Gilly's brain cancer recovery

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Hi, my name is Gillian, i'm 31 years old, and one month ago I was diagnosed with Stage 3 brain cancer (on 10th November 2015). The general progosis for my cancer is typically not more than 2 years, 5 years if you're lucky. I underwent brain surgery on November 3rd 2015 to remove the tumour, which was successfully resected, but I will nevertheless undergo 6 weeks of radiotherapy with combined oral chemotherapy, which is the standard care for this cancer which is called Anaplastic Astrocytoma. The initial 6 weeks will then be followed by a further 6 months/cycles of oral chemotherapy (Temodar) in order give the best chances of preventing the cancer from coming back.

I would like to raise funds for my eventual recovery (after these  6 months of immune-system-destroying treatments which are radiation and chemotherapy) to be able to go to a cancer clinic in Germany  where their focus is based on immune-system boosting therapies and that is where I believe i can really finally heal from the damage and toxicity caused by the radiotherapy and chemotherapy and I hope to prevent the cancer from coming back, which if it does, usually comes back in a more agressive or malignant form. In those cases, general prognosis comes down to just 6 months! Very scary at 31 years old, or at any age for that matter.

I will be documenting daily the coming 6 weeks of radiotherapy to report back how I am feeling day to day, and to hopefully bring more awareness to future brain cancer patients who are caught in between knowing what treatments are best for you.

I would ideally need the funds before the summer of 2016 so i can pin down a place at a german clinic which will likely be either the Hufeland Klinik in the spa town of Bad Mergentheim, not far from Frankfurt, Germany, or the hospital BioMed which is near the French German border near the city of Strasbourg.

In the event that I do not manage to raise enough funds to afford a place in a German clinic, I shall, in that case, seek out the therapies offered in Germany in the UK. This ultimately means that instead of going to one clinic in Germany to receive all therapies in one place, I will instead seek out clinics in the UK who offer the same therapies, it will just mean that I will be going to multiple clinics as there is not one clinic which does all of them that I need like there is in Germany and Switzerland.

This crowd funding project means so much to me, not only as it will hopefully allow me to get to Germany to help me fully recover and get back to my strong healthy self again, but so that i can carry on with my life as soon as possible! I will be forever thankful for the rest of my life to have been given this opportunity to LIVE!

LOVE GILLY XOXO
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Hey! Happy 2018 everyone!!!
I received some EPIC news this week!!!!

As many of you know, I had my last clear scan at the end of November which is amazing in itself but for some reason, I wasn’t feeling as ecstatic as I should have considering the positive result. It simply wasn’t good enough for me this time. Did you know that for just a DOT to show up on a scan means you’ve got something like 4 billion cancer cells?!!! I don’t know about you but to me, that's pretty damn scary that there’s no way to know what stage you’re at before you reach that number of cancer cells so that it's finally visible on a scan!!! I want to know that everything I’m doing with my lifestyle right now is keeping me well away from approaching that moment when something shows up on a scan! It’s nearly 2.5 years since my diagnosis and I only now feel completely comfortable with my overall lifestyle. But is it enough? Am I just in remission in orthodox terms which just means nothing is big enough to be VISIBLE on a scan or am I in remission to the point that I have the LOWEST risk of developing cancer? That is the million dollar question for me at this point in time. Thankfully there IS a way to get a better idea of my remission status! It’s called the CANCER PROFILE or CA PROFILE by American Metabolic Laboratories in the USA.

This test can tell you if you are on your way to developing cancer 10 to 20 years IN ADVANCE! This gives you plenty of time to make any necessary lifestyle changes BEFORE anything comes close to showing up on a scan.

My results came back showing very low levels of the cancer markers, which is AMAZING news!!!!

My nutritionist said that he would expect these results from a NON-CANCER patient who shows no risk of developing cancer! How insane is that?! I’m still in shock, to be honest!! Is this really possible? I had an aggressive stage 3 brain tumour not even 2.5 years ago and now I’m as healthy as someone who’s never had it and who’s at no risk of developing any type of cancer? It almost makes me want to take the test again just to be sure!! But I can’t because it's already a very expensive test, but totally worth the money!!!!!! I feel like a huuuuuge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Fear that I didn’t even realise existed behind all my cancer preventing actions is now falling away, I can literally feel my confidence coming back again.

This is really a fantastic test for anyone who is worried about their cancer risk because there is family history of cancer for example. Or for cancer patients who are tracking their remission (which is my reason for taking this test). Having cancer is already a lonely journey, but even more so once you are finished with conventional treatment as there is not really any after-care available to cancer patients apart from just to “watch and wait” for the next scan to see if anything shows up. That’s not a way to live, in my opinion! Why not be as sure as you possibly can that the way you’re living is not putting you at risk of developing another cancer? I will repeat this test maximum once a year to check that I am still on the right path and well in remission.

See you next time!
LOVE GILLY XOXO
EPIC NEWS! CANCER PROFILE TEST RESULTS!
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Scary video update today! As you can see, I've no more shame left at this point evidently!

