My Conventional Journey continues.


On Thursday 15th September 2016 I attended the hospital for an MRI and CT Scan. I think this was the day I subconsciously knew the conventional route of treating Breast Cancer was not for me. I had time to think about my experience so far and the options open to me and not one of them appealed to me.

I remember that day so well. I sat in a full waiting room watching very fearful faces and thought what on earth am I doing. Why am I buying into this?

I sat thinking about my life, which anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis would know exactly what I mean.

I sat reflecting and realised that for the past 30 years plus I have studied and had a great interest in alternative medicine.

I am a fully qualified Shiatsu practitioner with certificates in Reiki and Reflexology. I have attended homeopathy, kinesiology, counseling and co-counseling courses, too many to recall and there I was sitting contemplating a conventional route that I found barbaric.

That day I drank a ridiculous amount of Gadolinium, which at the time I didn’t even know what it was.

My body was aching to leave, stop this protocol and get out of there to research alternatives. Nothing in my life had prepared me for what conventional treatment entailed and without time to register what was truly happening to me I was fixated on doing what I was told, which was poisoning my already sick body.


I felt like a train running out of track.

As my blog progresses and I become a better writer I will share with you a lot of my research in more detail, for now, I want to share my journey and hope that it can offer help and encouragement to those undertaking similar journeys.

There is also ulterior motive to my blogging as I explained in a previous post. I want to give an insight into my personal journey and a better understanding on how prosecuting alternative therapists who claim their therapies can help cancer, will hurt so many individuals that chose to follow their own path of healing.

How can you regulate Self-Healing? or how does our Government plan to regulate Self-Healing?

Ok, back to my first real night of research.

Gadolinium was the first thing on my mind, perhaps because I had so much flowing around inside of me.

Gadolinium is an MRI contrast agent used to improve the visibility of the internal body and that night I read some horrific articles about the use of Gadolinium

Below please find a couple of links about Gadolinium.

My next point of research. Biopsy. My tumor had doubled in size within 2 days of having the biopsy and I knew this couldn’t just be a coincidence

Before the night was out my fears were confirmed. Research and countless other individuals’ stories concreted my regret. I, 100% wholeheartedly regret my biopsy. If there is anything, I want to pass onto others starting their research and journey. Please, please research the effects of biopsy before you are in the hospital and not given one second of time to think.

Also, for anyone interested in my brief discussions on Mammograms, I include some links that are useful. It is a long video but there are definitely some interesting facts in there. Stick with it.

My mind was full and I was overloaded with information, mostly conflicting, but two subjects came up again and again. Cancer cannot grow where there is oxygen and where there is cancer there is a highly acidic body.

Oxygen and Acid.

So, after my nights research and very little sleep, I had a plan, get oxygen and check my Ph levels.

On Monday 19th September I started oxygen treatment. I was finally onto something and it felt right. (If you are interested in more information google Hyperbaric Oxygen and find your closest chamber).

I located PH stripes on Amazon and as the delivery time was going to be over a week, I phoned my Doctor’s to ask for a couple of stripes. I was told no, seemingly I would need to attend the Doctors so she could do the test. Although it wasn’t said I was  made to feel that I wasn’t intelligent enough to wee and spit on a strip on my own.

A week later the strips arrived and sure enough, my urine and saliva were below normal levels so a radical change in diet was necessary to change the terrain of my body back to what it should be. My aim; to be healthy and kill off those annoying cancer cells. So unknown to me at the time my alternative journey began and within a couple of weeks of my new radical diet and receiving oxygen daily I already felt so much better.

Now I am going to leave you with my thoughts on what I would do now if I could go back in time.

When I got my first bout of mastitis, I would have used a poultice, cabbage leave, castor oil or baking soda, not antibiotics.

I would have used Thermography over Mammogram.

I would have eaten less red meat, sugary foods and drank less alcohol.

I would have eaten my greens with gusto.

I would have exercised more but mostly I would have taken up yoga, especially Kundalini Yoga or one of the modalities that focus on breath. It has taken me years to realise I don’t breathe correctly or deeply.

Lastly, I would not stress over things I have no control over.

Oh, and most important I would have received a monthly treatment like Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Reflexology, mix it up.

In short, I would have remembered how important I am.

Everyone needs refuelling.

Tibetan proverb


You know what is coming next? If you have any interest in alternative health for cancer, please, please sign and share my petition. Please don’t stop sharing. I need those signatures.

2. My conventional journey begins.


This blog contains my opinions, my journey and some of my research details. It is not in any way a substitute for the readers own medical advisor. I am not a medical Doctor.  I disclaim all responsibility for injury, damage or loss to anyone that reads this and follows any or similar protocols mentioned.


My Conventional Journey begins.

Breast Biopsy

My journey started in the summer of 2016, I was tired, so tired and I knew something was not right.

I had mastitis in my left breast 30 plus years ago and from that point my left breast always felt different to my right breast, it felt blocked and heavy.

I wonder how many breasts jokes I will have to listen to when my friends read this.

At my annual check-up, if and when I remembered, I would mention how my breast felt to my Doctor. This would inevitably lead to a breast check and an appointment for a mammogram.  At a guess I had a mammogram every 3 to 4 years.

My diagnosis ranged from an ingrown hair to the onset of MS, thankfully I totally ignored the MS diagnosis.

