I believe an update on my health is in order. As you all know, they told me the cancer returned on Jan 7th, one day before my 50th birthday. I believe the cancer returned because I’d quit taking the B17 for about a year. (I quit because it kept severely lowering my blood pressure.) The cancer was found in the spine of my neck, causing nerve damage to my right arm and hand (and yes, I’m right-handed). It also fractured my neck, so I’m walking around with a broken neck! Aaack! I don’t have to wear a neck brace, but they said I needed to be careful. Gulp! No horseback riding for me and no slamming on car breaks or falling down the stairs. I really enjoy falling down the stairs. Bummer.
So, I did radiation and three rounds of chemo (along with the B17) hoping if I throw everything at it at once, the cancer will slow down enough for the B17 to be able to work. After the third round of chemo in March, I quit. I didn’t know if it had had an effect on the cancer, but I just couldn’t take it anymore. The doc said I might last a year without his treatments and definitely zero chance of lasting five years without the chemo. In May of this same year (two months after quitting chemo) I got a scan that showed a significant decrease in tumor size from 8.5 cm down to 2 cm. but that wasn’t a big deal to the doctor because he said this cancer will always return.
In the meantime, we found an IV place here in Colorado that offers super high doses of Vitamin C treatments. I took 50 Grams of Vitamin C twice a week via an IV for two weeks, and they allowed me to bring in my own B17 vials, (the high B17 IVs don’t affect my blood pressure negatively like it does when taking it orally). I also got Ozone treatments to help heal the damage done to the nerve(s) leading to my right arm and hand. After those treatments, I took a break from it all, other than continuing with the B17. Two-in-a-half weeks ago, I restarted the high Vitamin C treatments again and will continue till the end of September. After that, I’ll request for another scan and ask them also to remove my pic line (removing the pic line will also make it more difficult to do our own IVs of the B17 here at home, but I’m done with having this thing in my arm). From there, I’ll see what the results are and go from there, while continuing to take the B17 orally.
During all this, my blood pressure has been unnaturally high! I think that’s good because it makes it possible to take higher doses of B17 orally. I believe that is from God. Also, I have been forcing myself to USE my hand and arm. It hasn’t been easy as some of the muscles have atrophied. But I want use of my hand back, so I’m doing all I can to make that happen, along with seeing an occupational therapist. I’ve regained a significant amount of function and am even typing this message with BOTH hands! I’ve been feeling stronger and that’s why I signed up to teach Bible class to the kids. I do run out of steam pretty fast, so by the evening, I’m usually done, but for the most part, I’m regaining my strength, and all the glory for that belongs to my Lord and Savior. According to Karsten, in the way we need to search the scriptures to find truth, we need to do the same for finding these cures that God has provided through His creation.
I’m still alive and it’s because of Him!
On November 1, 2010, I was diagnosed with Stage Four Non-Hodgkins T-cell Lymphoma when my oncologist found a tumor in my head. He gave me radiation for this tumor, which continued to light up on all the PET scans for the rest of my treatments, but the growth had stopped. Within a year-and-a-half I was given eight rounds of chemo (including 22-hour bags and other numerous amounts of smaller injections of chemo that are innumerable—nearly bleeding to death twice), 35 treatments of radiation, a stem-cell transplant (which included "enough chemo to kill a healthy person"—my oncologist liked to say—along with full-body radiation), and numerous amounts of drugs and one magnesium vitamin.