February 5, 2014 diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 2
May 2014 consultations with:
Dr. Simon Barker, Paracelsus Natural Family Health Center
Dr. Connealy, Center for New Medicine
Dr. Frank Cummins
Dr. Ismael Mena
Dr. Robert Nagourney, Nagourney Cancer Institute
Dr. Francisco Contreras, Oasis of Hope
Dr. Steven Presser, Rx for cannabis
Dr. Mark deDubovay, Advanced Wellness Center
June 4, 2014 started Chinese herbs with healer from Florida. This is one of the few things that showed great improvement. But because it took longer than I expected, I stopped mid-therapy, only to see that one of my tumors went from the size of a grape to a pea in 10-14 days.
June 2014 Oasis of Hope 3-week stay. August 2014 Oasis of Hope for week 4 of 28-day protocol
August 19, 2014 Dr. C suggested GCmaf shots and RGCC testing. Used Limbic Stress Assessment (LSA) to scan for mistletoe: not compatible for me.
August 21, 2014 to about October 4, 2014 James Scheb, Healer; prescribed I-10, holy land oil, sangrai/ chapperal
August 24, 2014 First dose of cannabis oil
August 25, 2014 Started quark cheese and flax oil (Budwig diet)
September 16, 2014 Dr. B. finish Goleic acid shots, then order GCmaf online from Japan. Per RGCC test results, the following are good for me: apricot kernels, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, lycopene, Quercetone (quercetin) w/enzymes
September 19, 2014 First day of Herceptin; Started Herceptin with Dr. S because Dr. B OK’d it
September 19, 2014 Dr. Mark deDubovay OK'd cannabis oil from Bluebird Botanicals with muscle testing
October 15, 2014 Round 2 of Herceptin. no pain or discomfort. felt great. got 25% less than the first time.
October 20, 2014 more shrinkage! After this, effectiveness of Herceptin began to wear off
December 2014 started vitamin C and vitamin B drips, apx. 2x/month
January 2015 to May 2015 started Chemotherapy attempt #1 of Herceptin, Perjeta & Taxotere; finished 5 months, did not work. Dr. Edwin Lin suggested trying a different chemo.
June 2015 Started TDM1 / Kadcyla. Shrinkage by the 2nd round!
January 2016 - current (December 2018)
February 5, 2016 No evidence of disease!
May 1, 2016 Started period again (had stopped when chemo was started in January 2015)
March 2017 - August 2018 Weekly acupuncture with Dr. Lee
Apricot kernels, laetrile
Budwig Protocol cannabis oil, cannabis paste, cannabis edibles
CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Herceptin (Targeted therapy). September 2014 - December 2014
Herceptin, Perjeta, Taxotere, January 2015 to May 2015
TDM-1/Kadcyla, (Targeted therapy): June 2015 to current (still as of December 2018)
EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique
Fasting, (intermittent fasting & water fasting)
GcMAF (Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor) shots
Goleic acid shots
PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic field Therapy)
Worked with energy healer #1 and reflexologist
Worked with healer #2, using Chinese herbs worked with healer #3, using energy, supplements and food
I want to be clear that even though I've tried many different alternative therapies and didn't find them to work for me, I did hop around, starting and stopping them and I may have not given them enough time. I don't want to discourage anyone from trying something out because what didn't work for me may work for you.
A key example was when I was taking Chinese herbs for a couple of weeks. Part of regimen was to drink a tea made from a powder, that tasted terrible like ash and drink a tea made from herbal leaves, that tasted equally terrible. I was instructed by a Chinese healer in Florida who spoke Vietnamese. Since I couldn't fully understand him, I had my mom on the call to help us communicate.
I told the healer about the little tumors in my left armpit which started to hurt. He said to use the band-aid that he included in the package of medicine he initially mailed to me. The band-aid had medicinal paste on it. He instructed me to put it on over the tumors and leave it on for days, until it fell off from taking showers.
There was a cultural difference in communication and the answers weren't elaborate as I wanted them to be, they were short and to the point. I didn't get comforted, encouraged and I didn't feel understood. I couldn't ask the questions myself and get a clear answer every time (sometimes Mom forgot to ask questions I had). Because of all of these things, I was nervous about how effective the regimen was.
When I didn't see results as quickly as I wanted, needed and hoped for, I made an appointment with the Oasis of Hope hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. Over the next few days or a week (I don't remember exactly since this happened years ago), I focused on making arrangements and planning for my 4-week stay, which was 3 weeks on, 2 weeks back at home and return for the last 1 week.
Once I arrived at the hospital, one of the doctors would pay me a first time visit. I figured that he would want a thorough look, so I removed the herbal band-aid. It was then that I discovered that the armpit tumors had shrunken down by 75%; it had only been four days! Had I known the Chinese herbs were that effective, I would have stuck with it for longer. By the time I realized it was working, I had already left to the Oasis of Hope in Mexico.