IF WE DIDN'T HAVE HOPE WHAT WOULD WE HAVE

Me and my four Goldens, they are a huge part of my life, my best friends and they bring such great joy to my soul

IF WE DIDN'T HAVE HOPE WHAT WOULD WE HAVE TO HANG ON TO!

Bridgett my oldest golden retriever at nine has had a small tumor on her mammary gland for a couple of years. The vet assured me he didn't really think it was cancerous and just to watch it for growth. Through the two years, I have taken her in on numerous occassions to just make sure that we weren't dealing with anything cancerous and sent on my way with the same suggestion of just watching it. Finally in January of 2012 we went back and thankfully got to see another doctor. She aspirated this tumor and sent cells off to a lab to have the cells analyzed. Test came back not necessarily cancer but suspicious. So at that time I was told I should have it surgically removed and if anything we caught it early. The first week of February 2012 I dropped my princess Bridgett off to have her surgical procedure and happy I was finally hopefully getting rid of any negative health issue she may have. Two hours later I got a phone call from the vet with the bad news. Chest x-rays done before surgery showed it had already metastisised to her lungs. I was devastated and shocked. Other than a little weight loss in the two year time frame (and we were sure this was from the strict diet we had her on) she is playful and active and happy. She has no clinical signs of having cancer. I immediately took her for a second opinion and was promised she is in no pain. So our journey begins here. I have decided against chemo or radiation or a possible surgery to remove the tumors from her lungs as I believe this would just take any quality of life she has left. With the help of my daughter who has a few of Bridgetts offspring we have found many holistic approaches that I am desperate to try. I have put my faith in God and my hope and faith in natural healing. I hope to be writing this diary with a happy ending for the next couple or more years. And so our journey begins.......

She is my friend, my partner, my defender, my dog. I am her life, her love, her leader. She will be mine, faithful and true,to the last beat of her heart. And I will be hers, faithful and true, with every beat of mine.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Man's Best Friend



I had to share this....
                                                                                
 And God created dog  
   The Story of Adam & Eve's Pets


Adam and Eve said to God, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.'

And God said
 to them, 'I will create a companion for you that will be with you and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves..'
And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.   And it was a good animal.   And God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve
, and he wagged his tail

And Adam said, 'Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom
, and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.'

And God said, 'I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a 
reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.'



And Dog lived with Adam and Eve, and was a companion to them and loved them.

And they were comforted

And God was pleased.

And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, 'Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.'

And God said, 'I will create for them a companion who will be with them and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.'

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve. 
And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat's eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings.

And Adam and Eve learned humility.
And they were greatly improved.

And God was pleased . . .And Dog was happy. .

And Cat didn't give a darn one way or the other..

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Golden Retriever Cancer: Testimonials

Golden Retriever Cancer: Testimonials: Essica Tea - Interviews with Rene Caisse and other interesting videos about Essiac Rene Caisse. Essiac: Cancer Cure? part1of4 http://www...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Essiac Tea, The Newest Potion

Well not that things seem very different with Bridgett but she has had her first episode of coughing.  This is not what I wanted to hear in the middle of the night.  Trying not to get those negative feelings of things going bad.  It's hard sometimes not to worry. But I know I have to keep my faith. I haven't stopped my research on natural cancer cures and have read a lot on the use of Essiac Tea and Turmeric for fighting cancer in people and canines.  I have wanted to try the Essiac Tea for a few months now but was hesitant with all of the other things I am doing. I made the purchase today and am in the process of preparing it for her first dose tomorrow morning.  I have also incorporated an organic turmeric into the daily regimen of potions. The four ingredients of the Essiac Tea is Burdock Root, Slippery Elm Inner Bark, Sheep Sorrel and Indian Rhubarb Root.

Promoters claim Essiac strengthens the immune system, improves well-being, relieves pain, increases appetite, reduces tumor size, and extends survival. Some also claim that it cleanses the blood, promotes cell repair, restores energy levels, and detoxifies the body. The herbs contained in Essiac are supposed to relieve inflammation, lubricate bones and joints, stimulate the stomach, and eliminate excess mucous in organs, tissues, lymph glands, and nerve channels.
It was originally claimed Essiac worked by changing tumors into normal tissue. Proponents claimed a tumor would become larger and harder after a few doses of Essiac, then would soften, shrink, and be discharged by the body.

