My True Story : Stage IVb Cancer
HOW I CONQURED STAGE IVB CANCER: MY TRUE STORY
The Big “C” can give anyone a big scare. Cancer has always been labelled as one of the five incurable diseases. It still instills intense fear in people despite great leaps in technology and medical sciences. This is because we equate cancer with death, plus the fact that conventional medicine has yet to come up with new breakthroughs in cancer treatment.
Anyone would naturally want to do everything you can to fight cancer and win the battle! Do you know that Stage IV Cancer – is the most deadly, most debilitating and most frightening stage to be in (because its the very last stage of cancer according to current medical science) where the body is inflamed, circulation is cut off to many organs, and the body in in constant state of pain. At this stage your body cannot heal itself without outside or external intervention. Its imperative to use every possible natural therapies to rebuild your immune system FAST along with “detoxing” the poisons and supporting your mind-body-spirit using all the available protocols and regime you can follow to conquer cancer. It all STILL comes down to YOU ! Be in CONTROL, it’s a matter of life and death.
My Philosophy : Conquer Stage IVb Cancer
My name is Max and I was diagnosed with Stage IVb “Terminal” Esophagus Cancer (the 5-year survival for late esophageal adenocarcinoma alone by itself is close to zero) metastatic to Lymph Nodes and Liver in July 2007, at just 42 years old and that too with young family. I was given pallative intensive chemotherapy (which I regret now) followed by multiple surgeries involving removal of vital organs. It was terminal cancer so I used nutrition, lifestyle changes and natural therapies to heal myself. I followed a complementary approach that includes both conventional and holistic therapies. But I knew that with the conventional treatment success rate of only 2 percent and with my last stage of cancer I could not afford to take the risk of “dangerous palcebos” using only chemo and surgery which are toxic which kills both the cancer and the patient. I had to have something to offset the harmful effects and the risk of developing complications after having both chemo and surgery. And for your information, cancer surgeries carry a higher risk than if the same surgery was performed on someone without cancer. But if you do choose to follow the conventional route, your medical bill with hit six figure so fast that it will make your head spin. However, it costs about $350,000 to die of cancer in America and your insurance company will gladly pay for it.
By the grace of God, I’m alive and kicking, and cancer-free today! So I started this website and blog to share my story with the world. This information saved my life! It could also save yours?
I am now over five years out from my diagnosis of a disease which reached Stage IVb before I cam to know about it and had a survival of 6 months. I am over three years out from any sign of active disease and over four years from a total removal of stomach, 45 lymph nodes and liver resection. I still experience fatigue, perepherial neuropathy, chemobrain, and remain dependent upon feeding tube thru my abdominal wall to sustain my target weight since after total removal of stomach I cannot tolerate food for various reasons.
So my intention in setting up this site may be different than others with cancer still in the midst of their battle. I recognized that, despite our best intentions, we come to identify very intimately with out cancer especially someone who has advanced terminal stage cancer with little or no hope to survive.
Five and half years ago, I discovered from a routine Endoscopy followed by a CT Scan that I had Stage IVb Cancer. I still remember the day which was 4th July 2007 when I was given a verdict that I would not be around for Christmas which was less than six months away. This day the doctor called me and my spouse into his office and told us that I had Esophagus Cancer, you guessed it right, both of us were shocked, paralyzed, numb, terrified, hopeless, or all of the above. The word ‘cancer’ has the potential to play a very disturbing and precarious role in your life, one that is capable of delivering a death sentence. But there was more to come (more bad news) when the very next day I was sent for a urgent priority CT Scan to confirm the extent and size of the tumor which was about the size of my closed fist. The major shock came when the CT Scan reports arrived and the team of specialist were puzzled looking at it since what they saw was that cancer had spread all over the abdomen area, it was in the doctors own words like someone has splashed concrete and all surrounding lymph nodes had cancer. Furthermore, it had also reached and developed and ended into my liver. It was definitely the last stage, terminal cancer or Stage IV b Cancer for sure!
That day changed my life, cast out of my career, separated from goal oriented busyness and from its promises of joy, by the prospect of a probably early death likely within next few months! No longer wrapped in the comfortable mantel of a successful high-profile professional career, I had become a terminal cancer patient. This website is born out of what happened next – of the return to life and health – in fact, to the level of health I had never experienced before- while knowing I had terminal incurrable cancer.
