April 19, 2014
Dear Brothers and sisters,
I have been to long in writing this letter. I had a recent message, No
news good news?
Yesterday I went to the Good Friday service and stayed for the
practice for Easter Sunday morning. I will be in the choir. Many
people that see me after a few weeks, remark how much stronger I am.
Thank you for the wonderful responses I received from you after
letting you know my GOOD NEWS that was an answer to your PRAYERS.
Thank you for suffering with me during this year and now rejoicing
with me as we are all a part of His Body, as we read in 1 Corinthians
12:25-27. At the end of this message I will answer some of your
questions and send some ideas of what I have been eating so you can
share with others that are suffering.
I am sorry for the delay in getting out this newsletter. With taking
care of getting Eska to her appointments and spending more time at
CAMELS than I have for a long time the days do not seem to be long
enough for everything.
I have another BIG PRAYER REQUEST. ESKA Bhondai has been working at
CAMELS since Sept 2007, the last several years in reception. She has
three children. Twin girls Langa who has completed Form 6 (Jr.
College) and Suko that would have been in special education classes if
she had been in the USA. She was in school but did not pass the exams.
Melusi (Shepard) finished Form 4 (High School) last year and received
his test results. He got 5 A’s and 2 B’s which is fantastic out of
the 10 subjects he was taking. He is now in Form 5.
Eska’s husband died in April 2000. After his death she learned that
she was HIV positive. She has been taking care of herself and had
gained in weight and strength. She has been doing a wonderful job
raising her children as a single mother. The way I first got
acquainted with her was that we often sang in the church music team on
the same days. I noticed that she was always on time for practice.
In November she got sick and was in the Government Hospital. She was
being treated for ulcers but I do not think that was her problem.
After some time I took her to another Doctor who only saw her once and
he got sick. Finally I talked to her and we agreed on Doctor
Mozorodze. The first two days he was out of town. Then when he saw her
he put her on a series of injections and other medication. That
cleared up the infection that she had but she still was not well. We
went back to him and got other medicine. After stopping to pick up the
medicine we went to the grocery store and she met Dr. Pakai. She
introduced me to her as her FIRST doctor. The reason that Eska had not
found her earlier is that she had been on leave in December and was
now working in paediatrics. She had just gotten off work on Friday and
gave Eska permission to go to paediatrics on Monday to see her. Monday
she wrote prescriptions for the tests that Eska needed. I took Eska
for the viral overload test at $95 and she got the other one at New
Start. The following Monday Feb 3, I took Eska to the hospital with
the results of the two tests and thought we were just going to collect
her new medications at the right strength. When Dr. Pakai saw her she
said,” You need to be admitted.” Eska said, “Not here.” She had
nightmares of her stay in the Government Hospital. I left and made
arrangements for her to go into the Mazorodze Clinic. She was there 3
nights. They discovered a problem and we went to the Mukurira Clinic
next. I did not know until then that they had a dialysis unit in
Masvingo. So now Eska has had 13 sessions on dialysis. She had 2 pints
of blood on the 14 th of Feb. At first she was on dialysis twice a
week but now they have gotten her stabilized and she is on once a
week. They give some hope that she will recover and not have to have
dialysis forever. That is the BIG PRAYER REQUEST at the moment.
Eska has no insurance. I have had some help but mostly I have been
covering her expenses.
Each session on dialysis is $120. Each blood transfusion is $135 per
pint plus cross matching. The surgery to put the permanent catheter in
so she could go on dialysis was $600 for catheter and transportation
from Harare, $250 for the surgeon, and $200 for the operating theatre.
For the 3 nights in the clinic it was $390 then there have been blood
tests from the lab and an x-ray. It has been a bit like a roller
coaster with no place to get off. PLEASE PRAY THAT SHE CAN RECOVER AND
BE ABLE TO WORK AND TAKE CARE OF HER CHILDREN.
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
I have been asked when I was diagnosed and also what kind of cancer
did I have.
On March 11, 2013 I went to Harare. Exploratory surgery was the 13th,
and I got results on the 19th. During the surgery they had drained
liquid from my abdomen. Then they took pictures of the cancers that
were floating around or attached to things. My first scan was the
21st. The largest mass was near the bladder. It was 8.7 x 5.6cm on Mar
21 after 3 chemo’s was 6.4 x 4.6cm on May 16. There was another one
near the umbilicus that was 3.6cm on Mar 21st and 2.2cm on May 16.