Check out the link for the history of Essiac Tea. Wish us luck!

www.essiac

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bridgetts Vet Visit Update

Busy, Busy, Busy with no time to update lately but the good news is Bridgett is doing great. The last vet visit was encouraging. She did indeed gain the weight I spoke about before and keeping it on. The vet was very pleased with her condition and is still very puzzled with how well she is doing with the size of her lung tumors.  As if I wasn't confused before, although I left the office happy with the good review, I also left with more questions because of some other findings. Going against my initial decision of more testing, I allowed more x-rays to be done.  I guess my curiosity got the best of me, hoping to see a miraculous disappearance of the tumors.  The vet said that Bridgett's lungs and heart sound great, however her stomach seemed alittle swollen. With no pressure at all from the vet cause she has full respect of my decision in the care I choose to give to Bridgett and totally agrees with the choice I have made.  But her curiosity was getting to her too cause the only x-rays done before did not show exactly where these tumors were lying in the lungs and with her belly being swollen created some concern.
I gave her permission to re-xray Bridgett so we would have a better idea of what we were dealing with.

The new x-rays showed that the largest tumor is lying on the very right side of her right lung against the body wall, the smaller tumor is right below her heart but not pushing on her heart.  With an extra view, another large tumor was found sitting right beside her liver. This is why her belly appears swollen.  The mammary tumor has not grown at all and actually appears smaller.

My very informative and compassionate vet took lots of time to go over her thoughts and her professional opinion with me.  This was great, though there will always be unanswered questions about the actual primary source of the problem.

Bridgett was first diagnosed with mammary cancer with mets to the lungs.  The issue here is that normally the primary source of the cancer is larger then the secondary.  This is not the case with Bridgett.  Her mammary tumor is much much smaller than the other tumors. Without further testing, there is no way of knowing if the new tumor found is in the liver or beside the liver. Primary lung cancer is very rare in dogs.

To sum it up, without further testing we don't really know where the cancer originated from. But the vet assured me that she does not have stomach cancer.

Though I am more confused, we are having great days and Bridgett appears well. The vet even told me that had she examined my dog before she saw these horrible looking xrays she would have thought someone gave her the wrong x-rays.

We continue on with our so called potions and enjoy everyday to the fullest hoping to take Bridgett for her next vet check up....come autumn.







Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Scheduled Trip To the Vet

Bridgett is spunkier than ever these days. Something is working I just don't know what.  Bridgett has always had chronic ear infections, however this past month her ears have cleared up and look much better.  She has had so many infections that a cauliflower like growth has been so large in her one ear that it made it almost impossible to get medication in there.  At the time we had scheduled her for surgery and the removal of the mammary tumor the doctor was also going to surgically remove this growth while she was already under. Since that didn't happen the growth remains.  But is definitely has shrunk.  Also the fatty tumor/cyst above her collar bone is completely gone now and has not started to grow again. After thinking about this and talking with my daughter we have decided it must be a combination of the so called potions we are using by boosting her immune system enabling her body to fight off such infections. I was going to wait a little longer, but I have decided to take her into the vet on Friday for just a well check up.  Hoping to get a good report!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Budwig Diet Testimonials

I had to share the following testimonials of people who has used the Budwig Diet Protocol for their cancer.  This is amazing! I know it may seem unbelievable, but please remember these testimonials are from regular people who belong to a yahoo group that I follow. Yes I said YAHOO Group.  So this was not taken from anykind of website trying to sell a product. And these are just a few. Wow, this just drives me to keep on keepin on with the approach I am taking with Bridgett and her cancer.


