I'm raising money to apply alternative and complementary practices to my healing journey from ovarian cancer stage 3C. Unfortunately for all of us, insurance doesn't cover these costs.
I am happy to report that my tumor marker number, the CA-125 continues to decline. The last known was in the last week or two and is 313, down from 512 before the start of treatment at Sanoviv.
So I have been working on healing from ovarian cancer for almost two years now. I was doing quite well until recently, when it appears that the cancer is growing around and constricting my intestines, making it impossible for me to eat or drink. I have had surgical intervention to drain off gastric fluids, and am getting all my nutrition via IV. However, the gyn-onc team feels that any further surgery to correct the intestinal blockages would be ill-advised, might cause more harm than good, and therefore they feel that they have done what they can for me. Their focus has moved into palliative care, rather than treating and curing care at this point.
However, I am aware based on books like Radical Remission, Radical Hope, Mind over Medicine and so many others, that there is more available for healing than just surgery and chemotherapy, which is what standard oncologists know to use.
So I am spending money out-of-pocket on a variety of things that do not require a functioning digestive system, including:
None of these things are covered by insurance and so they are all out-of-pocket expenses. And I'm not rolling in the dough at this point. Cancer patients are 2.65 times more likely to declare bankruptcy than those without cancer. (https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/26/696321475/cancer-complications-confusing-bills-maddening-errors-and-endless-phone-calls)
So that being said, despite the daunting covid times we're living in, I am asking for help paying for these things. If I'm able to cause the cancer to regress, it will cause the intestinal blockages to regress as well, and then I should be able to get back to eating, which will also help me address the cancer. Good solid real-food nutrition and supplementation will also aid me in my healing journey. It will be an upward spiral, rather than down.
Please help me turn this spiral around!
You can read more about my story here: https://stayingc-fulwiththebigc.com/
UPDATE: I went to Mexico, underwent treatment like local regional hyperthermia, various IV treatments, and a whole host of holistic body/mind and nutritional supports. After three weeks, I had surgery to undo the intestinal blockage. However they found another blockage up closer to the stomach, so fixed that first. The lower blockage is surrounded by cancer which is also around the ureters and a major artery, so they declined to do any more about it currently until the cancer treatment reduces the size of it, probably in 2-4 months. When they took out the cancer and section of small intestine, they did pathology and taught my own white blood cells how to see that particular cancer and go after it, and then they reinstalled those white blood cells, so they are actively going after it now. They also created an ileostomy, which is a drain from the small intestine out through the skin, and so now I wear a bag to catch all the food and drink that I take in, presumably after my system has had time to absorb nutrients, but at least now I can eat! The ileostomy will be reversed with the next surgery. However, another surgery is still an out of pocket expense, and I'm guesstimating $20k will be needed for that. Any amount you can give will help!
I've increased the goal because I'm going to go to a clinic in Mexico called Sanoviv which will be $30-40K. They can provide a whole host of treatment options that my American gyn-onc does not have in his toolbox. After discussing with Sanoviv, we are hopeful that what they have to offer will help me cause the cancer to regress, and therefore allow the small bowel obstruction to un-obstruct. Please donate and spread the word far and wide as well! Thank you so much.
Hello everyone! Thank you SO MUCH for the additional support in the last week! I am so grateful. I am continuing to spend your generous funds to add alternative and complementary treatments such as cannabis, mistletoe, IV Vitamin C, PEMF sessions, acupuncture, etc. I am determined to return to full health. ❤️
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