Cancer… Again: 3 Ways I’m Getting Rid of Cancer Once and For All

Cancer… Again: 3 Ways I’m Getting Rid of Cancer Once and For All

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I’ve had quite a journey on many fronts. Last week, I wrote an article about the 5 things that helped me get through cancer three times. In it, I talk about how I overcame cancer three times. I had some challenges understanding why and how this body would get cancer three times. I mean, really!?! I came full circle and simply focused on getting well. So, here we are again…

This body has been diagnosed with cancer again. I have my FOURTH cancer surgery scheduled Thursday, January 15th. This time is more extensive than the others in terms of what needs to be removed.

When I first found out, here’s what went through my mind:

1. What the hell did I do to create this again? The whole law of attraction thing was bugging me.

2. 2015 is supposed to be better than 2014. How am I going to make things happen when I’ve got “C” to deal with? I don’t have time for this.

3. What if more extensive treatments are recommended? What am I going to do?

4. What memo am I not getting that this keeps showing up?

Fortunately, I didn’t stay in the above space very long but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to thinking these things for a hot second. Enough self-limiting thoughts. Time to reach deep and make lasting change.

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Then what came up for me was every experience teaches something new. Each time I went through cancer, I learned new things about myself. I consider myself a smart woman. I know how important the right foods and drinks are to overall health. Yet, it wasn’t something I focused on or really changed much over the years. Silly, right? There are millions of people overweight and eating the wrong foods. Why do we do this to ourselves?  The reality is we are what we eat. Addiction to foods such as sugar is one of the worst things we can put in our bodies. Some would argue sugar is more addictive than heroin. The other reality is I needed a different perspective on food and overall health.

The pain of change was more than the pain of staying the same…until now!

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3 Ways I’m Getting Rid of Cancer

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I started doing a lot of research on cancer and the link to certain foods. I started reading more blogs about nutrition and alternative healing. I’ve used essential oils for many years and started looking at how to integrate this even more in my life. I joined health-related Facebook groups about alternative cancer treatments. I’ve learned a lot in the process and here are three ways I’m getting rid of this damn thing once and for all:

1. Changing the foods I put in my mouth. There are lots of ways I’m doing this that I’ll blog about as I take this journey. I’ll share resources along the way.  By giving my body the true nutrition it needs, I’m helping its natural ability to heal itself.

2. Creating an accountability process. One of my best friends, Mark, is all about becoming the person he wants to attract. His goal is to become healthy once and for all. We have these things in common:-) We are going through this healthful eating habits transformation together. I am SO lucky and fortunate to have such a great friend to go through this journey with.

3. Exercising extreme self-care. I already integrated walking into my daily routine and, as I recover, I am integrating more exercise into my life. Extreme self-care also means continued positive thinking, meditation, my gratitude practice, affirmations, FAITH, and lots of rest; among other things.

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I really do believe in the power of our minds to be, do and have anything we want. I also believe everything happens for a reason. I believe this 4th cancer experience is about connecting my mind and my body. This is something I did half-hardheartedly over the years. Connecting my mind, body, and spirit in a way that sets my body up for natural health and healing has been the missing link. I’ve got the mind and spirit down. Now, to integrate the body.  I get the memo, spirit. I know God has my back and I have ZERO fear about this. I know, feel and believe I’ll be okay. My power word for 2015 is connection. My mind, body and spirit connection is job one for me.

2015 is going to ROCK. I am ready to #ROAR and while this little hiccup presented itself, I am learning from it and will be a stronger woman, mother, sister, coach, leader, friend and eventual life partner when I attract my divine male complement in physical form.

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Tandy Elisala

Family Caregiver Coach, Cancer Empowerment Advocate and Chief Inspiration Officer at Center for Inspiring Greatness | Empowered Family Caregiver
Tandy Elisala is passionate about helping family caregivers go from being overwhelmed and stressed to empowered and calm. Tandy went through cancer four times and learned how to heal using conventional, complementary, and alternative therapy. Tandy left her corporate career to take care of both parents simultaneously while raising three kids as a single mom. She took care of both parents for 2 1/2 years until their respective deaths. Tandy now teaches what she learned on her journey. Tandy is a family caregiver coach, a multiple best-selling author, inspirational speaker and mom to three adult kids, one angel dog and one diva cat.

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34 replies
  1. PJ Van Hulle
    PJ Van Hulle says:

    Tandy, you are so inspiring! I’m moved by your attitude and approach to this challenge, and what you’ve posted here are such amazing tips and reminders for those of us who are dealing with our own health challenges or want to prevent them now.

    The sugar thing is sooo up for me right now! I’ve realized that it makes me feel tired, cranky,foggy, and even depressed. I’ve realized that I have more pain and stiffness in my body when I eat it. I’ve been able to stop for days, weeks, even months at a time. And now I’m looking for a way to either release it from my life all together or to find a way that I can have a little without that catapulting me immediately back into Sugar Hell.

    Sending lots of love your way!

    PJ

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  2. Christina
    Christina says:

    Hi Tandy

    Like others, in my life I have seen many people I Iove deal with cancer, my husband being one of them. One of the best things I ever did was visit the library of our local hospital and inspect cancer cells close up. My initial reaction was – “is that all it is” – a cell that has decided to ‘turn’ grey instead of pink. It looked so insignificant…

    At the same time or thereabouts I read that Louise Hay refused to refer to cancer with a capital c – no power given away there. I too believe in the power of the mind and visualisation to help heal our bodies. It was a self-healing experience with a recurring condition that sent me into practising herbal medicine for 10 years.