Feb 2012, Janice B. still posts regularly. Her husband is healthy.
On Sept. 6, 2010, Re: Primary Liver Cancer, Janice B. wrote:
"...My husband refused chemo, radiation, and an operation and started on BP
almost as soon as he was diagnosed with a primary liver cancer, and he has
gotten along just fine with only the advice from the files here and Budwig's
cookbook. His cancer was 5cm in diameter when it was first found, and that was
2 years and more than 4 months ago. He is living a normal life now and feeling
good at 72 years of age. The cancer was 1/2 its original size when he had his
last ultrasound in May. We fully expect it to continue to shrink, although he
wouldn't mind going on exactly as he is indefinitely, since he has no nausea,
rashes, pain, or any other symptom that would mean liver failure. His blood
tests all show normal liver function, too. [message 86635]

On Jan 17, 2012, Re: Breast Cancer, Renee wrote:
"I have estrogen positive breast cancer in my left breast and was diagnosed four
years ago. I've done nothing allopathic and though my tumors still live with me,
they have not grown. I use a long-term constitutional homeopath, acupuncture,
diet, exercise, bi-weekly massage and cranial adjustment. Plus I take a whole
food supplement called Cruciferous Complete. I'm almost 59, have done yoga and
weightlifting for 35+ years, have been a vegetarian my whole life, spiritual,
in a long term relationship, have satisfying work, etc. I...was told I would be
dead within 2-5 years. And four years later, I'm doing fine."

On Jan 12, 2012, Re: Colorectal Cancer, Denise wrote:
I am very happy to report that I now have 11 months of no detectable cancer...
I now have permission to have my port removed! The only worry...My bilirubin
count is elevated which could mean scar tissue is blocking some bile ducts...
12/09 Diagnosed w/colorectal cancer.......1/10 Bowel resection.
2/10 Liver mets diagnosed & chemo begun...6/10 Liver surgery
8/10 Hospitalized w/liver abscess...9/10 Began Hallelujah Acres recovery diet
2/11 Second liver tumor found.............3/11 Second liver surgery
4/11 Began BP and remain 100% BP minus Eldi Oil.

On Dec 2, 2011, Re: Breast Cancer, Melanie wrote:
"I was diagnosed in 2006 with a highly aggressive (estrogen dominant) breast
cancer. Although I had the lumpectomy, I did not opt for the chemo and radiation
as was recommended by my surgeon and onc. I then told my surgeon I was going to
try an alternative treatment first. She began crying and predicted that "my
body would be full of cancer within 2 years". What she said continued to haunt
me everytime I had any sort of small (or not so small) negative change in my
health...Just before going on the BP, I was in very rough shape. I was confined
to my house with pain and fatigue and questioned whether I was going to pull
through it. I have thankfully, been able to resume a normal schedule now and am
full of energy after 13 months of being on the BP."[message/97856]

On Oct. 5, 2011, Re: Crohn's disease, Stephanie wrote:
"I had been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease some 20 years ago, each time...I
began seeing new doctors (that would be 4 doctors) who confirmed though various
tests that I had Crohn's disease. My newest gastroenterologist...had me take
the IBD7 blood test a few weeks ago, and it confirmed that I DO NOT have
Crohn's. I believe the Budwig Diet relieved me of that disease."

On Sept. 21, 2011, Re: Acute Lymnphoblastic Leukemia, Tamsin wrote:
"Just had the Palliative Team Nursing Coordinator in my house telling me that I
am their first client EVER in over twenty years to be taken off their 'End of
Life Services Package' (in house nursing for dying people!!) ...a big thumbs up
that Budwig is the way to go as I know all her other clients do chemo etc! I
have been very open that this is what I'm doing since being written off by the
medical community back in May....today's visit reminded me how far I have come
in such a short time, from terminally ill/ Palliative to driving my car again
and participating in normal events (tho at a reduced capacity still)"[excerpts]

Sept. 1, 2011, Re: Brain Cancer, excerpts of what Tugrul wrote:
"...good news with respect to my wife's brain cancer (astrosaytoma 3).
Diagnosed in April 2009: partial removal of the tumor but left a piece of tumor
about 3 cm. Started a Budwig kind diet with FOCC on May 2009. Completed 6
cycles of chemo and radiotheraphy in July 2009...Sept 2009 MRI: tumor shranked
from 3 cm to 1.8 cm...July 2011 (latest): tumor has further shranked...to about
1 cm and the tumor significantly lost its density..."[Read details in Files]

On July 19, 2011, Re: stage IV colorectal cancer, Denise wrote:
"I just had my first CT scan since February and it was clear. I've been fighting
Stage IV colorectal cancer w/liver mets since 12/09. My last liver resection
was in March and both my onc. & surgeon said I likely have more cancer in my
liver. I started the BP early in April. I think it's working."

