Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Cancer: Stomach, Colon, Prostate

Marshall Fallin & Mary Lou Johnson

On July 18, 2004, we left Brooke Army Medical Center in despair. Marshall (73) had just been released after undergoing colon cancer surgery. He had cancer in his intestines, his stomach cavity lining, and his colon. He had also undergone treatments for prostate cancer. The Doctors at BAMC told him he only had 4 months to live, and maybe 5 months, if he took chemotherapy. He said to his doctor that he didn't want to take the chemo, and he didn't.

We told our good friend Jim Cobb about this and he said he knew of something which might possibly help. At that point, Marshall could barely walk, was very weak, had no energy, was ashen gray, and literally looked like "a walking corpse." It was like he had one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. Marshall was also very depressed, and so was I.

Jim took us to see his friend, Ed Johnson, and they told us all about the scientific research reports they had read about the "Garcinone E Xanthone" in the pericarp of the Mangosteen fruit, and had learned at a recent medical seminar. They spoke with a doctor who said there were no guarantees, or any claims that could be made, but hesaid that if he had these conditions, he would follow the doctor's advice, and also take a 25oz bottle of mangosteen extract a day for 21 days, along with a gallon of distilled water every day, and then go on 6oz a day of mangosteen and be re-tested. Marshall did just that. After the first 21 days, Marshall went to drinking 6oz a day (3oz in the am and 3oz in the pm), of the mangosteen juice, with lots of water.

On November 29, 2004, over four months after his diagnosis, Marshall had blood work done, and on December 9, 2004 a cat scan was done at Brook Army Medical Center. A few days later, the doctor met with Marshall and me, and said "it really looks good." That "there are just a few small spots left, with nothing life threatening."

Marshall is now feeling and looking really good. He has his strength and his life back. We walk a mile a day and dance every Friday night. We are so thankful to God, and for Jim and Ed for introducing us to the Mangosteen Juice!

This Christmas will be a Very Special Christmas for us, because last July, it definitely appeared that Marshall would not be alive this Christmas.

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