In January 2019, I was diagnosed with a rare type of eye cancer, along with a 60% chance of metastasis in the following 5 years. The oncologist informed me that there is no cure for metastases, and the average survival length in those cases is around 7 months. I was quickly administered a round of radiation treatment.
I wondered why, I, who didn’t smoke, who didn’t drink, who considered myself healthier than average (I was a triathlete, an “Ironwoman”, and a clean eater). How did I get this disease at 41 years old? My sister suggested alternative medicine, and Alison. Taking charge of my healing gave me the feeling of control I needed.
Alison’s help was critical in pushing my efforts to the next level. Not only did she keep me accountable, she also gave me tips to improve what I had started with the healing diet and lifestyle, as well as bringing forward many notions I had not yet tackled.
She is a true human encyclopedia on the subject. She loves her job and it is obvious that she is generous with her time and interactions. She keeps constant contact, demands updates and offers equally reliable follow-ups. The tools she uses are great; spreadsheets were clearly explained in terms of the treatment targets and the meaning behind lab results. I enjoyed our Zoom App conversations as well as being able to conveniently access their recordings. The coaching notes made it easy to return to the information previously discussed.
It is amazing to work with someone who understands and has personally experienced the process and efforts. She is also an inspiring living proof of the associated rewards.
All of this is absolutely worth the investment.
A few months after my February 2019 radiotherapy, my eye was once again looked at via ultrasound. I was then told the tumor was “stable”, but had not reduced in size; the radiotherapy had not been effective for me. At that moment, I felt so glad I was taking charge of my healing with Alison; this news would have been unacceptable to me without a concrete plan to rid myself of the tumor in my eye. Only a year and a couple more ultra sounds later, I am ecstatic to report that the tumor has reduced by approximately 40-50% in size! The scans and lab results show no metastasis. I am grateful everyday that I have met Alison and I can’t wait for the celebration of my complete recovery.