just to offer a word or two of support. Just under 2yrs ago I was diagnosed with a level 4 Melanoma. (I self diagnosed, got the refferal wrtten and faxed it off to the melanoma unit). As it wasn't a mole, or a freckle (just a slight red patch) they were unsure. A biopisy ws taken, and sure enough it was melanoma. At that stage they thought it wsa just a level 2max. When I was told it was a level 4 and then what the next amount of surgery would involve I took it all in my stride. When I had my bath that night, I actually thought, I'm not afraid to die, but I am going to fight till the end. I wsa also advsied NOT to go on the internet (right, the first thing I did wsa enter the level in the computer).
I then went in search of any person surviving my level of cancer (to no avail). So I tried the next best thing. Anybody surviving a level 4, and above. I came across a book called "beating the cancer myth".
I became a vegan, oh, and I didn't have to go through any chemo, radiation, and after my bi-nodal bisopsy was done, it showed as clear. Apart from a dysplastic nevi )posibly pre-cancerous), I've had no other surgery or complications related to melanoma...
I really didn't realise how lucky I am.....I'm still a vegan, and I truely believe that you can beat even a level 6 cancer, you just need the right tools, and beleifs. If you don't believe in miracles then you aren't a realist. One of my favourite sayings is "You can either live for the rest of your life, or die for the rest of your life". Have faith in your bdoies ability to heal itself, and provide positive images, and role models for yourself. I wsa told of one patient who has lived 10yrs so far with no re-accurances.
Remember, no matter what is happening to your body the essence of your spirit and personality is still you. God bless (who ever your god may be) each and every one of you. If you need some much needed words of encouragement I am more than happy to provide support. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I believe in natural therapies only.
Zena (warrior queen)