Lymphoma: The Next Chapter
In 2016, two major medical centers, Beth Israel Hospital and Dana-Faber Cancer Institute diagnosed me with a 3 cm tumor Primary hepatic lymphoma with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, B-Cell and T Cell Lymphoma. I was told if I didn’t undergo a chemotherapy protocol called CHOP, that my life expectancy would be about 6 months. Yet, I chose another path. I developed my own plan to treat this cancer through alternative methods which I detailed in a separate blog.
And guess what? Though doctors thought it was impossible, a January 2019 PET scan shows this tumor is gone! That is the good news.
The bad news is the PET scan showed a new 1 cm tumor on my liver. A later PET scan in April 2019 confirms this tumor, and it shows it metastasized to my lymph nodes, which are three times larger than they were in January. Also, there is a spot on my lung.
Thus, I have my work cut out for me again. I’m not a happy camper.
2019 Treatment for Lymphoma
I will continue with the methods I have been using since January 2016.
And this go-round, I am adding new methods and practices to my treatment toolbox.
Tumor(s): I love the ocean. During hypnosis, I use imagery of being at the ocean, and watching the ocean waves gently rolling over a sandcastle and dissolving it away.
Swollen lymph nodes: I imagine cooling the outside, while flushing out the contents inside with Clorox or some disinfectant.
There are various types of neurofeedback. Neurofield is one type that uses pEMF-meaning low frequency magnetic waves. There are various protocols. The protocols I am using are the following: Lymph swelling, Inflammation Reduction, Improve Immune System and Nogier. Also, I’m infusing Evian Water with Inflammation Reduction.
Olive, Oak, Crab Apple, Gentian, Walnut, Star of Bethlehem and Wild Rose.
Frankincense, Clove, Ledum. I use these directly on my swollen abdomen.
Reiki and Reflexology
I include the foods listed below in my diet, and the Brain Health recipes on my website. These recipes are good for fighting inflammation and cancer.
- Protein: Omega-3 Fish (such as tuna, salmon, and shrimp), lamb chop, bison, chickpea pasta, pistachio nuts, and black bean brownies.
- Vegetables: radishes, asparagus, celery, cucumber, kale, Brussel sprouts, avocado, garlic, beets, sweet potato, spinach,
- Fruits: papaya, watermelon, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, blackberries.
- Sweets: Chocolate Bark
- Asea Supplements: https://aseaglobal.com/
I’ve known about Asea for years, but I felt this was time to try them to help with swollen lymph nodes. I started this regiment on May 1, 2019.
My next appointment with my oncologist is in September 2019. I will keep you posted.
Until then, I leave you with a little humor…
Since I started my private practice in 1979, I always label my patients by dog breeds. I have even labeled myself. Now it has come full circle.
The strange about my lymphoma is that I have never had an abnormal blood test. In fact my oncologist says that I am the healthiest person he has ever seen. All, and I mean all, of my blood tests are normal or better than normal. Yet, I have lymphoma, which by definition is cancer of your lymphatic system and would show in a blood test.
I was sharing this information with Martha Lindsay. Martha is the nutritional educator on our integrative team of brain health experts. Martha is also a doctor of veterinarian medicine.
When I told Martha how I have lymphoma, yet my blood tests are all normal, she informed me that dogs can have normal blood tests and still have lymphoma. I guess I really am a dog at heart!