by Jeff Ditchfield
Cancer free! This is the story (in his own words) of one of our cancer suffering friends
My name’s Dave, it’s not my real name, I’m a 39 year old married family man with an 8 year old boy and twin girls.
I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in August 2008, with a tumour the size of an apple. During 2008 and November 2009 I took many conventional therapies.
I had Chemotherapy in tablet form which was combined with Radiotherapy at the same time. As the weeks went by the side effects of the chemotherapy increased and it was hard to take the tablets knowing that they would make me feel worse. The radiotherapy burnt me so badly that my skin blackened and I could no longer walk, my skin looked like the skin on a well cooked crispy duck!
I recovered from these treatments and the tumour reduced to the size of a pea. As it had reduced I could now have a procedure called Pappillion, this was a clinical trial and involved my tumour being zapped by a device which was inserted in my rectum. I endured three sessions and it was very, very painful.
Three months later and my tumour was growing again.
I now suffered another intrusive surgery called a THAMES, this involved them again going up my rectum but this time with a laser scalpel to cut the tumour away, after this operation I was informed that I should have a colostomy operation. After this painful operation I was subjected to more bouts of chemotherapy and after the third I felt as if I was dying and at the time death would have been a welcome release.
Over time I recovered and regular CT scans showed that I was cancer free until one scan showed hotspots on my lungs, three on the left lung and two on the right, I was gutted!
I had the bottom of my left lung removed, a biopsy found that it was bowel cancer that had spread to my lungs. I started to research other treatments for my condition and started to read about Rick Simpson and his cancer curing oil.
It was round this time that I was very lucky to be put in touch with a man who could provide the oil in the UK and I arranged to meet with him, after asking me many questions he gave me a syringe full of oil. Under his guidance I took a small blob and swallowed it.
The first effects could be felt within an hour, I felt the tightness and pain leave my chest and ribs and I could breathe more deeply and easily. I then began to feel a warm sensation and started to feel very stoned.
I took the oil daily in small amounts, four times a day and slowly increased the dose up to a gram a day.
At my next meeting with my Oncologist to discuss my latest scan results he informed me that the tumours on my right lung had reduced, I was lost for words.
My wife asked him if he knew anything about cannabinoids or the endocannabinoid system and neither of us were impressed by his answer or his negative attitude.
My new Guardian Angels again supplied me with another syringe of oil and I continued with the treatment.
The oil also had a very positive effect on my anxiety and I did not feel at all anxious when I was taking it. I also managed to gain the weight I had lost from the chemotherapy, the oil gave me my appetite back and I went from 9 stone to a healthy 12.
Then came the news I’d been praying for , my wife and I attended the appointment with my Oncologist and he commented on how well and healthy I looked, he seemed particulary pleased that I had put some weight on.
After reading through my file he said “the hotspots have reduced further on both sides” we queried him and he answered “ Yes, they’re no longer showing up on the CT scan!” again we sought clarification “Yes I’m sure”.
He showed us the scans on his PC and he started to read out various test results and my wife asked him to speak in plain language, despite this request he continued with the medical jargon and again had to be told to speak plainly.
My wife finally lost patience and asked him bluntly “if there are no hotspots showing anywhere does that mean he no longer has cancer?”, after a moments contemplation he answered “at this moment in time, you are cancer free”
I thought I’d misheard, “Sorry what was that?” My wife could see my confusion and she said “You’re cancer free love” I was in a total head spin! I couldn’t believe it, I was overwhelmed by feelings and I was welling up.
Due to the shock, I just sat there, I couldn’t take it all in and it was up to my wife to ask the Oncologist “Well, what happened?”
“It’s the surgery” the Doctor said. My wife responded saying that the surgery was many months ago and that the operation was on my left lung, there was no operation on the right lung.
My wife is a very determined lady so she kept pressing, “So again, how come he’s now cancer free?, it isn’t down to any surgery”
This Doctor has been against my use of the cannabis oil since I started on it a few months ago and every time I’ve brought the subject up he’s never wanted to discuss it but I was still shocked when he said “ Well in my professional opinion it’s down to surgery”
My wife and I both knew what had got rid of the cancer and it wasn’t surgery but the doctor was making it quite clear that we were at the end of our appointment so we left, my parting words were “Cannabinoids, research them”
The oil has helped me so much, it has saved my life and if that isn’t amazing enough there have been other positive effects. I used to suffer terribly with anxiety and with the oil I am not anxious at all, it’s enabled me to be relaxed in busy public places which is something that doesn’t normally happen.
I’d also say that I feel more ‘balanced’ it’s enabled me to put on weight, I had fantastic pain relief and it solved my insomnia, it’s amazing.
Yet despite all this my Oncologist isn’t interested, I feel totally let down by him and his attitude, he wasn’t pleased or excited by my results and infact he appeared lost and out of his depth. This was also the first time I’d seen him without a Nurse present, it’s never happened before, was he deliberately keeping the Nurse away from what I had to say?
I am going to request copies of my scans and test reults and I’ll give copies to Jeff
I’ve been reading up about the new strains of cannabis that are high in CBD, I’m still learning new things everyday about cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system, it’s a fascinating plant.
The oil I was given was high in THC and 60 grams of this oil cured my lung cancer, I knew the oil was mostly THC because the first few doses felt quite ‘trippy’ with some mild psychedelic moments. I’ve never actually felt a highness like that before just from cannabis, it seemed more like LSD or mushrooms but it was all very positive and I feel that it was an important part of my cure. I don’t want to sound evangelical or too over the top but the highs helped me find the real me and they really lifted my depression.
I also want to thank my wife, who is my rock. She’s seen me sit in every corner of our home crying and now she sees me with the kids, helping around the home, even cut the lawn! It’s time for her now .I would also like to thank you guys for reading and sending me positive vibes, this along with a complete diet change has been a huge factor too!