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,