DonnaFolk

Birth Year 1947
Gender Female
Country Canada
Please summarize your healing story in 100 words or less Please see my full story below.
Last Updated September 4, 2019

Health Challenge

What is/was your primary health challenge?

Cancer

Type of cancer

Cervical

Highest stage of cancer

4

Year diagnosed

2008

Current health status

No evidence of disease

Year you healed or became stable

2008

Type of Healing

I used conventional and non-conventional treatments at the same time to overcome my challenge.

How was your health challenge diagnosed?

Biopsy or Pathology Report

Treatment

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

Chemotherapy

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

Increasing Positive Emotions, Following Your Intuition, Deepening Your Spiritual Connection, Finding Strong Reasons for Living, Taking Control of Your Health

Story

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

I had chemotherapy treatments 8 times, 20 days apart. Each session lasted for 5 hours.

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

IN TERMS OF...

CREATIVE THERAPIES

Painting, Drawing, or other fine arts

I am an Art Instructor, and have my own Studio. I kept teaching, even when I had lost all my hair, etc. I find peace in painting, and in showing others that they also can paint. It warms my heart working with adults and children, showing them the magic in creating. I do believe this has helped me a lot...being positive, and around positive people, doing positive things.

LETTING GO

I realized I really never had control over things to start with, all things are in Gods control. I just accept.

SPIRITUAL CHANGES

This is why I am here. By the grace of God. I have the attitude of gratitude. When I was almost dead, I had a dream of what was going to happen. It calmed me and made me know that God was with me, no matter what happened. I prayed and had many others pray for me. I had a blessing like it says in the Bible...to gather the Elders and lay hands on and annoint with oil. I let go,surrendered and said "Thy will be done", not mine...I was ready to die, in peace.

WILL TO LIVE

Very strong

My will to live was more of an acceptance that if God wanted me to live, it would happen, if not, then I would die. I was not afraid, I bowed to His will.

CONTROL

A lot of control

At first I tried to have a lot of control, they were trying different medications on me, different doseages tec and I needed to know exactly what and why...it drove my Doctors and family nuts...but at the time I needed to try and be in control.

SOCIAL SUPPORT

A lot of support

Oh yes, support from my husband was the most...I was in the hospital 115 days before they sent me home to die. He never left my side, he slept in the room every night with me, he was there all day, every day. When I was the sickest...he crawled into bed with me to hold me. The support he gave me..I never saw or heard of another getting. It was sooo calming to me to know that he was there. It still brings tears of gratitude to my eyes when I think of how he was with me.

Besides that, I received so many bouquets of flowers I cannot even remember how many, but over 50, from family and friends. We had visitors at the hospital daily, even though we were in a hospital 300 miles away from our home. The support I got was wonderful.

OTHER THOUGHTS ON HEALING

Keeping busy [is good], not thinking about being sick. Even in the hospital I tried to keep busy. The hospital let me bring in my paints, even set up a space where I could paint. Every day the staff, nurses, doctors and housekeepers etc would stop in to see what I had painted.It was very hard in the beginning because of being on so many drugs, I could not remember how..but I kept trying and pretty soon I was painting again. I think keeping busy, helping others, being positive all helps

UPDATE: As of March 2019 Donna is thriving post diagnosis.

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

No idea

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