Im a Registered Nurse with 30 years experience in just about everything
except cancer. It wasn’t until my own startling diagnosis in 2009 that I
found myself suddenly getting a crash course in something I hadn’t banked
on needing to know. But because everything you do prepares you for the next
thing you have to do; so was the case with my nursing background. It
translated well and helped me find my way out of a very grim reality.
March 2012, and a raging
recurrence later, a local physician suggested to my now ex-husband that I
should investigate alternative and other non-chemo options for my now stage
4 cancer and showed us the Protocel pages from the book "Out Smart
Your Cancer" by Tanya Harter Pierce. This book as well as other
valuable resources guided and supported me as I chose the path less
traveled. I was also fortunate enough to have three out of ten tumors that
I could actually feel and measure…So every Sunday we would get out our dime
store ruler and document the dimensions with a noticeable response to
Protocel in just a few weeks. I had another PET/CT scan on June 25, 2012
which showed significant partial response and most recently a PET/CT
November 2, 2012 that is calling me NED. (No Evidence of Disease) Now, my
story is no longer hearsay but has scientific, evidence-based results.
This website is a compilation of
my weekly diary entries that start with day onewhen I was full of cancer,
and continue through the end of the year of having no cancer. Im not an
herbal hippy, non-conformist or even a circus side show; I’m a mother,
daughter, sister, nurse and friend who could see that the mainstream
conventional approach to cancer would be the end of me. I had faith in an
alternative path and at the same time, found journaling my experiences to
be cleansing and therapeutic. This website allows my testimony to be
available to anyone who chooses to read it and honors my own personal
commitment to God to share my story. I am blessed to have lived this
miracle and I believe miracles deserve to be shared.
I was first diagnosed with
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (Breast Cancer) December 1, 2009 at 47 with a 2cm
lump in my right breast (ER+/PR+/Her2-) and underwent a Bilateral (double)
Mastectomy with tissue expander reconstruction. (Jan 2010) A week later
they found I had micro-metastasis to the first sentinel node and I went
back in to have 19 nodes stripped out from my right armpit. "All
clean" but I was still considered a stage IIb.
DX score was 16 (1-20) and that score determined my chances of a having a
recurrence with or without chemo. I was given a 10% chance of my cancer
coming back if I didnt take it and a 9% chance with it. So what did I do
with a 1% difference? Right…No chemo! I took Tamoxifen
faithfully for 1.5 years instead. I had beautiful results with my 'foobs' and had nipples/tats done which completed the
reconstruction process in 7 months. I had an un-eventful recovery and was
able to maintain full time employment.
In November 2011 I felt a new lump
at 3 o'clock on my R reconstructed breast just below my incision line. I
thought it was a fat necrosis (benign scar) as I had a couple of those from
fat grafting, so I 'watched' it for a month to avoid more unnecessary
diagnostics. However, the night before I was prompted to make my
appointment with the Oncologist, I discovered another lump on my mid back.
I thought they were cysts but needle biopsies confirmed them to be positive
for an ER+/PR+ Her2- recurrence on Dec 1, 2011...2 years to the day. 9 nodules
total but scattered throughout my chest wall, hylar
node of my lung and cutaneous tissue of my abdomen and R buttock (this one
was the size of a grape but in deep tissue so un-measurable.)
So now I'm a Stage IV, or what I
like to call Breast Cancer 2.0.
In January 2012 I had a medi-port put in, took a mercy rotation of Taxol (with
no prior chemo-sensitivity testing) once every three weeks for a total of 3
doses. My hair fell out and I transitioned to hats and wigs. I had a scan
on March 1st that showed the Taxol wasn't working...as a matter of fact, I
had progression. Some of the nodes were smaller, some were the same size,
some were bigger and I grew a new one and now there were 10 tumors. So,
stop Taxol and remove my ovaries. (I had a hysterectomy about 15 years ago
but kept those) The plan was to go on an experimental-off label-not even a
clinical trial-combination of Afinitor and Aromasin. I won't spend a lot of time on this, just
suffice it to say, I am still here writing to you but there are beautiful
women who have not been so lucky.
2 more scans in June 2012 and again in November 2012
confirmed that Protocel was not only working, but had rendered me cancer
free just 8 months later! Because of Protocel I have been planning my
future instead of my funeral. I have embraced this treatment with a 100%
faith in Jesus Christ and 100% positive attitude and since starting this formula, I am happy to report
that I have been Beating Cancer Without Breaking a Sweat!