However, the toughest part of this therapy for me - hands down - is the diet. The Gerson diet, as you read, is very limited. Then add to it that I currently have a very sensitive stomach and cannot eat things like fresh salsa, citrus dressing, chopped onions (all of which I love) and I am even more limited than the standard Gerson patient. Hopefully, my stomach will be healed in the next month or so and I should be able to eat a few foods I love.
In the mean time, I sit down for lunch or dinner and 90% of the time have no desire to eat even as my stomach's growling. "Oooh! Whi-hew! Potatoes and vegetables again. Gosh, it's been hours since I had them last!" The only thing that pulls me through is when I remind myself that I can have pizza and cheeseburgers and even a milkshake when ever I like...followed by 9 months of chemo & radiation and a colostomy. Amazing how after that thought, I find myself more than willing to gag down another potato, a few more veggies and yet another bowl of that good ole Hippocrates Soup.
Hmm...I am noticing that the context - to avoid chemo & radiation - is definitely not an empowering one. I will definitely look at that and find something that actually inspires me to stay on this diet. I'll get back to you on that. In the mean time, I'm going to vent a little more.
And, I'm not being completely honest. I do enjoy the steamed spinach dipped in Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
All kidding aside, my spirits were definitely raised when I read some of the wonderful comments posted. It's really something to be so touched by just a few kind words and support. Thanks.