I have just recently read about a lady named Kris Karr who was diagnosed in 2003 with a stage 1V cancer of which there is no treatment. To this day, she is vibrant and healthy looking. She is choosing to monitor carefully what she eats and how she lives. What a testimony for those living with this disease!
I, too, am living proof that one can live a relatively normal and healthy life with cancer. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Stage 3, aggressive, in 2001 and decided not to take conventional treatment. For the next 2 years, I continued to teach kindergarten. I had never felt better as I changed my diet completely, to an almost vegan diet, and altered my lifestyle to be less stressful and include more relaxation. A 2nd CT scan, four months later, showed that indeed my tumours were shrinking.
Then, I retired as an elementary school teacher and we moved to B.C. from Ontario. For the next 3 years, I worked in a preschool, travelled to Israel, and enjoyed the arrival of my four grandchildren.
In 2006, I did end up taking chemotherapy. You can read more about this in my book "TWICE Lessons, Insights and Healing from Cancer. The point of this blog is to encourage those who are or will be diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is not always a death sentence. Cancer can be beaten or at the very least you can live with it. So never give up!