I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Pharyngeal (throat) cancer on July 20, 2018. To the surprise of my oncology team the cancer had not metastasized, although the tumor had grown to the size of a golf ball.
My decision was not easy nor immediate, although it didn’t take long for me to opt out of the three-pronged treatment plan presented to me by my oncology team. That plan consisted of: 1) Emergency surgery to remove the tumor, followed up immediately by: 2) intensive heavy-duty chemotherapy and 3) radiation therapy to kill off any remaining cancer and/or tumor. I was told that if I didn’t follow the entire recommended treatment protocol, that the cancer could metastasize quickly and I would likely be dead by Christmas – just five months later. Another of my oncologists actually told me I was making a selfish life and death decision and I wasn’t thinking about my children and family.
In spite of what felt like more or less like “death threats” from my oncology team, I demanded time to think things over. I turned to my 25 years of professional experience in the health and wellness industry, where I had witnessed countless inspirational and seemingly miraculous health recovery stories using natural, holistic treatment protocols. I listened to the advice of multiple medical professionals outside of my oncology team. I consulted with friends and family. Google became my best friend as I spent hundreds of hours doing research, tied to my computer literally 18 hours per day. More than anything though, my ultimate decision was based heavily on the immense experience, knowledge, scientific discoveries, books, product formulations, and direct and indirect encouragement of three renowned medical and wellness professionals. Unknowingly, they predominantly influenced my decision to opt out of the prescribed 3-pronged treatment plan and forge ahead with a natural, holistic healing journey. In retrospect, I know emphatically that these three men all played a major role in why I am alive today. I consider them to be my angels and am proud to be able to have them as resources and as a part of my team as I take my story to the world.