04/02 Paula Health Update

Greetings!  In our last Paula Health Update on 3/25, we shared that, as a result of a “bad news” ultrasound report, Paula had decided to abandon the Gerson cancer therapy and resort to Plan B (Breast removal) and possibly Plan C (Chemotherapy, radiation, and/or other drugs) as well.

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, but this mid-point ultrasound had shown a large new breast tumor (6 cm in length), which was of sufficient import for Paula to change plans half-way through her Gerson trial.

This past week, as Paula was starting down this new dreaded path (of breast removal and chemo, etc.), we saw Paula’s oncologist on Monday and then went to the breast surgeon on Tuesday, prepared to sign the consent form for the mastectomy.

An interesting thing happened, though, on the way to Plan B.  Upon examining Paula and using her own ultrasound equipment, the breast surgeon indicated that she could not see any new 6 cm tumor.  In looking through the ultrasound photos that had been taken of that area, she concluded that there had been a (typo or transcription) error in the radiology report, as she could see a tumor that was 6 mm in size, not 6 cm.

With this new information, Paula has thus spent the last several days re-thinking her decision, trying to decide whether she should continue to proceed down the Plan B/C path (that she had just resigned herself to) or resume the Gerson therapy (to give it the fair trial, that she had originally intended).  During the week, Paula also had some additional testing done.

After much prayer and agonizing, Paula has decided to continue with the Gerson therapy for at least four additional weeks, hoping that it will indeed be effective (by God’s grace), and trusting the Lord either way.

Since we (Paula specifically, but it involves our whole family) are now back on the Gerson therapy (hourly juicing, five-times daily detoxifying, etc.), we could again use (and would appreciate) some help. 

We have re-activated the volunteer opportunities (to help with juicing, produce washing, coffee brewing, providing an occasional meal, etc.) on our Paula’s Partners LotsaHelpingHands site and appreciate the continued assistance that our friends and co-workers are able to provide.

If you would be interested in helping, you can join Paula’s Partners by visiting our website, www.JPOliver.com, and clicking on the link (on the left-side menu) to Paula’s Partners. 

Thanks again for your continued help and prayers!

By His Grace, John & Paula  🙂

3 thoughts on “04/02 Paula Health Update

  1. Thank-you Lord for this glimmer of hope that you have given Paula and her family. Please keep her in peace as she walks down this road with you. Please supply all the needed resources that she needs for the journey, and strengthen her and her family. Thank-you for being a loving God who truly cares.

    In Jesus name,

    Isaiah 26:3 (New International Version, ©2011)
    You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.


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