Gail lives in a little town outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and with her permission I was able to interview her in regards to her breast cancer story. I found Gail to be a powerful woman who took control of her own health after a horrible experience with chemotherapy. Her bottom line was to let everyone know that people with cancers are not told the whole truth about chemo and that there is another way if only they would listen. Today Gail willingly shares her story with all of us. I know that there are others out there whose minds have opened up and who are lending their ears to hear Gail’s story.
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 9/2014. This was a devasting experience for me but I decided to brave the surgery and I agreed to have the lump removed on July 9/2014. The next step was to do chemotherapy treatments. Now I was taking a thyroid medication at that time so I was concerned that the chemo would interfere with the drug. I counselled with the doctor about that and I also went to see the pharmacist to talk about the drug I was on. I was reassured that the chemo would not interfere with the drug I was on for my thyroid. After the second chemotherapy treatment I became horribly sick. I honestly think the chemo was close to killing me. I certainly was not prepared for the suffering I would undergo. Noone told me. They told me that I would be okay and I trusted them. I knew I would be somewhat sick but no one prepared me for this kind of reaction. My mind went crazy. I couldn’t control myself. I didn’t care about anything, I wasn’t eating. I couldn’t make any meals. I couldn’t do the laundry. I couldn’t be with my family even though I wanted to. My mind was continually racing . I could not sleep and my sleep was in small doses. My daughter, Carleen was there to help me and she did everything in her power to help me. And I am totally grateful to her. But I was in such a serious condition that I said to myself that I can’t live like this any more. The only person who really understood my situation was my nurse practitioner , Barb. She was really awesome. I decided I would go to the Psych ward. There I was put on a medication and I spent time with a support team where I was able to talk and that helped me a lot. I spent from Dec. 25 to Jan. 14/ 2015 in this ward. I was finally released where I was able to function. Then I started radiation treatments. I stayed with my sister, Eileen and she was awesome. I did 5 weeks of radiation treatments. They made me feel really tired but nothing compared to the chemo treatments. I absolutely refused to do any more chemotherapy treatments! When I told my doctor this I was told,’ You can go home and you don’t need to see me anymore.” The feeling I got was “go home and die.” I was angry and I decided that I would not die! I would find a different way.
It was shortly thereafter that my husband’s first cousin came into the picture. Gilbert told me about the Paw Paw program. I was willing to try anything because I was not going back to the chemo way. I contacted Gail Boyce who told me how to do the program and then I contacted Donna Roth who gave me further instruction and confidence. I felt really good about this program. It just felt right. I learned a lot about nutrition. I didn’t know that nutrition could be such a big part of living a healthy life. I started doing the program. It was really easy. I ate only meats and vegetables and salads and berries from the garden. We have our own beef and our own home grown chickens so that part was easy. I stopped eating all breads and grains and dried beans. But I still had one big problem that was lingering and that was depression. I think it was a lot to do with chemo brain but then I was prone to depression all my life.So one day I called Donna Roth and she told me to buy 2 bottles of Probiotic 11 and to take it in high doses. I took 9 in the morning and 9 in the evening. Within about a week of doing this I noticed that my depression was lifting. For the first time in my life the depression had settled down and I was able to function and enjoy life.
I was determined to take on the Paw Paw program and do it until I got over the cancer. Finances were tight for me and I really had to budget to pay for my products. I have taught my children to know the difference between what you need and what you want. I knew what I wanted and I set aside the money I needed for my supplements and I made it work!
I continued the Paw Paw program until in January of 2016 I was told there was no sign of cancer. The medical tests proved that there was no cancer at all. In June of 2016 all tests once again proved that the cancer was gone. I even had my ovaries tested and there was no sign of any cancer. The doctor told me that I did not need to see him anymore.
This has been quite a journey for me but today I look back and I can be grateful to the cancer I had. It made me take control of my life. I discovered not to be led by doctors because they don’t tell the whole truth. I told my doctor that there was one thing she could do for others and that is to tell them the whole truth. I have listened to many doctors speak on TV and not one of them would ever take that chemo they prescribe to someone else. Today I am telling everyone if I were you I would do the Paw Paw program. But when I talk to people they just turn away from it. I had a lot of anger! I was really angry that they put me through such a terrifying experience. I was angry at the chemo. Today I am grateful to anger because it pushed me to look for a different way. I thank my daughter, Carleen who really worked hard with me to express my anger. She would throw a pillow at me really hard and she kept doing it until I grabbed the pillow and threw it back at her. Then we would both laugh. I am thankful to Gilbert for introducing me to Gail. She taught me a lot. I now know what I am supposed to eat. I look forward to my Smoothies every day and I will continue to take the Mineral Chi Tonic, the Flax LIgnans, the Cat’s Claw, the Paw Paw and the Probiotic 11. Over this period of time I also lost a lot of weight. Today I am 100 pounds lighter and I am no longer overweight. I am grateful to you , Donna, for putting this program together.