IN HER OWN WORDS, THE BECKY HAINES STORY
SUBMITTED BY BECKY HAINES….JUNE 1st,2011
End of July, 2010..There was a bad pain in my lower left side and after 18 hrs of suffering I went to the ER. After examining me, taking my medical history, they did a CT scan. It was the first time I heard the word cancer..I had a mass the size of an apple. It was recommended I see a Gynocologist immediately. They said “it could be cancer”. 4 weeks later….I had an internal ultrasound….. a mass the size of a huge cantaloupe was detected. They said “It could be cancer”. I did blood work for ovarian cancer and it was cancer! I was set up for a complete hysterectomy. When I woke from the sedation on August 17th, I heard the word cancer. I read the pathologist report the next day…5 days later, I came home with 32 staples from above belly button down.When they found it was cancer, I did all kinds of biopsies and without any pathology report, I was told it was it was extremely rare. It was inside the mass. The slides were sent to Duke University Medical Center. Finally on Oct. 19th I found out the real deal.The pathology report stated “inside the mass was mucinous adenocarcino”, meaning it is a gastro cancer. The ovarian cancer was secondary and a unkown primary…They thought it was in my appendix… A Duke Dr. said if he’d performed the surgery I would have had the appendix taken out and debulking done. My markers for GI cancer were elevated. I was told I’d have to do 6 rounds of chemo and I was advised” it was going to be tough”. Because I was an admitted MJ smoker (I had lived in Calif. til 09′ and had my card, due to fibromyalgia and chronic epstein barr virus) I was told I could smoke all I wanted….At that point, I learned about eating it. I did eat it and never got sick…..I would eat 2 cookies during treatment. Every day I would eat one for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and one at bed time…..People who were on this Taxol/carboplatin were throwing up in the parking lot, and I was thinking about eating a chili dog!!!During my 20 minute break from the 8 hr. ordeal, I had a port put in. I would go outside and take a hit of M. I did not conceal what I was doing from anyone..At one point, I was in the hospital for 5 days. It was the only time I was sick and that was from germs I picked up during my stay…Now…to the co-morbity and my story…. When I received my pathology results and had it in my hand..I searched all over the net and found it is a very rare and aggressive disease…The best Dr. for this is at Wake Forest. I emailed him with the report, asking if he’d be my Dr.? He said, he’d be glad to see me, but most likely wouldn’t treat me because I was on medicaid and “co-morbid. I never heard the word before……It means, I have 2 or more other chronic conditions that could keep me in the hospital longer than others…Medicaid won’t take it on. They will not pay for it..I feel that’s where we are heading now at Duke. They found an Ovarian genetic clinical trial where I could get the chemo. The first time, they were paid $62,000 an infusion for me…. Since then, the #’s have been reduced by only 2 points.. I really won’t know much more until several more trips to Duke for Scans, ect are completed….The Drs. at Duke said it was best to remove the port… They did not say, if I was healing. The paper work was showing it was still above for GI cancer…What do I do??? Co-morbidity……… I don’t want the chemo but had to do it for my children. They have to know, they need to know… I have done everything in my power to get better and be cancer free……I NEED THE TREATMENT TO BE FREE! I NEED TO BE ON THE CURE, THAT MAGIC LITTLE OIL, I STARTED WITH IT. I GOT A MESSAGE FROM SOME ONE CLOSE TO RICK SIMPSON. They knew my story and said I was wasting the oil….The chemo. was fighting it……. IT’S THE ONLY WAY I HAVE LEFT TO FIGHT! I am also juicing raw veggies. I smoke marijuana every day. I have been blessed with some really good friends…Unfortunately everything is running out. I ran out of bakeable materials 6 weeks ago, I now realize, it not only kept me from puking, it has my fibromyalgia and CEBV to a point, where I havn’t really had a flare up in months…. Until now…I can tell, it’s not in my system… To all supporters and especially patients, lets keep the movement to legalize marijuana, especially for medical purpose going! We want and need to be free to medicate….I’m truly fighting for my life……It’s all about the money, big pharmaceutical companies and lets not forget the tobacco industry, the paper industry, the alcohol industry and the far,far Right are allowing me to die… That is as simple and plain as it is……..I need to have that magic oil and the edibles..We need to LEGALIZE NOW! We need Medical Marijuana Now! Patients desperately need an alternative choice!