Name: Hollis Connor
Where do live now: Ontario, Canada
Where did you grow up: Toronto
Who do you live with? partner / kids / pets? All of the above!! Scott Bowie Piper and Crookshanks!
Age when diagnosed: 37
Diagnosis: metastatic breast cancer
Prescribed Treatment: surgery & chemotherapy
Hospital where you were treated: Royal Victoria Hospital
1. How did you find out about your diagnosis? I was in Scotland on vacation!! I had had a biopsy done on a lump I found a few days before our vacation.
2. What was your reaction when you heard you would be going through chemotherapy treatment? Horrible. Last thing on earth anyone wants to do!
3. How did you conceptualize the idea of chemotherapy? What did it mean to you? It was poison, so scary.
4. What was the hardest part about chemo for you? Knowing in my gut that I wasn’t in the right place. I knew we hadn’t done enough testing on me and my specific case and that chemo was a bit of a bandaid for the problem
5. What are some things you did to help you get through this rough stretch? Dhremo!!!! Getting those stickers made me feel power, handing them out to neighboring patients felt great
6. How did you hear about Dhremo? I watched a video you posted in one of the cancer support groups on Facebook. Your words spoke to me!!
7. What was it like using Dhremo Therapy IV Decals? How did they change the experience for you? Did they reframe your perception in any way? Did you have a favorite? 100% they changed the game. Nurses came over to ask about them and it felt like we were able to change the vibe of the whole situation!!
8. How have you grown or changed through this experience? What did you learn? Did anything unexpected come from this journey? I cling to my family members as if every day is my last, I love that we gave all become closer. My journey is far from over but I certainly wouldn’t change it!!!
9. What is life like now for you, and what are your plans moving forward? Life is still really challenging, some days its one foot in front of the other I wont lie, but its so wonderful and precious, there is joy around every single corner
10. What advice would you give someone who just got diagnosed? I would say get grounded. Know that you can heal yourself always no matter how bad the doctors news is. Clean your life from toxins, bad people, sugar and dairy. Get a great water filter and a juicer right away and read Radical Remission
Anything else you ‘d like to share? Thank you for being a shining light in this dark world of cancer Marsha!!! Keep up the good work