In 2014, Linda received a phone call from her doctor with news no one ever wants to hear, “”Unfortunately, it’s the worst thing we feared; you have advanced Stage 4 metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.”
After some conventional treatment, Linda decided to take her health into her own hands by pursuing alternative care and positivity. Here is her story in her own words:
In 2014, I came home from a rollicking tennis match and saw the phone number for my doctor. I sat down, called him back and heard these words, “Unfortunately, it’s the worst thing we feared; you have advanced Stage 4 metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.” That was forty-four months ago and a lot has transpired since then: some conventional treatment, lots of alternative care and tons of positive inputs in my life such as grandkids, supportive family members,meaningful service, all the remission factors AND a continuation of my vigorous tennis schedule. I live in gratitude for the wonderful research of Dr.Turner and credit it hugely for my current radiant health.
I credit all of the radical remission factors for my radiant health. With regards to deepening my spiritual connection, I feel that this is the true key to healing. I feel that I live in the Ocean of all being and It lives in me in a divinely intricate, inseparably enmeshed way. This is blissful.
With regards to having a healthy diet, I eat approximately 7 cups of greens per day. I skip meat, wheat, sweets, dairy and a few other things. I supplement with trace minerals and other agents.
With regards to having strong reasons for living, I adore my husband, kids and grandkids, my sisters, mother and brother and so many other fantastic friendly folks. Our next family triathlon is in a few weeks and I am looking forward to that.
With regards to emotional health, I have diligently attempted to deal with my negative feelings (guilt, shame, remorse, fear) and create more opportunities for positive ones to flood in every day. I try to let emotions flow through me. Daily emotions are the waves up on the surface and my deeper subsurface consciousness is calm and reassured.
With regards to embracing my social support system, I volunteer with a group of women who serve a larger group of Thrivers. We offer a support group every Wednesday (about 25 people attend) who are dealing with challenges of all kinds. I facilitate a class for Thrivers and we offer at least two other Mind/Body/Spirit mastery classes throughout the year. The feeds my soul immensely.
With regards to supporting the body, I see health practitioners as needed and I eat right, support my immune system, sleep well, and exercise daily. I follow my carrion-embionic antigen (CEA) number and it has fallen form 6.2 to 2.5, with 3 being a normal reading. I have minimal cancer and the two tumors that are seen in my lower right lung don’t bother me, so I am not going to bother them with any harmful chemicals or radiation.
A cancer diagnosis is a like a huge Check Engine light coming on and then we have two choices: beat the dashboard to pieces (which harms the immune system) or lift the hood and check every component under there. Then make adjustments as we feel led to do. Dr. Turner’s research gives us a great roadmap for making important life-giving changes.
For more on Linda, visit her Radical Remission profile HERE.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As of October 2020 Linda is thriving post-diagnosis.
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