This is me taking a moment to shout from my soap box. My safe space. My blog. Bear with me as I vent a little.
I was hesitant to make my cancer public knowledge. After learning I would need chemotherapy I felt like I was obligated to say something on my Facebook page. After all I would not be able to hide the effects it has on me physically. Also, everyone back in Arizona was finding out anyway from family and friends over there.
With this public announcement to my circle of friends online I had an outpouring of support and prayers and positive thoughts. It is comforting to know that so many people care and truly are concerned about your wellbeing.
As always, there is the other shoe.
I have also been bombarded or reminded that my choices to fight are not necessarily the ‘right things to do’
Did you know that if you eat dandelion root it is 100 times more effective than chemotherapy and kills cancer cells in 48 hours?
Did you know that cancer and chemotherapy is just a scam that the drug industry wants to keep going because they make so much money off of scaring people?
Did you know that the essential oil frankincense can cure cancer?
Did you know that you could NEVER get cancer or CURE your cancer just by eating only clean foods?
Did you know that chemotherapy drugs are based off of napalm, the deadly death bomb?
Did you know that tamoxifen is the worse drug you can give for TREATING breast cancer?
Did you know that Oncologists themselves would NEVER do chemotherapy even though they prescribe it regularly?
Did you know that if you have enough faith and just keep praying God will heal you completely of the cancer?
Did you know that kombucha is so good for you and can help with your nausea?
I get it.
This is what I need YOU to get:
All medications are derived from plants and natural sources in our world. They may process them chemically as they learn to extract the good stuff that heals and rebuilds and helps. BUT IT ALL IS BASED ON WHAT IS IN OUR PLANTS. If dandelion root is better than chemotherapy I can guarantee it is in some of the chemotherapy drugs.
I have mutated genes. I have tested positive for the BRCA2 gene. This means that NO MATTER how healthy I eat and workout I carried the cancer gene that cannot be changed. Period. I can make my body stronger and healthier to fight harder at keeping it at bay, but there is no guarantee that eating only healthy non-carcinogen foods would prevent me from getting cancer.
Tamoxifen is NOT a breast cancer treatment. It is a hormone blocking agent. If your cancer is hormone fed (like mine) it suppresses the hormone so not to feed any cancer cells roaming in your body.
Yes, there is money to be made in the drug industry. We are a money making country. We are founded on the right to pursue and make money if we want. It is our right. It is what makes us so great as a country. If you are smart enough why not? Yet, I choose to believe that people work for the big companies for the funding but really want to help people and fight disease. THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE IN THE DRUG INDUSTRY.
My oncologist knew I did not want to do chemotherapy. He was so worried about telling me my onctotype score was borderline. He knew I may refuse it. He would make his sister and his mom do the chemo if it came back borderline. Tell me, if he would MAKE his sister and mom do it does that mean he doesn’t believe it really works? He was so relieved that I was willing to take it on. Physically relieved. It concerned him, he even called me at home after 6 at night. Long hours for a doctor who only cares about his paycheck. Hmm.
Yes I have faith that God can heal me. Does it mean I will not rely on the expertise of the intelligence that God gave to doctors and scientists? Absolutely not. I believe we have a journey and that there is a purpose for everything. My purpose is to go through this. With faith and with medical science.
And this is what I leave you with: I am fighting for my life. YOU ARE NOT FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE!!! Until YOU have cancer do not sit in judgement of how others choose to fight!! If you get cancer and you only want to do healthy foods and oils and coffee enemas that is your choice. I personally do not want to. I want to do what is right for me. That is fight with everything I have. That means surgery, chemotherapy, eating right, exercising, hormone suppression therapy, meditation, prayer and positive thinking.
I am learning to find my inner discipline. I have to mentally force myself to move somedays. It is not easy. Having people ‘help’ me with advice isn’t always helpful either. I just want you to know. Being IN the shoes is the only time you should give advice. Having shoes is not the same.
You are NOT fighting for MY life.
I am sure this will piss a lot of people off. Especially all the ‘natural only’ people. I am not discounting natural stuff. I follow a lot of it. What works best for me and my research. Just let me live my life like I want. With courage, dignity and strength.
Stepping off my soap box now.