Around this time exactly 2 years ago, I was losing my hair to radiotherapy so I thought this would be a great time to experimenting a natural hair mask made out of CASTOR OIL, HONEY and EGG YOLK in an attempt to grow back some more hair on the right side of my head where my tumour was. The left side has grown back very healthy but the right side is where the highest doses of radiation went in and the hair that has grown back AT BEST resembles whispy bits of grey and wire-like baby hair. It will take a good few years for that to catch up with the rest of my hair so I am trying this hair mask in a vain attempt to speed things up!

Castor oil is supposed to have amazing benefits for hair growth and I found out that in the Philippines, castor oil is put on very young babies to ensure a good head of hair. I could have done with having that done to me as a baby considering I was bald until I was 2 years old!

I should apparently do this hair mask twice a week for a minimum of 2 months to see results. You massage it into your scalp and leave it in for 3 hours before shampooing it out.

See you later! Oh and Merry Christmas!
LOVE GILLY XOXO
Hair Growth Experiment
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Hey guys!! GUESS WHAT!!!

2 YEARS AGO TODAY I underwent the scariest and first ever (and lets hope the last!!!) surgery to remove my grade 3 malignant brain tumour!!!

I am happy to say that 2 years on, that I've never felt better in my whole life, I'm studying something I am SO passionate about. I have a mission in life to help others either already with a cancer diagnosis or to help them learn what that they can do to prevent a cancer diagnosis, I am so grateful for this new direction in my life and it is all thanks to having cancer!

If it wasn't for having cancer, I wouldn't have overcome things that I couldn't achieve before, I always tried to be healthy but just couldn't do it, I didn't appreciate the important things in life as much as I do now, these are all gifts I am so grateful for!!!

Here's to today and to many more years of feeling this amazing!!!

LOVE GILLY XOXO
2 YEARS CANCER-FREE ANNIVERSARY!!!
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Hey guys! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Wanted to update you all with the good news I received today! I took the Nagalase blood test again a couple weeks ago (I repeat this test every 3 months) and the result has come down even more since the last time I tested which was back in July!

So today's result was 0.62 which has come down from the 0.66 July result! Not a massive decrease but as long as its not rising, I am happy!! I've also slipped up quite a few times diet wise in the last few months which made me a bit nervous in waiting for this result! But even with those diet slip ups, I have continued to religiously continue everything else in my Cancer Prevention arsenal - my supplements, daily coffee enemas, daily workout, daily green juice, hyperbaric oxygen therapy twice a week and a TON of laughter. If anything has changed in the last few months its the amount of time I spend in hysterics, laughing! So maybe that's the cherry on top of the cake!

I'm working slowwwly on my website which hopefully will be up eventually next year. I am prioritising my studies as that is the most important thing at the moment, to get properly qualified so I can go on to help others as soon as possible. Still got 3 years to go!

More information about the Nagalase test (as well as other preventative cancer marker tests) and where you can get it done will be on my website, so if you have any questions about it, just send me a message!

LOVE GILLY XOXO
UPDATE: New Nagalase Result! GOOD NEWS!!
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Adam von Mack
35 months ago
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Keep up the good spirit Jelly and just call the right people when the spirit wants to go on a vacation.

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John Viescas
30 months ago
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Lovely to see you last night. It was clear you weren't feeling your best, but you're hanging in there. Lots of love...

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Sheila Siouffi
35 months ago
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Kiss I meant and not Kim :) xxxxxxxx

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Sheila Siouffi
35 months ago
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Hey Beautiful... keep your lovely smile... and be strong... Lot's of Love Hugs and Positive Energy .... Kim

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Sam Samtani
22 months ago

There are 100's and 1,000's of cases per week now, reporting some kind of Cancer, having gone through all the same treatment which was proved failure back in 1960s - the so called Chemo & Radiation. FDA did not approve any other treatment but Chemotherapy. It's funny that this treatment even derived its name from the Enzyme called Chemotrypsin which actually destroys the upper protective layer of the bad bacteria that grows in the infected area of the body - be it Brain, Intestine, Breast or Blood. I would not say anymore but only this one thing - stop asking for favours from others and get on straight with your food diet. No Dairy, No Meat, No Fish or Seafood, No Sugars (starve the bad bacteria) - go blend & drink all kind of vegetables (green leafy stuff) with fruits and eat a lot of Apricots (fruit & the Seed inside the shell) per Day. Read books on B17 and you will see your tumour shrink (not disappear) but most importantly the fever gone and strength coming back. This is not a disease, but only a Nutritional Deficiency.

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Tracey Smith
24 months ago

Congratulations, Gilly ... or, as we say in Wales LLONGYFARCHIADAU! Keep on posting your updates – I so look forward to reading about your progress. Txx

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Candace Setter
24 months ago

So Happy ..Love you...Will check in again as soon as I can for another donation...You will reach that goal and will take some stress of you...Positive vibes...

