Walking by Faith-Good Bye Cancer!!
As many of you know, I am in the midst of a very difficult battle. I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer on June 4 of this year. The unexpected news was devastating. A visit to the emergency room at Beaumont Hospital has forever altered my life.
My initial Oncologist consultation confirmed the diagnosis and my worst fears. The cancer had metastasized and spread to various parts of my abdominal region. In addition the Oncologist drew a hard line and recommended chemotherapy, surgery and additional chemotherapy. A second opinion with a renowned surgeon in Ann Arbor drew the same conclusion and the same hard line. In fact, he said he would not perform surgery without chemotherapy because it would be a “waste of time.”
Those of you who know me, know I have very strong thoughts on the downside and detriment of chemotherapy. I believe that while it may have some benefit, it also destroys productive healthy cells in your body and there is firm medical evidence to substantiate this. In addition, during my first bout with cancer in 2001, I took chemotherapy and it permanently damaged my heart. So I’m not willing to subject myself to this again.
I was at a crossroad and went to the only source I know that can help – God. God was, is, and shall remain the source of my strength. After praying and fasting, I decided to seek alternative measures of treatment. My husband supported me in this decision and we began to research doctors, medicines, foods and healing plans.
I was taken off work in June and received my last pay in July. Since that time the Grace of God has sustained our family as I focus on fighting this horrible disease. Though it has not been easy, I am extremely grateful that we continue to weather this storm.
I have been very fortunate to have encountered a Naturopathic Oncologist in Ann Arbor who is leading my medical team. He has been extremely helpful in directing my care in an alternative fashion. He has prescribed 4 medications and recommended several supplements that are designed to shrink the cancer cells and create an environment where cancer cells can’t grow within my body. I currently take 18 pills daily and self inject a medication 2x per week. One of my biggest challenges at this point has been something called Ascites which is a fluid buildup in my abdomen which is common for this type of cancer. The Ascites is very painful and at times limits my ability to eat all the food necessary for the proper nutrients to help combat the disease. It has led to significant weight loss and makes it difficult to breathe, walk and rest properly. I currently have the fluid from the Ascites drained 2x a week and have had up to 5.5 liters drained in one procedure.
Another significant challenge I face currently is the fact that most of the medication I currently take is not covered by my insurance. The monthly out of pocket expense is very significant and because I’m not working it can be overwhelming.
I want to thank each and every person who has prayed for me and my family, text me, called me, sent cards and flowers. Your support means more than I can ever express with words. I thank God for each of you and we are praying for you and your families as well.
Despite the many challenges this disease brings, I thank God every day that I’m still here and I will continue to fight with every fiber of my being until I beat cancer once and for all.
So many have asked what you can do to help. I would ask that you continue to pray because I believe God is going to heal me. Also if you are in a position to assist financially, I would greatly appreciate the assistance to help with the expense of the medications, medical bills and an upcoming medical procedure to address the ascites where I will be hospitalized for up to 2 weeks.
At this time, I also want to thank you for all your love, prayers and support. Honestly, I don’t know where I would be without it. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Lastly, I would ask that you pray and if God places it on your heart to assist me in my fight please do so, I am grateful for your sacrifice.
I thank you in advance for your help and pray God continues to bless you. I love you and look forward to sharing a praise report with you soon.
"Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me"
I've had my share of life's ups and downs
But fate's been kind, the downs have been few
I guess you could say that I've been lucky
Well, I guess you could say that it's all because of you
If anyone should ever write my life story
For whatever reason there might be
Ooo, you'll be there between each line of pain and glory
'Cause you're the best thing that ever happened to me
Ah, you're the best thing that ever happened to me
Now there have been times, when times were hard
But I always somehow I made it, I made it through
Don't worry for every moment that I've spent hurting
There was a moment That I spent,
Ah just loving you
*Keisha's Love Note: As I reflect over these past few months and all you are doing to help me fight this battle, my heart is overflowing with love for you.
Happy Valentines Day!
Music Credit: Gladys Knight
So.......KEISHA thinks she can dance???
Here it is....my ONE and ONLY dance solo in my entire life! I NEVER took a dance class in my life. Not even as a child. But for some unknown reason, a couple of years ago, I wanted to express my praise through dance. A big thank you to Sabina, Shaura, Dominique, Kerri and Alicia. They worked with me and prayed for me. I needed a lot of work!! Lol!!
7 weeks/53 Days of Torture! I can't keep it inside any longer!!
On July 19, 2015, the NIGHT of my daughter's Graduation Open House, at approximately 11:00pm at night, <way after the Open House ended> four (4) people enter my bedroom, these 4 have not seen me in over 6-9 months!! But they LOVE ME - RIGHT?? Keep reading...
So here is it....I'm in my bed (half sleep) and it's after 11pm at night!!! The PARTY is OVER!!!
