Wendy Woolfson

The Motivation

I have no idea if I’ll be able to clear the cancer but I know I have to try, and since chemo neither agrees with my body or my ideals then I need to find other ways. I’ve done a ton of research as have friends of mine who feel a similar way. There is plenty of information out there about alternative ways to combat and prevent cancer, it’s just that none of it is in the mainstream. We don’t hear about other ways to cure cancer except for chemotherapy, and the reality is, the stats for survival and longevity vary broadly depending on who is reporting them, and are often low, much lower than I expected. As I’ve discovered, the side effects of chemo are brutal and can last for years, and it makes sense to me that there must be ways other than flooding our body with poison to prevent and cure cancer. Apparently cancer cells are growing in our bodies all the time; it’s just a case of whether they go rogue and start mutating, and there are reasons why they do, most often linked to diet and lifestyle.

I’m tired and I’m in pain a lot of the time so it’s been helpful to have people around me who are suggesting and highlighting alternative pathways to healing. I’ve just received a batch of minerals from an organisation I had been to when I was pregnant with my first son seventeen years ago. Back then they cured me of a chronic skin condition that I’d been suffering from for many years that doctors and dermatologists couldn’t figure out. So, when my cousin reminded me of them I thought I would go back for some advice. I’ve just finished a three day fast and in the last 6 weeks have completed another three days, as well as a forty-five hour and a thirty-six hour fast. I also do intermittent fasting and follow a Ketogenic diet, which has no sugar and very low carbohydrates. Due to my research I believe all of this is not only preventative for cancer but can also shrink tumours. I was surprised when I didn’t find the three days fast difficult except for the desire to continue the routine of eating, I missed eating! It could be that I’ve got used to fasting and I also eat very little these days, plus my diet has become very refined. I’m taking one intervention from the hospital which is Immunotherapy. It’s a fairly new therapy that involves putting chemicals in the body that trigger and amplify the immune system to help it recognise and attack cancer cells, and so far the side effects are minor. I’ve heard some positive reviews about it from nurses and patients I’ve met, so I’m hopeful it makes a difference.

I’ve been optimistic and positive about my diagnosis right from the start, and I don’t know why. It feels like I have an automatic driving force inside that is moving me forward without my even trying. I have a strong spiritual practice so I guess I would say that it’s my soul that I’m connecting with, and it’s providing me with a reassurance that’s giving me the strength to keep going. When the consultant told me how ill I was, there were two distinct emotions that gripped me at the same time: I started to sob at the harsh reality, whilst simultaneously experiencing a surge of adrenaline and a sort of a thrill as I faced my mortality. It’s not every day you’re told you have a limited span of life left and to start counting. To be clear, that was not how she put it to me. For a while I felt like I was standing outside of myself observing this amazing thing we call life, and death, and it was kind of cool. But we’re all going to die at some point, aren’t we? It’s just that bit more definitive when the doc tells you that Death is already travelling your way and sharpening his scythe.

I’ve always been an adrenaline seeker so I suppose that moment was just another form of excitement, like climbing the top of a mountain or riding a bike super-fast down steep mountains, climbing ice walls or jumping out of a plane at ten thousand feet. My bucket list looks very different from a lot of others I know as I’ve already done a great deal of things in my life. I’m not interested in bucket lists, the last twenty-three years of my life I’ve been doing whatever I want anyway. My desire now is to travel more but other than that I’m perfectly happy with what I’ve got, and I couldn’t ask for more. After living the largest portion of my life with the symptoms of trauma there is nothing I like better than the feeling of peace in my mind, and I thank God that I completed the therapy for that before this happened to enable me to be calm enough to handle things as well as I am.

I’ll keep writing, and praying, and meditating and putting one foot in front of the other. It’s a slow process but then, isn’t everything good in life worth waiting for?


Disclaimer: I am not an expert in any of this and all views are my own. The diets I describe work for me, and I don’t recommend fasting without checking with your GP first. The link below is to support the reader in further research if they desire.

What Is Autophagy? 8 Amazing Benefits Of Fasting That Will Save Your Life

Dr Sten Ekberg