It is the story of how I had to take matters into my own had since the medical faternity had given up any hopes on me and suggested to continue only pallative chemotheraphy- ”that they are sorry but at most I have a few months and should get my affairs straight (make my will)”. This was a wake up call for me either to take my oncologist at face value and live each day till the time comes for me in less than 180 days. I was shaterred and had a loving wife and two young boys who probably did’nt even know what was going to happen to me and that I might not be with them that Christmas. I looked at all of them and had to do something. I had no option but not to lose hope and had took the matter into my own hands no matter what would be the outcome. At that movement I decided that I will have to build upon my early knowledge which I gained over a period of over twenty years in complementary and alternative medicine when my father was in similar circumstances which I was still very young and he was diagnosed of ALS Type MND (Motor Neurone Disease) which still does not have any cure. It had already progressed to 80 percent and he was given at the most two years. I remember that even at that time I refused to lose him and gathered the right knowledge even in the days without internet and managed to halt this at 80 percent till he died 18 years later due to other non related cause and just due to old age complications without any suffering since he was taking to me till his last breath.
I would like you to visualise my scenario that being someone diagnosed as a terminal cancer patient there was no hope for me, after 5 years of Stage IVb Cancer (which is Terminal/Advanced/Final Stage) there’s nobody alive but it’s now but had I not taken things in my own hands and scoured the net and practically every possible material I could gets my hands on and do everything I can to prove the verdict wrong or just to stay alive and be with my family. I went out of the way to find out whatever I can do to defer my prognosis – given less than 6 months to live. What I have found and done has worked well for me and also for others who have followed my path to recovery and survival inspite of having cancer!
Now I would aksy you just one question – “If you want to take advise from someone when you have cancer, you surely want to go to someone who has walked the path before himself and has hands on experience himself (together with credential and formal training in Complementary & Alternative Medicine -CAM) and not just theoritical knowledge gained from a qualification from any institution which I would call - bookish knowledge without any real actual substance behind his acquired knowledge”. Has this person really expericnced and tried any of this treatment and products himself ? Has he suffered the mental and physical agony of having terminal cancer? No one can imagine the plight and suffering which something can affect the lives of the person and his family has to undergo. Having cancer is not like having any other type of illenss or disease. Nothing can be close to cancer more so when you’re at a terminal last stage IVb like me!
“I’ve got a second chance; rather say a second life, not many people get that so now let me give you one”.
It’s not often we get a second chance. I did years ago when I beat a dire prognosis of Stage IVb ( Terminal Stage Cancer) – Esophagus metasised to Lymph Nodes and Liver in July 2007 (despite never having smoke, drink and inspite of even being a vegetarian). Since then, I’ve been determined to share lessons learned from my own journey and recovery which forever changed my life, and overall perspective on health and alternative medicine. After receiving a bleak prognosis for survival of 6 months left to live, I sought to understand my disease from the inside out and to design my own path towards balanced wellness. And I know this with certainty…
Given the right attitude, lifestyle and natural weapons, your body can become an incredibly resilient disease-defying machine!
Do You Want To LIVE ?? Then You Can! You Don’t Have To Die From This Deadly Disease. You Have A TON Of Options & Resources Right Here At Your Fingertips! Feel free to leave comments, inputs and suggestions which will only help others and make my mission successful.
I just hope I have succeeded in my endeavour even if I could bring hope and health back to even in the lives of few people who are at the terminal stage cancer. I know the feeling and would like to share my hope and experiences with you.
The challenge in front of me, and I guess all of us, is to enjoy every moment my view is that everything I’ve learned from this journey, whether I’m cured or not, should be basically to motivate, support, educate other and how I live my life going forward.
“Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.”
– W Clement Stone
P.S: Our sermon here is to CURE YOURSELF, be your own doctor and take responsibility for your health. Max is a “non-medical-doctor” with many “non-patients” who has survived inspite of cancer regardless of the stage.
Ref: Inspiration – http://www.geffenvisions.com/seven_levels_of_healing/