NOTE: Please keep in mind, the day before my daughters Open House, I had a Paracentesis, therefore I wasn't feeling well. I didn't even attend my daughter's Open House and YES....it was held at my home. I stayed upstairs locked away in my room quietly resting from the medical procedure.
Long Story Short: These people (now 5 of them), see me for the first time NOW! For some of them, their "high" is starting to wear off. Some had been drinking but not everyone.
Now, they are really looking at me with sober eyes. I'm smaller than they remember from 9 months ago and my congnitive is off. Please remember it's after 11:30 pm at NIGHT and I'm on new stronger medicine.
These people begin to take on a MOB MENTALITY!! They DRAG me from my bed, CARRY me down my stairs, through my garage and then they THROW me into the backseat of my brand new car!! The entire time I was KICKING, CRYING and SCREAMING, please STOP!! What are you doing to me? Where are you taking me?? I was so small, at that time, that I didn't have underwear or pants to fit me. My rear end is exposed, from under my short nightgown. I'm begging them to STOP!! Please STOP! But they didn't. All five of them, strong armed me and threw me into the back seat of my car.
I won't go into all the details but you may recall receiving WILD and CRAZY posts from me this summer This is what was going on.
For 7 weeks, 53 days, I was held against my will, in a conventional hospital setting. For 7 weeks, my CANCER GREW UNPROTECTED!!
This is why.... I take ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. The entire time I was held against my will, the hospital staff would call security and have ALL MY MEDICINES CONFISCATED!! Including Iron pills, probiotics, multi-vitimamins, etc.
The SETBACK I'm having right now is not due to me or the disease!!
These people did this to me!! I've been carrying this pain for months. I can't carry it any longer. I will never reveal their names ( I don't think). If you knew their names, it would cause MORE PAIN! So I will keep this one inside and pray God gives me peace soon.
Family please keep me in your prayers, I wish I could tell it all NOW. But that's not what God wants me to do. I will be obedient.
By the way, to this day, I have not seen or heard from 3 of them since that fateful night July 19, 2015!!
And they love me - Right?
Please help me fight cancer by donating whatever you can. Anything? $5, $10...
I'm back fighting and I'm WINNING AGAIN!!
Thank you Lord!!
Quote: FAITH tells me that it DOES NOT matter what lies ahead of me, God is already there!!!
STAY ENCOURAGED FAMILY!
I love you very much ❤️
#WalkingbyFaith NOT by Sight
Hi, Keisha! Wanted to let you know of a woman in the UK who had stage 4 pancreatic cancer that had spread to other areas (after surgery and radiation). Doctors told her she had to have chemo. She refused. Instead, she turned to removing toxins that encouraged cancer from her lifestyle (alcohol and red meat) and focused on foods that would destroy cancer (fresh fruits and vegetables). The fruit she focused on were those containing the enzyme bromelain, which apparently eats cancer cells (pineapple, apples, bananas, papaya, kiwi, etc). She ate 3 pineapples a day, every day, for 6 months, along with other fruits and vegetables. END RESULT: nearly cancer free within 6 months. All the tumors had disappeared.
I don't know you and you don't know me bit I'm going through almost the same thing I have ALPHA 1 but my insurance doesn't want to pay for my infusions so I can be put on the Lung donor's list but God is great every day and I truly have to believe that so keep fighting because God is on YOUR side always I'll keep you in my prayers !!
My heart is simply broken. My dear dear friend Keisha. I am so glad we were able to talk one last time before I left. I will keep you near to me in my heart always my sweet angel in heaven. I am happy you are free from pain and have eternal life. I will miss you. All my love to you and your family are in my prayers.
Hi Keisha! You can smile even harder: God wanted me to do it again. Not that I'm opposed to it. He is preparing you for a testimony. Someone else will NEED to learn of your FAITHFULNESS and your continual professing and experiences of the FAITHFULNESS OF GOD!!!! YOU, will be the encouraging one. Why would make one believe? YOU tried Him. YOU experienced HIM. YOU tasted and saw that the Lord IS GOOD. Then that one,will believe and reach out to another one. It doesn't have to be the same situation. They just need to KNOW that it IS THE SAME GOD. The ONE and ONLY TRUE AND LIVING God, to whom NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. Who can speak a word and it's done!!! It may not be done in an instant, but it's done! That's the message you carry. God Bless You, I love you, and be Healed: from the top of your head, to the soles of your feet; inside and out. In Jesus' Name. AMEN!!!!!!!
Wow, what a testimony! I believe in the natural ways our bodies heal and the power of the fresh fruits and veggies to give the body the nourishment it needs. I have a uncle with stage 4 lung cancer and a friend with brain cancer. During the times they juice wheatgrass 2x daily and other raw juices they have more energy. Keep your faith, it will continue to carry you. I'm praying for you and will donate for you.