Friday, September 25, 2009

What is a healing reaction?

I woke up this morning with some pain in my abdomen. It was castor day and I was already feeling pretty bad. I went ahead with the castor and had my cup of navy strong coffee with brown sugar. That certainly didn't help what I was already feeling.

Breakfast came and gone and the pain still lingered. I was tired and I felt the chills were coming over me. I decided to take it easy and go back to the room.

I may have slept for only a little while until i realized that I was burning up. I was hot all over my body. My mom called the nurse who came in confirmed that I had a fever. She told me to remove some blankets and take a warm (not hot) shower.

The juices seem like they are never ending today. I also have a couple mouth sores which get irritated each time I drink them. I have an aloe vera mixture that I use to rinse my mouth after each juice. I was told that my mouth sores were another sign of reaction and that I would most likely not have them again when I am finished the therapy. I can't wait!

The doctor visited a little while later and was pleased to see me in this condition. I've now ruined his plans as Saturday was coming and he was going to take the day off. He said with enthusiasm, "I cannot take a day off when one of my patients are experiencing a healing reaction!"

Happy Healing!


Anonymous said...

That does not sound like fun :-|

Steven Buxton said...

Its amazing the difference between your doctors reaction and the typical western doctor. Most doctors I know would not be happy to work on the weekend or give up a day off.

I love that he is excited and that he is going to give up his day off to keep an eye on you. Talk about dedication to his patients.

Stay strong my friend and you will be home soon!

Mike Brockey said...

I'm still a little under the weather today. I have only a slight fever so I will have to take it easy today. The doctor decided that the castor was too much for now, and that I will discontinue it until further notice. As he explained, the caster is like a right hook. You get a big reaction from it. What we are after are the jabs that we get from the constant coffee breaks. He says, thats how you win an olympic boxing match.

Looks like I'm in for the long haul. Good news is that this is even more evidence that the Gerson Therapy works!

daniela hess scholl said...


I hope you are managing your healing reaction with ease. Sometimes taking a cotton ball and soaking it with the potassium solution, and applying it all over your arms, legs, etc provides quick and effective relief to the body aches.

Thank you for your posts and sharing with the world this very powerful healing method. Gerson Therapy always has me present to just how miraculous and powerful our bodies are...kept as a clean environment, we are truly built and designed to heal, when needed.

You are on the right path...warmth to you and your family.

the scholls

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really good healing inflammation. Have you had a chance to read Jaquie Davison's book "Cancer Winner" yet? She give a lot of details of what the healing reactions were like for her and lots of details about the castor oil days-she calls them gluck days because that is how she feeled during those days. Jaquie and I are following your story and we are praying for you!
Jaquie's daughter, Mary

Anonymous said...

Oops, typo! I meant to type " she felt during those days."

Anonymous said...

I hope you are feeling better from the healing reaction. Thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts in the form of a blog. My dearest friend has smelanoma and I found your blog while trying to find healing resources for her. All the best to you and your family-

Anonymous said...

Hey cuz, how you doing today? Lots of positive thoughts to you from Cumberland.

Mike Brockey said...

Thanks for the support everyone. I am home now and slowly coming out of this reaction. It's a bit interesting trying to transition from the pampered life one receives at BNC and doing it all yourself when you get home. I plan on spending my "breaks" updating the world via this blog. Give me a little more time and I'll try my best to describe my reaction, and document my learning experiences as we make our through them. Love to all!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Mike! You mean, Amy isn't keeping you in the pampered lifestyle you are accustomed to?! Keep up the good work! Love, Sandy