2003 - A
Year of Signs and Wonder
An update on
Wally P.'s health
Some of you have yet to
learn of the extent of the miracle–others the seriousness of
my illness, so I am summarizing this year’s events with
respect to my health.
I was hospitalized at the Tucson VA Medical Center with
my seventh bowel obstruction in 18 months.
Exploratory surgery revealed cancerous lymph nodes in the
area of my small intestine.
A biopsy of the largest node showed B-cell, follicular
non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The
prognosis was that the cancer loading was either Stage 3 or 4,
incurable and terminal. The
VA oncologist recommended chemotherapy starting in June.
before I was to start chemotherapy, I received guidance at 2 am
while taking a walk.
“The Voice” said, “Do not let the doctors poison
you. You were
poisoned in Vietnam. Seek
out non-toxic therapy for the damage caused by Agent Orange.”
I reported my guidance to my VA oncologist. He took me off the chemotherapy list, but he also wrote me up
as a “non-cooperative patient.”
The U.S. government concluded that my lymphoma was
probably caused by Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam and awarded
me a 100% service related disability.
During a morning quiet time, “the Voice” said, “Donate
your body to science.” I went online and found several
clinical trials that were developing a vaccine that could
potentially be a cure for NHL.
I applied to each of the organizations that was hosting a
trial and was accepted by the National Cancer Institute in
Bethesda, Maryland for their Phase III lymphoma vaccine study.
What I learned from my search for a trial was that each
of them had a prerequisite of either Stage 2 or 3 NHL with no
prior chemotherapy. If
I had started chemotherapy in June, I would never have been
accepted by the NCI or by anyone else for a vaccine study.
I traveled to Bethesda, Maryland to undergo a
thorough physical exam prior to enrollment in the trial.
As soon as the oncologists completed their poking,
probing and review of my prior medical records, they told me I
was being “washed out” of the study.
They said I didn’t have enough cancer for them to work
on. They said my
cancer loading was no longer a Stage 3 or 4 but rather a Stage
1. Again, if I had
undergone chemotherapy in June, I would never have received the
“good news” from the NCI in October.
I applied to and was accepted by the Integrative
Medicine Program at the University of Arizona to evaluate a
combination of Chinese mushrooms to boost my immune system in an
attempt to keep my cancer loading at Stage 1 for as long as
possible. I am to
eat only organic foods and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle while
on the program. The
goal of the evaluation is to determine how long I can live
without needing “conventional” treatment.
Here’s God at work, one more time.
For this trial, the doctors were only accepting people
who were already living a relatively healthy lifestyle and did
not use either alcohol or nicotine.
Being clean and sober for 15 years certainly helped my
I maintain that my
cancer loading went from Stage 3 or 4 to Stage 1 by the direct
intervention of the “Great Healer.”
I am grateful “the Voice” showed me the precise path
to follow. I thank
the thousands of you who have been concerned and have been
praying for me this past year.
I believe my “spontaneous remission” is the direct
result of your prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for me, because the cancer is
not gone, it’s only “hiding.”
It would appear that God still has work for me to do.
I will continue to listen to the “One who has all
power” and continue to follow the Divine guidance I receive.
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