I also had and still have a lymph node under my left arm that would inflate and deflate like a cheap rubber ring. If only I had known what I know now I would never have had one mammogram, let alone all the mammograms I agreed to.

I would have paid for Thermography

Visit Thermograpy Ireland for more details.

July 2016 brought pain and discomfort to my left breast that woke me during the night. I knew I needed to investigate further so on Wednesday 20th July at 9 am I visited my Doctor. I requested full blood tests and voiced my concerns. At 4 pm the same day I was asked to come back for an ECG. From here on in I was very impressed at the speed of events.

On Tuesday 2nd August I was sent to the HSE, Arklow for an ultrasound of my lower region and an X-ray of my lungs.

Then on Friday 19th August I had my first visit to SVH (St. Vincent’s Hospital) for a mammogram and ultrasound, as soon as they told me I needed a biopsy I knew my diagnosis. I have lost count of the number of mammograms and ultrasounds my left breast had but never a biopsy.

Up until that time my only 2 regrets in life were (1) I can’t sing and (2) I didn’t have more children, now I have 3. I agreed to a biopsy.

c Continue reading “My Conventional Journey begins.”

Why I decided to blog instead of dancing.

Will I live or will I die?

Well I am definitely living and one day I will die. Never, ever in my 60 years did I see myself blogging.

I have been asked several times to put in writing some details about my cancer diagnosis journey and I would reply I must, one day. Well the push came on the 17th December 2018 listening to The Pat Kenny Show, boy did I get angry. A pharmacist TD talking about her Bill, currently at stage 2, going through the process in The Dáil. A bill that would have the power to prosecute any alternative therapist who claimed to have a cure for cancer.

So why do we not have a bill to prosecute any medical therapist who treats a cancer patient and fails? Presently conventional medicine has a 2 to 3%  success rate, if anyone has any information to convince me otherwise please share.

A friend of mine sent me this link that disagrees with the above

I mean a life is a life and whatever it takes to get that person well is the key, not a war of conventional against alternative medicine and by the way why is it called alternative?

It is the original medicine used before big Pharma came on the scene.

My worry now is not a cancer diagnosis but how exactly will Big Pharma regulate self-healing, can one regulate self healing?

Anyway, let me get on with trying to abbreviate my journey so I can get up to the present day and get back to dancing and enjoying life.

My name is Tricia, a 60-year-old mother to two of the best, the wonderful Philippa and Finnbar and a grandmother to the beautiful and awesome Aurelia and Oren. A mother in law to Limoz (my favorite son-in-law) and presently a partner to a great, kind and patient man John. They have all supported me throughout my journey with grace and ease and I adore, love and respect them.

I am the daughter of Christina and Pat a sister to Marian, Pat, Barbara, Finnbar and Nicola and an aunt to many. A good family who eventually got their heads around supporting my choices. I know it was hard for them but for trying I thank them from the bottom of my heart.

My obituary, you are thinking, far from it, I assure you.

I am currently a Shiatsu Practitioner,

I run my practice in the Wicklow region and will be opening a practice soon in Wexford. Working with energy and very much alive.

I have had an interest in alternative health for almost 40 years, perhaps because of that interest I believe healing choices are for each and every individual to decide on.

I resisted until now sharing my journey with the public out of fear. I do not have one intention in my body of hurting anyone who has been touched by cancer. I apologise in advance to anyone this blog may offend. I have been asked by many to put something in writing and this is my attempt to do so.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in August 2016 and have not shared my journey for fear, fear of offending anyone. Then I listened to a pharmacist TD on News Talk, The Pat Kenny show on 17th December about a bill that would potentially take away my chosen path and I realised sharing my journey was much more important than fear.

I am writing this blog, not as an act of defiance against the medical profession nor a stab at anyone who does not have my belief system. I am writing it in the hope that people will become more aware of alternative treatments to this deadly disease that for years has instilled fear in so many people and taken so many lives. My love goes out to all the families who have lost loved ones to cancer and in some cases have lost them to the treatment.

During my journey, the staff at Saint Vincent Hospital, Dublin (SVH) did the best they could for me with the knowledge they have.

I believe that chemotherapy, radiation and even in some cases surgery are totally unnecessary, I believe, does not mean I am right.

My belief is your body allowed cancer to invade so, therefore, your body has the power to heal cancer. I also believe what works for one does not necessarily work for others. We need to find our own cure with the help and support of whoever we choose be it conventional or alternative.

My wish is that more diagnosed cancer patients take their time to choose the treatment that suits their body and mind and that more Doctors accept there are proven treatments out there that work without or mixed with conventional treatments.

I also wish that when a person decides to go down the non-conventional route as I did that their loved ones support their decision even if it ends in death.

I can honestly say it was the biggest wake up call in my life and no matter how and when I die I will never, ever regret making the decisions I have.

I have so many people to thank, who helped me on my journey but I am guessing they would prefer not to be mentioned. You all know who you are, so thank you, thank you. I owe my life to each and every one of you.

By now you may have guessed I am not a blogger and have no idea how it works so going forward I will summarise my journey until I get to the present day.

I hope reading this helps each and every one of you.

Now this is the point I ask you for something.

If you have any interest in alternative health for cancer, please, please sign and share my petition.


This blog contains my opinions, my journey and some of my research details. It is not in any way a substitute for the readers own medical advisor. I am not a medical Doctor.  I disclaim all responsibility for injury, damage or loss to anyone that reads this and follows any or similar protocols mentioned.