It was December, 2012 and my radiation treatments were overwhelming. I decided to introduce myself to yoga. Everyday after my treatment, I went to hot yoga and felt better. However, the radiation treatments were so severe, I was burned and had to have surgery one month later in January 2013.
After recovering from surgery, I decided to do yoga teacher training to build my strength and begin aggressive cancer treatments again. I signed up for teacher training, ~100 classes in 60 days. When I finished teacher training and had my T-cells tested, I still had cutaneous lymphoma, but the specialist who saw the test results and saw me, said: “So where is the patient?”
I am still in treatment receiving 1,000-3,000 joules, 3 times per week. I have a rare, un-curable form non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma affecting only 4 in 1 million people. It’s called: cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). I do hot yoga because it helps me with the symptoms and treatments for my disease.
I am a doctor of medicine. I edit a medical journal and conduct conferences on the clinical benefits of yoga. My website is: http://mdanafabb.wix.com/investigacionmxyoga#!physicians/cipy
I am happy to have my practice and my strength while I can.