My Cancer Journey:Research

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.

6 thoughts on “My Cancer Journey:Research

  1. I’m so sorry about all this Kay. I love you dearly and I’ll always be here for you! If you need anything please don’t hesitate to call! Also Mike and I would love for you and Tom to come visit us sometime and possibly have a cookout and fishing! Love you! Lisa Parker ❤️

    1. Hi, Lisa. Thanks for visiting my website. It means a lot to me. You and Mike are special people. Keeping you and your kids in my prayers. Love ya!

  2. Hi Ant Kay this is Evelyn Shambley I recently read your blog.i must say I learned more from reading your blog,and I would love to buy some of your book .if you could tell me how or were I can buy your books that would be great.

    Sincerely …. Thanks

    1. Hi, Evelyn. Thanks for visiting my website. Right now I only have one book on the market. It’s in Kindle format so you need an ebook reader to read it or you can download Kindle reader for free on your computer. The name of the book is Mending Fences, but there are other books with the same title so you need to find it by searching my name on Amazon. The name I use as my author name is Aleta Kay. That’s my first and middle name. I think the current price is $2.99.

  3. Aleta, I’m sorry to hear about your cancer. I’m keeping you in my prayers. Your post is very informative and has made me realize that even healthy people should be concerned about what they are eating and putting into their bodies. I wish you the best.

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