Hope on the horizon?

When I was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer with mets to lungs and liver, I was thrown into the 'hell in your head' state of fear as all of you know so well. That was in November last year, after they took the breast off. They hadn't realised the spread then. Well we all know what that prognosis is.

I started chemo on the first premise ( diagnosis) that the cancer had been contained with clear margins, and chemo would sweep up any loose cells and there was a good chance of being 'cured'. So, I carried on with the prescribed four rounds. As well as the chemo, I began an organic diet without any refined sugar and I used cannabis oil to alleviate the chemo symptoms. I never took their drugs for chemo side effects at all. Long story short. Just had second scan since diagnosis and the tumour has continued to shrink for the nine weeks I have been OFF chemo. It's almost gone. I am doing the Rick Simpson Protocol currently and began that a week after the last chemo stopped. I have suffered some awful spontaneous detoxing sessions one lasting a week ( when you just don't know what to do with yourself), and I'm not out of the woods. But it's good news and I am sharing because God knows, here, we all need some of that!

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  • Hi there great news and good to hear about any hope on the horizon ! ๐Ÿ˜Š Really interested in the protocol you are doing are you making own hemp oil would love some more info on how you're managing it and the side effects I've read a lot about it. Bit nervous! Charlotte x

  • Been doing the Rick Simpson Protocol and making my own oil. Sorry feeling unwell with this whatever it is, so won't chat more today. Detox is not for the feinthearted!

  • That's really good news for you, but could it work for everyone, i wouldn't want someone to get their hopes up if they follow your lead (sorry to be a party pooper), but i sincerely hope that life goes on well for you xxxx

  • Jenny, I apologise if you believe I may have given anyone 'false' hope. Do you think it would have been more helpful to stay quiet? ๐ŸŒบ

  • I am interested in this but when you are detoxing is that detoxify from chemo? I am not too sure that I understand to be honest also I have no way of getting access to the contents needed ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•

  • I don't understand exactly either Lainey, but when your oncologist lets you know there is no cure for stage four, I had no intentions of accepting the inevitable without a fight. There is much info out there you have to weed out the thing that resonates. ๐ŸŒบ

  • Ah Jacbowden I didn't realise that you were told that. I am so sorry. I am awaiting results on a liver scan as my LFT's have been off kilter for some time. I also have to have a dexascan for which ther is over a years waiting list however I can get one done much quicker if I pay privately for it, now just to get the referral from oncology and get the money together. I am a bit nervous of asking around for a supplier- I have been reading on how to make the oils but at this stage prepared to even smoke it ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

  • Lainey, supply can come from the most surprising places. I just talked about it to my hairdresser, stepdaughter, and a few others and you could be surprised. Also a local young woman here, was struck down with aggressive breast cancer, which had spread to the outside, due to implants. Anyway, long story short, she had to pay privately for her surgery and so organised a 'go fund me' as well as an auction with friends' donations and she got enough dollars together to have her surgery. I'm just saying that there are ways and means....it takes energy and I know....you've been through the mill and back! I'm exhausted just getting my own food from scratch! I wish you all the best. Keep looking. ๐ŸŒบxx

  • I will do Jacbowden- just had to take my best buddy and daily companion, my cat Sylvester to the vet. Brain cancer. He was put to sleep in my arms. Jaysus this damn cancer is affecting all aspects of life. My son Joe has just dug a grave for him and we have buried him in the garden. We have put an Ash Tree sapling in with him so hopefully a Nice tree will grow there marking his spot. I never thought I could feel so much for my cat. Anyway - onwards and upwards ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Hi Lainey

    Really feel for you we had to have one of our cats put to sleep last month. He was a one eared stray we took in 3 years ago he was a proper hissy thing when we first got him but turned out to be the most lovable cat we've ever had. We have cried buckets and miss his little face so much.

