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Doctor Declares Cure

2bhealed
2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hey all you awesome semi-colons!!

Well, yesterday was my 5 year colonoscopy and nary a polyp was found and the surgeon declared me CURED!

I didn't post right away because I had to allow that to sink in for one, and for another, do we EVER really believe that we are cured and that it won't come back? Even if posting this I think, what if.......

But bud encouraged me to post it and so here I am telling my world!

For those who do not know me I was a Stage 3 lymph positive colon cancer survivor who opted out of the chemo not having one treatment ever. Never.

I chose instead to use Western diagnostics and Eastern Medicine which included my foundation of juicing organic veggie juices to the tune of 3 quarts a day. I detoxed, tweaked my diet, had acupuncture, took chinese herbs, and went for weekly massages, bodywork, and counseling. For 6 months. And worked hard at it. I reignited my yoga practice and kept on exercising. I ended toxic relationships and avoided new ones.

And I discovered, as we all have, the wonderful community of semi-colons who have allowed me my soap box to spread my message of hope and healing.

I want you all to celebrate with me and I thank you for being on this forum. I learn so much about cancer, it's standard treatments, and the courage you all have to face your daily battles. thank you for allowing me to witness your stamina and endurance in the face of adversity.

Thank you.

I raise my carrot juice to my cancer compatriots!

peace, emily who continues to juice no matter what......
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  • jsabol
    jsabol Member Posts: 1,145
    HOOOOOORRRRAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!
    What great news, Emily!! Let me be among the first of very many here to offer congrats on reaching this milestone and thanks for all the help you have provided to us on the way.
    Keep up the good work and enjoy! Judy
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  • vinny3
    vinny3 Member Posts: 928
    That's wonderful news Emily. You are an inspiration to all of us. I hope you keep posting and helping us through the struggle.

    ****
  • alta29
    alta29 Member Posts: 435
    Wow !!! That sounds soooooo good...Enjoy the good news and God bless....
  • Limey
    Limey Member Posts: 446
    WOW, I am honored to congratulate you for your hard work and positive attitude. You have helped me so much in my recent struggle. Your are an inspiration to be and you bring belief that hope is NEVER all lost but just looking to be found. celebrate
    Mark
  • CAMaura
    CAMaura Member Posts: 719
    Congrats, Emily! All the best to you and keep up all the good work - Maura
  • chynabear
    chynabear Member Posts: 481
    CAMaura said:

    Congrats, Emily! All the best to you and keep up all the good work - Maura

    Emily,

    You are an inspiration to us all! I believe with all my heart that you are one of the first, if not he first, who sent me on my nutrition journey to health and healing.

    I am so happy and excited to hear this news and grateful that you share this message with us.

    It is a good day!

    Tricia
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    Man oh man oh man oh man!!!!

    YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!!!!

    Naked happy dancing with NED!!! and with his buddy CURE!!!!!!

    I am smiling from ear to ear, emily!!!!

    Great, big, happy, happy, hugs!!!!
    Kathi
  • betina61
    betina61 Member Posts: 642
    Congratulations on the WONDERFUL news,cured sound so much better than NED,I am very happy for you and for all of us because when we read this posts is like an injection of hope and positive thoughts.Thanks for being there for all of us.ENJOY your life. Betina
  • Moesimo
    Moesimo Member Posts: 1,072
    WoooHooo!!!!!

    Cured!!! What a wonderful word. I am so happy for you. You have been an inspiration to all.

    Maureen --- who will raise her glass for you and it won't be carrot juice.
  • goldfinch
    goldfinch Member Posts: 735
    Wow!!
    COngratulations emily! I knew it could be done. And how appropriate that it starts with you! I'm so happy for you!
    Mary
  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313
    Congratulations Emily! Thanks for all your encouragement AND for your courage to do it your way. It took a lot of work, dedication, patience, but it worked for you.

    Many many more NED years for you!

    Kerry
  • Glv49
    Glv49 Member Posts: 206
    Emily,
    Congratulations!! That is so wonderful... what an inspiration you are to all of us.. I hope to hear those fantastic words someday too. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.. and go live Cancer Free and Cured!!

    Gail in PA
  • RunnerZ
    RunnerZ Member Posts: 185
    Emily, Congratulations!!! What a great landmark in your life. I remember that day...now it is time to live the rest of your life in peace while encouraging others to seek the same. I am so happy for you.
  • debralla
    debralla Member Posts: 203
    Glv49 said:

    Emily,
    Congratulations!! That is so wonderful... what an inspiration you are to all of us.. I hope to hear those fantastic words someday too. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.. and go live Cancer Free and Cured!!

    Gail in PA

    Emily.
    What wonderful news .
    Thanks for sharing it with all of us .
    Take Care and God Bless.
    Debra.
  • Lisa Rose
    Lisa Rose Member Posts: 594
    RunnerZ said:

    Emily, Congratulations!!! What a great landmark in your life. I remember that day...now it is time to live the rest of your life in peace while encouraging others to seek the same. I am so happy for you.

    Congratulations Emily ~ wishing you all the best now and always.

    Lisa
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965
    I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!! YAHOOOOOOO

    CELEBRATE HONEY!!!!!!!! You so deserve it.

    Isn't it something that you, Stacy and Sponger all celebrated your 5 year cure marks this year!!!!!!!

    Hugs sweetie and see you in the spring!!!!!!

