Manage episode 249201227 series 2467412
Lisa Douthit developed her first cancer at age 25, having had no prior health issues before. She noticed that she was having trouble breathing when exercising and a few other worrying symptoms. A chest x-ray showed a baseball sized tumour on her heart that required open heart surgery to remove.
All in all, Lisa has experienced four different cancers and has three autoimmune diseases that she now lives with and needs to actively manage which are: Myasthenia Gravis, Lupus and Hashimoto's.
Dealing with the cancer had been difficult enough but it wasn't until she developed autoimmune disease commencing with Myasthenia Gravis, Lupus and later, Hashimoto's that it finally began to break her down, literally.
After helping to heal her trauma, Lisa now manages her illness using twice yearly immunosuppressant chemotherapy drug which completely wipes her out but helps to control all of her AI conditions.
This is such a wonderful story of transforming pain and suffering into strength and purpose and creating meaning through the experience. Have a listen.