I had been finding lots of lumps on the back of my neck, sides of my throat, collar bone area, and under my arms. I went to my doctor who is an internist. He felt the ones on the sides of my throat and suggested the possibility of lymphoma. Since I had an uncle who died of melanoma cancer, I wasn’t really surprised by the possibility. My internist sent me to a surgeon who found more lumps in my groin area. He scheduled a biopsy on the lump under my right arm.
I had the biopsy on February 27, 2018. It was scheduled for early morning because the lab picks up the fresh, live tissue at 2:00 every afternoon. He said it would take five business days to get the results.
On Thursday, March 8, my internal medicine doctor called me into his office to give me the results. The lab found two types of lymphoma cancer: CLL and SLL. The CLL is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. The SLL is Small Lymphotic Lymphoma. Both of these, from what we understand, are non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, which are not agressive cancers.
My husband is being such a great help to me. He is trying to keep me stress free by doing as much research as he can, having this page set up for me on my website (by our son, Sherman), and keeping me informed about what he learns.
I won’t have the full picture until I go the oncologist on March 20. In the meantime I have read some articles by doctors who don’t have a sales pitch agenda. I had started a notebook with a list of foods to eat, foods to avoid, and how to treat cancer naturally. Unfortunately, my notebook decided to take a walk and is currently unavailable. So…here’s what I remember and have been implementing:
I drink at least 2 cups, although the protocol says to drink 3, of warm tea every day. The protocol suggests green tea, peppermint tea, and rose hips. My favorite tea is Red Zinger, produced by Celestial Seasonings. I have a cup of that in the morning. In the afternoon I drink green tea, and in the evening (when I can squeeze it in) I have a cup of peppermint tea. If I can’t squeeze all three into my day I start with the Red Zinger (which has rose hips), then combine green tea and peppermint about an hour and a half before bed. I was using 1 T raw, natural, local honey and 1 T pure molasses (nothing added) to my tea. I was also making a fresh fruit smoothie every morning for breakfast. Apparently it was too much sugar since I started developing signs of a yeast infection. So I am currently taking a short break from anything sweet.
I have read a lot of information that says cancer cells are attracted to sugar; thus your body needs to raise its ph balance in order to fight the cancer cells. I have also started watching my diet: no processed foods, only fresh meat and vegetables with as little fat as possible. I eat lean meat. If I have to use cooking oil (like for eggs) I use saturated, unprocessed coconut oil.
More to come. Thanks for reading. Feel free to leave a message.