Metastatic breast cancer
My name is Giovanna Hoyos, I was born and raised in Colombia and I've been living in New Jersey, U.S. for about 10 years. I'm a professional skin therapist and also a health coach.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago and it spread to most organs in my body including the brain, skull, entire spine, ovaries and adrenal. As time passed by I started feeling weeker in my bones which led to 4 compression fractures in my spinal cord recently, which has been and it still is very painful to deal with it by itself not to mention the cancer.
My life has been very challenging since my diagnosis. I have experienced numerous other physical and mental challenges that also have caused deep depression and anxiety.
Cancer has pretty much taken over every part of me, which changed my life entirely. As much as I try to hold on to the adventurous, confident, exciting, outgoing side of me it is just out of my control at times. But, if there is one good thing I have gotten out of this horrible disease is that it's my COURAGE. It has given me the STRENGTH to fight till the end and believe that there will be a cure for me with the help of God and the right treatments with your support. I will do anything in my power to have the life I have always loved and the real me back.
During this time I learned that there is a reason behind everything, and because of this, I believe CANCER IS MY GIFT, my opportunity to connect to God.He is the only one that can heal me, and I thank God because I'm still alive. When challenges appear overwhelming I inject certainty, God is always there.
I am trying to raise money to help ease the financial aspect of my medical and alternative treatment bills.
I am strongly confident that i can successfully hit my goal with your help. Please support me with what you can , I will deeply apppreciate it from the bottom of my heart.
THANK YOU for taking the time to read this.
I look forward to receiving your Love & Support.
As some of you already know, I am back in Colombia for a few months to inhale some sunshine which is essential for further healing of my bones. I am also receiving physical therapy here so that I can go back to my daily activities with less disconfort.
Your donations are still very much appreciated on my #gofundme account. I still do need all your support as my HEALING JOURNEY continues.
My deepest #LOVE
Medellin, Colombia 2016
NOW it may be about the right time to share a little bit more in-depth on what my real life story has been like in the last few years. I have dealt with it on my own for the most part trying my best fighting an aggressive deadly disease, namely Metastatic Breast Carcinoma, which is commonly known as a stage of breast cancer where the disease has spread to distant sites, in my case beyond the axillary lymph nodes, metastasized to bone, regional lymph nodes, lungs, adrenal glands, brain, neck, entire spine from sacrum to crown, my ovaries etc. The news was that I had it ALL!
Some people knew I was just going through something… some knew i was very sick and were with me the entire time, some until now have no idea what happened to me. Some didn’t want to know because they loved and felt for me so much that they couldn’t face their reality. I LOVE you all regardless. This would not have been possible without all the Love, Prayers and wonderful energies sent my way. It is once again confirmed by another Oncologist I visited recently for a second opinion. I am clinically #CANCERFREE and forever #GRATEFUL.
I stand here with so much gratitude today being able to share my Healing Journey with you. Hope you read and share this on your profiles so we can reach out to more people and inspire and educate the masses and help loved ones ease their pain enabling them to live a better, happier, healthier life. It is important we share more inspirational stories like mine on social media and help those who go through the same receive some #HOPE and priceless information, which is my main reason for this post.
The article below may sound a little disturbing for some folks out there, but this is my true story.
(Please do not read the following if you are sensitive to being exposed to disease & health related literature and tragic-sounding stories, rather move on to the next one or stay tuned to learn more on my healing journey and super powerful treatments i applied on myself that enabled me to feel better day by day and heal myself starting from the inside out!)
Miraculous healing is often how people like to refer to my story. I never really fully shared details on the extent of my life threatening condition as I thought it could sound a little terrifying for most on social media and avoided being a downer, yet always kept my posts related with educational material regarding Cancer, Nutrition, Toxicity, Malnutrition, Natural and Toxic Free living etc.. I also tried my best to reach out to more people to support me in this life journey via my Fundraiser GofundMe page which i still need your help & support with. (Donation Link Below)
Here is a brief history on what was really going on inside my body:
I was initially diagnosed with breast cancer over 2 years ago which metastasized to my bones and various other parts of my body including a kiwi-sized tumor in my left breast which in time spread to my skull, neck, ribs, all over the spine from sacrum to crown…
Cancer had found its way into my organs including several tumors in the ovaries and the brain as well as glands besides the 4 compression fractures in my spine.. You can only imagine, I have been through all that and I feel extremely blessed about it. Learning to surrender and not to be the victim and to keep on pushing was my motto at all times despite all the pain I had.
Dealing with my personal crisis all by myself in New York away from my family made my journey even a little bit more challenging. My condition got rapidly and severely worse after one day losing my balance while tying my shoes and falling on my back. I ended up with 4 compression fractures that gave me indescribable pain and I was basically given mega-doses of painkillers including HydroMorphone, a very powerful painkiller, a sedative substance 8 times more powerful than morphine. I stayed in bed for a period of 5 months not being able to move and having constant pain that I could not tolerate any more. CANCER AT THIS TIME WAS THE LEAST OF MY WORRIES, I HAD TO DEAL WITH CONSTANT PAIN.
Due to a light dose of radiation my oncologist convinced me to do on my spine, my symptoms had gotten so much worse. I never really believed in chemotherapy or radiation knowing the harm caused to the healthy cells in the body by the negative side effects of these treatments. A time came when I was transferred to another facility, where I later came to realize was called a #hospice! I didn't know what this word meant as I was born and raised in Colombia and never really knew anybody sick in the last 13 years of living in the United States. Then I googled and learned the meaning of the word for myself. Hospice is a place where people are sent when medically there isn't much to be done as far as healing. These severely sick people around me were sedated 24/7 with heavy and toxic painkillers and pharmaceuticals through iv’s. THIS IS WHEN I REALLY NEEDED HELP AND TRUSTED THAT IT WOULD COME AND IT DID!!! I remember it was November and I wanted to be back home, healthy, starting my life back by Christmas. I was released from the Rehabilitation center a few days before the holidays.
I truly enjoyed quality time and celebrating with my family who always supported me throughout this very challenging time.
Well yes… Looking back in time, it all feels like a movie almost. We already started working on documenting my journey with a few professional volunteers wanting to share with the world how possible things are when you never give up despite what most say the odds against you are! Something I practiced deeply, even in the most challenging of times, NEVER GIVING UP!
During this time, I was constantly supported and guided by true healers (angels as I like to call them) whom helped me so much and taught me real unconditional Love. This would not have been possible without you and I mean it in my heart.
So many folks have been asking me about my miracle healing story and the powerful alternative and holistic treatments i have followed faithfully.
I consider myself Blessed as a true cancer survivor and have decided I shall share some of my secrets on all the effective & affordable treatments along with other valuable health information I had recently been introduced to which enabled me get out of bed, slowly but surely get back on my feet and to start my physical therapy at home. I understand I am still in the healing stages but i'm taking my time and really enjoying having my life back.
Thank you for taking the time to read and please feel free to share my story with others and stay tuned for my next posts.
Donations are always appreciated and still much needed
New Jersey, USA
I just found out now that Giovanna Hoyos passed away December 29, 2016. May her soul rest in peace. She will be sorely missed. So young to have had to go through all of this. Such a loving soul she was.
Can someone please contact me and tell me what's going on with Giovanna. I'm unsure what's happening. Thank you kindly, Shoshannah Sarah
Giovana, I am still blocked from your facebook profile for some reason. Please unblock it even though you didn't do it. That way I can contact you. I would love to talk with you! A complete refuah shlayma to you.