On June 28, 2011, Re: Breast Cancer, Maria Elena wrote about her daughter:
"My daughter was diagnosed with Breast Cancer stage IV, with mets to the lungs
& the sternum, last December....She was deteriorating very fast...I found
Budwig. She began BP on April 4...had some up & downs, but her improvement has
been absolutely dramatic. Today she's living a practically normal life...she
follows BP a 100% & we do coffee enemas twice or three times a week."

Update: On June 26,'11 Re: Breast Cancer, Kathy [kstan] wrote in another forum:
"I am doing Budwig....For me it took 6 months....I did go and have another
mammogram and am cancer free now. I have other health problems & was bedridden
when I started on Budwig. As an added bonus most of these are better or gone.
I'm walking on my own now. Not even on the walker anymore. So it has worked..."

On June 18, 2011, Re: Liver cancer, Tracy wrote:
"My husband was diagnosed with primary liver cancer and just had his ONE YEAR
check up and MRI. All tumors have decreased in size and enhancement. We are
elated with the results. Budwig works!!!!"
Previously, on May 23, 2011, Tracy wrote:
"...my husband who was diagnosed with HCC-primary liver cancer one year ago...
First of all I don't think he would be here today without Budwig. He has gone
through 5 trans arterial chemo embolizations to the liver, one cycle of 3 rounds
of systemic chemo...He has stuck to this diet for 11 months. His AFP which is
the tumor marker for liver cancer, started out at 183, June 2010. Today it is
31.5 He is feeling great!!!!! I don't want to forget that prayer is a big part
of his success. The diet works!"

On April 30, 2011, Re: breast cancer with mets, Jaytee wrote:
"In Jan 2011 I had mastectomy of left breast, 32 lymph nodes were involved and
i was ready for chemotherapy, even had chemotherapy port inserted. While
waiting for recovery of surgery, I discovered BP [Budwig Plan], which I started
immediately and followed strictly...After 2 months I went for PET scan and my
oncologist said there is no more cancer! The lesion in the liver is gone!
Suspected mets at kidney, gone! Suspected involved lymph nodes at chest & neck,
gone! The oncologist...put me on ca 15.3 cancer marker test, reading was 4.2.
I'm normal! Thank u Dr JB, you saved my life."

On Apr 5, 2011, Re: Brain Cancer, David wrote:
"I have terminal brain cancer that should have killed me years ago, or so I've
been told. I have been on BP since January 2008 and just had a brain MRI three
weeks ago. No cancer. Coincidence? I think not."

On April 2, 2011, Re: Gallbladder Cancer, Anne-Marie wrote:
"Good news! In Feb 2007, my husband was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. His
gallbladder and surrounding lymph nodes were removed. The oncology surgeon gave
him 6-9 months to live. He was 82 at the time. We decided against the chemo-
radiation route and introduced the Budwig protocol into our lives. His CAT scan
of March 23, 2011 was clean...no recurrence of the cancer...[see File folder 6]

On Mar 3, 2011, Joni wrote Re: stopping cancer & arthritis. Here's an excerpt.
"I have been on the BP for over three years. After an operation and refusing
"just in case" radiation treatment I was told I was in remission. I have had
no further signs of cancer...On the BP I feel fine and it has massively helped
my arthritis. I do follow it 100%....."[see File Folder 6, for Joni's post]

On Feb. 11, 2011, Carol wrote:
"I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (breast cancer), Grade 1, ER+,
PR+, Her2+, in October 2010. I had my first MRI on 1 Nov...the tumor measured
approx. 8.2 X 5.9 X 7.4 cm. Yes, that's centimeters"....[summary of remaining
message--refused conventional treatments...started Budwig Plan Nov. 15 & Beta
Glucan...At 2nd MRI on Jan. 25, tumor was approximately 62% smaller]. #90600

