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Jun

My Personal Health and Wellness Struggle

by Tiffany in Health & Healing, Tidbits

As many of my friends both online and off now know I am facing a dramatic health struggle right now. Despite efforts to educate myself and lead a healthy life I came up against a major roadblock recently. It is a roadblock that has been affecting me for awhile now but circumstances prevented a definitive diagnosis and earlier treatment. So here is my personal struggle with health and wellness I am 28 years old and I have stage three colon cancer.

During these last few weeks my fight against this giant began when I had major abdominal surgery to remove my sigmoid colon, my appendix, and about 15 lymph nodes, which were also malignant. During this surgery the Doctors also checked my liver for cancerous lesions or tumors and thankfully none were found. The surgery went very well and other then a nasty scar from my belly button to my groin and the inability to lift anything over 5 pounds because my abdominal muscles are severed, I am already feeling good. In fact, I might almost say I feel better then before the surgery since chronic pain had plagued me for a year. That pain is gone now and the pain from my surgery will be gone soon too. And I need to feel good now because I have a bigger battle ahead and I need to regain all my strength both physical and emotional.

My battle is too continue shortly after a brief recovery period with chemotherapy treatments. For this next phase of the battle I have chosen to go to Arizona and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea. I am also researching alternative and complimentary therapies that are available there.

All in all this is a very scary time for me. There is nothing like cancer to get you thinking about your own mortality and what would happen to your loved ones if you were to die. I have felt a wide range of emotions lately including sadness, panic, depression, and anger. I made a last ditch effort to get financial things in order for my children in case my surgery went badly and I had teary eyed discussions with my mom about my wishes for them after I was gone.

BUT this is also a hopeful time. It has to be really because when cancer has you backed against a wall you need to fight back and be unrelenting in your pursuit of health and wellness. What better wake up call is there! This whole experience has taught me not to take health for granted. The health and wellness of my whole family should always be front and center in my life because we want to be together for a long, long time. So what other pursuits can come before that?

In the future I hope to post more topics about cancer prevention and treatment because it is important for us all and yes it is especially important to me now. And if my blog has gone unattended for any length of time you all will know that I am finding my battle a little stressful at the moment but will be back again soon!

Anyway there is my health struggle confession. Please leave me a comment with your healing messages. I will need them!

  • Dear Tiffany,
    I am so sorry to read of your health challenge. I am a breast cancer survivor (2004), and just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I find Shaklee supplements critical for my health. And I believe prayer is critical for everyday living. If you want to check Shaklee products out, or contact me, you may do so through my website. My mission is to offer healthy choices for safer homes and family wellness. I am affiliated with a company who’s philosophy is based on the Golden Rule. We have seen many people battle many health challenges with better nutrition. This is my first visit to your site. It certainly appears that you also believe in the power of nature. I look forward to reading more of your blogs soon.
    Healthfully yours,
    Cheryl.

  • Tiffany I’m so glad you blogged. It’s great to hear from you. You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers. :)

  • Arika

    Tiffany – I just want you to know that I am praying for you and I admire your strength and courage through this whole thing, as are all the other Mom Masterminds!

  • Sasha

    Tiffany, I admire your courage as you are struggling through this. You seem to be keeping your spirits up. I’ll definitely be keeping you in prayer.

  • Kari

    Hi Tiffany,
    Its so nice to hear from you. I am deeply sorry you have to go through this. My prayers go out to you and your family. I think about you often and wish you much success in fighting this battle. I will be checking your blog for any updates on how you are doing.

    Sending ((hugs)) from California

  • Dawn

    Hang in there Tiffany! You are one strong lady and I know you can defeat anything you set your mind to. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sallie

    PLEASE read Kevin Trudeau’s books! Natural Cures They Do Not Want You To Know About or go to his website at NaturalCures.com. If you want to use my login information, just e-mail me and I’ll give it to you. He has a whole section on cancer! I’ll be praying for you.

  • Kari

    Natural Cures is an interesting book. He has a 2nd one out called More Natural Cures (I think thats the name).
    That guy is just packed with information :)

  • Dearest Tiffany ~

    I heard on Carrie’s radio show today about your situation and came here to see your posting on it here. I am so very sorry to hear about what you are going through.

    If I may, there is a gift I wish to offer to you that may be of help. I have a very close friend Jenn, who just this past November was diagnosed by conventional medicine with an inoperable brain tumor on her optic nerve and the doctors told her that she had 9 months to one year to live at best. This woman is much like you, She is 25 years old, a happy vivacious woman, a CFO of a local firm here in San Diego and a wonderful soul.

