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 miracles, 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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