Maggie 20 months since diagnosis and 8 months cancer free!
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June 2020 Blood Test Results

by Maggie Jones

I’m overwhelmed to report that I’ve made it another month with my blood cancer tumor markers in the normal range!

I’ve started focusing on some non-cancer healing this month after confirming the following diagnoses:

  • I have an exceptionally bad case of methane-dominant SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) which will get it’s own post soon.
  • I’ve developed overt hypothyroidism, which has been known to cause SIBO. It’s apparently fairly common for people taking my kind of cancer drug (TKI). The good news, though, is that it corresponds with improved outcomes. “New hypothyroidism in cancer patients treated with TKI is associated with significantly improved OS [overall survival].” So no hard feelings there.

I’m so excited to have this quiet time to focus on deeper healing and make sure my body and immune systems are in optimal condition.

I have one more test in London next month and then Brad and I are off to Scotland for a bit. I’m not sure where we’ll land after that. I can’t believe I get to live my European dreams for awhile!

Maggie 20 months since diagnosis and 8 months cancer free!
Quarantine hair don’t care.

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5 comments

Linda June 29, 2020 - 10:37 pm

Just found out about you on Instagram, which led me to your blog. It’s so inspirational hearing your story! And congrats on the continued low tumour markers. Such brilliant news! Sorry to hear about SIBO and Hypothyroidism. Zinc has been a lifesaver for hypothyroidism…I’m sure you’ll have great results tackling those issues head as you’ve had your cancer! So much respect from my end………….Enjoy Scotland xx

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Maggie Jones June 30, 2020 - 7:44 am

Oh wow, Linda!! This is more helpful than you know! I stopped taking zinc a year ago and it keeps cropping up in my hypothyroid research now – this comment was exactly the push I needed to start taking it again. Thank you so so much for the kind words and encouragement! Much love to you xoxox

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Marina Lai Shan Leung August 8, 2020 - 12:57 pm

You continue to be an inspiration and I think of you and your brave journey to recovery . I hope you recover soon from the minor ailments and stay safe while travelling amid Covid 19.
Regards, marina

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Maggie Jones August 8, 2020 - 1:35 pm

Marina, you make my day brighter! Thank you for your wonderful kind words! I think of you and Lavina often and hope you’re both safe and well. Sending you my love and thoughts of healing.

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Marina Lai Shan Leung August 8, 2020 - 1:02 pm

Dear Maggie,

You continue to be an inspiration. I’d pm you later on my partner’s health. Meanwhile you stay safe especially while travelling . We think of you often in your brave journey to recovery !

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