To my clients and colleagues:
It’s hard to know how to start this letter, so I’m just going to go ahead and tell you. On March 11 of last year I was diagnosed with Stage 3C-4 Ovarian Cancer. As I got off the phone with my doctor that afternoon as he clumsily gave me my diagnosis, I was faced with feelings of shock, denial, and disbelief.
I felt betrayed by my body. I have always put my health first, and to get this news was a shock that I cannot describe. To many women, Ovarian cancer is a death sentence, but even through the initial feelings of fear and overwhelm, I knew that I would beat this. I am the Medical Detective, and I would be my own client.
I had no choice and I had no time to waste. Within 30 minutes I was already assembling my team including a Functional Doctor who specializes in Cancer, a brilliant hypnotherapist to help me work through my emotions and a highly sought-after herbalist. It took longer to find the right Oncologist, but finally the 3rd doctor I met with was one who was supportive of my utilizing many alternative IV therapies, supplements, and esoteric labs to determine my direction.
I used every tool at my disposal to fight the cancer. I realized early on that I wasn’t in charge and that I needed G-d to be a part of my process. Prayer was a big part of my healing journey. Of course, I also went full force with many of the supplements, diet, and recommendations that I utilize in my practice, but tweaked them for cancer. I did endless research and eventually decided on a path I never thought I would take: Chemo.
I went through 4 rounds of chemotherapy with the first three employing CBD/THC. I had no nausea or vomiting. I felt great every day, until my hair started to fall out. It was a very difficult loss and I started to weaken significantly after the 4th chemo. I was in bed for a month. It took me about 6 weeks to recover and slowly I regained my strength, never stopping my vitamins (62 a day) and my IV nutrients with adjustments weekly. After that 4th chemo, I didn’t want to go back. I know my body and trust my gut and I told my doctor that I was done with Chemo.
I am so grateful to share that I have had 2 scans and am cancer free since October 28, 2021. It wasn’t the end because the rate of return is high, so I am staying proactive with a thorough post chemo protocol. This is a job for the rest of my life.
As most of you know I have been back at work for sometime. But with a new, bigger, even more personal mission.
I am expanding my practice to work with women who have been diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer. I have beat the odds and I want to help other women do the same.
I would love to hear from you. Please send me an email or give me a call. And feel free to forward this email to anyone you think it might help. I’ll keep you posted on my journey, and send more details, my article, and other postings as they are released.
I continue to be here for each and every one of you and have learned so much that I can share with you. I want to continue to support your healing journey. I am here right besides you and now that I have had this experience, I am more compassionate and empathetic as well as driven to help you not only survive but thrive, no matter the diagnosis.