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October update - 2014

Hello...I am back!!! Well to be quite honest I never left.  Just needed some rejuvenation.  I have been keeping "quiet" and focusing on what needs to be done.  Done with what you might ask?  Fighting the fight and beating this "C".  

We are creeping up on almost 8 months since the Dr's have seen anything on scan.  This cancer seems to have a consistent track record, every 6 - 9 months.

So after I left from meeting with my Oncologist...I knew I had to go another route of getting myself HEALED. So after my last chemo...I told myself that I had to seriously pray about what I needed to do.  What needed to be done to get myself healthy. 

I met with another naturopath Dr and he has been guiding me in the direction I need to be going.  The very first time I saw him he asked me a lot of questions...however his words will forever stick with me...get rid of all negativity even if it involves people in your life, I can only be around positivity...then he asked if I believed in God...if I pray? This is 1 thing that I do not have to change, try to do or in anyway new to my everyday life as God has been EVERYTHING to me for years!

So since that day of meeting , we will call him, Dr. Mc Serious...I have dedicated my life to getting healthy again.

I am far from a Dr but this is a very normal day of many things substituted and the only thing that has NEVER changed is my FAITH and LOVE with God!


*2 x daily drinking baking soda
*Bragg's  Apple Cider Vinegar-drinking it
*Ton of supplements
*Plant based protein shake with hemp hearts, flax seeds, chia seeds, almond milk
*rebounding 10 minutes at a time
*48-64 oz of ORGANIC veggie juices -LOTS of greens.   Not so much on fruit. And freshly juiced not V-8 out of a can  
*Do Terra essential oils
*Castor oil packs
*LOTS of PRAYING
*Get sun each day
*LOTS of POSITIVE thoughts
*Drinking only spring water with a ph of 8.0 or greater   to make my body less acidic
*NO MEATS


I know the above might sound a little crazy and ALL NATURAL...but hello folks! What is better to keep shoving   poison down my body or perhaps HEAL it NATURALLY with what my body truly needs??? The 1st chemo (cisplatin)  had me so very ill and shrank 1 of the 2 by maybe 20 percent.

  The answer is obvious to me.  Again...some will disagree as they already have...but THIS IS MY BODY...I am healing ME!

The Cisplatin also caused nerve damage that I am reminded daily when I stand due to the pain being severe in my little feet. I am also seeing a kidney specialist as the chemo came close to taking out my kidney functioning as well.

My Dr offered me hospice services When I told my chemo Dr that I felt between eating healthy, forcing a bit more exercise regardless of the pain, hopefully some hot yoga or meditation classes as the cisplatin did a number on my nervous system & I do not want to take pills for it ,physical therapy for the sever daily pain that wraps around my rib cage, side and into my back (from 2.5  lobectomies) and God is all I need and I know that with Gods love, my deep love and faith with him that I will be disease free! 
The Dr's do not have to agree with me . In my soul I am being faithful to the 1 and only that has never let me down, always stood beside me to protect and love me!

I KNOW that my body has been being ridden of the bad cells and one day will get a clear scan and be disease free by  the most incredible 1 you could ever choose to have in your life  - God!

I would love to stay on this much needed path but eating Organic is so very costly & especially juicing, the physical therapy preferred over pain medication the Dr's want to give is very expensive & the supplements from Sprouts vs all medications chemo would give you is also highly costly.

Is it the evil dollar that drives people to think this way...that only chemo is going to benefit me?

Is it that they are not educated outside of the box? They don't know to much about the other alternatives?

Is it that they could "get in trouble" if they didn't do what the gov't/drug companies are telling them they should do?

Is it that any of the above, or all the above. I don't know. Quite frankly I really don't care...I just hope that no one else has to feel the way I did on Monday. I am not giving up HOPE...I am FIGHTING...I am getting my body HEALED not by poison...I am not ready to die.  I see life in a whole new perspective.   

I will be monitored...but as of now I am on vacation from chemo...I am feeling a little bit better each day.  My color is better.  I have put on a few more pounds.  My hair is slowly starting to feel better. My girls are seeing that I feel better. I am living LIFE!  

The down side to going more "natural" insurance seldom  covers what I need just to take care of myself and beat this nasty- evil disease...so that is what I have to let go and let God take control of.   

I have 2 real friends, 1 family member but I am praying that  when I get done putting this together  that God directs me to people that will help me get this passed around and we will go through it together. I have God but it would be so loving and helpful to me at this point in my life to pick some people up along my way that has faith in what I believe and will PLEASE help me.

God knows I have always worked to assist others and now I am asking for some help and love.

Just show up for life and let GOD do the rest! There truly is a reason why I am still here today.- God, God, God :)  Never give up and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  

One woman I am trying to help with her cancer, messaged me asking what she can do and if I could share with others who want to help...well number one send me positive thoughts and prayers for an ultimate healing.  If you would like to donate...I say this...gift cards are the easiest-I must eat whole/ ORGANIC ( not trying to be a snot...but it is the protocol I have to follow)...so I shop at Whole Foods, Sprouts, or  Frys the most.  If I could physically go get a job today...I would...but I have to get myself healed and out of pain!  Other places for gift cards-Target, Walmart, or Visa ones...or I do have a paypal: and the email address for that is:   www.faithforcancer.com  ( You can use paypal or click on where it reads - credit or debit card & follow directions from there)

 I am appreciative of everything that anyone has done!!! HUGS  & God & I love you for any help that you may be able to give.

