Please Support Healing Crossroads

Dear Community,
For the last year, I have experienced worsening health that didn't seem to have any obvious explanation. I'm young, have a healthy lifestyle and no family history of major medical issues. Despite my best efforts to address it from every perspective I could (through nutrition, different exercises, Western doctors and alternative practitioners, etc) my health worsened. I could not figure out why I had chronic pain, while I couldn't digest some foods, while I had chronic constipation followed by diarrhea, why I was suddenly deeply exhausted when I had been so energetic before.
A few months ago, I was hospitalized from a ruptured ovarian cyst. While in the hospital, they found a large mass in my lower abdomen. A biopsy was sent off to a lab, and then off to UCSF when the first was inconclusive. UCSF was unable to positively identify it as well. It is very unusual in its presentation.
Another procedure revealed that I have several polyps in my small colon. The doctor was very surprised, as a polyp that size is very unusual in someone my age with my history. I was told that it would very quickly have turned into colon cancer if it was not found.

I am in the process of seeing more specialists, including an oncologist, who can help me to understand what is going on. What is clear to me is this: my body is crying out for help. Something has been wrong for almost a year, but it seems to be unusual and it may take many more visits and holistic perspectives to figure out what.

I am a deeply positive individual, who is committed to healing. But I am exhausted. I am in pain most of the time and have a difficult time absorbing any nutrients at the time. What I need is time. I am unable to work until my body is stabilized. The anxiety of money is overwhelming for right now. I need the time to rest and seek the help I need. 

A donation gives me space, gives me peace of mind, gives me an opportunity to heal deeply and completely. I am deeply, deeply grateful for any and all contributions right now.

with love and gratitude,
Alaina Hernandez
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Alaina Hernandez 
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Sebastopol, CA
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