For the last three years I have been through four and a half months of chemotherapy, three different bouts of radiation, 4 surgeries, 2 biopsies, and countless MRI's, PET scans, CT scans, blood test, IV treatments and the list goes on.
All through this journey I had been researching alternative cancer treatment. I really didn't have too many more body parts to give up so I decided to keep researching alternative treatments. The name that I kept stumbling upon was Dr. Stainslaw Burzynski. I had watched a documentary about him. My mother and aunt had read some of his research and we decided that we were interested in his approach. He practices and runs his clinic in Houston, Texas. After several phone calls, much research, and application, I decided that I was going to visit the clinic. My mother, my son, and I traveled to Houston, Texas in May of 2013, to receive treatment at the Burzynski Clinic. My experience was very positive. We are quite optimistic about my treatment and I started on the medication while in Houston. I tolerated the medication well and was released from the clinic with orders to continue the medication for 8 months to a year. Of course the financial burden of my Burzynski visit and ongoing medication is a heavy one. I was blessed enough to have a wonderful mother, family, and friends that contributed to my medical treatment. However it just wasn't enough to cover the cost. My medication alone has a price tag of $4500.00 a month. That's over $50,000 for a year of treatment. While I do have some money saved, it is nowhere near the $50,000 price tag that I'm facing. So for me now, life is day by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute. Faith in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior is holding me up. Even though I have this devastating disease in my body, my spiritual and mental state is growing stronger everyday. I have a new frame of mind and I am open to a whole new way of thinking. A friend of mine going through her own breast cancer journey told me, "Niki the Lord is not going have you here one more day than you are supposed to be". To me, this means I won't be here one day less either. I walk by faith and not by sight. As uncertain as this may sound to some, I've never been more confident in my recovery and my future. To God Be The Glory!
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