The 3rd night trips to the emergency room during the holidays finally revealed in a CT scan that the chronic stabbing pain in my chest, then my back, was not a heart attack looking for a man to happen in. Turns out, I have a compression fracture in my spine, causing indescribably pain and getting progressively worse – but why?
The oncologist, an eternal optimistical/pragmatist opined that this was not caused by cancer tumors, but as the ER doc said, it’s got to be caused by something.
Got an MRI on Monday and got the bad news on Friday afternoon that it IS 2 cancer tumors smashing nerves in my upper back and causing paralyzingly hard pain.
They added an extra strength, time release morphine pill to the oxycodone and kicked up the steroids to help with the swelling and inflammation – and scheduled me to go in to the cancer center and talk to the radiation doctor on Monday.
Radiation – No Chemotherapy
I’d had such a toxic reaction to chemotherapy after the first session, I refused further treatments. Since it was not curative anyway, just designed to give me some extra (suffering?) time – I felt I was better off seeking an alternative or taking the results of the disease as they come – without the harsh punishment of chemo which kicked my Crohn’s Disease into volcanic digestive (non-digestive) flames.
Radiating your face – (my cancer is squamous cell carcinoma that started in my throat – perfect for speakers!) is a huge problem with a lot of side effects – while radiation of a tumor in your back seems not only safe but fast acting and with few side effects.
Relief Yay! But, Do you Have a Cure in that Sack Santa?
Thanks to many of my FB friends who have sent me all sorts of alternative cures, mostly involving long term nutritional changes, veganism, boosting certain elements or vitamins etc, and elimination of animal protein and dairy (I love animal protein and dairy – no you don’t get it – LOVE LOVE LOVE ‘em!).
I’ve been sent links to machines that pulse lights on you and are supposed to work miracles – and all of them have sworn testimonials to that effect.
My worry about nutritional stuff is that it will just take too much time to try. The lump on my neck, or El Lumpo as I’ve named him, disappeared like a rabbit in a hat trick after the first chemo session but in 2 months he has returned and appears to be nearly the same size already – a bad sign.
The tumors or lesions on my back must be growing FAST as the pain came quick and intense and is now so bad I can barely stand, move, or even breathe without sharp stabs. I’ll get the radiation as quickly as I can – but do I have time to eat veggies and juice toward a cure?
Cannabis Oil and the Rick Simpson Protocol
The most encouraging thing I’ve seen in alternative healing – and the one that appears I would actually do it and see it through – comes from someone who isn’t even selling it.
Rick Simpson, a Canadian who discovered that oil derived from normal but high potency marijuana/hemp plants in a pretty simple alcohol soak and boil off distillation, works miracles. There’s that word again.
He’s been giving this oil away as well as the recipe to make it for free for years, until the Canadian government practically drove him out of Canada – he is now in Europe working to spread the word but still not selling the oil.
Simpson has been battling a series of interlopers, like his web guy who hijacked his content and put up multiple Facebook pages and apparently “co-authored” some books for Amazon using Simpson’s content and adding his name – to drive traffic to sites that sell an oil – because people are so desperate to get their hands on what appears to be a lifesaving/lifechanging miracle solution to more than just cancer troubles.
You can learn more at Rick Simpson’s website PhoenixTears.ca
I live in Idaho.
Idaho is right next to Washington State, where all ranges of cannabis is/are legal. You an buy hemp products here 1 of 2 ways. If you love government and taxes you are really going to love this.
1. You can go to a doctor who specializes in qualifying people to get medical marijuana cards, get an exam and then get a card and a prescription for the hemp product that will assist you in your ailment.
2. You can purchase for entertainment purposes through a non-medical store.
The card costs about $142 but you have to show a state of Washington ID which I do not possesses as I do not live in Washington State, but you get to purchase through a dispensary for a lower price than recreational, and the dispensaries have a wider range of products – including the oil that (allegedly) has the necessary THC and CBD cannabinoids to effect the cancer cures.
So as a non-resident I need to go buy a ½ lb of “bud” or raw material, and make the oil myself in order to get the “right stuff.”
They say it takes about 90 days to get a full result. This means I’d visibly see “El Lumpo” start to get smaller and go away – as well as other tumors and all cancers in my body. From what I’ve seen, the preponderance of evidence as well as my own responsive to just the one chemo treatment – this is entirely plausible – and at this point it is the only other card I have to play for survival.
I Need Your Help
I’m trying to get some work done, re-releasing my 3 main digital products on keynote speaking, creating a highly effective non-fiction book, and the Wisdom Thesis Project, but frankly it’s been really difficult to write and even focus on these drugs and the pain.
I need the money to purchase the necessary “bud” (which sure costs a lot more than the hippy days in the 70’s!) as well as financial support for the time of the treatment.
If you feel so led to support this effort, I’ll be very grateful. (I started to say you’d have my undying gratitude but that one doesn’t really work – how about eternal gratitude?
You can donate through my Cancer Fundraising Site at
Or if you need to use Paypal only – you can donate directly to me by going to
Please shoot me an email if you donate through Paypal and let me know it was you as many of us use business or admin type emails and unrecognizeable business names and not the personal name I know you as when using Paypal.
ANYONE who has used the Rick Simpson Protocol please weigh in for me and let me know what you know – and of course thanks for your prayers and encouragement – each mention on Facebook or email cheers me up a lot and keeps me in the game – something that is difficult to do considering the situation I’m in now.
Thanks and God Bless,