"Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile, the world goes on..." Mary Oliver (exerpt from Wild Geese)
Despair is a shadow that follows me closely these days. Sometimes, I am overwhelmed by it, other times I feel strong and hopeful. I want to bring as much presence as possible to this most recent diagnosis: stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to my lungs and bones. To do this, I will be combining natural health supports with anti-estrogen/bone building protocol suggested by the Cancer Centre. Five years ago, I became aware of how sensitive my body is to harsh drugs (chemotherapy), ending up with an allergic reaction that halted a chemo treatment half way through. So this time I plan to create a balance that will hopefully allow me to feel as good as possible for as long as possible. It may even lead to a radical remission! This fund-raising campaign will help me to incorporate healing modalities such as: Vitamin C intravenus injections, accupuncture, massage, osteopathy, homeopathy, naturopathy, supplements, natural pain management, and organic food. We have already begun down this path, but to continue we will need your help as soon as possible. It is humbling to be in this position. My husband Dan and I are artists/art teachers and our focus is going to have to shift - to managing my health crisis over the coming months. Your help will allow us to do this. If you cannot help in this way, there are other ways: sending a card or positive message in the mail is appreciated and can change a tough day into a good one.
Send to: a. bird, 8818 C11, R1, Moorefield, ON N0G 2K0.
Any help is appreciated - from deep within my heart.