    What I can tell you is through what we have been doing here with herbal rememedies (she went off all conventional medicine entirely as it was making her sicker) spiritual healing and cleansing, as of Easter weekend, her tumor is half gone! She has a boyfriend now and is actually about to close escrow on her first house, things she thought she would never do because they told her she was certain to ‘die’.

    I offer this to you as a gift to let you know that there is hope and miracles do come true if we so choose them to be so.

    As a Wholistic Intuitive Practioner, I would like to offer that you take a look at http://www.herbalhealer.com to get the cancer herbs for detoxying and cleansing. The herbs on Majiah’s website here are as she says they are miraculous. This is what Jenn has been taking: 4-Herb Tea which is also known on their site as ESSIAC, this consists of the four herbs of Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Slipery Elm, and Turkey Rhubarb. Yew Tips is the next, the Yew Tips herb and be mixed with the four herb tea and when you order these they send you instructions on how to make the tea along with an articleall about how these herbs in her formula cure cancer. Next is HHA Beta Glutans with Maitake Mushroom, and the last is Reishi. Now they also recommend Colloidal Silver but Jenn already has it at home so I did not get her any. If you order Colloidal Silver from any other source other than Herbal Healer, please make sure you get the 500 ppm. The lower dosages are not as effective and the 500 ppm is the best truly. It is a bit more expensive than the lower dosages but highly worth it. I do have research on Colloidal which is on my website at http://www.diamondlady.net under the Colloidal Silver link if you need more info on it.

    There are also other herbs hearbal healer recommends such as Shark Cartilage, Geranium, Revivin, HHA Olive Leaf Extract, CME – Cordyceps Extract, Apricot Kernels, Oxy5000, Dioxiclor and a few others depending upon what type of cancer. There is a whole list of information on this site that can be of help in assisting you with this cancer.

    Another key ingredient to cancer physically is chronic dehydration and built up toxic remnants from food and drink of any kind, conventional medicine, and other toxins which we are free from flushing out with an adequate supply of water. I have extensive information on my website about this as well as within the gift that I wish to gift you.

    This other gift I wish to gift to you is something that has been a tremendous gift of assistance to Jenn during this process and has along with the herbs, been the catalyst for this miraculous recovery for her, and that is the spiritual side of cancer, of dis~ease. For it is the physical and the spiritual co-creating harmoniously as One that gifts us with infinite radiant well being and it is the how in how to do and be this that I wish to gift to you now for your own healing physically and spiritually.

    I may be free from being gifted with cancer, but I too have been gifted with many diseases, the most recent diagnosis by conventional medicine being Lupus and a rare and potentially fatal blood disorder where the physical body clots inside and bleeds profusely when cut on the outside. Also as a Doctor of Divinty, I have studied and researched many facets of healing, disease, and death. I have also flatlined and or died ten times and come back to life here on this earth, with my most recent one occurring in Sept 2005 when having the gallbladder removed. So I am free from being a stranger to disease and death. As my Shamanic mentor used to tell me that I am a soul who walks between the worlds:)

    Thus, my gift that I wish to gift you is that I invite you to please go to my website at http://www.diamondlady.net and go to the link where the book I have just published is called Stepping Into Spiritual Oneness, and download it for free from my site. Please read it, in particular the chapter on Vibrational Healing, as I know that the wisdom within the pages of this Chapter and of this book, will be the catalyst for healing as it has been for Jenn.

    If you ever need anything dear friend, please know that I am always, In All Ways, here for you and I will be placing you in our healing circles we hold weekly here in our spiritual center. Please feel free to email me at any moment you so choose if you at diamondlady1025@diamondlady.net. If you so wish to choose to speak with Jenn also for support and guidance through this time in your life, I can email you her contact information as well if you email me.

    Please know that you are always in my thoughts and I envision you as Radiant Infinite Well BEing Always, In All Ways.

    Infinite Love and Light,

    Dr. Patti “Diamondlady” Diamond, DD
    Dancing Dolphin Diamondlady
    Director, The Diamondlady International Spiritual Oneness Center
    Spiritual Medium, Author, Ascended Master

    JUST PUBLISHED! Stepping Into Spiritual Oneness ~ Spiritual Rememberings of the Soul Through Life Experience, available at http://www.diamondlady.net

    Patti is also a Life Long Learning mom of 3 and has written the internationally known book published in 2004, Life Long Learning ~ Transforming Learning – Discovering Learning Through Living Life In Unlimitless Possibilities, available at http://www.lifelonglearning4all.com

  • Deb

    My prayers for you and your family. May God lift you in His arms and Heal you!

    Blessings!
    Deb

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