My brain tumour leads me to HEALTH : Katharine

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Raised by 96 people in 2 months
Created April 8, 2019
38330242_1554711379365624_r.jpegYour assistance is really appreciated for May and June when a large amount needs to be paid to the National Institute of Integrated Medicine for use of their machines and intravenous drips. I will also need a Circulating Tumour Scan which is $850.  Ongoing donations make my health purchases possible from the dispensary.  I would love cbd oil too, but need a lot more to cover this cost.  Huge love and thanks to you all.  

My story: All the beautiful music I love started sounding a little distant last year, but distracted with the wonder and intensity of having a new baby, I didn't prioritise my concerns. When I eventually had an MRI of my brain to address the disturbing deafness, a tumour was discovered. I guess you could say I'm lucky the hearing loss led me to it, as we've found the tumour before it's become too large.  Losing your hearing as a dj who loves lush, sublime grooves has been challenging enough, but to have it then be completely overshadowed by something considered a whole lot worse, well, it's definitely called forth my inner strength and a sense of humour. The surgeon says it's a low-grade glioma, urging us to remove it straight away, but also agrees we can choose to watch and wait for a few more months.

Brain tumours are not an easy cure with surgery; they often return, and the long recovery, coupled with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, is a very unattractive scenario. The whole thing is risky. My husband and soul mate Ben and I are un-schooling our children, so life is very busy, every moment a chance to marvel at life with them and engage with their natural urge to learn and understand.  Ben works full time while I maintain the homestead, a challenge in itself as little Ari has just started walking....bless his chubby thighs. My son Eli is a powerhouse at 8, hilarious and profound, most often at the same time.  He knows only that I face a health challenge, and joins in with my daily determination to heal through joy, nutrition, ancient knowledge and modern treatments. There's really no way to imagine our lives continuing in this vibrant way if I have surgery.  My amazing mother is doing everything she can to help me so I am not too overloaded, but if I were to be bed-ridden, caring for our children would become incredibly difficult. We must be strong and choose to imagine a long future together, as leaving my children, husband and mother early is quite simply not an option.

So I have embarked upon a lot of research and am seeing a doctor at the National Institute of Integrated Medicine. We are following an action plan combining ideas from my GP, naturopath and surgeon.  I also have a Network chiropractor who works on my nervous system, and have been gifted reiki. No medicine has been offered to me.  From the surgeon's perspective it's simply a matter of operate, or do what you can to heal right now, hoping the tumour doesn't suddenly grow. It apparently could double in size in 160 days, but so far it hasn't: I thank my naturopath and mind powers for that.  I was also fortunate enough to have a cbd oil donor for three months, in which time the tumour did not grow, but I cannot afford it now, like many others seeking access to this natural wonder.  My doctor can only prescribe it for me if I am in intense pain, which I am gratefully not, yet feel deeply the irony of being unable to access the very thing which may well be shrinking my tumour. 

*May is the month for me to start more treatment.  It is a costly affair, but what price can you put on staying alive for your children and family? It involves the hyperbaric oxygen chamber, heat and intravenous vitamin c, all considered immediately essential for me if I am to stop the tumour expanding and affecting my brain further.  Even attending appointments is a huge challenge for a breastfeeding mother, always with her two children. 

I love to share and connect with fellow hue-mans, vibe-ing on music, knowledge, dancing and BEING, and I plan on living on to inspire others through the experience of my healing.  Our physical selves are a symbol of where we are mentally, and I am embracing healing on all levels, daily chugging my beloved mushroom tea (the miraculous Ganoderma root, recently featured in this year's January National Geographic for its tumour shrinking properties) as I raise our boys, contemplate existence and learn to listen in new ways.

My close friends' faith in my healing is a beautiful thing, and I appreciate so much their bringing me green vegies and their good humour. I also have a step-daughter Sophie whose presence is a rock in my life.  I choose to be extremely positive, and send love to the tumour; I must make what good I can of it. We only really have this moment, so being joyful seems the most sensible way to approach things; but as much as I want to smile and make light, it is serious. 

