March 11, 2011
Recently, I have heard of so many people being diagnosed with cancer that it is overwhelming. A friend of mine has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a visit with her the other day and what struck me was the lack of hope she felt. While it is true, no one wants to be diagnosed with any type of cancer and understandably may feel hopeless; it is just as important to realize that there is always hope. Doctors do not and cannot know everything. For one thing, they do not understand the importance of the human will.
In my case, I was told that I had Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Stage 3, and it was the aggressive kind. I was told that I had approx. 6 - 9 months to live if I didn't take chemo. It seemed pretty dismal; and yet I lived another 5 years without any form of conventional treatment. And for the most part, they were 5 pretty good years. Actually, if truth were told, even though I knew I had cancer, I felt better than I had for a long time, as I detoxed my body and learned how to really take care of me. A CT scan, just six months after the initial diagnosis, showed that the tumors were indeed shrinking.
There are many things we can do to help our bodies in a situation like this. One major thing I did was to change my diet, and thereby began a process of detoxifying my body. I paid attention to foods that were more alkaline rather than acidic. I avoided anything that contained sugar, white flours and white pasta, etc. I bounced on a mini trampoline and practiced deep breathing. I also went through a process of detoxifying myself from negative emotions and allowed forgiveness to penetrate my being - forgiveness of others and of myself.
It is also important to avoid stress, if you can. Unfortunately, there may be times in your life, when that is impossible. In my situation, my grandchildren, (twins) were born at 24 weeks gestation. This sent me on a spiral downward, from which I could not seem to recover on my own. For a time, I felt hopeless, like somehow I had failed. I thought I would die. Be careful, if you find yourself in this trap. It is not the truth. This is where having a great support system around you, that believe in you, is so important. I learned there is always hope, no matter how bleak the situation is. I rallied around and took chemo and here I am today, healthy and well.
I am telling you this, because I believe with my whole being, that the biggest part of the healing from cancer is to believe that you will be well. You must talk it, think it, act on it, live it, etc. The power of our mind on a situation like cancer is huge.
So, if you or someone you know has cancer be encouraged; find the hope that is within and let it be your comfort and dare I say the first step towards your good health.
It says in Proverbs, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick,.."