The radiologist told me that I had cancer the day before Thanksgiving, November 23rd, 2022. He, and every other local medical professional I came into contact with, began to use their fear approach to convince me to act / react immediately. Unfortunately, I had a double mastectomy surgery with reconstruction implants on December 27th, 2022 (before a PET scan) and before I began to learn about much healthier options. I had a 4.9cm x 4.8cm tumor in my left breast and 7 out of 12 lymph nodes were malignant. A PET scan was done in January. A few test results were confusing and no one could / would explain what a SUV # was.
Searching for healthier options became a fulltime job and almost all of my answers (from doctors and clinics around the US and several in Mexico) were disappointing... until my first conversation with Judy at the San Diego Clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. She was an angel on the other end of the line who arranged a call where Dr. Munoz could answer my long list of questions.
That first call with Dr. Munoz was the beginning of the rest of my life... he answered 40-some questions and agreed to review all that I had been through. He fully explained what a SUV # is. This is CRITICAL knowledge. A few days later, I received a detailed report with the second opinion I had been looking for: a holistic, safe approach to treating my autoimmune disease.
Plans were made and I was ready to go when I developed a cellulitis infection on my right breast. Dr. Munoz recommended IV medication but my local doctor disagreed. I took the meds my local doctor prescribed and, one week later, the infection was worse and I ended up in the hospital for 4 days and (surprise!) needed IV medication with a PICC line - for 6 weeks! During this time I called and emailed the clinic with questions and / or concerns and every issue was taken care of with grace and kindness.
The day after my local doctor finally released me to travel, on April 15th, I flew to San Diego (with my mother along for support). We were picked up by Gus, the driver for the San Diego Clinic, and crossed through the border with ease. Our little apartments were spotless and as sweet as could be! On Monday, April 17th, Gus once again picked us up and we arrived at the beautiful clinic in Tijuana. Everyone is family when you arrive at the clinic! The love and compassion are evident the moment you walk through the door. I truly knew I was in the right place, despite those internal voices repeating what local doctors had said… “You only have 18 months to live if you don’t do chemo and radiation…”
Blood tests, ultrasounds, and IV infusions were mostly painless and very efficient. *I have baby veins so that was a bit of a challenge… lol. Infusions included chelation, vitamin C and K, cancer stem cell annihilators, immune builders and more. Vaccines were made from my urine and blood and I felt like every step taken was forward progress. Monday - Friday, IV infusions would take around 4 hours. Some days took longer and some days I could barely stay awake… they are truly that relaxing!
My cellulitis infection reemerged with a vengeance 10 days after we arrived. Medication was prescribed and after-hour doctor visits, to my apartment, to check on me, became the norm. Dr Mancilla, second in command after Dr. Munoz, took me to the hospital and assisted with an emergency surgery to remove the implants the following Saturday morning. The surgeon, Dr. Zavala (one of the kindest doctor’s I’ve ever met), took such good care of me and inserted a port that would soon become my new “norm.” I continued to be in incredible hands and I am ever so grateful for their expertise.
Unfortunately, the infection (that started back home) had never fully healed. It had been so bad that a 450 ml hematoma developed during my recovery in the hospital. Once again, Dr. Mancilla came to my rescue and was able to remove the fluid and eliminate the nearly unbearable pain. The size of this hematoma had pushed the port out of place and would have to be repositioned. My second surgery in Mexico, 10 days later, went without a hitch and new tests were done a few days later. Blood tests, X-rays, and ultrasounds confirmed that ALL evidence of cancer and infection were 100% gone.
Every day, I was greeted by happy faces from staff and clients alike. Every week, blood tests were taken and every week they got better and better. I was CANCER-FREE, less than a month after treatments began. The ONLY issues I had were directly related to the reconstruction implants, that I now regret doing. Every day I met people who had their own miracle story and every day I felt lucky to have found this group of angels who helped me to create my own miracle story.
On June 1st, I returned home with two HUGE suitcases full of medicine… IV infusions haven’t been bad at all. Shots, now that I’m no longer a needle-phobe, are also not bad. I feel great and I am looking forward to my return trip next month. This 1-week follow up should result in a FULL-REMISSION report… Praise God for Dr. Munoz and the team at the San Diego Clinic. *I have begun my next book, “How Cancer Saved my Life,” as a result of all that I’ve been through and learned. It will be available soon.
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Previous Treatments : Surgery
Diet : Low Sugar, Organic
Improvements : Sleep, Pain, Appetite, Nausea, Digestion , General mood, Blood results, Better scans (CT, MRI)