In 2008 I discovered that I had grade 3 breast cancer in my right breast. I was given a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In 2012 the cancer returned in the same breast. I was then given a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. I was not offered chemotherapy or anything further. I continued with my life in a healthy, positive way. In January 2016 after feeling very ill it was confirmed that the cancer had spread to my bones, liver, lung, lymphatic system and now my left breast. I was given 6 months to live and was told there was nothing more could be done.
From January 2016 to August 2016 I continued self- medication along with diet, exercise, vitamins, minerals and anything else which I had learnt had a positive effect on cancer cells. Unfortunately, by the end of August 2016 I was very ill and told the cancer had spread into my skull and spine. At this time I became bedridden, unable to talk, walk or have any quality of life. My life as I knew it came to an end. The oncologists said there was no chance for me and wanted to put me in a hospice. My friends were desperate to find something that could help save my life… and it was in November 2016 that they found the Hallwang Clinic in Germany. My scans were sent and they said they could help me. At this point I was given up to 4 weeks to live and it was imperative I got to The Hallwang very quickly. I was flown by Air Ambulance to Germany where an Ambulance was waiting to transport me to the clinic. From this point my life was about to be transformed. In total I spent 5 months in the clinic receiving treatments. The Hallwang saved my life and gave me back my quality of life. After receiving the first targeted immunotherapies my life changed completely. Within 11 days the physio, Jurgen, had me walking on sticks down the corridor. After having been in a wheelchair for 4 months, this was a true miracle. I became able to talk and interact with people once again. In truth I had started to remember who I had been before my body had become ravaged with cancer. My time at the Hallwang was remarkable. It is a truly holistic place which concentrates on making you better. The doctors, nursing staff and everyone there is committed to making you well. The food is fantastic, all created to ensure you are eating the best ingredients to keep you strong throughout the treatments. The setting is in the middle of The Black Forest which warms your soul every day. Alongside the treatments you are given daily infusions of everything your body needs to keep the side effects to a minimum. These include all vitamins, minerals, boosting fluids and therapies. There is a fantastic phychiatrist, Ben, who is always available to discuss worries and also offers numerous meditation techniques which truly work, even for pain relief. Where I am now!
I left The Hallwang at the end of March 2017. ALL of my tumours have shrunk. My skull cancer has reduced 80 %. My breast cancer has gone completely. My liver tumour has been reduced to 1 cm x 1.5 cm. There is no sign of any tumours in my spinal fluid or lung. I walk twice a day with my dog. I am running my business, which has been my passion for 20 years. I laugh and feel blessed to be here. I feel better than I have for 2 years and my tumour markers have shrunk from 5000 to (last test 21/6/2017) 28!!! The normal range is 0 – 32. Miracles happen at The Hallwang. I met the most inspirational people of my life. I made friends for life and more importantly I got my life back.