Hi, my name is Steve and I’ve been diagnosed with Stage 4, aggressive cancer, I never thought I would experience anything like this but here I am. The last year has been very difficult on myself and my family and the only thing that has got us through is the love and support from our family and friends.
I am a very private person and I would like nothing else but to keep this experience private but things have come to a point where I need to ask for help. I see my beautiful wife and daughter hurting everyday, my first grandchild is due Dec. 16 and I want to be here for her, her name is going to be Luna and I can’t wait to make memories with her.
My first chemo treatment was Sept. 22. I experienced painful mouth sores, fever and chest pains and could barely eat or drink. My lips turned blue and my face was pale, I went to emerge which was little help, I was checked for infection, which was negative and was sent home.
After going home and because I couldn’t eat or drink without feeling like I was having a heart attack I had lost 15 lbs. within 4 days. I was recommended to see a naturopath who specializes in working alongside chemotherapy and cancer treatment. After my first session I was able to eat and drink again. I immediately started feeling better, I don’t know where I’d be without their help.
I’ve been going to the naturopath ever since, for two sessions a week, feeling better and stronger everytime. I recently received my second dose of chemotherapy which was stronger than the first and I was really worried I would react the same as the first dose but the difference between the two is like night and day. The naturopath treatments have helped with the side effects of the chemo while allowing the chemo to work even better.
My sessions include two treatments: IV Mistletoe and Oncothermia.
I had a lump in my chest and in my armpit which are both now gone. This is an amazing sign and hopefully the two large masses in my abdomen are also shrinking as well as the cancer in my tailbone.
Based on my diagnosis, stage 4, aggressive, it is recommended that I continue to receive treatment twice a week for the next year, even after my last dose of chemo on Jan. 5 / 2024.
The treatments not only help with the side effects of chemo but also help kill cancer cells while building immunity and extending life.
After seeing the difference that these treatments have already made I know that I need to continue them to have any chance of surviving this.
I'm so happy that we found something to complement the chemo treatments but they are very expensive and with all the challenges our family has already faced this year we cannot afford to continue after this week.
I would be so grateful for any help you can give. The greatest lesson I’ve learned from all of this is that there are so many people with good hearts wanting to help. I just need to be a little less stubborn and know when to ask.
The picture is of me receiving both the mistletoe and oncothermia treatments.