Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Creating Health

Hi Everyone!

On August 1st this year will be the ten year anniversary of my stage four cancer diagnosis!
I thought its time for me to write a blog post!

I've learned so much since my diagnosis in 2007 and despite being cancer free for over 9 years, I still find myself very much in the world of cancer, as I do my best to support other people who are dealing with cancer.
My Facebook group 'Cancerucan' has getting on for 3,000 members in it now and i'm so pleased that people have somewhere to turn where they can find community and friendship at a time which can otherwise be very isolating.

Nicola Corcoron and Annee Bury help me to run the group as it is a lot for just one person. Im so grateful to both of them as we all get on so well and they are both totally on the same wave-length as me.

Thankfully there is an awful lot more awareness now about cancer than there was in 2007 when there was no social media and much less information was available on how to heal the disease.
it was hard for people to come by inspiring and useful information to help themselves and I remember searching high and low to try and find somebody who had healed ovarian cancer (as was my original diagnosis).
I was lucky to come across a lovely lady called Gillian Gill who has now written her book 'Take control and Live' I really recommend this book as it shows you the importance of healing not only the physical body, but also the psyche.
Gillian had a massive impact on me as she actually healed all of her tumours without any conventional treatment and i'll always be grateful that she supported me at a time when I felt very scared and lonely. I used to phone her up just to hear her lovely supportive voice and words of encouragement.

My oncologist in Bristol took a dim view of my desire to heal naturally and had a pretty patronising attitude towards me. Indeed he even refused to scan me properly as I refused his treatment!

What I found extraordinary when I was diagnosed, was that my doctors had no answers for why I became ill - there was no one looking to see what health imbalances underlay my disease - they just said I was unlucky!

My intention once I was diagnosed was to become the healthiest I had ever been - I knew that to aim for being cancer-free was not enough to drive my recovery.

I spent a lot of time day dreaming about being healthy - I used to fantasise about how wonderful it would feel to be well again. I also used to imagine a feeling of health in my body - imagining that all my cells were literally tingling with health!
I discovered that imagination was my biggest healing tool that I had available to me.

To be honest, I believed that it was possible to heal, but I had no way of knowing if I would succeed - it felt like one big experiment!

It felt exciting to contemplate the possibility that my ovaries that were full of cancer may be able to return to being healthy ovaries. To visualise them healthy and send them love whilst accepting them the way they were - rather than telling them they were wrong felt important.

I discovered that everything that I really needed to know, I already knew intuitively - my body did know how to heal itself and my job really was to get out of the way.

I embarked on Gerson - as much as I could (its very hard to do it perfectly, but I settled for doing it the best I could).
Part of my healing journey was spending time at the Clinic St George in Germany where I received two treatments of hyperthermia and IPT (insulin potentiated chemotherapy).
It was after that that doctors told me at the Royal Marsden that I was on the way out! That was in January 2007 and yet by June 2007 I was cancer-free!

However, my health has been something that I have continued to build since then as I have looked at why the cancer came and worked to correct my thyroid, adrenals, eliminate parasites and heavy metals as well as learn how treat myself with great care.

As I reflect upon the ten years that have passed, I see that Cancer caused me to re-prioritise everything - I have become much more sensitive to my own needs and learned to place value on my happiness and wellbeing.

I love to feed myself yummy healthy food and I take a nap most days. I also have a pint of freshly-pressed vegetable juice each morning.

I still sometimes find myself in a pattern of putting others needs before my own - which is a classic cancer pattern, but the good thing is that I tend to recognise it now fairly early on and alarm bells ring causing me to stop and remind myself to take care of myself.
The old adage of putting one's own oxygen mask on before helping others remains a useful reference for me - after all, what good am I to others if i'm not taking care of myself?
Joy needs to be a priority in my life for me to thrive and I therefore make sure that I have the right people around me and that Im getting enough fun so that I stay healthy.

I have decided that this blog needs to be used again - the blog needs updating with more resources adding to it.
So watch this space!



Friday, 18 December 2015

Back2Health Radio Show

Every fortnight on the Back2Health Radio Show, I interview an inspiring guest who has a healing story to share.

Here is a link to all of the back episodes so that you can listen in your own time: Back2Health Radio 

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Tonight 7pm listen for free - Cancer: Don't let yourself be abused by the NHS!

Tonight's Back2Health Radio Show broadcast on Peoplesinternetradio.com is one you don't want to miss!

Fiona Shakeela Burns interviews 3 inspirational people - two people with a cancer diagnosis who have taken their health in to their own hands; colon cancer and breast cancer as well as German New Medicine expert Bill Tucker who will be talking about shock-conflicts behind certain types of tumours. As well we shall be discussing how women are more likely to be treated badly when they have cancer by their doctors than men are.

We will be giving you tips on how to be in your power when speaking to doctors, ask the right questions etc.

Go to through to Back2Health Events.com where you can read about tonight's guests.

If you click on the link on that page at 7pm UK time, you will be taken through to Peoplesinternetradio.com and just click on "listen live" button on left hand side!


Friday, 13 March 2015

Discussing Cancer on the Back2Health Radio Show

Last weeks Back2Health Radio Show was a good one - despite some technical challenges!

For anyone who doesn't already know about this show that I have been hosting since August last year - I really recommend that you tune in monthly at 7pm the first Tuesday of every month.

We don't always talk about cancer - but it is a strong theme due to my particular passion for spreading awareness about all of the proactive choices you can make if diagnosed with this disease.

Last week's show Phil Hughes from Liverpool UK was my first guest - he was one of the speakers at the first Back2Health Conference in Bristol 2013. He is talking about his controversial and highly informative film The Promise.

Next Angel Howerton from Arkansas who shared her incredible story of healing with everyone. She had been diagnosed with terminal cancer (uterine), which she healed with the help of many self-help techniques including herbs.

Here is link to the show on the Back2Health Events Website

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Back2Health Radio Show

My new radio show launches this evening on Peoples Internet Radio.com - it is called The Back 2 Health Show.

It is all about health and solutions to improve our energy and wellbeing.

Tune in tonight at 7pm to hear me interview three wonderfully intelligent women who have dealt with or are dealing with breast cancer in their own way.

We will focus specifically on what part the mind plays when it comes to to getting our health back. click on this link at 7pm for the Back2health Show

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Social Enterprise Award for Back 2 Health Events

Great News!
Back 2 Health have been awarded Social Enterprise  status!
Read about it here in the latest Newsletter from Back 2 Health Events