This is the story of 54 year old Sharon Kelly, a wife and mother who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in December 2013. She was given no chance of survival and told she would only have months to live. Luckily the decisions she would make would prove her "doctors" wrong.
On Monday, December 16th, 2013 Sharon started complaining of a small pain on her left side around her ribs. She had gotten a massage on the previous Friday so she thought that must be a side effect of the massage. As the days went on the pain increased and when Sharon took a deep breath she started to have terrible pain in that same spot. So she decided to get checked out and on December 19th, 2013 Sharon Kelly was diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer.
By the middle of January 2014 the diagnosis had gotten worse. The Doctors told Sharon the cancer had spread to the lining of her lung & lymph nodes and they classified it as stage IV Terminal Lung Cancer. She was given only 6-9 months to live. She asked if anything could be done like an operation or radiation but she was coldly told "the horse had bolted and was way too late to do anything". They told Sharon they do not offer radiation treatment for stage 4 lung cancer. Sharon was even told that chemo was "not really worth doing" as it would only make her more sick. The doctors were more concerned with her enjoying the "short time" she had left than actually trying to help her live. They had given up on her upon their diagnosis and it was obvious to Sharon they didn't seem to want to treat her.
Sharon had a 5cm primary tumor in her left lung (pictured in the CT scan to the left). She had a number of lymph nodes in her chest that were cancerous as well as a lymph node in the base of her neck that was inflamed with cancer. She had considerable fluid around her heart which they said was cancer in the plura lining of the left lung. Sharon knew NOTHING
about cannabis oil at this point.
By the end of January the doctors had still yet to start any treatment for
Sharon. They were still trying to get a biopsy of the primary tumor to test
Sharon for EGFR mutation. Sharon demanded they do something, so they finally
agreed to start chemo, almost 2 months after being diagnosed.
|Sharons CT Scan December 2013.|
Sharon suffered through 2 rounds of chemo from the end of January to the beginning of February before she tested positive to the EGFR mutation. This meant she would no longer be treated with the first chemo she was given, but would be put on a chemo tablet called Tarceva. Sharon was told that the Tarceva could only slow down the spread of the cancer. They told her that there had been some cases of the Tarceva shrinking cancer, but not many, and that it only works for a short time. Over time the cancer would come back, but probably much worse. The Tarceva was only given to help extend her life. Sharon was given no hope of surviving and was sent home by her "doctors" to die.
With no hope or any options left Sharon's youngest daughter turned to the internet in hope of finding some answers. After seeing some of the testimonials from people who have had success with cannabis oil, like Stan Rutner who beat his lung cancer with cannabis oil, Sharon's daughter called her mother and suggested she try cannabis oil since there was nothing else left. Luckily Sharon was open minded to the cannabis oil treatment and agreed to give it a try. What did she have to lose?
Sharon started her cannabis oil treatment on February 26, 2014. Her husband Neville made her first batch of oil for her. You can learn to make cannabis oil for yourself on our "Make the Oil" page. Sharon started her cannabis oil doses small but still struggled with tiredness she got from it. She was taking about a rice grain under the tongue every 3 hrs with a bigger one before bed. Along with the cannabis oil Sharon started to juice fresh cannabis leaves and bud every morning and added that to her "super smoothie".
By May of 2014 Sharon had learned about cannabis oil suppositories. Sharon was still having trouble with the oil causing her to become tired when she took it orally. She found that by taking cannabis oil as a suppository it did not give her the tired feeling it gave her when she took the oil orally under her tongue. Using suppositories she was finally able to take the full 1 gram of oil per day that is recommended for aggressive cancers. She settled on suppositories being the best application for her. To make her suppository she would mix her cannabis oil with organic Coconut Oil. She would mix ½ cannabis oil and ½ coconut oil putting it in a syringe and administering it as the “up and in” method which Sharon calls it. Sharon was eventually able to take 1½ to 2 grams of cannabis oil as a suppository spaced out evenly throughout her day. She took a bigger than dose under the tongue before bed which would guaranteed her a good night’s sleep.
Another very important step Sharon took in killing her cancer was starting on a good alkalizing diet. She ate next to no red meat, no dairy, no bread or grains, no sugar, no processed foods, no artificial sweeteners. She would eat a slice of organic mango 3 times a week. She had read that it helped clean your CBD receptors. She would also have a "super smoothie" each morning. Her daily smoothie would include a variety of kale, celery, squash, carrots, a whole beetroot, lots of fresh greens, ½ an orange, ½ a granny smith apple, asparagus, fresh ginger root and 1 tbsp fresh turmeric root. She also added these to her diet: Bio Pure Whey Protein, Spirulin,a Cacao Powder, Chia, Hemp Protein, Hemp Oil, Teas (Tulsi, Licorice, Green, Gotu, Nettle), Pomegranate Juice, Grape juice, Cinnamon, Organic frozen mixed berries, Ground flaxseed (linseed), lypo-spheric Vit C 3 times a day, also oxygen drops in her filtered water several times a day all the while keeping to a low carb diet. There are a lot of great places online to find recipes for an alkaline diet. The Alkaline Sisters is a great place to start.
Sharon showed shrinkage of her tumors with each scan taken at 2 month intervals. By July the primary tumor was only 2.1cm, down from 5cm in December of 2013, and all the lymph nodes were now normal size. The fluid that was around her heart was gone and the plura in the lining of the lung as the doctors described it “seemed to be gone”. So what Sharon was doing seemed to be consistently working.
|Sharon's CT Scan September 2014|
On September 3rd, 2014 Sharon had her second CT scan (picture below) and she would get her best new yet. Sharon's 2nd scan found that there were no active cancer cells in her body. Sharon was cancer free after only 7 months on the cannabis oil. Sharon's oncologist was bewildered with the results. The oncologist said this was new territory for her as she had never heard of “Full Metabolic Response” on Tarceva, EVER. In the beginning Sharon did mention to the oncologist she was looking into medical cannabis. The oncologist was very cautious and told Sharon there were no studies done of cannabis use while on Tarceva and the cannabis could work against the Tarceva. Sharon believes the oncologist knows about the cannabis use because Sharon told the oncologist she would be "doing things herself at home", but it was never mentioned again. The oncologist continued to say “she has never been here before” and that "there is no cure for lung cancer but Sharon is in the best place she could ever hope to be". They are now calling the primary tumor scar tissue. Sharon is now 100% CANCER FREE. Sharon's "doctors" cannot explain it.
It has now been 13 months since the diagnosis and Sharon is still here. Sharon gives God and cannabis oil the credit for her amazing recovery. If she had listened to what her "doctors" told her, she would have gone home and waited to die. Instead Sharon and her husband took a chance on an alternative treatment and took her life into their own hands. If not for taking that chance Sharon would no longer be with us. Sharon will have another PET scan January 20th, 2015. It will be amazing to see what the doctors have to say when she is still cancer free. Please check back for updates.