After encouragement from dear friends, here I am: at Gofundme. Obviously my family will do anything they can to help me access these treatments, but draining their savings creates a huge amount of stress on us all, and stress and healing don't go well together. If I can allow funds to flow to me, surrendering to being assisted and being public with this journey - no small thing, then my gratitude for everyones' love and support will expand even further:  Beyond words. It's a strange thing to contemplate how deserving you may be for help, but however you look at it, my darling children need me alive. I believe I have found my tumour with enough time.  Let's show that HEALING from cancer IS possible: that it's an opportunity to unblock our energy and grow, emerging from the experience with a deeper respect for our own consciousness and realisation of our power.  I believe in the importance of healthy belief systems, and being in alignment.  I want to be vibrationally conscious of who I am. 

Thankyou so much to the friends that have already helped me, and if you can share this for us, then I thankyou yet again.  In May the next stage of healing begins.  

"The management of low grade glioma is one of the most controversial areas in clinical neuro-oncology."

(Journal of Neurology, Neuro-Science. https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/75/suppl_2/ii31)

The money is going towards the treatments at the N.I.I.M. clinic and naturopathic medicines.


*I have always been very interested in mind over matter, and have most recently come back to the Seth Books after an initial read 15 years ago.  They contain wonderfully profound information on the nature of consciousness. I have just received a book written by Dr. Tien-Sheng Hsu after following my intuition and searching 'Seth' and 'healing'.  It is called 'The Secret to Healing Cancer' and looks to be a treasure trove; he spent ten years researching curing cancer through psychological and spiritual growth.  So yes, it is confronting saying publicly that you have a form of cancer, as it's declaring to the world that your spiritual and physical have become unaligned; but cancer can be a life-changing turning point, a realisation of your own power and need to step-up and become more responsible for your life.
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For two weeks I've been heading into the National Institute of Integrated Medicine every two days. I have an intravenous drip of vitamin c put into my arm, which takes between 2.5 and 4 hours to finish. During that time I'm walked down to the Celsius 42 machine. I lie on a padded table and my brain is on a round pad full of liquid. Then an arm with a matching pad is brought down parallel with the one under me. It is an electromagnetic frequency which has no affect on healthy cells, but speeds up sick cancer cells. I have built up gradually to one hour in there at the maximum temperature - 42 degrees for 42 year old me. I only feel slight heat, and we put a paper over my eye to deflect any excess heat. After 7 of these sessions, I just found out no one on this machine has had as many sessions so consistently as I for their brain tumour, so let's hope I am a trailblazer and can draw attention to this gentle non-invasive and non-toxic therapy.

A few hours later, or first thing, I have hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I get changed into my blue hospital pyjamas, have my blood pressure taken, chat with the wonderful and knowledgeable Stuart who has worked with hyperbaric for over 20 years and also infra red sauna technology, and is a wealth of information, having 'observed', as he puts it, many wonders occur. He is a great believer in the power of oxygen, it creates new blood cells when absorbed in high amounts under pressure, which is equal to healing. I then sit on a bed that is rolled into a glass cylinder. Stuart talks to me through a handset as it's soundproof. He then gradually turns up the pressure. My ears hurt, as they were damaged when I was young through infection, but through yawning, making crazy faces and popping my ears, I eventually reach the optimal pressure. I put on a mask with air coming through, but could breathe in there without it. I am then left for an hour to meditate or use the remote to research all my fascinating health topics on Youtube.

Right now I am very interested in the Bob Beck protocol for blood purification to get rid of pathogeons - parasites, bacteria & fungus. This leaves our immune system as it should be, strong and able to resist and heal from any diseases. It's amazing how little we are taught in mainstream education about our bodies, however, use of this system and the pulsed electromagnetic field machines are common for anyone familiar with alternative therapies. I like the idea of releasing parasites from my blood and tissues! Bob Beck was an amazing person - research him if he's new to you. Hulda Clark and her zappers are a similar technology too.