On Jan. 11, 2011, Re: Stage 4 Stomach Cancer, SG wrote about her sister:
"CT scan: No sign of any new mets; old tumors in axillary lymph nodes have
collapsed into scar tissue; no sign of cancer in the stomach area
WE ARE ALL SO RELIEVED!!...she has been off chemo since Aug 2010, and she has
been on BP the entire time. The cancer has not grown or metastasized to any new
locations despite the fact that she has a very aggressive type of cancer - I am
convinced that the BP is keeping her cells healthy..." UPDATE: Sadly, SG wrote
in Aug. 2011, that her sister went off the Budwig plan during an 8day vacation
& after returning home, the cancer came back. She went downhill rapidly.

On Dec. 4, 2010, Re: Kidney Function, Kathy [kstan] wrote:
"I have other health problems besides my cancer. I had gone into kidney
failure not long before I was diagnosed with cancer. My kidney doctor said my
kidneys would continue to fail or stop but not get better. I went on Budwig
for the cancer. A side affect was my kidney function test started to change...
I've been on Budwig for 1 yr now. My kidneys are now functioning at 70%. The
doctor said he has no idea what happened...lol [post #88796]

On Nov. 10, 2010, Re: Stomach Cancer, Andrea wrote:
"Three months ago I was diagnosed with stomach cancer stage IV (adenocarcinoma
ventriculi) with metastasis on lymphatic nodes in stomach area Wirchov node and
carcinosis of peritoneum. It was inoperable and my doctor suggested chemo. I
started with chemos but two months ago my bio-therapist introduced me Budwig
protokol. ...(I started BP after my first chemo and had two chemos during BP. I
decided to quit chemos before exams...). I started with BP (all, FOCC and ELDI
oils) and yesterday went to evaluation exams... All metastases disappeared, and
on Doppler my doctor could not see the tumor (which was 7 cm diameter last
august)on my stomach... all tumor markers (AFP, CEA, C19-9) are negative."

On July 31, 2010, Re: her dad's diabetes, Sandy Gill wrote:
"yes! my dad and 2 of his friends have had great success with this. my dad
went off the diabetes meds and within a month his sugar level was normal,
and remains normal. his general health has also improved greatly. one of his
friends has had type 2 diabetes since the early 1970s and started using
budwig, his levels also went to normal within a month.

On June 28, 2010 - Jenny wrote the following message: #84929
"...my Dad was battling with a fistula between bladder and colon since a biopsy
in March 2010. Last night he told me everything was back to normal again -I
believe it is from BP - he has been following a strict protocol since April
2010. Every doctor he went to told him the ONLY way to heal this was with
surgery - he refused. If we had listened...he would have had total bladder &
partial colon removal and would have to live with 2 bags for life! He has not
had any chemo or radiation. BTW - he is 75 years old!"

On April 8, 2010 - Lung Cancer - Denis wrote message 83015
"Yes, my 88-year-old Mom was diagnosed with Non small cell lung cancer in March
of 2008, stage IV. She has had very good results with the Budwig Protocol and
has continued to see her tumor 'lose its density'....flax seed oil was very
good for her heart AND her mood. Just weeks after she began positive effects
were noticeable. She also does Essiac tea twice day, juices almost daily and
takes lapacho essence. Prayer has also played a big part in her recovery."

On March 26, 2010, Re: Skin Cancer - Rose wrote in message #82784
"Last year I had a skin lesion in my "bathing suit area."...it was a
keratoacanthoma, malignant, a mild form of squamous cell but can be aggressive.
...I treated it with flaxseed oil....covered it with a bandaid. When I
sunbathed, I would expose that area to sun, with oil. It went away on its own!"

Dec. 29, 2009 - Stage 3b non small cell adenocarcinoma - Nancy wrote:
"Yes, approximately 12 months ago I was diagnosed with stage 3b non small cell
adenocarcinoma and given 6 to 8 months to live. Today I am Cancer Free. I did
follow the Budwig diet...forgiveness played a huge role in my healing."