    I also believe that every experience we have is placed on our path so we can learn and grow – that I have experienced several times over for myself. I worked with a wonderful herbalist Nancy Evelyn who only saw patients with cancer. In her words, many of those she treated “began to live” when they were diagnosed.

    So I very much enjoyed your writing – you are truly inspiring. Many healing thoughts to you and thank you for sharing. Christina xxx

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Hi Christina,

      Thank you so very much for your comments. Your indication that Louise Hay refused to refer to cancer with a capital c is SO powerful. Starting now, the word cancer gets a lower case c! Thanks so much for taking time to share your story and path.

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  3. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    I’m a bit late, so I get to say…. you did it! You made it through the surgery and now I look forward to following your journey to great health because we’ll all learn from it!

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  4. Tiffany deSilva
    Tiffany deSilva says:

    I hope you’re recovering comfortably after your surgery, Tandy. Your 3 strategies for kicking “c” to the curb once and for all are totally on point! I can’t wait to see how you rock out 2015!

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  5. Angie
    Angie says:

    Hi Tandy!

    Sending you thoughts of health, vitality and happiness! It sounds as though the path and mindset you’ve switched onto is the right one! You’re an inspiration; most people would let a “hiccup” like this jolt them with fear, disappointment and anger. Depsite what you’re going through, you’re setting a wonderful example of how to handle any situation. Love and best wishes to you!

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  6. Charlotte
    Charlotte says:

    Dear Tandy

    We live in the space between what we create and fate. Life has no heart, things just happen and then some things we create. As much as it is useful to seek and adjust as much as possible in order to strengthen the body’s ability to heal there is also a need to be with what is. The integration and connection with the body is central to this. We dont have to be with a story of what is, but we have to be with the body’s reponse to what is. When our awareness is in the body we are present and we hold that in NACK (Non-judging, Acceptance, Curiosity and Kindness) With this presence we step into oneness, and that means no resistance (resistance generates anxiety – what we resist persists) This is the best place from which to heal. The essential starting point also for taking in gratitude or any other delight, first we have to be with what is. We can start by closing the eyes and saying to the body: ‘dear body, I hear your language, I am listening. What do you need?’ With the very best intentions for you and your recovery – with love Charlotte

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Charlotte, thanks so much for your wise comments. I love the NACK acronym! I like the question you pose at the end of your comments. Asking my body what it needs is step one:-) Thanks

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  7. Tracy
    Tracy says:

    Hi Tandy I am a friend of Heidi. My life has been touched with cancer several times as a carer. I work in health and have read extensively over the past 2 years. The most important thing to remember is HOPE = helping other possibilities emerge , FEAR = false expectations about reality. You sound like you are well prepared you just need to put it into action now. Accept help , love & guidance. Never doubt that your body has the capacity to heal. Support your immune system . I have researched CBD – just seeing the effect first hand. Don’t wait too long to consider. Believe in Miracles! You have dissolved this disease before – your body knows how to do it again. I have lots of great books I can recommend if you contact me . Stay calm and full of hope. With much love Tracy xxxxx

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Thank you SO much, Tracy. I’d love to know your thoughts about CBD and any books you recommend. Thanks for your HOPE and FEAR recommendations. Indeed, fear is the WORST thing we can do to ourselves. Miracles abound!

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  8. Deb S
    Deb S says:

    Lots of Happy Thoughts, Reiki and Strength being sent your way! May this voyage be easier than you fear and bring you out the other side being finally completely finished with the “C” word! When my now ex was diagnosed with Leukemia back in ’04, we used a combination of mainstream and alternative treatments to kick it’s butt. There are lots of options to work with. Follow your heart and don’t forget to lean on that support system when you need to. They obviously love you deeply and are ready and willing to give you all the support you need. <3

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  9. Deb S
    Deb S says:

    Lots of Happy Thoughts, Reiki and Strength being sent your way! May this voyage be easier than you fear and bring you out the other side being finally completely finished with the “C” word! When my now ex was diagnosed with Leukemia back in ’04, we used a combination of mainstream and alternative treatments to kick it’s butt. There are lots of options to work with. Follow your heart and don’t forget to lean on that support system when you need to. They obviously love you deeply and are ready and willing to give you all the support you need. <3

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  10. Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist
    Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist says:

    Tandy
    I wish you a very successful surgery on the 15th, much healing and a speedy recovery so you can continue to roar and make 2015 an amazing year! I applaud your courage and positive attitude. These things do test us but they do make us better and stronger
    Sending a big hug xxoo
    Trudy
    PS So pleased to see you mention sugar and food and that it’s been a focus for you. Dr Nalini Chilkov is a wonderful resource for more in this area. Dr Lise is another integrative cancer doctor I highly recommend http://www.drlise.net/

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Thanks, Trudy. I got Dr. Nalini Chilkov’s cancer book and I’m going through it with a fine tooth comb. I’ll check out Dr. Lise!

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  11. Michelle Prince
    Michelle Prince says:

    Tandy,

    I’m sure you are doing a lot of research and have a great support team. If you aren’t already, I would suggest doing everything you can to alkalize your body, since C only thrives in an acidic environment. Baking soda, lemon water throughout the day, blue green algae (which is also great for protecting from chemo/radiation harm) and as you know, zero sugar and very few carbs. CBD (medical cannabis) is also a highly effective route to take if you’re open to it.

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    You are, and will continue to be, in my prayers.

    Michelle

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Thanks, Michelle! Lemon water and baking soda are my best friends:-) I have researched CBD and I’m open to this as well. Thanks for your information. I’m going to check everything out. Thank you SO much!

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Thanks, Katherine. Humor is indeed great medicine. This reminds me… I need to queue up funny movies to watch during recovery.

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