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Tracey Smith
27 months ago

Fabulous news! So very glad to hear everything was clear!

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Milinaire Lise
28 months ago

Bonne nouvelle Gilly attaque cette dernière chimio et à très bientôt Gros bisous !

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John Viescas
30 months ago

And remind your boyfriend to send me an email! :-)

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Kamarul Ajimain
32 months ago

Happy Birthday Gilly!

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Yolanda Robins
33 months ago

Gilly, glad to see your smiling face and to see you in better spirits after your trying period in London. Welcome back home and hope you will be ready to see friends when you are ready. Keep up the good work! Love, yolanda

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Claudia Caprotti
33 months ago

dear gilly keep up your beautiful smile we have to celebrate a common friend soon!! xxx

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Annie Gauvreau
33 months ago

Try Tibetan bowl healing . Contact me for more Infos . Also have a shot of fresh turmeric pure juice in the am time . Keep up the fight and the inspiration for us all . Blessings from Bali.

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Beth Buxton
34 months ago

Posted before I'd finished. Try oil pulling with coconut and eating it too, lots of research supporting the theory it helps relieve chemotherapy side effects as well as an endless list of other benefits. Should help stop the itching in no time. xx

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Beth Buxton
34 months ago

Hi Gillian, I'm so happy to hear good news for you :-))). Try organic coconut oil for your head

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Zain Shah
18 months ago

Vaya con dios mi amigo!

LG
£30
Leah Georgakis
20 months ago

Best of luck with your treatment!

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Candace Setter
23 months ago

So Proud of you for Helping others...Even through your own struggle you care so much for others

CS
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Candace Setter
27 months ago

Hi Gillian...Very Happy to hear you are on to another step and feeling better...Always thinking of you

Adam von Mack
35 months ago
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Keep up the good spirit Jelly and just call the right people when the spirit wants to go on a vacation.

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John Viescas
30 months ago
1
1

Lovely to see you last night. It was clear you weren't feeling your best, but you're hanging in there. Lots of love...

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Sheila Siouffi
35 months ago
1
1

Kiss I meant and not Kim :) xxxxxxxx

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Sheila Siouffi
35 months ago
1
1

Hey Beautiful... keep your lovely smile... and be strong... Lot's of Love Hugs and Positive Energy .... Kim

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Sam Samtani
22 months ago

There are 100's and 1,000's of cases per week now, reporting some kind of Cancer, having gone through all the same treatment which was proved failure back in 1960s - the so called Chemo & Radiation. FDA did not approve any other treatment but Chemotherapy. It's funny that this treatment even derived its name from the Enzyme called Chemotrypsin which actually destroys the upper protective layer of the bad bacteria that grows in the infected area of the body - be it Brain, Intestine, Breast or Blood. I would not say anymore but only this one thing - stop asking for favours from others and get on straight with your food diet. No Dairy, No Meat, No Fish or Seafood, No Sugars (starve the bad bacteria) - go blend & drink all kind of vegetables (green leafy stuff) with fruits and eat a lot of Apricots (fruit & the Seed inside the shell) per Day. Read books on B17 and you will see your tumour shrink (not disappear) but most importantly the fever gone and strength coming back. This is not a disease, but only a Nutritional Deficiency.

+ Read More
Tracey Smith
24 months ago

Congratulations, Gilly ... or, as we say in Wales LLONGYFARCHIADAU! Keep on posting your updates – I so look forward to reading about your progress. Txx

+ Read More
Candace Setter
24 months ago

So Happy ..Love you...Will check in again as soon as I can for another donation...You will reach that goal and will take some stress of you...Positive vibes...

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Tracey Smith
27 months ago

Fabulous news! So very glad to hear everything was clear!

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Milinaire Lise
28 months ago

Bonne nouvelle Gilly attaque cette dernière chimio et à très bientôt Gros bisous !

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John Viescas
30 months ago

And remind your boyfriend to send me an email! :-)

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Kamarul Ajimain
32 months ago

Happy Birthday Gilly!

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Yolanda Robins
33 months ago

Gilly, glad to see your smiling face and to see you in better spirits after your trying period in London. Welcome back home and hope you will be ready to see friends when you are ready. Keep up the good work! Love, yolanda

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Claudia Caprotti
33 months ago

dear gilly keep up your beautiful smile we have to celebrate a common friend soon!! xxx

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Annie Gauvreau
33 months ago

Try Tibetan bowl healing . Contact me for more Infos . Also have a shot of fresh turmeric pure juice in the am time . Keep up the fight and the inspiration for us all . Blessings from Bali.

+ Read More
Beth Buxton
34 months ago

Posted before I'd finished. Try oil pulling with coconut and eating it too, lots of research supporting the theory it helps relieve chemotherapy side effects as well as an endless list of other benefits. Should help stop the itching in no time. xx

+ Read More
Beth Buxton
34 months ago

Hi Gillian, I'm so happy to hear good news for you :-))). Try organic coconut oil for your head

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