From the first they presumed that my cancer was ovarian. When I had
surgery Sept 9 they removed my ovaries and they had no cancer. So what
kind of cancer did I have? I have recently read about the effect of
cell phones. Some women who have a habit of keeping their phone in
their bra have breast cancer. When I had a small phone I had a holder
that was on my belt. Since my phone is now larger I have been carrying
it in my left pocket. Did I have cell phone cancer?
I know I never do anything like other people do. This may prove it.
I went on the cruse in June and returned to Zimbabwe. After my 6th
chemo July 12 they delayed the surgery until my platelets came up from
62. Before my treatment started my platelet count was higher than
normal at 515.
After surgery on the scan of Oct 15, I got a report that said, “There
is precarinal lymphadenopathy. The largest node is 9.8 x 8.6mm. These
nodes have decreased slightly since Mar 11th.” I was asked if I
wanted more chemo and I said lets have a good holiday and check this
out next year. I wanted the diet to have time to work.
So the scan taken Feb 12, 2014 shows NO CANCER.
I have learned a lot in the last year. One thing that Anne was told by
a doctor, if you have discovered a lump, don’t trust the results of a
mammogram or ultrasound, always have it biopsied!
I have been asked about my diet. Some are interested in making changes
and some want to pass the info to a friend or relative. Changing your
diet is not easy, especially taking away your favourite foods but it
is possible. I got info on the cancer diet from cancertutor.com on Aug
13. At the same time Jaynie told me she had used a teaspoon of
Moringa a day along with the cancer diet. She gave me some powder.
Later I received a grocery bag of Moringa. I put a towel on my dining
room table and let it dry. After that I put it in a pistol and mortar
and ground it into a powder. When I heard that we could buy a packet
containing 100 grams for $2.35 I decided that was easier than drying
it and grinding it.
The Cancer Diet from the CancerTutor.com includes this info that was
in my last newsletter but with a few explanations.
With regards to a cancer treatment, every food that we eat or drink
can be categorized into several different categories:
1) Foods that feed and strengthen the cancer cells and/or the microbes
in the cancer cells and body. Examples would be: refined sugar,
refined flour, yeast, soda pop, dairy products, ice cream, cheese, etc.
2) Foods that cause cancer (e.g. trans fatty acids [margarine, French
fries, (chips) and virtually every other processed food you buy],
aspartame [Diet Coke, NutraSweet, Equal, etc.] MSG, polyunsaturated
oils [e.g. corn oil], etc.)
3) Foods that directly interfere with alternative treatments for
cancer (e.g. chlorine, fluoride, alcohol, coffee, etc.)
This is a problem as all city water has chlorine in it. In the USA
most people use distilled water. Here it is not easy to find but
friends go to a farm and get good water from a borehole. They have
been sharing with me.
4) Foods that occupy and distract the immunity system from focusing on
killing the cancer cells (e.g. beef, turkey, etc.)
During the time I had cancer mostly I was not eating meat except for a
little chicken and fish (mostly Tuna).
5) Foods that contain nutrients that kill the cancer cells, stop the
spread of cancer, or in some other way help treat the cancer (e.g.
purple grapes with seeds and skin, red raspberries with seeds,
strawberries with seeds, broccoli, cauliflower, several herbs,
carrots, pineapples, almonds, etc.)
I was very fortunate that it was a good season for buying fresh
vegetables and fruits.
Later I got a book that came to me from the hospice library, ‘A Cancer
Battle Plan’ by ANNE and David Frahm the copyright is 1992. She has a
website called Health Quarters Ministries. She is in Colorado. In the
book she says, “I was now on the last page, with my life looking like
it might be coming to a close. I gave the nutritional approach another
shot. I began a strict regimen of detoxification, diet, and
supplements under the guidance of a nutritional counsellor. Five weeks
later tests done by my oncologist revealed no trace of cancer! He was
Anne has an Appendix A where she shares recipes. She says, “Following
are low fat, high fiber, live enzyme, high alkaline recipes for the
cancer patient in the rebuilding and maintaining stage. All vegetables
should be fresh, unless otherwise noted.
