This is Dr. Mitali Upadhye’s amazing survivor story of winning her life back against ovarian cancer. Dr. Mitali is a Homoeopath, Counsellor and a Health Coach by profession. She is also our “Support Healer” panelist who can help you in the fight against cancer. Check her profile here. She was shocked when she came to know that she has ovarian cancer, She never thought she would have a survivor story to tell.  The following is a survivor story of her battle of Ovarian Cancer in her own words.

Ovarian Cancer: MY WAKE UP CALL

In June 2013, I was diagnosed with an Ovarian Cancer the size of a football. Initially it was a huge shock!  “How could I get cancer?”  Until then I was blissfully under the misconception that my medical degree gave me complete immunity against any such life threatening diseases !!! It was time for me to be on the other side of the consulting table!!!

It was an emergency and my surgeon gave me just one week to put things in place and get myself on the operation table. Even though I underwent surgery I opted to not go for immediate chemotherapy as a further line of treatment for myself. The next 6 to 8 months was a journey of self-healing based on holistic principles. My philosophy regarding healing was very simple:  ‘If this cancer is my body’s doing then my body is capable of undoing what it has done.’  

As a practicing homoeopath for last 18 years my training had taught me to treat a patient as a whole and not just his disease. The disease presenting with its signs and symptoms are a ‘ Body’s cry for help’. To treat a disease meant to treat, not just the physical condition but also address the mental, emotional psychological and environmental conditions of the person.

I believed that this cancer in my ovaries was a baggage of all the emotional and mental ups and downs in my life for last 40 years. It was a collection of all the anger, resentment, bitterness and guilt I was holding inside me for years together. Treating the tumour with surgery or chemotherapy was not the only solution for me. I would only be truly free from my disease if I could work on my negative emotions and the traumas within me. God was with me ! Just when I was looking for ways of working on my mind and my emotions, a very close friend gave me the book, The Journey by Brandon Bays. The book was everything I was looking for to heal not just my body but also my mind and my soul.

The Journey Session

Anita Anand, a senior Journey Practitioner in Pune, became my saviour. I undertook 3 Journey sessions with her. These sessions were a reflection of high skill, as if a surgeon working on one’s mind. The ‘journey’ sessions not only allowed me to give vent to my suppressed emotions but it helped me do away with unhealthy, disempowering, sabotaging beliefs which had become the foundation of my life. The journey sessions gave me an opportunity to reprogram my subconscious with healthy empowering and supporting thoughts & beliefs. The inner wisdom revealed during the sessions, brought about constructive cognitive shift in the way I saw life and relations. I was able to forgive everyone I once felt were responsible for my misery. Most importantly I was able to release my guilt, forgive myself and set myself free.

Having tasted the goodness of The Journey I was hungry for more, and once again Grace connected me to Dr. Rangana Choudhari, a profoundly versatile healer and master trainer of immense insight, knowledge and compassion. A complete no nonsense woman. I went on to take Intensive Journey sessions under her guidance working systematically and meticulously on myself. It convinced that this is what will help me come out of my problems and finally come home to my truth.

The Changes I undertook

I undertook radical changes in my lifestyle, diet, exercise and my mind-set. Meditation, affirmations and visualisations became my best companions for healing. My day began with Pranayama, Yogasanas and Suryanamaskars. Silent nature walks, and a lot of self introspection helped heal me further.

Homeopathic medicines supported me to deal with the cancer and its mental and emotional effects. The ultimate healing factor was the unconditional love and support of my friends and family in the journey, and my positive attitude to allow my body to heal itself…and to trust in its immense power of healing.

Lastly I allowed LOVE and PEACE to be a part of me and stopped fighting with life. Instead, accepted life the way it came.

I believe that this HOLISTIC HEALING helped me to heal completely. Within 6 months all my reports: the PET scan, the USG, the tumour marker, CA 125 were normal. But more importantly I was a different person now. I was happy, free and at peace.


Dr. Mitali is available on the discussion forums to address queries on leveraging the holistic approach on healing.  Post your queries to her here.

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this post are of the cancer survivor. Team C4C does not recommend any given approach to its readers.

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