My Experience With Stage III Breast Cancer
Author: Loretta S.
Word Count: 461
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 2339-OR
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In 2004 I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. I received chemotherapy, had a mastectomy which included removing 5 lymp nodes and then received radiation (Good results - cancer did not spread and I am now cancer free). Because I received all of these treatments, I was informed that I was at risk to develop lymph-edema.
In February of 2007 (after flying on a plane) I noticed that my arm and hand had started to swell. I went to my doctor who informed me that I had lymph-edema and he recommended that I start physical therapy to reduce and maintain the swelling in the arm and hand. I started physical therapy on March 13, 2007, which included learning how to perform a lymphatic massage and wrapping bandages on my fingers and arm for compression.
Before wrapping my arm I had to use an antibacterial cream to ward off any bacteria that could possibly grow under the bandages causing infection in the arm. The chemical based antibacterial cream recommended by the Physical Therapist (PT) made my arm dry and itchy therefore I researched the Young Living oils to see what I could use instead. I felt that Fennel oil would be a good selection since it helps break up toxins and fluid in tissue combined with Melrose, which has antibacterial properties. Since I did not have Fennel oil on hand I looked through the oils I had and found that Juvaflex contained Fennel oil so I started using the Juvaflex with the Melrose.
I applied the oils on my arm and hand in the morning and at night. My PT was amazed at how fast my arm and hand swelling was greatly reduced. After the 10th physical therapy appointment my PT stated that the swelling is being successfully maintained and no further appointment is necessary.
Have to mention that I flew in a plane the week before my last physical therapy appointment and my PT stated that she expected my arm / hand to be swollen from the flight but it was not.
I also have to mention that I received another benefit by using Juvaflex. Prior blood test I had for fatty liver resulted in 48 on the medical scale (good range between 14 -36). After using Juvaflex for only a month I had another blood test and the result was 32 (brought it down 16 point). I also boosted my intake of NingXia Red from 1 ounce to 2 ounces a day. I NEVER GO ONE DAY WITHOUT MY YOUNG LIVING OILS AND NINGXIA RED!
Juvaflex - blend of Geranium, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, Fennel, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy and carrier oils is Sesame seed oil.
Melrose - blend of Melaleuca, Naouli, Rosemary, Clove
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