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Jul 25, 2017 11:51PM
I was diagnosed with HER2+ IDC with mets to 5 axillary nodes in Sept 2016, while waiting for appointments with SURGEON, MRI,PET SCAN and PORT PLACEMENT for chemo which my oncologist ordered for me. I immediately I started QUANTUMIN plus,10 drops on every glass of water,it's a food supplement,detoxifier,alkalinizer,the measurement of my tumor was 9.7cm x 4.5x3.5 and it was very swollen and itchy,after a few weeks of taking the food supplement,the itching was gone and I felt relief,swellingis a lot less also.
I had my 1st CHEMO (they called it neoadjuvant therapy) with high doses of HERCEPTIN,PERJETA,TAXOTERE and CARBOPLATIN.I was fine on the 1st 3 days after chemo,then started my diarrhea every 1-2 hours x 2 days,i felt weak,I was nauseated, I still went on to work.On the 7th day,I had a high fever with chills(called febrile neutropenia),nosebleeding due to very low platelets, my gums bled even with soft bristles when I brush my teeth,I broke my teeth due to OSTEOPOROSIS and I had mouth sores,so everytime I eat,my lips nurt and besides I was too weak to even eat but I tried to drink as much as I can,my husband cooked soft delicious foods with lots of hot soup,I felt better but still weak and went back to work on Monday thru Thursday,Friday,I had chills again and went to the URGENT CARE and the MD gave me KEFLEX,it helped me relieve the symptoms but didnt work, I then developed crackles and cough ,so in short I had pneumonia,then I went to see my primary doctor and she gave me AUGMENTIN and and antiviral drug bec. mouth sores are caused by virus. On the 3rd week,I was feeling better but my nails hurt a lot and they turned black starting to come off and my hair started to fall off and I was due for another infusion(supposed to be every 3 weeks for 6 cycles).I dreaded CHEMO and I told my ONCOLOGIST I can't bear the side effects of chemo. January 2017,I met a patient with breast cancer drinking SOURSOP leaves tea,she showed me the name and address and I started boiling 3 cups of water,put 7 leaves and boil for another 30 min till it becomes just 1 cup left,I also reasearched and I've read it as 10,000 times stronger than CHEMO with no side effects,so I kept drinking same tea morning and evening,it even improved my kidney function,urinate better and no foul dor urine and continued taking my QUANTUMIN plus with water.
The office however kept calling me and it was February 9,2017 when I agreed to see my oncologist and have another chemo,same drugs but of lower dose and he ordered weekly blood test for me,I didn't have severe side effects as the 1st time,but still it made me feel very weak,very short of breath.After my 1st week's blood test,my doctor cancelled my scheduled CHEMO due to very low platelets at 38,000 when it should be between 150,000 to 379,000 and at the same time,i was having gum bleeding again and he gave me EPOGEN 1 shot. I did some research on how to manage the low platelets caused by chemo and I found out that eating beets and drinking POMEGRANATE juice helps to increase platelets,last week my platelets was up to 161,000 and already normal,my CEA was 2.0(normal),CANCER ANTIGEN was normal at 1.5 and my CA.27.29 was 12.9(normal).I take iron with vit c (for better iron absorption)folate,B complex vitamins for my anemia.Since then I never decided to go back for chemo,just continued my soursop tea and quantumin plus drink and I felt better and went back to work. June 2017, I went to see my surgeon and she examined me saying the tumor is a lot smaller and she kept palpating my axilla and couldnt feel any,she ordered MRI and the results cameback 4.4 cm3.5 and 2.3 and all the lymph node involvement is resolved,still she believed that it was due to chemo but I attribute it to soursop and quantumin plus.She then performed L simple mastectomy with axillary node dissection, she advised me to have these nodes taken out to be on the safe side.I have an appointment tomorrow and will see if she has the results of the lymph node pathology. She advised me to do another CHEMO and radiation but I planned to continue my 2 drinks of soursop leaves tea and quantumin plus. I wanted to live with a quality of life with my current drinks than to prolong my life with very serious side effects of chemo,I know God is on my side and so with all of you my friends having MBC.
5/22/2016, IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 5/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
11/28/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
7/2018, DCIS/IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, 5/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH)
11/9/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
1/25/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
3/9/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)