I know, I know ... I shoulda posted sooner than this! Y'all probably wondered whether I'd fallen off the face of the earth, or ... maybe the cures didn't work ... right?
Well I'm happy to report that I'm still cancer-free and all's well.
I just don't ever think of writing, now that the story's been told.
So just to let you know I'm healthy as a horse.
All for now,
Sunday, 25 August 2013
While I am packing my bag to check out of the Vancouver hotel room, my phone beeps … I have an email … I see it is from the Diagnostics Centre; they are sending a copy of the results of my pet scan.
I don't realize that I as well as the naturopath would receive a copy, so I finish packing and check out before using the lobby internet to read my report.
The moment I have been waiting for has arrived. I read the report, and I read AGAIN, and I read it again ...
Sooo, here it is everyone…
PROCEDURE: FDG/PET TUMOUR SURVEY
INDICATION: Lobular breast carcinoma
TECHNIQUE: 389 MBq of FDG was administered intravenously following a six-hour fast and informed consent. Prior to injection, blood glucose level was 5.3 mmol/L. Approximately one hour post-injection, low mA non-contrast CT and co-registered emission PET images were obtained from the base of the brain to the proximal thigh.
PETCT FINDINGS: A normal biodistribution of activity is present throughout the whole body as imaged from the skull base to the midthigh. Specific there is no increased activity present involving the left breast. No increased metabolic activity is present involving the liver, or solid intra-abdominal organs with note made of hysterectomy.
The bony structures are within normal limits for age.
No pulmonary nodules are present.
No worrisome axillary FDG avid adenopathy is present.
IMPRESSION: Unremarkable PETCT scan of the body. Specifically no FDG avid lesions identified involving the left breast, axilla, or internal mammary lymph node chains.
Electronically Signed by:
EXAMINATION DATE: Aug. 21, 2013 TRANSCRIPTION DATE: Aug. 22, 2013
The first phone call is to my mom, and many are to follow.
I can’t think of the right words to describe the moment I get proof via medical techniques, after choosing naturopathic treatment ... doesn't it seem obvious that we would all benefit if the medical establishment and the natural healers worked together?
Since we, the people here in Canada, are blessed enough to have medicare, then we the people should also take some responsibility for the chaos of our health system and the state of our health. We are what we eat!
Right now , I feel humbled about everything in my life.
Monday, 19 August 2013
Well I finally have a moment to share with all!
Life's rollercoaster is keeping me busy.
I had the chance to enjoy my niece's wedding on the weekend and get another checkup from the medical intuitive.
Zinc oxide was found again in my small intestine, and left breast. For the life of me I can't figure out where or how I'm picking this up.
Cancer and inflammation showed 10% in my left breast. I got lasered again to get rid of that and the zinc oxide, so there is no plan to cancel the pet scan......keep your fingers crossed!
Other than that, my body read a very good checkup. Just because my breast read 10% cancer doesn't mean the cancer is active; there were no signs to indicate that, so hopefully another shot of laser took care of it.
I've sure noticed a big change in my heartbeat. There are no more wonky heartbeats; that used to happen at least once a week. When I first got lasered, I was told that my aorta was very inflamed.
My energy levels are good, so I'm off to Burnaby on Wed. The test itself takes about 3 hrs, and I won't know the results for 3 to 5 days.
I'll explain the whole procedure when I get back. Until then, everyone cross your fingers and toes!
Take care for now!
Monday, 5 August 2013
Well there's nothing like 2 steps forward and 2 steps back.
I'm busy, on the go; my setback is expensive vehicle repairs. Geez, can't seem to catch up!
I got my pet scan booked for Aug 21st in Burnaby. Now have to book flights and hotel rooms.
I feel really good!
I'm going to be busy the next couple of weeks so until then......enjoy summer! It's flying by.
Monday, 15 July 2013
I had a great time on my birthday; a few "sistas" came out from Regina for a sleepover, and a couple of the local gals joined us. We ate, drank and had lots of laughs! The rain stopped so we could enjoy a fire outside.
Thankyou girls for all the gifts and your precious company. Laughter IS the best medicine!
There is no more pain in my boob, so the nasty culprit got lasered.
As for the possible swelling, I guess I forgot that one boob is bigger than the other. Silly me!
I'm on the road for the next few days so until then.....go green! It's good for you!
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Finally home! I've been on the road for a week.
O.K. everyone, I know you are waiting to hear about the concerns that I've been having..........Wanna see my Happy Dance again?
I got checked out by the medical intuitive while I was home for my niece's wedding. What I picked up was giardia, which is a parasite that usually comes from water. The parasite settles in the ascendant colon and goes to the weakest part of your body and in me it was my left breast and she also found it in my muscles. So, 2 rounds of laser took care of that.
She also found zinc oxide in my liver. Zinc oxide is found in underarm deodorants which I don't use so I don't know where I picked that up from.
I'm pretty sure that I know how I picked up the parasite from water. In my village, I go to the town water building for RO water.What I don't do is javex my jug every time, so I will definitely do that on a regular basis.
She checked me out from head to toe. There is no inflammation, no cancer, no nothing...I'm good to go! Yeeehaw!
My day starts with a glass of barleygreen (I prefer the powder mixed with water). Next is breakfast, which is always a super green smoothie.
In my smoothies are 3 large kale leaves (cut out the stems), 1 inch of ginger, about 5 stems of parsley, 6 inches of cucumber, 1 avocado, 5 tbsp of hemp hearts, 1 cup of blueberrries, 2 tbsp of lime juice and a cup of water or almond milk. That blender is packed! It makes 2 big smoothie cups and I drink it all!
My neighbor and I went together and ordered the sea minerals; they have arrived and I had my first taste today. 1 tsp a day, you dilute it with water or juice...it doesn't taste that great but I don't care. When the order came, added info was in the package telling us to also add Barley greens to our diet, which we already do, and of course to eliminate red meat, soy products, alcohol and smoking.
I'm not going to live in a bubble, but obviously what I'm doing is working!
I do enjoy a glass of red wine and I still haven't beat those stinky cigarettes, but someday I will conquer that addiction.
I am going to book the pet scan for sometime shortly after the 17th of August, as that will give me one more checkup before I go.
I feel terrific. I have also started jumping again on my rebounder (mini-trampoline) to oxygenate and strengthen my body. I'm sitting at 115 lbs, no aches and pains, it's all GOOD.
I'm off this week so hope to get caught up with house and yard stuff.
I turn 55 on Saturday. It can't be; just yesterday I was 20! My oh my, how life is speeding by.
I'm working some fairs and exhibitions this summer, so if I'm not reporting in on a regular basis, you know that I am working.
Until next time, have a super green smoothie and put a big smile on your face. Have a great week everyone!
P.S. My surgeon's office still hasn't got back to me. I guess I'm not a welcome patient.
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
I was going to book the pet scan today, but will put it off for a bit. I've had the odd pain in my left breast and have been watching it closely every day. It looks a wee bit swollen and that doesn't sit well with me.
So I am going to get re-checked by the medical intuitive and will repeat the protocol that I followed before. I need to be sure about all of this, and am not wasting all that money on a pet scan until I feel satisfied with all results.
Sorry I haven't been writing much but have been so busy trying to keep up with life. Will write more at the beginning of next week.