I became blind from Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
complicated by Lymphomatous Meningitis in March of 1994. The
cancer made the lining of my brain swell, and that swelling
pinched off the optic nerves. Thankfully the hospital saw the
swelling and they were able to stop it before any other damage
It was such a rare form of cancer that I was given a 1 in 10
chance of living up to 6 months. This was in March 1994 and if you
have looked at the calendar lately, its a bit past that now. 🙂
I went through an extended course of radiation treatments from the
top of my head to the bottom of my spine. After that, a tumor
popped-up in my armpit. The surgeon who removed the tumor told me
after surgery, Steve, there are some things we don’t need to know
in life and I’m not going to tell you how big the tumor was.
I started chemotherapy and the new doctor I was seeing made the
comment, “Well I hope I can get six treatments in you.” I thought,
why put money in the pocket of this doctor if he thinks that is
all he’ll be able to do before I die?
I then started drinking an herbal tea called Flor Essence. It
purifies the blood and was created by some Indians in Canada who
shared the recipe with a nurse who helped them.
I drank the tea like it was a religion and soon there were no
traces of cancer to be found in my body. I continued drinking the
tea for about a year, again with no signs of cancer or anything
related coming back. I decided that if something ever does come
back, I don’t want it to be resistant to the tea.