Cure Your Self Of Cancer - Alternative Cancer Treatment For A Healthy Body, Mind And Spirit
Cure Your Self Of Cancer - Alternative Cancer Treatment For AHealthy Body, Mind And SpiritOK, you have just been diagnosed with cancer...You have cancer is a phrase which one in five people in the United States will hear this year alone inone form or another. Too many people have cancer! Cancer rips through your life tearing its ownpathway. Unfortunately, a lifetime of ignoring certain aspects of your body and you life has resulted indis-ease.Hearing you have cancer is earth shattering! Cancer is perhaps the most dreaded disease becausewe know so little about it and for many it is a death sentence.All you can do is ask yourself... "how did I get cancer? What did I do to get this in my body? Am Igoing to die? What am I going to do? Where do I turn? What? What? Where? Where? Why? Why?"Confusion and fear sets in. You are a wreck!What are you going to do? You need a plan. Prayer helps, but you also need a plan. You need asupport system of friends and you need to depend on God to help you.You question... Am I going to die? Depending on what type of cancer you have and where it is in yourbody, you have different questions. On the other hand, a few questions are very much the same foreveryone. Will I ever get better? Will I look the same? What about insurance? Will it covereverything? What about my family? What about my job? What about business? Who will help me?What shall I do? How much is all this going to cost?Do these words sound familiar? These words and emotions are all very normal. You are beingchallenged with the biggest test of your strength in your lifetime. My thoughts probably sound familiarto your thoughts. Your journey has just begun.As a two-time cancer survivor I have written this book to show you that cancer does not have to be adeath sentence. You will have to change many things in your life. As you read on in the book, it iswritten to make you stop and think. All I can do is to share my experiences and hope that because ofmy pain and suffering, you will find comfort and cure for your cancer.Healing yourself, even with the help of modern medicine is a task that only you can do for yourself.Many people will try to help you and guide you, but you need to make the decision that you are goingto be well and that certain changes must be made in the way you live your life. In order for you to getwell and go on living many more years, you will need to make the decision to be well. Think wellnessthoughts. Your mind needs to know that you are already well so that the rest of your body can catchup to such thinking. This concept might be a bit difficult to grasp at first; please read on. Cancer isperhaps the greatest challenge you have ever had to face, and it takes tremendous courage to getwell. You must be strong!Your body, designed by God, has its own self-healing power. Your body got sick by you not listeningto it. When you listen to your body and your inner self, you will get well. So many people term canceras a journey because it is a life changing event. Today, many people are facing cancer and healingthemselves. Be hopeful and learn from my journey as well as the journeys and research of many
others.was diagnosed with throat cancer. The doctors were perplexed as to how I got cancer, as I was notthe typical profile of the person who contracts throat cancer. I did not smoke, and did not drink toexcess. When I walked into the Chemotherapy Infusion Room with a doctor for scheduling, thewoman at the help desk asked "who is the patient?" The doctor said, pointing to me and replied, "It isfor her." On the outside I looked healthy, or so I thought at the time. To search the reason why I gotcancer was my personal journey. Looking back, I have a different perspective.My journey was not easy. No cancer healing is simple, however; curing yourself of cancer is not asmysterious as you might assume. Decisions must be made quickly and seriously. You will need asupport system.1. If you smoke, you need to stop immediately.2. If you are in a home where everyone else smokes, you need to get yourself to a clean environmentwhere you are not exposed to second-hand smoke.3. If you are a heavy alcohol drinker, you need to stop immediately. Did you know that alcoholconsumption can cause cancer? Most of us do not. Where is the "surgeon general" warning onalcohol consumption? Drinking alcohol can cause cancer.4. If you drink soft drinks with aspartame you need to stop immediately. In fact, soft drinks are nothingbut sugar and chemicals. You need to drink juices and water instead.5. You need to decide that you want to live and that you are going to go about changing your life inorder to do so.6. Get plenty of rest. You need at least 8-10 hours of sleep each day. Naps also are recommended.While at rest, your body can do its own healing process.7. You need to forget about FEAR. You need to get to work on healing the body that you have badlyneglected for many years. Right now, you have no time for fear.8. Have a positive attitude towards your healing. You are going to become healthy again.9. Let go and let God!10. Expect a miracle!You have read that I am a two-time cancer survivor. When I first was diagnosed with cancer, I tookthe American Medical Association approach to the disease. I went to the University of VirginiaMedical Center which has state-of-the-art cancer treatment. First, I had chemotherapy treatments forseveral weeks. Chemotherapy gives poison to all cells, killing both cancer cells, and at the same time,healthy cells. I also received seven weeks, five days a week, of radiation therapy. TomotherapyRadiation equipment takes a scan of the cancer tumor daily and as the treatment progresses, thetumor size and positions change. This equipment targets the tumor and lasers it with radiation, killingthe cancer cells. I almost died during the combination of these lengthy treatments. However, after thegrueling treatment was over, my cancer went into remission. Recovery from the treatments took avery long time because my body was quite frail and weak. All cancer patients have anemia, and I wasno exception. Cancer causes anemia and chemotherapy makes anemia even worse.My weight went down to 80 pounds. I lost all my hair. I was depressed beyond anything I could ever
