Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. — 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in America. With the disease at an all-time high today, I’ve decided to once again share the story of my sister, Ernestine, who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer last year.
My family was taken by surprise when we heard the news. It was when we also learned that breast cancer and other types of cancer run in our family. We discovered that one of our first cousins on my father’s side had one breast removed, as did our aunt in Florida.
“Wow!” we all thought. “Why didn’t somebody tell us?”
Today, it gives me great pleasure to share that despite having both of her breasts removed, my sister’s now considered safe. She is a veteran, so her doctors from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, advised her to have a lumpectomy. I volunteered to be with her for surgery, drive her home and care for her as long as necessary.
It was difficult to see her in such severe pain, so I became Florence Nightingale, preparing green drinks with mega-doses of vitamin C, which helps eliminates mucus and relieve pain. She was shocked and delighted that she felt so much better after drinking a green drink, which had 20,000 mg of vitamin C (I used 20 1,000 mg tablets). In a couple hours, she got up and sat in the family room with us, sharing how delighted she was that the vitamin C had helped her pain much more than those prescription drugs.
Long story short, after several other steps and follow-up medical visits, she met a gentleman (let’s just call him her angel). They just struck up a conversation, and in no time, he was telling her about Dr. Alim Muhammad, a medical doctor extraordinaire! He has been the subject of innumerable newspapers, magazines, radio and TV features over the years. He is invited to give lectures and participate in forums and conferences all over the world which has contributed to his travel to more than 36 countries.
Ernestine listened, took the advice, called and made an appointment. His office is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on Central Avenue. The appointment was outstanding, however, Dr. Muhammad informed my sister that the breast cancer was not all gone. He suggested she have that breast removed, and better yet, why not get them both removed. It will save you a lot of problems for the future.
God has healed my sister; her recovery time was surprisingly short, compared to many. She continued to use the vitamin C. So many of our family and friends see her and wonder how she is doing so well! She’s not sad; rather, she laughs, talks and keeps living her life daily. We traveled to Gilbert, Arizona, together, and my daughter took her shopping, where she spent thousands of dollars on a new, upscale wardrobe. She bought a new car, got a haircut, and even went to the salon for a pampering day.
She got breast cancer, but breast cancer did not get her!
Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Her radio show, “Think on These Things,” airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on 1340 AM (WYCB), a Radio One station. To reach Grant, visit her website, www.lyndiagrantshow.com, email email@example.com or call 202-602-6295. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.