Victor

Birth Year 1959
Gender Female
Country United States
Please summarize your healing story in 100 words or less Stage 3 Cervical Cancer and Hypothroidism. I chose not to have chemo or radiation treatment, although it was strongly advised. I agreed to a Radical Hysterectomy along with the removal of 21 nodes, two were positive. I decided to change my diet, and add moderate exercise, along with a bit of soul searching.
Last Updated March 21, 2019

Health Challenge

What is/was your primary health challenge?

Cancer, Autoimmune Disorder, Mental Health Challenge (e.g., depression, anxiety, trauma)

Type of cancer

Cervical

Highest stage of cancer

3

Year diagnosed

2015

Current health status

No evidence of disease

Year you healed or became stable

2019

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

Treatment

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

Surgery

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

Diet Change, Releasing Suppressed Emotions, Following Your Intuition, Deepening Your Spiritual Connection, Taking Control of Your Health

Check any other alternative treatments you've tried:

Exercise, Sleep (getting more of it)

Story

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

The year I was diagnosed I searched the net for Stage 3 survivor stories that relied on removing the cancer and alternative medicine, I read Radical Remission and decided this was the path I wanted to follow.

I found a nutritionist and a trainer, at Lifetime Fitness, who both worked with me for 6 months.

In July of 2017, I began to experience Lymphedema in my abdominal area and legs. I began working with a Palliative care team who made a huge difference in my quality of life. I was dismissed from Palliative care in December.

The nutritionist, trainer and Palliative care team helped me become strong again.

I learned so much about myself during this time. The trainer helped get me back in shape and the nutritionist showed me better ways to fuel my body.

Taking control of my life, when I had pretty much given up felt amazing.

My last PET scan was August 2016 and showed no visible tumors.

September 2018 I had a CT scan with contrast showing no signs of cancer.

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

The nutritionist slowly began eliminating processed foods, gluten, sugar and dairy from my diet.

She also helped me find solutions for stress management.

My trainer used MAT Techniques to help prepare my body for training.

Weight loss was difficult for me due to a thyroid disorder of 15 years. I had stopped taking my medication a year ago, so mentally and physically, I was in pretty bad shape.

I was depressed as well, but as time went by I began to feel hope and strength returning.

Nothing prepares you for a diagnosis of Stage 3. I was told by the Oncologist I would live perhaps 5 or 10 years ( with chemo and radiation) this is year 3, without new tumors, I’m finally coming to terms with my advanced stage cancer. I don’t think about it everyday like I used to, I live for today, I enjoy life again!

Whether I have 3,5,10 or more years left, I live a beautiful life. I discovered new interests and let go of negativity and toxic relationships. It makes a world of difference when you let go and free yourself.

Everyday is different, not difficult- and the people I keep close to me, love me for who I am. In a strange way, the cancer made me a better person.

In July 2019 I was diagnosed with recurrent cervical cancer stage 3C grade 2. I received external radiation for 6 weeks for palliative care.

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

I sincerely believe that we as a people have lost our connection to the earth and it's become my goal to reclaim that connection.

We stress ourselves out, work ourselves to exhaustion and where does it get us? More stress, less time.

HPV caused my cervical cancer, living a hard life only made it worse. I didn’t have any symptoms until a month before I was diagnosed. I didn’t have regular Pap smears either. I often went without insurance.

There are so many women like myself, who didn’t have a career or a husband to provide insurance.

It is what it is.

Finally I have a good job with insurance, a day late and a dollar short, lol... Live, love and have compassion for all sentient beings.

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