Sooooo I just got this notice in the mail and I think they are a little late.
For those that don’t know, I’ve already had cervical cancer and had to have a hysterectomy to remove the cancer-ridden cervix, when I was just 36 years old.
I also had the beginning stages of skin cancer on my face and a large lump in my breast, when I first sat in that doctor’s office to hear the awful news.
So when you see me posting about the importance of getting rid of chemicals and how I have been using essential oils instead, please know it is because I care about you and don’t want to see anyone else go through what I went through.
Several years ago, I could never have imagined the path that my life would have taken.
I was a typical 36-year-old mom who had neglected her own health while caring for everyone else in the family. One day I had a patch of dry skin on my cheek that would not heal, no matter how many different lotions and creams I tried to make it go away.
After about a year I finally headed to the doctor to find out what was up. I thought I was a pretty healthy person, so when I received three different potential cancer diagnoses involving three different areas of my body in a matter of three weeks, I was shocked!
I mean how many people go to the doctor to find out they have cancer cells growing in several areas of the body without asking how or why this could happen. I spent several days crying as I thought about what would happen to my family if the worst happened and cancer took me away too early.
After my slight bout with depression, I did what any normal person would and I checked to see what Dr. Google had to say. It was bad! Dr. Google is not kind and left me feeling even worse about my situation.
I felt so alone and hopeless after spending the day reading all that could happen to me.
Then my sweet friend Rachel sent me a link to pubmed.gov where I found many studies that suggested that I should be using Frankincense and Orange to help my body.
I never considered that when you feed your body junky foods and expose them to toxic chemicals for years and years, you are creating the perfect breeding ground for disease and cancers.
I realized that day that cancer is not always just a random thing and that I actually had some control over it.
In fact, 90% of cancer is NOT genetic, but environmental…meaning things we expose ourselves to.
Since then I have done lots of things recommended by my doctors. I used a special chemotherapy cream to get rid of skin cancer, and a hysterectomy surgery to get rid of cervical cancer.
The biggest culprits: Makeup, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, soaps, candles, air fresheners, mouthwash, etc.
The most important thing that I have done is change my mind!
I realized that I am worthy of health and life, but that would mean I would have to start treating myself better than I had been.
The more I learned about how the body is created to live above the wellness line, the more I wanted to know what that could feel and look like.
This meant that I needed to try new things. There is a saying that goes something like this:
If you do the same things you’ve always done, you’ll get the same things you always get.
I knew that there was NO WAY that I wanted to get the same things again…which for me meant cancer…and that meant I needed to change a lot about the way I was treating my body.
You can read about the different things I did here Why I Am Thankful for Cancer
I’m so thankful that I heard the C-Word from my doctor that day because I hate to think about where I would be today in regards to my health if I just continued living the same way I was.
I probably wouldn’t have even thought to learn about the power of plants like Frankincense or Orange. I probably would have ignored everything about the “food” I was eating.
And I know I wouldn’t have given up my pumpkin spice candles for anything if I hadn’t experienced hearing the C-word.
Hearing that you have cancer is like a 2 by 4 to the face. You are forced to pay attention to things you could so easily ignore before because that could never happen to us or our children…Right?
My husband and I have done a complete 180 in regards to the way we live to get to this point, and I just cannot wait to see where we are in another year!