    Lisa P.
  • fedester
    fedester Member Posts: 753
    hi emily,
    great news!!!! go celebrate!!! how about alittle vodka in the carrot juice only kidding!!!
    keep up the good work. you are always here for all of us, please continue to be part of this great forum!!!. i know i have gotten thru alot because of caring people like yourself and the other members of my extended family here.
    semi's rock!!!!!!!
    be well
    bruce
  • StacyGleaso
    StacyGleaso Member Posts: 1,233
    EMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am SO happy for you! I send the warmest wishes for many many more years of good health to come!!!

    Hugs,
    Stacy
  • HowardJ
    HowardJ Member Posts: 474
    Excellent news! Celebrate!!

    Howard
  • shmurciakova
    shmurciakova Member Posts: 906
    Yea!!! That rocks! What a wonderful thing to hear. Believe it because it is true!! I am so glad that you posted this. I am sure there are so many people who have been inspired by you over the last 5 years, besides myself. You have so much good information to share with all those who choose to listen and follow, even if only in part, your holistic approach.
    I am glad you posted because it reminds me to finish washing this gross old juicer that a friend gave me! It is not a Champ, it is probably more like a "WIMP" but I am gonna give it a go. Maybe it will inspire me to go out and get a "real" juicer!
    Take care. I hope to talk to you soon,
    Love,
    Susan H.
  • Kanort
    Kanort Member Posts: 1,272
    Fabulous news, Emily! Thank you for sharing your story as well as your great results. CURED is one "c word" we would all love to hear.

    Hugs,

    Kay
  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723
    Hi Emily,
    Congratulations mate. I truly admire your courage. In a world where docs say JUMP most of us yell "how high", you decided to do it your way. I don't know whether you ever had doubts,though I doubt that you did, you had total faith in the path that you had chosen and it has delivered you to CURED. I am glad for you and your family .
    Ron.
  • Betsydoglover
    Betsydoglover Member Posts: 1,248
    Emily!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the real deal!!!!!!! So great - so happy for you - life does go on!!!!!!!!!

    Fantastic, great, wonderful, happy news!!!!!!!!!!!

    Betsy
  • jams67
    jams67 Member Posts: 925
    You've just opened your first Christmas present. What a gift! Cured, such a wonderful word! jams
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064
    jams67 said:

    You've just opened your first Christmas present. What a gift! Cured, such a wonderful word! jams

    oh man....all you Rockin' Semi-colons have so touched my heart with your wonderful replies!

    I just got home tonight (my one work day plus parent/teacher conferences for my one not homeschooled) and it was SOOOOO nice to open up this thread and read all your warm wishes.

    I have moments of euphoria (someone told me tonight I was glowing so I had to tell her why) mixed with....oh but what if....ACK!

    I do what I do with diligence for ALL of us. Because you all know what my "someday" dream is......that no one will have to suffer through chemo ever again.

    I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for the encouragement of you words to keep keeping on.....

    Susan, I had to laugh at your WIMP comment.

    Just think the song.....WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!! and then get juiced! haha

    hugs to you all. We're in it together.

    peace, emily who poops orange (TMI! haha)(I couldn't resist)
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064
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    It honestly isn't that bad! i happen to love my carrot juice recipe and have to have it much like folks with their morning coffee. So getting it down hasn't been a problem. but if you start juicing, start off with small amounts and build up. According to Max Gerson (grandaddy of juicing), his cancer cures had you juicing 12 8oz glasses of carrot juice per day. I didn't want to do that so I just did it in larger increments. Not necessarily the best way but it worked for me.

    peace, emily www.discountjuicers.com
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064
    Kanort said:

    Fabulous news, Emily! Thank you for sharing your story as well as your great results. CURED is one "c word" we would all love to hear.

    Hugs,

    Kay

    AMEN sister!
  • kangatoo
    kangatoo Member Posts: 2,105
    2bhealed said:

    oh man....all you Rockin' Semi-colons have so touched my heart with your wonderful replies!

    I just got home tonight (my one work day plus parent/teacher conferences for my one not homeschooled) and it was SOOOOO nice to open up this thread and read all your warm wishes.

    I have moments of euphoria (someone told me tonight I was glowing so I had to tell her why) mixed with....oh but what if....ACK!

    I do what I do with diligence for ALL of us. Because you all know what my "someday" dream is......that no one will have to suffer through chemo ever again.

    I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for the encouragement of you words to keep keeping on.....

    Susan, I had to laugh at your WIMP comment.

    Just think the song.....WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!! and then get juiced! haha

    hugs to you all. We're in it together.

    peace, emily who poops orange (TMI! haha)(I couldn't resist)

    WOW Emily! Sorry to be so far down tha list gal...Jen has me busy doin tha housework...lol!Great to hear your news. For so long you have been an inspiration to so many including this little black duck.You have every right to be proud of yourself and we hope yah celebrate...just remember to include a toast from us ozzies!
    You have what we call in oz...."GUTS"....SCUSEY ME FRENCH!You have championed a path that many could follow yet at the same time been respectfull of the path others choose to take.Each person in their own way must make that decision.In your case your choice has paid off.There are no concrete answers to what is the right or wrong path.....only that each is comfortable with the decisions they make as individuals.Live a long and rewarding life Em.You have supported Jen and I since late 2003....for that I thank you.
    Luv n huggs,,,,Ross n Jen
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565
    Em -

    I can't tell you how happy I am for you!! Your story is an absolute inspiration to so many people. You know, you should write a book about it!

    Love ya!

    - Sponge