Anne had fruit or fruit juice for breakfast and more fruit during the
morning, as she was hungry. Lunch is a blend of raw greens and other
vegetables into a wonderfully colourful salad. Carrot or other freshly
made vegetable juices are great afternoon snacks. She found that
keeping her overall daily intake at about 80 % raw foods and 20 %
cooked or lightly steamed – worked well.
Most of us do not know many of the facts about nutrition. We were
taught that we need to eat meat and drink milk. Anne says, “Only as
I’ve gotten involved in nutrition via cancer have I learned how
terribly misinformed I was. Here’s what I’ve learned.
First of all, our bodies build their own protein from the foods that
we eat. Whether animal products or plant products are consumed, our
bodies must first break them down into amino acids, which are then
used to produce human protein. In other words, you don’t automatically
get useable protein by eating it. It all depends on how easily the
food product is broken down into its amino acid components.
There are twenty-three kinds of amino acids, fifteen of which can be
produced in our systems. The other eight—often referred to as the
“essential” amino acids—must come from our diets. “If you eat any
fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds or sprouts on a regular basis, you are
receiving all the amino acids necessary for your body to build the
protein it needs. 1
1. Norman W. Walker, D.Sc., Ph.D., Colon Health: The Key to a Vibrant
Life (Prescott, AZ: Norwalk Press, 1979), page 83. Quoted in A Cancer
Battle Plan, Page 74
The following foods from the plant kingdom contain all eight essential
amino acids: bananas, beans, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots,
cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, nuts, okra, peas,
potatoes, sesame seeds, summer squash, sunflower seeds, sweet
potatoes, and tomatoes.
If you have a really large cancer it would be good to get a juicer. I
have a citrus juicer but the one that turns carrots into juice is what
they recommend. With a juicer you can consume more than eating raw
vegetables and fruits.
Before I knew about the cancer diet I was buying a granola cereal with
cashews, hazel nuts, raisins and sultanas. Then I was faced with no
sugar, no dried fruits, no cashews.
I had a recipe from Pat McDaniel for Granola. To go with the cancer
diet I needed to leave out the sugar. I could add almonds, Macadamia
and sesame seeds if I had had them.
Now since I am free of cancer I can go back and add some of the other
In a large bowl: 7 cups oatmeal, 1 tsp salt, ½ cup dry milk crystals,
1 cup brown sugar. Mix dry ingredients together. Pour liquid
ingredients over: ½ cup water, ½ cup olive oil, 1 ½ tsp vanilla. Stir
until coated evenly. Spread in flat pans. Bake at 120C. 45 minutes.
Any or all can be added. 1 cup wheat germ, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup
sunflower seeds (not roasted), ½ cup sesame seeds, ½ cup cashew nuts
or macadamia nuts, 1 cup raisins (add after baking) 1 cup prunes or
dried fruit (add after baking). As you see you can change this to suit
When I was staying in Harare after my second surgery I just bought
Bran Flakes as it was easier. In the hospital I ordered oatmeal. Later
when at home and I cooked oatmeal I added ½ tsp Cinnamon and ¼ tsp
Ginger. These spices could also be added to the granola.
After reading that Anne had fruit for breakfast and during the
morning. I still went with my breakfast usually with granola and
started eating fruit for mid morning and lunch. Then I could eat my
vegetables in the evening.
I have a spaghetti sauce recipe. I used a bit of olive oil to brown
the onions and garlic. I left out the sugar, and MSG. I substituted
shredded carrots for the meat and green beans for the spaghetti. So it
became all vegetables.
I received an E-Book. “The Top 10 Natural Cancer Cures” copyright 2011
Chapter 1. Turmeric (Curcumin 95) 2. Protocel 3. Pawpaw 4. 35% food-
grade Hydrogen Peroxide 5. Essiac Tea 6. Cruciferous Vegetables
7. Flax oil and sulphur-based protein Therapy 8 Qigong from China
9 Turkey tail Mushrooms 10 Wheatgrass
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I will go ahead and send this it may have more info than most of you
Have a blessed Easter.