03/25 Paula Health Update

Hi folks,

First of all, we want to thank everyone so much who has been praying for us and/or helping us by:

  • juicing, produce washing, or coffee brewing
  • encouraging and training others to help with juicing
  • helping with laundry or cleaning
  • providing meals, cookies, bread, muffins, or distilled water

With 13 hourly juicings and a five-times-daily detoxifying process, as well as various supplements, the Gerson therapy has been quite difficult, almost overwhelming.  It’s been very encouraging to us, though, as different ones in the body have come alongside to help.

It was Paula’s original intent to implement the Gerson therapy for 8 weeks and then evaluate to see if it appeared to be effective in her situation.  She recently had some mid-point (4 week) lab work done and also an mid-point ultrasound this past Monday. 

We received the ultrasound report yesterday afternoon and, unfortunately, it was not good.  We were hoping to see some improvement, but it appears that the main tumor has grown and another significant tumor has now appeared in the same breast.

As a result, with great sadness and heaviness of heart, Paula has decided to abandon the Gerson therapy and proceed to Plan B (Breast removal) and possibly Plan C (Chemotherapy, radiation, and/or other drugs) as well.

As we start to move down this scary path that we had hoped not to take, we appreciate your continued prayers, help, and encouragement.

We plan to continue to use our Paula’s Partners community website to coordinate offers of meals and help (especially as Paula recovers from breast removal surgery and possibly deals with chemotherapy as well).

If you would like to join Paula’s Partners, you can visit www.JPOliver.com and click on Paula’s Partners (on the left-side menu).  We also plan to continue updating our Pilgrim’s Pathway blog.

Thanks again to everyone for your help and continued prayers!

John & Paula 🙂

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8 thoughts on “03/25 Paula Health Update

  1. I am sorry that the therapy has not worked.I know some who have had a breast removed who do well afterward. We pray for God’s best for all of you!!!

    Love to you all,

    Nancy Louise


  2. Hey Paula….I’ve been so hopeful for the Gerson therapy to work for you. So sorry to hear about this. Praying for you daily.


  3. Paula,
    I am so sorry to hear that things did not go as planned with the Gerson therapy. You and your family are in my prayers are you move forward with your new plan.


  4. Paula,

    I too, am so sorry that you have not had better results from the Gerson Therapy. You and your family are certainly in my thoughts and prayers daily. If you need someone to talk to or pray with, please call me!



  5. Dearest Paula,
    Continuing to pray. God has His plans which sometimes leave us confused and sad. But we know He is GOOD and we hold on to that. My strongest encouragement is: Know that He will not let you go. His love covers ALL of it. My heart is with you.

    love, Jan


  6. Paula you will continue to be in my prayers. Do you have a time frame yet of when the surgical procedures will take place? I would like to be more focused on praying for you on those days.



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