    Sending hugs ๐Ÿค—

    Louise xx

  • Where there is love freely given, comes pain somewhere down the line...it's a sad fact of life and I'm very sorry for your loss. We have a little Bichon Frise we adore as well. But this cancer is a bastard. Why? we had a standard poodle die of a tumour. Such a mystery. ๐ŸŒบ

  • Really sorry to hear about your cat. Pets can be a real help especially when you are feeling down and their loss can be hugely difficult. From a fellow pet lover. Caroline

  • This is very very true. When au was first diagnosed bithe my cat and dog seemed to sense things were not right. My Sister adopted my lab as I could not walk him as much as he needed and he is in an amazingly happy place now. My cat never left my side until the last month when his behaviour went odd. We now know it was likely to be brain cancer. He sat on my knee and kept me company. It has been very strange without him today.

  • I feel for you. I had to have Jerry, my nearly 18 year old best friend, put to sleep 10 days ago due to kidney failure.

  • I am so sorry to hear that ๐Ÿ˜ณ It's awful isn't it zx

  • Hi Jac, no please don't stay quiet when you find something that works for you I'm just saying it's works for YOU any maybe if 100 people read your post it may work for 99 of them i just wouldn't want for anyone to try it, find it doesn't work for them and end up disappointed, hope this makes sense x

  • Maybe my heading was a bit strong. But then, I really do believe you have to find you own health. So I'm merely doing that. Good luck for whatever works for you, we all must do things our own way. ๐ŸŒบ

  • Hi Jac

    So pleased to hear the good news - and that you are being so positive about it all. It is a bit like being on a rollercoaster with all of the ups and downs - keep hanging in there...

    Sending hugs

    Louise xxxx

  • Yes Louise it's hard. The emotions are not easy to control I agree. We have to use tricks! Thanks for your support. ๐ŸŒบ

  • Great news xxx

  • How do you use cannabis oil,and where can I get it from,glad to hear your good news,I hope your recovery continues.xxx

  • Parker, The website : ' Phoenix tears' will give you plenty of info on cannabis oil and how to make it. Good luck! ๐ŸŒบ

  • Thank you

  • Hi jac,

    Delighted to hear your good news your on the right track

    Best wishes thinking of you โ˜บ

  • I think being positive like you are being , will really help you also, when you are diagnosed with BC think we all feel we need to do something to change our lives, it helps you in the process, I have changed my diet and feel so much better for it, no meat no diary, no processed foods, have been to cookery school to pick up tips on cooking, which I have found brilliant, it's all about taking control I think. Xx

  • That is great stuff Debs, I think if one doesn't make some good changes to lifestyle and diet, then you are not giving yourself the best chance. I already didn't eat red meat or anything manufactured and love my veggies and salads, but I've now gone further with organic greens and I don't eat anything unless it has a 'use' to my body. It's harder work, but we know what we are eating. Well done. ๐ŸŒบ

  • I am happy to hear your positive story. I wish you all the best. Caroline xx

  • Hey jacbowden so so pleased to hear this, thanks very much for this update, been waiting for it!

    Coincidentally just yesterday my mum posted on Facebook an article about the Rick Simpson Protocol re cancer.

    Keep up the good work xx

  • It's not an easy task, getting people to think positively about a thing they have been brainwashed to think is bad, but headway is being made. My oncologist will not be able to ignore this result. I already told him I was doing cannabis oil with chemo and he said he had no problems with that, but to beware of all the 'hype' currently surrounding its medicinal properties. Thanks for the kind words Debs. ๐ŸŒบ

  • Well done Jac! You are doing so brilliantly! Never give up. Many people do recover from Stage 4 (I know some personally and they have always been an inspiration to me). It is really important to remember this and that everything you do for your health and sanity will pay off. Wishing you all the best and lots of love xxxxxx Keep inspiring us!

  • Thanks Bluesky for your encouraging words. We do need encouragement and support, especially when going out on a limb. The doctors had me frightened to death for going natural, my surgeon telling me that's when you die! ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • My friend IS a doctor. He had stage 4 lung cancer and although he started on chemo abandoned it when he researched the impact on stem cells. He followed an alkaline diet and the cancer went. This was 7 years ago and he is now cancer free. My other friend had BC that spread to her lungs. She had conventional treatment and is now cancer free 18 years later. Stage 4 IS treatable, but sadly, not everyone's Stage 4 is. I think this is the message that doctors need to get out. One of hope rather than doom and gloom.

  • Thanks Bluesky I really would be thrilled if I could give others some good news. ๐ŸŒบ

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