Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Calzada Saga

The week of June 9th, Kim and Becki made their way down to San Diego. Dr. Calzada is very well known and has patients from all over the country. Each visit to Calzada consists of a full week, so many of them stay in a hotel just over the border and then a shuttle takes everyone over the border to the doctor's office and back. The doctor's office is a very positive and friendly place. Everyone hugs you, calls you by name, and asks how you are.

On Day 1 they took a HUGE sample of blood and met briefly with the doctor. The blood results wouldn't be back for a couple of days and in the meantime they had many treatments and procedures to do. Every day Becki received IV chelations (an IV of vitamins, minerals, and specific drugs for her body's needs). Throughout the week she had lymph node massages, stem cell therapy, toxic release baths, cholonics, and live cell shots. The idea was to cleanse the body and release any harmful toxins inside. At times there were multiple people in a room getting chelations or such. The air was full of success stories and hope which helped make the burdens of everyone involved a little lighter.

The labs came back as expected, and Calzada said that 8 out of 10 patients he sees he can help cure. Becki definitely fell into the 8. This was really good news. He went on to explain, though, that the body needs at least 6 months to really start showing and feeling signs of improvement.

Dr. Calzada sent Becki home with stem cells that had to be taken weekly and a smathering of homeopathic drugs to take daily. He also put her on a ridiculously strict diet and planned to have her come back to see him in 3 months.

Becki told the family in one of her emails when she was in Mexico, "If it is the Lord's will and this isn't my time to die, then I am turning over my cancer to Heavenly Father." We now had the hope that we didn't need to fear this disease any longer.

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