After my cancer journey I am more passionate than ever about living life to the fullest.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2015. The surgeon said I was 'lucky' because "we got it early". It was 2.2cm. Little did I know that the cancer had metastised to my bones and was now considered to be stage 4! How quickly my outlook on life changed.
I could not believe I would die in my 40s when there was still so much I wanted to do! A few days after my diagnosis I received a call about a new trial run by Peter Mac Hospital. It involved immune boosting therapy and high dose radiotherapy.
After a nervous few months I was accepted on the trial. Three months' later the cancer was all gone!
It is difficult to put into words how amazing it felt to have a second chance at life. A chance to really live fully and make every moment count.
During the trial I was determined to be as healthy as possible. I went to seminars and conferences on health and healing and learnt so much. I focused on a healthy diet, meditation, did lots of positive visualisation, and even had reiki and crystal bed healing sessions. I met some amazing people and remain super grateful for everyone who helped me along the way. While I experienced pockets of intense fear, I felt supported, loved and positive throughout my journey and had a 'knowing' that it was not my time to go. I felt that somehow I would beat cancer.
While I knew the risk of cancer returning was high I was surprised and pretty gutted that it reappeared two years after completion of the trial in the same spot as the orignal cancer. After some surgery, time off work to rest and recover, recent tests confirm I am cancer free again! The scars on my bones are healing and my Oncologist says 'keep doing what you are doing because it's working'. Hooray! Good bye cancer x 2.
Hopefully I am done with cancer forever. I love life more than ever and am constantly amazed at the human body and its ability to heal. I continue supporting my body with meditation, energy work, positive visualisation, essential oils, exercise and diet. I feel healthy, blessed and super grateful!