Most of you know my story, but I want to share it briefly. I recently experienced what I would call a miracle. Something amazing beyond the confines of medical science and my comprehension.
At 31 years young, I noticed a small lump in my left cheek muscle. I didn't think it was anything big, so I let it go for over a year. It began to grow and change. I went to see my doctors in August 2014. After MRI's and biopsies, I had the results. In December 2014, I was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of pediatric cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. The sad news was that my PET scan showed it had metastasized to a few areas on my bones. I was beyond devastated. The oncologists gave me a poor prognosis, two years.
I started an aggressive regimen of chemotherapy. Along side that, I did tons of research on alternative therapies. In addition, I radically changed my diet from carnivore to vegetarian, began ingesting Rick Simpson oil (medical grade marijuana), taking supplements prescribed by my naturopath, drinking alkaline water (9.5 PH), praying, meditating, traveling, laughing more, and staying connected with my yoga practice.
After about 5 weeks into treatment, the tumor in my face shrunk in half. And at the end of the 13 weeks, it was completely gone.
On Easter Sunday I got baptized. During the sermon before the baptism, the pastor shared a story of a woman at the church with stage 4 cancer going into "spontaneous remission" after a series of group prayer. I thought, "This is kind of a bizarre message right before my baptism". Two days after my baptism, I went in for my scans.
The next day, my oncologist comes into the room and says, "There is no sign of disease in your body, your cancer has gone into remission. I had to look at your scans at least 5 times-I couldn't believe my eyes."
I couldn't believe it! After only 3 months of treatment? There's no way chemo did this by itself- however, my doctors could argue this (wink, wink).
I believe it is a miracle.
This quick healing seems too good to be true. I still have another round of chemo and radiation- to make sure we get the cells on a microscopic level. I'm still in shock..and can't fully believe my new reality. Of course there is a fear of it returning. But I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing because it seems to be working.
I want to thank you all for your love and support during this challenging time. I truly believe that the ultimate force in healing is Love. The Love that I experienced over the last 4 months has been beyond anything I thought was possible.
I love you all so much, thank you for being a part of the Santosha tribe.
Love & Light,