Less than a week after my 40th birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This diagnosis holds a lot of emotional weight due to my family’s history with the disease. However, it is also my family’s history that has driven my research into cancer and health the past few years. That research is now proving to be an invaluable asset.
The initial phone call that included the words “Invasive Ductal Carcinoma” came as quite a shock. I will not lie and say that I was not scared. I was. Emotional wounds regarding the term “cancer” run deep. But my logical brain slowly regained control over my emotional brain and the fear subsided. I know that EVERYONE has cancer in their body at any given time. I also know that for cancer to be multiplying and creating cysts or lumps, there is a problem with my immune system. I know that a lumpectomy or mastectomy will not fix the problem – cancer will just come back somewhere else – and have therefore ruled out those suggestions. I know that I must find out what is wrong with my immune system and fix the root of the problem. I know that fixing the problem and giving my body the nutrients and supplements it needs will rid my body of cancer and prevent it from returning. I know that based on the size of my “lump,” I have most likely had this cancer “multiplying” in my system for over 10 years – since before my mom died!
This means that, although I already did many things toward living a healthy lifestyle PRIOR to the diagnosis, even more drastic changes were made immediately. I will see a doctor later this month who has had great success treating cancer naturally. At that time, she will create a specific regimen for me based on my body and the DNA of the cancer. This will include supplements, therapies, dietary guidelines, and anything else that may be necessary.
I am happy to share any and all details of my journey with anyone interested. I also plan to start a Facebook page and/or a blog with specifics to keep everyone apprised of the situation. I hope to truly be an example of healing the body naturally.
First and foremost, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. The journey ahead is sure to be taxing on all of us emotionally, physically and financially.
Second, if you feel compelled, we would greatly appreciate any financial help you can provide. All of these expenses will be paid out of pocket. Insurance does not cover anything “natural,” only pharmaceutical. We have already paid over $5000 leading up to diagnosis for tests & procedures. We estimate that additional tests, supplements, therapies, etc. will reach over $2000/month. We are unsure how long these treatments will need to continue. We will also be incurring travel expenses, since the doctor is out of state. While we were in a position to live comfortably prior to this news, the extra burden these expenses will take is overwhelming and stressful.
Third, please support me and my decision. I know the importance that positivity, support and love play in the healing process. I do not make decisions haphazardly. I do not make decisions based on what anyone tells me to do. I base decisions on FACTS gleaned from research. I know that individuals who treat cancer naturally have a far greater success rate. I have made this decision with my life and my family’s welfare at the forefront. Whether you agree with my decision or not, please - only love and support.
Last but not least, please do not use the "c" word around my children. They know both my parents had cancer and died. We would like to avoid any unnecessary worry or trauma that word might cause. We have told them I have a bad germ in my body and must figure out how to make it go away so my body can be healthy again.
From the bottom of my heart,
THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR ME IN MY HOUR OF NEED
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