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Processing the Unexpected

“C” is for Cheri Cancer. There, I said it. I have Cancer. Kidney Cancer at that. Six little letters that completely change a life upon being told they belong to you.

I came home from a 6-day stint at the local hospital, again. This time– and only because I finally have some insurance, they did tests and really took a look into what has been making me sick and in pain for years now. As it turns out, I have a couple of serious things going on…

Firstly, the ongoing issues I have had with my right kidney have now been confirmed by specialists. I am in stage-3 kidney failure. This alone is enough to put me over the edge of disbelief, but the news got worse…

It was also confirmed by specialists that I have kidney cancer in the left kidney. One tiny 2-cm spot is going to take me on in a fight for my life..and although I have IT, IT is not who I am. IT doesn’t define me. Instead I will define IT and what it means to me…

Connecting with those I have not connected with properly due to our addiction to social media use versus spending real-time with one another.

Announcing that “I” am the Big “C” not IT. I am bigger than IT is. I can win this.

Needing to live a healthier life; physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Creating a network of friends and family that will provide a support structure for the bad times.

Enjoying each day as if it will be my last.

Reflecting on positive things yet to come and not dwelling on or feeding the fear.


… “C” is still for Cheri.


See my other post: Can I Cure My Own Cancer?

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14 comments on “Processing the Unexpected

  1. The Presents of Presence
    July 10, 2014

    I hesitate to say ‘like’ to this post, but I do like your passionate enthusiasm and positive thinking about it. I am a 13 yr breast cancer survivor and still thriving.
    C ~ Change your life for the better A ~ Anytime you want N ~ Need company, just ask C ~Connect with others E ~ Everyone is here for you R~ Really, I mean it!
    With heartfelt, healing hugs from me to you. xoxo


  2. David Cameron
    July 10, 2014

    Precious Cheri. If I had cancer, cannabis oil would be my first protocol. Chances areI would know if it was working in 30 days or less. And it doesn’t harm our bodies. At the very least I would use it as a supplementary treatment. Thousands with cancer are being healed. You know this, right? I have much information I can share. Do you want it?


  3. Gavin
    July 10, 2014

    Also liking your enthusiastic and positive attitude for facing this head on. I am an 11 year stage 4 melanoma survivor and I believe having a good mind goes more than half way.


  4. tw
    July 11, 2014

    Never change your attitude Cheri, you are and always will be stronger than IT and there are plenty of us who are on your side. Sending strength, determination and hugs


  5. ruffadam
    July 12, 2014

    Cancer has been cured and the medical establishment won’t tell you that. This documentary explains one such cure (there are several).

    Also Cheri vitamin B17 which interestingly is NOT available in the USA (or wasn’t as of about 2 years ago when I started looking for it) has been shown to be highly effective at curing cancer. Apricot pits have a small nut like an almond inside them which contains concentrated B17. Eating 1 or 2 dozen of these nuts per day will give you an effective dose of B17. They are bitter tasting though so you may want to mix them with something else. I have eaten many of them myself so they are safe.

    Goldenrod extract is also very helpful in treating kidney problems. Look it up and see.

    I hope you look into this Cheri and I hope your cancer is cured quickly. It is your choice to either ignore this stuff and go with the medical establishment advice or not. The medical establishment has an abysmal record on curing cancer though. To protect their massive profits from the cancer INDUSTRY they will certainly tell you what I have offered is quackery. I leave it to you to decide, I have offered what I know and you will do what you will do with it.

    I wish you the very best.


  6. Nebijok Klysti
    July 16, 2014

    Years ago, when my mom got diagnosed with breast cancer, we thought — this is it… The thought that soon we might lose her immediately became our reality. But there was hope and we went with whatever was available. Luckily the operation and subsequent treatment were successful and things came back to normal. A couple years later it recurred, but been fixed again. Now, as far as I know, she’s still fine. Next month I’m going to visit her. I hope there’s hope for you, too.

    About 20 years ago, when I had difficulties and feared I won’t be able to cope on my own, I went to a psychiatrist. She gave me a homework to do before the next session. I had to think and write down answers to questions: What would I do if I had only one year left to live? What if only a month? A week, a day, an hour, one minute? That helped me to realise I still have something very important and precious to live for. I’m sure you have as well and unlike me, you know for sure that from now on you can’t afford to waste your precious time any more.

    I’ve never been in a situation like yours, I don’t know how it feels. Recently I’ve been advised that if I’m no longer capable of crying while sober, perhaps I should try befriending a child with cancer? You’re not a child neither I’m sure if I’m brave enough, but if you’d ever want a chat — please don’t hesitate to get in touch via facebook. I read and reply to all messages.

    Best of luck,


  7. IdealisticRebel
    July 18, 2014

    Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
    You have my condolences and I can feel your bravery. You will win this battle. Hugs, Barbara


  8. Diana Rasmussen
    July 18, 2014

    Praying for a complete healing, in Jesus Name.


  9. quarteracrelifestyle
    July 18, 2014

    Cheri, my heart goes out to you and I really admire your attitude. My mother had a long battle with cancer when all her children were little, I am now 55 and she died last year at 86. There is always hope, she became one hell of a battler and that got her through. Following to see how you go, my very best wishes go with you on your journey back to health x


  10. ruffadam
    July 26, 2014
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