I WILL SHOW THE DRS AND EVERYONE THAT THROUGH US PULLING TOGETHER AS I AM PRAYING THIS GETS PASSED AROUND WITH HELP, LOVE AND PRAYERS AND FAITH THAT I WILL WALK AWAY FROM THIS DISEASE FREE AND I DO THANK GOD FOR THIS DAILY ALREADY!

May update - 2014

Me on the chemotherapy was not pretty and not emotionally very terrifying at times.  It was hard, no matter what I gave off  outwardly. My entire body would swell, blood pressure through the roof so I had to carefully play Dr each & every moment.

So I feel some days like I have this double whammy of tremendous amount of nerve pain and just not being able to do much  leaves you feeling impaired, depressed and at times wonder if I will have to endure this pain just to breath am to PM.

I am not struggling like it is so awful I can't  get out of bed but I have my moments of fear and loathing for lack of a better description.

The chemotherapy had 3 large risks - heart, kidney's and nervous system. Thank God I did not have a heart attack but I know it's been tough on my heart, kidney GFR is to be around 90, mine is at 30.

15 or beneath is kidney failure so I pray I can find & pay for a a kidney somewhere.

Only about 1/2 the time , you feel as if you have panic attacks and I am not sure if that is solely from the chemo that attacked the nervous system or combination of much fear from time to time and chemo?

I honestly struggle for about an hour each day as I am exhausted, pain as soon as I wake and many times neuropathy as I go to walk.

Yes, all of this seems to be getting worse instead of better but I will never give up faith & hope that it is temporary with God, he will guide me to the right Dr's that can ease this pain and some how a kidney as well. If my love and faith were not as large as the world is for God, I could not keep this attitude.

My Mother had a sudden problem with liver due to being diabetic. I did get to go see her and take care of her for a week this past Summer in between my treatments. I told her - "You cannot go, please! I would feel as if my heart was ripped out if you were not here" Well, God took her in January.  Tears night and day but I turned that over to God with much prayer as I could not stay depressed.

We did a pet scan January of 2014 and it showed uptake in right & left lung, gastric & inner costal muscle areas.

Cancer or inflammation? I would much rather not know for a while as I have to wait for the Insurance company to pick most of the cost anyway.

I thank God each & everyday for giving me another beautiful day and filling my heart with his love!

I am doing a MRI tonight of my spine so hopefully the Dr will be able to know what type of procedure to try in order to get rid of some of this pain. ;)

I had an angel come forth & gave a gift that took so much stress away for now anyway and I am so very thankful to God for he and his wife!

For now it is physical therapy 2 times per week, hopefully some heat therapy if I can find a program to assist with that and then another waiting period until they can do another Pet scan.  I pray and have to know with God that all that was seen in January was not cancer because without another Pet scan we don't know & would look not too pretty 8 months from now when scan is permitted through Insurance.

The radiologist wants it now based on what he saw in January but unfortunately they only pay for that 1 x per year and too costly to pay out of pocket.

So, I will keep praying that what they saw in January is not and all will be fine there.

I place all of this out of my head and live each and everyday with a deep sincere thank you to God that I am cured and this all will only get better! I have to believe this way as any other way is not showing God my faith.

When my surgeon called a bit over a year ago to tell me this was stage 4, I am usually very positive & strong but once in a while when I feel terribly alone or afraid- I listen to this song that I take as God's words to me with tears flowing of love and comfort!


My life has been spent helping others through my career in nursing. I care for special people in special hospice areas of need.

I never would have thought that I could find myself in this position of having such a disease and being so dependant on others but it can happen to anyone. I've always tried to help others and now welcome and need the help of others.

In 2009 I had a left upper lobectomy hoping the cancer was gone for good with my might and ever so true faith with our God!

In May 2010 I had them take out my right middle lobe for another primary lung cancer- again I thanked God I was here to feel the pain & knew through God's love that there would be no more cancerous cells come about.

In October 2011 I was back in as the surgeon removed part of my right upper lobe that turned out to be another Primary lung cancer. Again I thanked God and returned right back to work where I help a blind man that is 100 years of age as it brought me even closer to God to be at work helping others.

I was just told there was another nodule on the backside of the right upper lobe , biopsied it on 10-4-12. The Dr's say there has never ever been anyone with 3 let alone 4 Primary cancers in the lungs & is just unheard of period! They told me this time that my body is just out of control producing cancer cells 100 miles per minute and they don't know how to stop it.

All 3 tumors have been tested & they say that there is no chemo available and if any other surgery that I would not be able to breath & need a respirator. I have to believe that something is not right here and would appreciate your prayers please!

I have had three cases of lung cancer before each with surgeries and survived. This year alone, 2012, 1,638,910 new cases of lung cancer have been diagnosed.

In October i was diagnosed again with a fourth occurrence and the doctors are baffled. To have survived three

 

Rascal Flatts Songs - I Won't Let Go Song Lyrics, Music Video

Never give up!

 

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