I have always been a healthy eater. I researched all foods that are linked to cancer and they do not enter my home. I eat only cancer-fighting foods.When I awoke from the medications and was told, with my daughter and son, that I had cancer. I was in denial and was devastated. All I wanted to know was if it was curable. It was confirmed by a group of doctors that included Dr. Grumbine that it was curable and that chemotherapy, and possibly radiation therapy, was needed to do so. I was so devastated, in denial and depressed, but was preparing myself to put on my boxing gloves to beat this disease.
I went through one round of chemo treatments once every three weeks for six cycles of treatments. I had another CT scan done which determined that the cancer was not gone. I had to do another six and a half weeks of mild chemo treatments once a week as well as radiation for six and a half weeks the same time at 4:00 pm every day. With the grace of God, I survived through all of those medications which were horrible. I was loaded with side effects from numbness, tingling, vision problems, loss weight, constipation, and loss of appetite. I lost all of my hair and didn't care. I just wanted to live.
I was treated with the best care, respect and compassion from the entire staff at GBMC. I did my research with the best doctors. I was surrounded with friends that experienced cancer to help prepare me along the way. I became cancer-free in February 2015, exactly around the same time as the year before I was diagnosed. I had the best doctors, nurses and personnel at GBMC. My port was removed in May 2015, and I still get tested periodically. I can't thank GMBC and the staff enough. Thanks for my new hair and a new life!
I have always been a healthy eater. I researched all foods that are linked to cancer and they do not enter my home. I eat only cancer-fighting foods. I also juice, and eat fresh fruits and vegetables only. I continued my ballroom and hand dancing. I exercise as much as possible to keep my girlish fitness. Life is short!