At the end of the hour Stuart gradually releases the pressure and I just put my hand up if it hurts at all and he waits for me to say continue. I must say, spending time with these wonderful people has been very interesting. There's nothing like creating a brain tumour to get out and about and meet new people.

The brain frequency machine may have enhanced my psychic powers. I was compelled to ask Elizabeth, the lovely woman who operates the Celsius 42 machine, when her birthday was, as I felt quite connected to her. She asked me why, and asked when mine was. I said November. She said hers was not in November. It was in fact, that particular day, but she hadn't told anyone as she hadn't wanted a fuss. Not bad, eh? This also makes her a Gemini which is 6 months from me - Sagittarian, and yes, you are meant to get along with your opposing sign. Following hunches and being curious connects.
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The treatments have begun which I am very happy about, but take 5 hours at a time, so it's rather tricky leaving children. Mum is being amazing with them - she does SO much - all the washing, cleaning etc.. anything she knows may overwhelm me when I return home. I come straight home to breastfeed Ari and talk with Eli, who is missing me a lot. When I'm feeling a little happier I will talk of the oxygen and Celsius machine, both of which are amazing. I feel anxiety today as I know I should have cbd oil. I am working on manifesting this, but it's a huge cost that I really haven't even written into this Gofundme campaign, but anyone else in my situation would be doing all they could to ensure they had it everyday. I've had a few close friends give me bottles and that has made us very happy indeed. Ben is off at work being single minded in earning, but that also means we aren't together communicating as much as we need to, and I'm trying not to be on devices, as they definitely aren't conducive to healing. I just thought I'd share an update to show I'm not always feeling ultra awesome. I'm being zen - sitting with my discord. ....trying to anyway. x

The image is the cover of Being Supernatural by Joe Dispenza.
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I start my intensive 3 weeks of treatment on Tuesday May 14th, a day before our wedding anniversary. It seems like a good way to celebrate: taking steps to regain my full health. The sessions involve the hyperbaric oxygen chamber, intravenous vitamin c, and intensive heat. I shall explain more when I've experienced them.

If you have an idea on how I can spread my campaign further afield, then please don't hesitate to message me. I have received more from friends and family than I expected, which is extremely lovely. It feels easier to accept from people you don't know, and that's another life experience: learning to receive love and support gracefully. So THANK YOU all so much.

Friends have messaged me saying while they don't have funds to spare, they have access to discounts and services I may need, which is very kind of them indeed. I shall put together a list of herbs and drops I take for anyone wanting to know more. Please feel free to email me.

I am focussing on the Tibetan Tummo breathwork, a base for Wim Hoff's work, while breathing in frankincense, myrrh and gold/turmeric. It's hard not to feel good while doing this!

I do have one odd experience: I feel quite detached from my hands when picking things up. All the doctors say this is not to do with my tumour, yet it's a consistent thing for me. I have been doing short yoga videos everyday and they help my state of mind and physical self tremendously, as does playing with my boys and laughing with Ben.
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I thank all my very thoughtful friends who have considered my family's circumstances. It makes me feel loved and supported. I am breathing deeply (I just reminded myself to then...), and have been doing yoga everyday in preparation for May's treatments. I also wrote publicly on Instagram which was a bit strange feeling, but is just an expression of the truth. There are many who are going through the effects of cancer, and what we learn must be shared as we remember how to heal. It's astounding how little our culture knows about nutrition (including doctors!) and also the affects of lingering unresolved emotions.

We all love trees and know how crucial they are for our existence. They need our protection. On Sunday I met with a local branch of an international group called The Tree Sisters, at the Abbotsford Convent. We are determined to carry on the visionary work of Polly Higgins, who just died suddenly of terminal cancer. She wrote books on Environmental Ecocide and has a law to be passed which will protect nature, the public and the earth, preventing corporations and governments from plundering the earth's resources and any dangerous industrial practices. Protecting the environment should be a no-brainer, but unfortunately it needs our focus.


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