I shared this on my social media outlets and neglected to post it here until now….
I have so much to be thankful for this year. I’ve been through so much with my health, especially these past few months, that it’s only by God’s grace that I’m still alive. I give all glory to God for giving me the strength to get through it all and for healing me from the inside out.
I was diagnosed for the second time with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer, and was getting ready to start treatment in March 2021. The PICC line they put into my arm to administer the chemo and immunotherapy caused a blood clot in my arm and it had to be removed. Later that week I started to lose feeling in my legs and the ability to urinate. I went to the ER and was hospitalized. It ended up being that there was a tumor pressing on my spine, causing the weakness in my legs. During my hospital stay I started radiation on my spine and ended up doing a total of 10 sessions. I was using a walker to get around as my body continued to get stronger.
I started treatment as well as continuing with my natural healing protocol which I had started before treatment. My natural protocol was adopted from Chris Beat Cancer’s Square One program ( https://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/ ) and it consisted of raw foods, juicing, fasting, using a sauna, coffee enemas and various supplements and elixirs as well as healing meditations from Dr. Joe Dispenza.
Right after my last treatment, the medi-port that the doctors inserted in my chest to administer the medication was pushing itself out of my chest. It’s like as if my body was saying, “I’m pushing you out because I don’t need you anymore!” At the end of my treatment I did a PET scan in June which showed no tumors left except for a small 1 cm one which was much bigger before and was eating into the bottom of my left rib. I decided to forgo more sessions of treatment and just do the Square One program hardcore and shrink that tumor on my own. My oncologist flat out told me the natural route doesn’t work and that “cancer is smarter than that”. Despite his dismissive response, I knew that anything is possible, so many have healed naturally and I just continued with my plan.
I was going great with being disciplined with the program until I started to feel Covid like symptoms in August. I did two Covid tests and they were both negative, but a. X-ray that I did ended up showing pneumonia. I had a violent cough and at times it was really hard to breathe, like I was just gasping for air. I went to the ER to be hospitalized for the second time this year. I was in there for a week where they gave me tons of antibiotics. I left feeling a little better but still with the awful cough, and the week at home after the hospital stay left me feeling worse and worse as the days passed.
The day before my birthday, August 26th, I admitted myself again to the hospital (my 3rd hospital stay for the year). I felt so awful and tired. My body had been working so hard just for me to breathe, my heart rate was continuously rapid, and I was left feeling so exhausted. I did tons of tests, was pumped with a lot of medication and was using various respirator devices but I had to end up being intubated because it was becoming more difficult to breathe on my own. I actually welcomed intubation because of how physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted I had become. I was intubated for five days and then was awake for just a few, because I was trying to use the respirator devices but it’s like my body was still very weak and I couldn’t breathe properly. They had to intubate me for a second time for six days. During intubation my body went through some crazy things. I had developed blood clots in my arms and legs and I even had a stroke on my right frontal lobe. Thank the Lord that the stroke didn’t effect me (the doctors said the area that the stroke was would’ve effected my personality). There was even a time during intubation where the doctors didn’t think they could take me out of it, and had to have the hard conversation with my family about life support and my last wishes.
By God’s grace I made it through being intubated and was slowly recovering in the ICU. Later on I did another CT scan which ended up showing multiple blood clots in my lungs (which explains a lot – the violent cough, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath). When you have cancer you’re more susceptible to getting blood clots. They ended up diagnosing all of this as acute and chronic respiratory failure with hypoxia. I ended up going to a rehab facility for over a month where I worked on getting my strength back, walking etc. I was away from home from Aug 26 – Nov 4.
All that time being hospitalized I kept worrying about what the cancer inside of my body was doing. I had been through such trauma and my immune system had been so weak, I was scared that what I was experiencing was more tumors or because of the cancer, but my oncologist didn’t see any of that on the scans I did in the hospital and kept saying this lung issue has nothing to do with the cancer. When I finished up at the rehab, and was back home I went for another PET/CT scan to see what that 1cm tumor was doing. I had my follow up with my oncologist to go over the scans just last week and I was nervous, but had a feeling of calm that things were going to be alright. I really didn’t want to have a bad report and have to be pumped with more drugs to clear up the cancer. I kept saying, “how much more can my little body handle”.
My oncologist comes in and examines my body for any concerning lumps (which he didn’t find any) and then starts to go over my scan. He’s comparing the one that I did in June to now and is pretty surprised by the results. He tells me that the 1cm tumor that was there in June is completely gone and that he’s not seeing anything light up that is cancerous! Even the blood clots in my lungs seem to have disappeared! I have the biggest sigh of relief and start to cry the happiest tears of my life. I felt like I had been to hell and back these past months and just having this good news left me feeling so light. I’m still in awe of everything…it’s truly like I was so worried about what the cancer is doing while I’m laid up in these hospital beds, and little did I know the cancer was SHRINKING! My oncologist couldn’t explain it because he said they didn’t treat me for cancer while I was hospitalized. Was it all of the natural protocol that I did before the hospitalization that shrunk the tumor? Was the tumor still there during my hospitalization and it just shrank on its own? How does a tumor shrink on its own especially under such intense circumstances? Since I’ve shared this news so many people have said to me that it seems like a miracle! I believe it, I believe that my God was healing me of the cancer under insane circumstances, “He can do all things, but fail”.
Right now my oncologist said that he doesn’t see me needing any treatment and to just come back in 2 months for some blood work and then we’ll see if I have to do any more scans. As far as the blood clots, I may have to be on some kind of blood thinner pill for the rest of my life because of my health history, but even with that I’m believing that it won’t be so. I am continuing to get stronger in my walking with a physical therapist and just overall stronger in my body. My heart rate has been much better than when I was in the hospital and my oxygen level has been very stable. I manifested leaving the rehab facility without oxygen as I said it just about everyday, “I don’t want to be going home on oxygen”. It was such a nuisance and so cumbersome and I’m so thankful I don’t have to depend on it. Going from barely being able to breathe on my own, struggling terribly with all the different oxygen masks to not having any oxygen on at all feels amazing!
I’m so thankful for making it through all of these challenges, and for everyone’s continued support. Your prayers, positive vibes, donations ( https://gofund.me/5bf23dd6 ) and love has been tremendous to my healing. Thank you so much, this is truly a special Thanksgiving!