to help my body heal itself.
This is not criticism of anyone who choose radiation and chemo. These traditional medical remediations along with surgery have been effective for some and not for others. No one method fits all.
Please continue to pray for me for wisdom as well as healing. Cancer is expensive. If you are able to help financially, your contributions are needed and will be put to good use.
Thank you so much for reading and caring.

* http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/full/10.1148/radiol.2511081300
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Terri Gordon
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Appreciate the update, praying and trusting God for your healing.

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