Thank you for responding. Your journey reminds me a bit of Pamela Hoeppner whose breast cancer was aggressive also. While she chose an alternative path, which was rather daunting with that speed of cancer, after publishing her book five years later (The Breast Stays Put) she went onto heaven relatively quickly thereafter from an infection (her cancer returned but apparently was not the cause of her death). She was pioneer of sorts in her decision and alternative treatment doesn't mean 'without struggle'.
In some ways an alternative path is 'easier' for me to navigate in that at this time in my life I find I have no family members living near me for support. My adult children live on the West Coast and both my parents who lived here (and why I returned to support) have died (from cancer also). My older sister died at the age of eight from brain cancer (as well as my mother). I have some friends but am 'inbetween' churches and consequently limited in my options. But with the Lord on my side... that's a big plus.
In my journey I am not without moments of panic with the start of some new pain or symptom. The Lord helps me figure out what's going on and so far so good. Some problems are just old problems flaring up and not cancer related at all. But a cancer diagnosis makes one very skiddish for sure.
Alternative treatments do have lysing symptoms (the body's way of processing and moving out dead cancer cells) and such symptoms can make keeping up with a career rather difficult. Sometimes I just look at the supplements I take (and pay for) and get very weary of it all but then what is the recourse to stopping my journey?
I have another site in which I am blogging my health journey. :)J4given