Linda R

Birth Year 1956
Gender Female
Country United States
Please summarize your healing story in 100 words or less 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 what we feared; you have advanced Stage 4 metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. It is inoperable and incurable with a five-year survival rate of only about 6%, but we will do all we can to keep you comfortable." That was almost seven years ago. With the 94% odds-on favorite being this type of cancer, I knew I had to make some big changes quickly. I embraced all ten radical remission factors with special emphasis on three of them: Increasing positive emotions, eating plant-based and deepening my spiritual experience. I also did four chemo visits, and lots of daily alternative approaches such as visualizations, affirmations, mindfulness, and meditation. The remission was remarkable.At the five-year mark though, I got a bit fat and sassy (literally) and I experienced a relapse in the form of thirteen brain tumors. Those were banished with five minutes of radiation treatment and I have been tumor-free in both my brain and my lungs for 22 months now.My undying gratitude goes to: hilarious grandkids, supportive family & friends, my faith and faith community, ALL the remission factors AND switching from tennis to pickleball. I truly honor the wonderful research and work of Dr.Turner and credit it HUGELY for my current radiant health.
Last Updated July 26, 2017

Health Challenge

What is/was your primary health challenge?

Cancer

Type of cancer

Lung

Can you be more specific?

non-small cell non-smoker lung cancer

Highest stage of cancer

4

Year diagnosed

2013

Current health status

Condition is stable or shrinking

Year you healed or became stable

2017

Type of Healing

I first tried some conventional treatment (e.g., surgery), and my doctor wanted me to have additional treatment (e.g., chemotherapy), but I declined the additional treatment. Instead, I decided to use other healing techniques, and now I am well.

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, Radiation

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, Hyperthermia, Massage, Being of service to others via a healing group

Story

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

The diagnosis method was a tissue biopsy of two lymph nodes (one under my left arm and one at my left clavicle). This was followed by a PET scan which lit up in "innumerable" places. CT scans and MRI scans were also used. The tissue block was examined for genetic aberrations and it was found that I am ALK positive with the EML-4 variant. I did four rounds of chemo of the platinum variety first, then I went on the targeted chemotherapy called Crizotinib. I stayed on that for 27 months, then I opted for spot radiation to the primary tumor in my upper left lung ten months ago. I am now technically on Alectinib (which is targeted at ALK and which crosses the blood-brain barrier).All treatments have "helped".

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

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.

UPDATE: As of October 2020 Linda 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?

I currently favor the energy blockage theory; I feel that we need to have our meridians and chakras open and flowing. We thrive when we are connected to Source allowing the Amazing in us to honor the Amazing in other people in our lives. Namaste'.


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