On Food for Thought I’m interviewing Margaret Cahill who was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma in 2012, which is one of the fastest growing types of cancer linked with pesticide. Click here to listen
Margaret resorted to writing a blog to keep in touch with friends, and unwittingly ended up writing about the good, the bad and the ugly side of cancer.
Margaret explains where she is currently on her health journey, and about the drive behind sharing the details of her health so candidly. She talks about why she feel people are interested in reading and now listening to her experience in particular about cancer.
The book she’s written is called Under cover of Darkness, Margaret talks about the significance of the title, which comes from her blog that is unexpectedly funny at times where she talks about her experiences, one of the funniest being about traveling to another hospital being radioactive as the nurse tells her “Get there as fast as you can, and don’t go near any babies or pregnant women as they could be harmed by your radioactivity.” How did she keep her sense of humour through all of this, well we find out in the interview.
In amongst all this she speaks about how time takes on a new meaning now that it’s of the essence, due to how aggressive the form of cancer was, how it changed the relevance of time for her and how mindfulness has become an important part of her day.
Clearly upset about the toxicity of the treatment, she talks about the influence the doctors had on her choices, and as how time went on, how those changed to focus on natural supports to the allopathic route.
She outlines the alternative aspects of her treatment that she found to be useful and which may be of use to those interested in alternative approaches that are available.
Under Cover of Darkness: How I Blogged My Way Through Mantle Cell Lymphoma by Margaret Cahill.
Listen on www.naturalhealthradio.co.uk