Have you ever gotten news from your doctor that you need to have surgery, and that it’s your only option?
That happened to me when test results showed pre-cancerous cells on my cervix (CIN 111/CIS) and I was told that I needed to schedule a LEEP procedure within six weeks. Believing that the doctor was an expert on my health, and afraid that if I didn’t get the surgery I would have invasive cancer, I was convinced when she told me that surgery was the only option.
Devastated, and not wanting to have an invasive procedure that would affect my ability to bear children, I went home and did some research. I found that many women were able to heal themselves without the unnecessary surgery and I became inspired to begin an alternative treatment plan.
I’ve created a video telling a story of my healing as reading the stories of others is what encouraged me to take my health into my own hands. It’s important to note that healing is so individual – this is only one story – yours likely looks very different from mine. There are many ways to healing.
I want to note that I do believe in the healing power of surgery and that many times it is a necessary treatment option. In no way am I saying that these treatments aren’t helpful, it’s just that in many cases there are other alternatives, and surgery doesn’t always get to the root of the issue. Many women have this procedure only for their upcoming test results to still show abnormal cells. If surgery is chosen, it is still so important to do your internal healing work and to support the physical body with proper rest and nutrition.
I understand that the doctor who recommended surgery to me had witnessed dozens, maybe hundreds, of women with my same condition and she had seen invasive cancer take over on women who had opted out of treatment. She didn’t want that to happen to me and, because my condition was so far along, she thought it was too late for a holistic method to be effective. My belief was strong, however, and I had no doubts that my body could heal on it’s own. It’s important to differentiate between declining surgery and not doing anything (ignoring the issue) and declining surgery with a commitment to sticking with a healing regime over a long period of time.
Often times ‘alternative’ modes of healing take a long period of time ~ several months to a year ~ and require faith, belief, dedication, and an attitude of optimism.
If you are declining surgery it’s imperative to have a team of people on your side (doctors, herbalists, bodyworkers, therapists, friends, etc) supporting your journey inward.
Thank you for listening to my story – It’s humbling to share. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to share stories of your own.
P.S. Here is an amazing resource on how to heal cervical dysplasia naturally
I also found this resource to be helpful.