Taupo¯ mum fights for her life
TAMARA THORN When she was diagnosed with cancer Taupo¯ mother Ange Davis’ life came crashing down around her.
Davis, a mother of three, suffers from a rare form of kidney cancer.
She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma [Cancer of the Kidney] which has metastasised to her liver and is now affecting her lymph system.
As part of her treatment plan Davis has opted for alternative healing options for as long as she can. This involves a major lifestyle change starting with a high dosage of Vitamin C via intravenous infusion twice a week.
Since being diagnosed Davis has had her Kidney removed and is making plans to go overseas for further treatment that is not offered in New Zealand.
‘‘I don’t want to leave my children, I can’t leave them...I want to live’’, she said.
‘‘I am not scared of dying but I am scared of leaving them...It has turned my whole life upside down.’’
It took a while for Davis to come to terms with her diagnosis as she took multiple trips to the doctor. ‘‘It took almost three days for me to accept the reality of my diagnosis...after all of the doctor’s appointments thinking I am just being overly paranoid.’’
‘‘My mum is going to lose her only daughter, my brothers their only sister, my nan who is already crushed, and the thoughts just kept flowing as do the tears.’’
As part of her lifestyle change Davis has since moved to a farm where the water is clean, and she can rest in calmness. She is also eating organic food and all things green.
‘‘I don’t take anything for granted anymore, and I realise that the little things in life, make my life.
‘‘The future is not certain for me, it’s a day-by-day process...there are not a lot of options where I’m concerned unfortunately.’’
Ange Daviswith two of her three children.