Health Update

Hello friends.

I wanted to give everyone an update on what has been happening in our world over the last couple of weeks.

As I said in my story here,  I have been playing the waiting game since finishing radiation in February.  My follow up scans were to happen May 5th and I was to meet with my new oncologist today (May 12th, 2015) for the results.  However, as we have learnt quite well over the past year… sometimes things don’t always work out the way they are planned.

In April I was having a lot of back pain that was not getting any better from massage, physio, stretching etc. So at the end of the month I went to the doctor to get it checked out.  Due to my medical history they sent me for an x-ray and then a bone scan to see what was happening.  After a lot of rushed tests, scans and doctors appointments we have discovered that the cancer has spread to my bones, lungs and liver.  This has come as a complete shock to my family and I because we were feeling so optimistic about my health.  Other than the pain I am in, I am feeling better than I have in a year.

We have been taking the necessary time to cry, grieve and be angry over the last couple of weeks and we are now looking over ALL of our treatment options. Although Western medicine today has no curative treatment plans for this stage of cancer, we are looking at doing complementary therapies combined with some Western medicine, while praying for a miracle.

I am feeling stronger than ever today and ready to tackle this next portion of my journey head on.  A big portion of the healing that needs to happen over the next while is emotional and spiritual.   Both of which I have been prepping myself for and feel ready to face head on.

I truly believe that our bodies have the ability to heal themselves far beyond what a medicine can do.  There are a tonne of natural treatments, integrative therapies and testimonials out there from people who have experienced a radical remission from cancer.  These are the people and the stories that my family and I are focusing on right now.  If any of you are interested in reading about some of these, check out Dr. Kelly Turners website.  She also has a book called Radical Remissions where she documents what she has learnt while studying hundreds of different cases.

I have a great team of professionals behind me, a huge support system and a family who is supporting whatever decision that I make right now.

I have chosen to focus on the small percentage of people who beat the odds and focus on living a life full of LOVE, laughter, joy and peace instead of a life filled with fear.

We all are born onto this earth the same way and we will all have to leave it one day.  Some people sooner than others.  It is not about how much time we get to spend here but what we do with the time we are given that counts.  Quality verses quantity right?

Now this is not to say that any of this has been, or will be easy on me or my family and friends.  We will have really good days and some really  hard ones.  We just need to remember to choose to live a miraculous life and choose a life filled with LOVE and joy every day.

I will be continuing on with my blog and documenting my journey on learning to LOVE again.  I will also use it to share updates on how I am doing throughout these next stages of treatment, both for those of you who I may not talk to on a regular basis and those who are following from afar.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your love and support not only in the last few weeks but over the last year.  May 8th was my one year “cancerversary” as Kris Carr calls it 🙂 and I could not have gotten through it without the love and support from you and your families.  We appreciate everything from everyone.

Lots of LOVE,

Lyndsey

11 thoughts on “Health Update”

  1. love love love, so much love friend. You are such an inspiration, to all your new mom friends with you blog. Virtual hugs, real hugs, prayer hugs to you! See Ya soon 🙂

  2. Lyndsey,,You are my Hero, my friend, the mother to my adorable grandson,and my first born,I love you to the moon and back, there are miracles and one is coming your way, just wait and see.We are going to win this battle with cancer,plus you will help lots of people with your positive attitude and this amazing blog… xoxo

  3. It was a wonderful to meet with you today and I’m thrilled to see you focusing on miracles & possibility….you too can have a Radical Remission!
    I too believe that Love is the answer…and what a beautiful thing to focus on.
    Carpe Diem!
    Love, Shannon

    1. Thank you Shannon. You inspire me to keep focusing on healing and to LOVE every precious day that I have xoxo

  4. Lyndsey. I have not had the pleasure of meeting you; however, I’ve heard amazing things about you. I graduated with Danielle and worked at Central Office with Agnes. I’ve been reading your blog posts as Dani shares them on Facebook. You should know that people you have never even met are following your story and reading your posts with smiles… and sometimes tears. Like this most recent update. Please know that I am praying for you and wish you and your family strength, happiness and love.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing Alysia and for taking the time to send a message. It makes my heart smile to know that people are smiling a bit more while reading, even if some tears are shed too. We all need a bit of both 🙂

  5. I am at a loss for words…
    I haven’t seen nor spoken with you since we worked together and I have to say I was saddened to hear of your illness. It consumed me all day at work and all I could think about was you and your beautiful family. It was as though I was having a pity party for you…I’m being honest. BUT then I sat down tonight after work and read through your blog and my feelings instantly changed. That feeling of sadness and despair for you and what you are facing. It turned into pure admiration for your strength, positivity and for determination to live life to its fullest and take each day as it comes. It is one thing for a person to “say” that they are ok and to “say” they are determined. With you, I can feel it in your words as I read your blog and I am so proud of you Lyndsey. There is no doubt in my mind that YOU have a lot of life left in you!!
    Thanks for all of the information you have shared. I passed along your website to Mark as he is facing his own journey with his brain cancer.
    I look forward to reading your blogs 🙂
    Much love and strength
    Melissa

    1. Melissa!!!!! Hi!!!! So nice to hear from you 🙂 Thank you for sharing with Mark and thank you for thinking of me. I truly am doing well and I hope you and your family are also! I am happy you are following along and I hope you say hello often xoxo

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