CASE STUDY BASAL CELL CARCINOMA
(The early 60’s)
MC: BREAST CANCER
• Prior history of basal cell carcinoma on nose
• Benign tumor on palate
Pierre: Tell me please what brings you here?
At this moment I have a lot of problems. I have reflux that is burning me up in the middle of my throat. It is much worse in the middle of the night. I wake up during the night with burning pains between 2 and 4 a.m. when I go back to sleep and once I wake up in the morning I have burning pain in the throat. Then, if I don’t take my medication I have to burn all day. I am very irritable, short fuse and angry at myself and at the world. I bite the inside of my mouth all the time, I feel like I want to explode and tell people off. I make enemies because I express my dissatisfaction but when I do that I feel better. I have a lot of reasons to be angry, I’ve been sick and I have not been treated well. I did what I could but I feel helpless; I can’t do anything, why do I have cancer? Why me? I have no control or choice of action. I have had such callous physicians.”
Tell me about your anger, please.
“I have rage towards politicians, the state of the world, sexual scandals, etcetera. I take all of these things seriously. I have no patience for people who are not qualified to make decisions for us. We are at the mercy of people who can’t do the job. They usually say, “We don’t do that.” Well, why not? When I have a job I do it. I would prefer to not have anything to do with anybody. I really find it revolting. Each job I’ve had they have asked me to do things dishonestly. I can’t sign up on that. Everybody screws up and they get away with it. People like me don’t have jobs and these people get away with it. One doctor gave me a medication that killed 48 people. People with power sweep that under the carpet at the expense of people. There will always be people who do bad things, but what is scandalous are the supervisors not correcting the problem. It’s a failure of morality and rage comes when I can’t do anything. I have great difficulty in believing that humanity can’t progress, we know how to stop what is not going to work and yet we still do it. There is no progress or it comes slowly. With my cancer, I want to be part of the decision.”
Pierre: How are you?
“My palpitations and anxieties have not been as bad. I’m sleeping well. I have not had any GERD whatsoever, no burning in the throat! There are many different problems around me but I am holding up well. I can take things better when they don’t go the way I want, I must say what you gave me has helped me handle things very well.”
SEVERAL FOLLOWUPS LATER:
“I continue to improve and I am getting conventional medicine for cancer that is going very well.”
Same repeated frequently.
2 YEARS LATER:
Pierre: What brings you back?
“I have been well up but now I have a little crisis. I’ve had a rash on my back for the last three months. It is extremely itchy and it is crusting. It never goes away, I have these thick layers of scabs. It feels much worse if I get it wet so I have to be very careful when I take a shower.
Pierre: How did it start?
“I had an abscess on the shoulder blade and then another. I got an injection in each one of them but it didn’t help. It started with what looked like an insect bite. Since I often have skin problems on my back I didn’t pay too much attention to it at first but it became progressively itchier. It has been driving me nuts. I went to see several doctors in the last three month and nobody has been able to do anything about it. It is so extremely uncomfortable, the itching really drives me up the wall.”
FOLLOWUP: (1 month later)
“The itching is at least 90% better. The lesions are much less severe. I have fewer crusts. Almost more importantly nights have been ok I am not as itchy and I have been catching up on sleep.”
Repeat the remedy.
I present this case because it reflects the wholistic nature of homeopathy not only in P.E.M. but also in its ability to work with traditional medicine. As I detail in chapter one “What Is Homeopathy?” the two don’t have anything to do with each other but both can work toward a similar goal. To put it simply, it is like plumbing. It really does not have anything to do with carpentry but you need both to make the house. This is the way Jollie looked at it.
It is very common for people to ask these types of questions “Why me?” I so often hear it and I wish I could give an answer that could make everyone feel good but I am afraid I don’t have the answer to that nor do I think people really expect an answer.
She is a groundbreaking professional who was one of the first women to earn an MBA.
Her anger is very noble but as always it is not needed. In this case the anger is an integral part of the cancer. The two can’t be dissociated. She comes in for basal cell carcinoma and she talks about sex scandals in politics and dishonest executives. What she describes is really fighting an idealistic fight that cannot be won. Her anger is not only with one doctor, it is everybody. Her situation made me think of Don Quichotte.
After the remedy she made the best decision regarding medical treatment for her cancer: An accelerated radiation protocol considered experimental in this country at the time. It turned out great. The remedy helped her boost her constitution but also helped her get through serious medical treatment with as minimal side effects as one could have. I am not dogmatic. I don’t say you must use only homeopathy. Do what you feel is best for you. I think this is best because in the end if your conscience is clear whatever happens you won’t have any regrets.
This is a wonderful situation which confirms to me that the remedy helped get rid of the cancer. We’ll never know but if we look at the next follow-up and understand that the central remedy can lift any disorder that arises then the proof is there. Read on.
If you wonder why she waited three months to come, you are in good company, I too wonder each and every time people do that.
I had several remedies in mind, but I decided to go with the remedy that helped her so remarkably 2 years ago. My reasoning was that the intensity of the skin condition was similar to the intensity of her emotional state with the cancer.
She repeated the remedy several times and she has been well since.
(All comments are meant as illustrations of the homeopathic approach, depth and wholistic nature as well as a tool to point out the differences with medicine.)