cathieg

Birth Year 1953
Gender Female
Country United Kingdom
Please summarize your healing story in 100 words or less I had very large tumours in my abdomen. Had a biopsy and bone marrow aspiration. The diagnosis was non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Either slow growing or about to mutate. Oncologists were not sure. Had to wait and be observed for 5 weeks while they decided on the type of chemo and radiotherapy. Was told chemo did not work well with slow growing types - that I would need treatment for the rest of my life, and that it could not be cured. I decided that was not good enough. I made big changes and a year later no trace of the cancer remained.
Last Updated October 10, 2017

Health Challenge

What is/was your primary health challenge?

Cancer

Type of cancer

Lymphoma

Can you be more specific?

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Highest stage of cancer

4

Year diagnosed

1998

Current health status

No evidence of disease

Year you healed or became stable

1998

Type of Healing

I never used ANY conventional medical treatment and yet still healed.

How was your health challenge diagnosed?

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

Treatment

Do you ever plan to try conventional medicine?

No, never

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:

Energy Healing (e.g., acupuncture, reiki, kinesiology, etc), Exercise, Naturopathic techniques such as enemas, dry skin brushing, castor oil packing, hot tubbing, Epsom salts baths... This was about three years after getting the all clear, during my training in natural nutrition.

Story

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

Diagnosis was done by ultra sound scan, then CT scan and biopsy of largest tumour, and bone marrow aspiration. Having a diagnosis helped once I recovered from the shock of the diagnosis itself and the fact that it could not be cured. It helped me focus on potential alternatives. I knew what I was dealing with was serious enough to warrant my full attention/energy.the fact no treatment could begin for five weeks was what made me seek a way to do something myself. Otherwise I probably would have had conventional treated, such was my ignorance of the dangers of chemo and radiotherapy.

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

My full story can be found in the book "rabbits don't get Lymphoma". Kissing my cancer goodbye. (Only for those who might want to know precisely what I did and how important it was for me to understand what had caused me to manifest this particular form of cancer.)

The first thing that I did was to decide I wanted to live. I realised that my life up to now had been spent in terror of being myself. As a consequence, I had a tendency to repress what I saw as my darker side, my unacceptable feelings and desires.

The moment I decided to live, I realised that i had to do so in a completely different way, and be my own authentic self, regardless of the consequences. This realisation, and my desire to find out how different life could be if I dared to show my true colours, was one of the keys to my healing.

From that moment on, I became avidly curious about anything to do with healing. I read hundreds of books( this was all pre-internet!). Some even fell off the shelves to call my attention. I had reconnected with my intuition and it was that reconnection that guided my every move. it guided me to reflexology and reiki and another reconnection, this time to the spiritual dimension to this life. I went for long walks up in the hills and sweated buckets along the way. I realised how much nature meant to me, how vital its force in my life.

I totally changed my way of eating: only organic food. I prepared many vegetable juices every day and took special herbal teas. I took up Transcendental Meditation again and also used affirmations and visualisations. I

removed all harmful cleaning products and cosmetics from my house. I focused on all that gave me joy and gave up my teaching job. I had been aware for some time that teaching was no longer something that inspired me and was a constant source of deep stress and self-doubt. I learnt how to say no to people without feeling guilty: quite something for me!

My consultant admitted not knowing anything about nutrition and felt that changing what I ate was not going to have any impact on my condition. However, very soon, she saw a difference in the largest tumour in my abdomen: it was changing shape and getting softer. She did not try and force conventional treatment on me when she saw those results and by then, I would never have allowed it. I was grateful that she did not abandon me though, and she continued to monitor my progress.

I did not have many more CT scans as i soon realised how harmful they could be. Ultrasound scans were used mostly to have a closer look at what was happening inside me. I was diagnosed near my 45th birthday in April. By November the same year, my tumours had reduced by 70% which my oncologist got very excited about. Within a year of the original diagnosis, I was told there was no sign of cancer. I continued to have regular yearly check-ups until a few years ago when I felt it no longer served a purpose.

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

This is explained thoroughly in my book, rabbits don't get lymphoma.

Basically, my personality and my desperate need for acceptance were a big factor. My unconscious belief that I was un lovable as myself and had to try extra hard to get scraps of love. Years and years of repressing parts of my true self created enormous stress. I was adept at putting other people s needs before my own. I became disconnected from my own true nature. Having been unable to have children was also a big failure in my life and the menopause took away any last hope I might have had, and also confirmed my feeling that I was not good enough a person to have this wish granted. Remnants of Catholic guilt.

I was teaching but felt I was no good at it. A useless worthless failure on alllevels

I was also drinking alot of diet Orangina, was colouring my hair and had used antibiotic lotion for acne for years.

Moving to Scotland was a big stress as I lost my support network.

Also, we are next to a naval base with nuclear submarines and trident missiles stored in the hills near us.. That can't have helped..


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