imagine. I did not eat for five weeks. I had to have a stomach tube inserted so that my body could getthe nutrition it needed. Everything tasted like cardboard, so why eat? It was a horrible experience.However, the cancer went into remission and I was cured, or so I thought.I began to gain weight and come alive again. I had hair stubble. With my immune system beingchallenged by the chemotherapy, I attracted a very rare amoeba in my right eye. The amoeba ate mycornea and eye blood vessels before the problem was diagnosed correctly. The pain wasexcruciating and for almost nine months, I was blind in my right eye.When the amoeba was gone, and my eye began to heal, I began to see again. At the eye doctorsvisit for the first time in almost a year, I finally saw and recognized the "BIG E." That was a happyday! However, since my body was malnutritioned and weak, the following day I had a heart attack. Onthe operating room table during heart surgery, I could hear the nurses talking about me. "She is sotiny." I weighed about 90 pounds soaking wet.After recovering from the heart attack and gaining weight I gradually got back to my old self and wentback to work. I had a new heart, I was thin and fashionable, and I was designing and traveling all overthe world again. Modern medicine had cured me of the dreaded disease and surroundingcomplications. Happy days were here again!I slipped back into my old bad habits. I worked hard, did not rest enough, stressed over things, anddid not eat correctly. Basically I did not love myself any more after this entire ordeal than I did beforethe cancer. The reason being, I did not know any better. You are sitting there saying "what?" I amhere to tell you that cancer is the symptom of something much deeper than just the disease of thecells. The body and the mind are much more complex than what we treat with medicine and medicaltreatments. In case you have forgotten, your mind is attached to your body and the mind and thebrain are very much in charge of everything that goes on in your body either on a conscious orsubconscious level.Within two years, the same cancer returned. I was diagnosed with cancer a second time. This timethe treatment was more complicated and severe.After a biopsy verifying cancer, the doctors wanted to do surgery. They felt that chemotherapy andradiation had not worked. This time they would do salvage surgery which would have left me maimedfor the rest of my life.I refused salvage surgery and everything else that went along with it. The doctors had suggested I atleast take another flight of chemotherapy. I went to the appointment with the ChemotherapyPhysician. During the course of our conversation (I was taking notes) we discussed my previouschemotherapy treatments and how the cancer had disappeared very quickly. At that point, the doctorturned to me and said "everyone knows chemotherapy does not cure cancer." I asked him, "then whydid you put me through all of that horrendous experience nearly killing me if it could not cure me?" Idid not wait for an answer.My mind was made up that instant. Something was really wrong with this picture! After seeing severalof my friends go through cancer treatment with a fatal end, I chose quality of life.I got three different professional opinions on the second cancer diagnosis.
1. University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia where I had been treated for thefirst cancer treatment.2. Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California to their Top Oncology Center.3. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona to check out Trans Oral Micro Laser Surgery for Throat Cancer.This is a fairly new procedure done by only two renowned doctors in the world; one of them is atMayo Clinic.I saw the most highly regarded Throat Cancer Oncologist in each of the above three places. I did mydiligence with world-class surgeons.All the doctors reviewed my medical history. They assessed my CT Scans, and all gave the samediagnosis. Both University of Virginia and Loma Linda would do the salvage surgery, the onlydifference being that Loma Linda would remove the artery from my right leg, not my right arm toreplace the artery in my neck. At the Mayo Clinic, the surgeon would do a new procedure, Trans OralMicro Laser Surgery which would involve inserting a laser down my throat surgically and using a laseras the primary cutting tool. This procedure would eliminate cutting my jaw, and removing my artery.However, I was advised the procedure "isnt magic" and was "not minimalistic." I would have a sizablewound, maybe some difficulty with speech, a stomach tube inserted through my nose, a very longrecovery, problems swallowing, and a speech hindrance for several years, possibly forever.I tell you this story because you will hear something similar and you have to weigh your odds. How doyou want to live the rest of your life?At that point in time, I my body weight was 112 lbs. How much more weight could I possibly lose? Ialso did not want to look in the mirror and see a part of my face removed. In my mind, I had no choicebut to take an alternative route. Remember...Be Determined and Beat Cancer. That mantra wasalways in my mind. I kept beating that drum again and again.I turned to alternative medicine, and I began what people call the journey to wellness. I went to aNaturopathic doctor in California and changed my diet drastically to include herbs and vitamins,coupled with fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and fish. This diet changed my life. When you havecancer, your body has been depleted of the nutrients it needs, you must give your body and yourbrain the nutrition it needs to get you well again.All during my first cancer treatment, I was never given a diet or any information about how a diet canactually cure cancer. However, the truth of the matter is; I probably was not in the frame of mind tolisten to anything, even if they had given me a nutritional diet. I had not passed over what my intuitivehealer calls the crossroads to wellness. My old habits of living and eating were still a part of myregime. My attitude was such that "I would just take the medicine prescribed for me, do what thedoctors tell me to do, and get healed through the wonders of modern medicine." I would find the bestdoctor money could buy, the most famous in all the world, and beat cancer! Just take a pill and makeit all go away...that was my thinking before I was challenged with cancer the second time.It was only until I passed over the crossroads, what I call the point of no return when both myconscious and my subconscious mind were working in tandem to get me well forever. I had refusedsalvage surgery, and knew if I were going to be healed I had to do something major for myself;
quickly. I began to study and to do research. I began investigating alternative medicine and otheroptions for healing. I became a voracious reader and searched the Internet for information aboutcancer cures and healing. I needed to find an answer and heal my self.I was given a book titled Love, Medicine and Miracles by Dr. Bernie Siegel. Dr. Siegel states that thebody has an incredible power to heal itself. This is where my journey began.Your journey will be different than mine, and only you know where to find the answers buried in yourbody and mind. Your body has an extremely powerful recuperative ability. You and your mind havethe control to heal yourself. In this book, I will show you the tools to institute your own healingprocess. You must do the work and come to terms with your body.Copyright 2010 Carol Patterson. All Rights Reserved.Body By Vi