MIDDLEBURY, Ind., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, thousands of US citizens travel to Mexico for cancer treatment, because clinics there offer non-toxic therapies and the cost is much less expensive, says TMD Unlimited, a medical tourism corporation. When Tom Teeter was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), he went to three different Mexican clinics, and had good experiences and bad. In telling their story, the Teeters hope to help other cancer patients taking this journey.
Tom Teeter was diagnosed with CLL in 2007. Tom had retired from the military after serving in Desert Storm and Viet Nam, and then worked for years for the Mishawaka, Indiana utility company. He was due to retire again in just one month. Tom's doctors told him he did not need treatment, but they recommended CT and PET scans every 3 months.
Tom's fiance, Jacquie, went to his next doctor appointment to ask questions and understand his illness. She asked the doctor why he was ordering so many scans as her research told her that scans can cause leukemia. In some countries, scans are forbidden for children because of this risk. When she asked about Tom's enlarged spleen and lymph nodes, the doctor told her not to worry, he did not need treatment and would live another 30 years. So they went on with their lives, and got married.
"Tom is such a great dad to Sarah and Spencer," Jacquie says. Sarah is 12, a girly-girl who loves animals and is active in 4-H. She loves birds and she adopted an abused cat and loved him back to health. She loves cooking, arts and crafts, and she wants to be a veterinarian.
Fifteen year old Spencer has Asperger's, an autism spectrum disorder. According to Jacquie, he needs physical therapy and counseling to help him cope with being 'different'. Spencer likes motorcycles and roller coasters, Legos and video games. "When Tom came into our lives, Spencer blossomed. Wi
|SOURCE TMD Unlimited Corporation|
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