Badasscancerbabe

Birth Year 1972
Gender Female
Country United States
Please summarize your healing story in 100 words or less July 2012 I was diagnosis with Stage 1b cervical cancer. I had a complete hysterectomy and fully 5-year prognosis. I was in remission but never felt like myself again. Summer 2015 I started felt awful and my abdomen was swelling. After continued misdiagnosis from a urologist, OBGYN, GI and oncologist, it was finally determined that I was having a recurrence. The cancer had metastasized in my entire peritoneum. No organ in my gut wasn't surrounded by a tumor. The oncologist said I would have chemo until I couldn't, then I would die. Possibly as soon as 15 months after my diagnosis.I started my healing journey that very day. If modern medicine couldn't help me then I would just have to heal myself. With the help of Radical Remission as a guide, I changed every part of my life. Through a no-holds-barred approach, I healed my body, mind, and spirit. I still have cancer but we're co-existing comfortably. I can honestly say I'm grateful to cancer for changing my life. I'm a better person.
Last Updated December 7, 2018

Health Challenge

What is/was your primary health challenge?

Cancer

Type of cancer

Cervical

Can you be more specific?

Recurrent cervical

Highest stage of cancer

4

Year diagnosed

2012

Current health status

Condition is stable or shrinking

Year you healed or became stable

2017

Type of Healing

I tried conventional medical treatment, but it did not heal my condition, so then I used only non-conventional treatments, at which point I healed.

How was your health challenge diagnosed?

Biopsy or Pathology Report, Imaging (CT, PET, MRI, Mammogram, X-ray, etc), Blood Testing

Treatment

Check any conventional treatments you've tried for your health challenge:

Chemotherapy, Surgery

Check any of the 9 Radical Remission factors you've tried:

Diet Change, Herbs & Supplements, Increasing Positive Emotions, Releasing Suppressed Emotions, Following Your Intuition, Deepening Your Spiritual Connection, Increasing Social Support, Finding Strong Reasons for Living, Taking Control of Your Health

Check any other alternative treatments you've tried:

Colonics, Energy Healing (e.g., acupuncture, reiki, kinesiology, etc), Exercise, I.V. infusions (please specify in your healing story), Massage, Psychotherapy, Sleep (getting more of it)

Story

Briefly describe your diagnosis method and conventional treatments, including their timing. Did they help at all?

Sept 2012:

Diagnosis: Cervical Cancer Stage 1b

Treatment: Radical Hysterectomy

Result: complete remission. Full 5-year prognosis.

Feb 2016:

Diagnosis: Recurrent Cervical Cancer. Metastasized in peritoneum. Too many tumors to operate. Surrounded every organ.

Treatment: Chemotherapy: Cisplatin, Toxal, Avastin every 3 weeks. 9 treatments.

Result: slowed tumor growth. had to stop for fear of allergic reaction to Cisplatin. Last treatment Sept 2016.

Please tell us your healing story in as much detail as you would like:

Radical Remission was key in my healing story. My cancer has a 20% survival rate (according to Google) and I was determined to do everything in control to be part of that group. I didn't know if I was meant to live, but I know I had to do everything in my power to try. I attacked the 9 steps of Radical Remission like a to-do list.

Chapter 1 - Radically Changing Your Diet.

I hired a nutritionist who increased plant-based foods and eliminated sugar & gluten, but I got worse.

I hired a second nutritionist who put me on a vegan diet, but I got worse.

I finally worked with Optimal Terrain (Nasha Winters) and Remission Nutrition who put me on a ketogenic diet to stop feeding the cancer and heal what we identified as my leaky gut. I continue on a paleo/keto type diet today (sugar-free, gluten-free, alcohol-free, soy-free, lecithin-free, dairy-free).

Chapter 2 - Taking Control of Your Health

I had very frank conversations with my oncologist and questioned every treatment recommendation. I become a partner with him.

I read every cancer and healing book and DVD I was drawn to.

I took opiod painkillers because I couldn't heal with the severe pain, but worked diligently to reduce as fast as I could. I'm drug-free today.

I started working from home to use the needed energy for healing rather than commuting.

I tried some non-conventional methods: CBD Oil, Essential Oils topically (frankincense, mirth), Infrared Sauna to detox, Coffee enemas to detox, Salt Cave

Chapter 3 - Following Your Intuition

I followed non-traditional treatments that I was drawn to: Acupuncture, Exercise and personal trainers, Geomancy shaman to adjust the energy of my home

Chapter 4 - Using Herbs & Supplements

At one point I was taking over 50 pills a day (unequicably the hardest thing for me).

I'm reduced to a handful now. Highlights: curcumin; selenium; vitamins D, K, B6, B12, A; berbadin, NAC, fish oil

Chapter 5 - Releasing Suppressed Emotions

This was essential to my recovery. I got a fantastic therapist.

I started writing and journaling. I found Caringbridge.org a great resource to express emotions through treatment.

Chapter 6 - Increasing Positive Emotions

I started watching funny YouTube videos curated by my son (10 y.o.) minimum 10 minutes laugh a day

Disney movies became a staple

Listen to 528 Hz music for healing frequency

Chapter 7 - Embracing Social Support

Embrace fundraisers on my behalf: GoFundMe started by work, my son's school

Embrace meal train from moms from my son's school

Chapter 8 - Deepening Your Spiritual Connection

I jumped into this two feet first. It was the newest to me and what I found most fulfilling.

Chakra readings, Crystals, Explore working with angels, Getting confirmed at my Episcopal Church, Goddess ceremonies, Have my Akaski record read, John of God Retreat (Omega Institute), Kripalu R&R, Meditation and get trained in Transcendental Meditation, New & full moon ceremonies, Reiki, Visiting mediums, Work with an astrologer

Chapter 9 - Having Strong Reasons for Living

This was the easiest, I wanted to see my then 8 year old son graduate high school & college, get married and become a grandmother.

I rededicated my life to helping cancer patients find hope and stressed-out, workaholic parents take steps to not end up sick like me

Do you have any thoughts about what may have caused your health challenge in particular, or what causes it in general?

There is no one reason I got cancer. It was a collection of environmental, emotional and medical factors.

Environmental: I was raised on an Air Force base by a mechanic father next to a limestone quarry. I used nonstick appliances, microwaves, toxic cleaning chemicals.

Emotional: I repressed emotions by never properly dealing with a sexual assault or the death of my parents.

Medical: I have HPV and a bad GI system

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