Hodgkin’s & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Hello My Friends! I am only assuming you are reading this article because you or maybe a close loved one is diagnosed with Blood Cancer or Hodgkin’s & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. At this point, it doesn’t matter WHAT type of Blood Cancer you may have (Leukemia, MDS, Myeloma or Lymphoma) all Blood Cancer are the same. We might name them differently but within our body, they pretty much respond the same to our body systems. Make sense?
Let me introduce myself. My name is Chad Napier and I have more than 25 years of experience in Research & Development within Nutrition & Holistic Nutrition; and nearly 20 years of experience in extensive research with Blood Cancers & Lymphoma.
Now, I am not going to get into my past that much but my interest in Blood Cancers & Lymphoma was because my dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when he was in his mid-thirties. AND, it didn’t stop there. My dad struggled for nearly (16) years until finally the Lymphoma won.
During these (16) years, my dad was in-and-out of remission. The Lymphoma kept on reoccurring; and over the years, I was flabbergasted ‘Why does this monster keep on reoccurring?’
I can remember, in the beginning my dad being diagnosed, the doctors gave him round after round of chemotherapy; and as we all know how chemotherapy works, the doctors give you as much as your body can stand. And that wasn’t it, he was on a series medications; and if one medication was not working, they just prescribed him another.
It didn’t stop there, of course. My dad’s bone marrow test came back positive. He needed a Bone Marrow Transplant, which there are two choices:
The 1st is ‘being your own donor’
And the 2nd is you look for an outside donor.
Usually doctors lean towards the 1st choice to see if it works and especially if our body will accept it. This is what my Dad did, he was his own donor.
This finally put my dad in remission but he wasn’t in the clear. With all the medications and chemotherapy, my dad was never the same afterwards—mentally & personality.
My dad was a very mild diabetic before his diagnoses of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After all the chemotherapy sessions, this made him a severe diabetic. Even during the chemotherapy treatments they were giving him insulin shots because chemotherapy skyrockets the blood sugar. This is the main reason why you see people become diabetics after chemotherapy treatments.
With my dad, he became such a severe diabetic quickly he got horrible cataracts in his eyes, which almost made him legally blind. The doctors said, “It was like he was 80 years old.” Eventually, he had his cataracts surgically removed but he remained a severe diabetic.
My dad remained in remission from the Lymphoma for a while but eventually the Lymphoma reappeared a couple more times. He was back in the hospital doing the same routine—medications & chemotherapy.
This is where it even gets more ridiculous. Since my dad’s Lymphoma reoccurred a few times, the doctors suggested that he have all his teeth extracted because they thought the cancer was hiding within the sockets of the teeth or maybe even in an abscessed tooth or infection.
Can you even imagine!
Amazingly my dad concurred and had all his teeth extracted.
But you know what…after all this, the Blood Cancer returned.
Over the (16) years, my dad was in-and-out of remission around six times, maybe even more. But, the last time it reoccurred was the most vicious. Dad was put on the regular routine of medications and chemotherapy. He was then added to the Donor’s list for a Bone Marrow Transplant. But unfortunately, his white blood cell count was too low to ever have the transplant.
The doctors ran a spinal tap and the Blood Cancer had moved to his spinal fluid and within his spinal fluid around his brain. Near the end, eventually, the cancer moved to his brain and ultimately having brain cancer.
This may be a sad story but this is what drove me to understand this enemy. But, the sad truth is that many people are going into battle not prepared.
Just imagine for a second. Would you go into a battle unprepared? You glance across the battle field and see your enemy with 1000 soldiers armed with heavy weapons. Then you realize, you showed up ‘butt naked!” Nobody in their right mind would do this, right? But, this is what most people do when dealing with Lymphoma. The scary truth is, maybe even you!
If you want to beat this enemy,
YOU have to KNOW this enemy.
YOU have to know its strengths and weaknesses. Period!!!
I know what you are going through and I know what your siblings are going through, as I was one. I know how it tears apart families & even the finances.
I am here for you! And, I can help you, I really can.
Get a copy of the book Conquering Lymphoma HERE