Monday, September 17, 2012

my journey....so far

I was having arm trouble in January. My right arm was numb yet tingly and felt like dead weight just hanging. It had been going on awhile so I felt I should see my doctor. I had injured my ulner nerve on the left arm and had surgery a few years prior and thought maybe it was the same problem. After going over my symptoms along with other symptoms not listed here he felt I had early onset M.S. and told me to keep a journal. He then commented I needed to come in for my yearly check up as I was over do and my blood work from last time was not good. (ofcourse it was not bad enough to make him contact me...) I said I would and made the appointment as well as my yearly mammogram. The receptionist called to schedule it and then said they have a cancelation , would you be willing to go in tommorow morning? Ofcourse, why not? *Thank You Jesus. I went for my mammogram and was called back. Pretty normal for me to be called back as I have large dense breast. The radiologist checked my scans as I waited and came in to tell me there was something there and I needed a needle biopsy. I would need to meet with a surgeon first. I met with a nice surgeon. He was short with a large head and so smiley. looked like he shoped in the boys dept. I liked him instantly. He assured me it was probably normal as only 18% ever turns out to be cancer. The biopsy was scheduled. after the procedure it was a very long week although I never worried. God had brought me here and I knew he would bring me through it. It was cancer and I would need a lumpectomy. This made me search everything i could on breast cancer. I wanted to feel I had controll over some part of it.I switched to a plant based diet. I found a book crazy sexy cancer, Kris Carr . I learned the importance of juicing green cancer fighting vegtables. Juicing allows the nutrients to enter your blood steam instantly rather than smoothies that your body would need to digest first. while fighting desease you want to have less stress on the body so juicing is great. I admit it was tough at first. I was not willing to eat alot of these vegetables for the last 40 something years and now I am going to drink them? yes, I will say I now am addicted and often drink it at night as well because I crave it. I had the lumpectomy but the margins were not clear. They found more cancer that never showed up in the mammogram * Thank You Jesus. I did not mesh well with my oncologist so I got a new one and he felt I should see a plastic surgeon to discuss how he could make me look nicer after this ordeal since there would be more surgery. I agreed. Funny thing is I felt odd going to me a plastic surgeon is for vain people who do not want to age... I was so wrong. This doctor was a God send to me. His wife had gone through Breast cancer. He had them fax over my labs and sat and went over them with me in a way my oncologists had not. He told me lets focus on getting rid of the cancer then I can fix what needs to be fixed. I felt so sure at that moment I would be fine. God sent me to the right doctor. I had a mastectomy. I healed ahead of schedule. My doctor even felt it was due to my juicing. jump ahead a few months ..I had my reconstructive surgery 2 weeks ago. I was told I would need to wear my sports bra for about 4 weeks. I went to see him a week after the surgery and he said It was looking good and I could switch to a regular bra. The constant theme here is the healthy vegetables and fruit in my diet have had such healing properties. Please do not wait until you have a health issue. Love yourself enough to make changes in your diet today. ......p.s. I have not blogged in so long . No matter what I did I could not get the paragraphs to space. Sorry if it was difficult to read .

17 comments:

  1. audrey that is a beautiful story, not that you can say breast cancer is beautiful but you are so positive and have such faith you just shoot sunbeams out of your words! thank you for sharing and I continue to pray for your recovery. Allison

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  2. Wow, Audrey...what a story. I have no doubt that you will beat this disease...with your diet regimen and positive outlook as your tools, along with awesome doctors. You go, girl!

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  3. I am so glad you found Kris Carrs' book to help. Yes juicing makes the body alkaline and cancer does not like that!! Glad you are recovering so well.

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  4. Audrey - your story is so uplifting.....I so admire your courage, your faith and your positive energy. Thank you for sharing and I am so blessed to have been able to meet you in person! Thank you! Susie (Susie's Bittersweet Treasures)

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  5. Wow, God was there helping You every step of the way!

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  6. Glad you are doing well Audrey! Can you post some of your juicing recipes?

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  7. Audrey, I'm glad you are getting along well. I must admit, I've not heard anything about the juicing before. I'd love to know more.

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  8. I am so glad you are doing well and that God has brought you through this hard road. I too, would love to know more about juicing..

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  9. Audrey so good to see a post from you. I have been thinking of you. I just recently started to blog again and began with my story too. For so long I couldn't seem to get my thoughts together and put my fingers on the keyboard.
    Two weeks ago I finished a 5K walk for Ovarian Cancer and 3 months I would never have thought I could do it. Stay well my friend.
    Linda http://simplycountryseasons.blogspot.com/

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  10. Audrey,
    Thinking of you and praying always. I admire your courage and willingness to share this difficult journey that you are traveling.
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  11. It was wonderful seeing your post.I pray for you daily. I need to find out more about this for Amanda. Keep strong and again, it is good to see you back posting.

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  12. Thank you for sharing Audrey! It is a hard road to travel, but God is there every step of the way...You inspire others just by living with faith and hope! God Bless!! big hugs, Jen

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  13. Hi Audrey,
    What a great post...there you go thinking of others as usual. I am so happy you are coming through all of this, what an ordeal. I am sure the vegtables helped, but God is the real reason. I knew he would not let you down!! See you soon.
    Hugs,
    D

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  14. Audrey, I absolutely believe that your diet made a huge difference -- I know someone (and know OF several others) who completely cured their cancers by eating vegan/raw and juicing! GOOD FOR YOU! :-D I am so happy for you, and will pray that God continues to bless you!!

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  15. Hope to see you back on your blog soon! We miss you here in Blogland :)!
    Pamela

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  16. Bless! Are you OK now? Waiting for your back.

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