That’s code for breast cancer.
You can imagine my shock and horror.
This is not something anyone wants to hear from a doctor.
This is not something I had scheduled in the “Grand Scheme of Meredith’s Life“, but here I am faced with the unknown and uncertainty that comes with the diagnosis of a life threatening disease.
Clearly, I am not in charge here, which actually gives me HOPE.
I have Jesus and Mary and all the Angles and Saints, I know they’ve got my back 😉
I muttered to my sweet husband that I just wish there was a “magic bullet” and then I’d be good.
Gabriel, upon overhearing me said, (without missing a beat) “God is your magic bullet Mom.” (Yes, sweet boy, HE is!!!)
Since my diagnosis, I have combed the internet about my particular cancer (HER2+), consulted with friends who have battled or are battling breast cancer as well, and have acquired quite an education in a very short period of time.
Due to my findings I am now a full-fledged VEGAN.
I stopped eating all meat, all sugar, all dairy, all gluten, and all alcohol (WAHHHH!!) and am eating 90% raw fruits and vegetables that are on the lower glycemic index, cuz cancer loves sugar.
If you have any Vegan recipes to share, I’m all ears, but spare me the desserts as I won’t be eating them 😉
There are many, MANY protocols available to anyone who wants to try and cure their cancer naturally with diet and high dose vitamins and supplements, many of which I am using to try and kick it.
I am also going to have surgery in early November and potentially some chemotherapy and radiation, depending upon the effects of my alternative medical treatments that I have already begun.
I have an amazing support team surrounding me daily with love and encouragement – you know who you are 🙂
My family is of course my greatest support and I know I couldn’t survive this without them.
My hubby and kiddos are my “Aces in the Hole” and my shining stars.
I have so much more living to do with all of them — thank goodness I found my cancer in it’s early stages!!!
I am on a fast track to beat this and any prayers you could send my way would be most welcome and appreciated.
I also pray that none of you ever have to go through this, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, pray for us!! <3