Saying Goodbye To My Mum
As many of you know, my Mum had breast cancer for the past few years. She was diagnosed about a year after I started Gerson Therapy, and seeing how much the therapy helped me, she went straight on it herself. However, unlike my journey, Mum’s was fraught with complications. She had been doing well and seemed to make it through her obstacles, however a few months ago it became clear that the cancer was getting ahead of her. She was in pain, lost a lot of weight, lost all energy, and her health quickly deteriorated. We explored lots of options however Mum choose to see out the final months of her life in a way that was exactly right for her.
Last Friday, after putting up the bravest fight I’ve ever witnessed, my mum passed away. She went peacefully and was comfortable with no drugs, which is what she always wanted. Her whole family was in the room, my dad and I were holding her hands and Edie was at the foot of her bed. She flickered her eyes, took one last gasp and then went off to sleep.
Although Mum had been very sick, we never once gave up hope and right until the very end we kept expecting things to turn back around and for her to get better. My family and I are heartbroken and absolutely devastated to have lost the leader of our team and the woman who was the driving force behind everything I’ve learnt, implemented and achieved over the last six years. She was our hero, and we still can’t quite comprehend how life is going to be without her. Her never-ending kindness, compassion and her breathtaking beauty (inside and out) had an impact on so many.
I would love and appreciate if you can please be patient with me and respect my privacy. I’m taking a little time offline to grieve with my family and allow myself to really feel the full impact of losing Mum.
I do want to say this though. I know some of you have cancer and are on Gerson Therapy or you love someone in this position, and I don’t want this news to deter you from believing in what you are doing. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the past few years it’s that no one cancer therapy is right for everyone, just the way no one diet is right for everyone. We all have different bodies, different minds, different histories, and different journeys.
My belief in exploring and choosing the right healing path for YOU is even stronger now than before. While I thrived through Gerson, my mum faced obstacles along the way, which complicated the healing process.
I also understand that given the controversial nature of the treatment my mum chose, this news may attract some criticism. I’ll be happy to discuss this in the future. However for the time being, my team will be monitoring all comments and deleting any that are disrespectful. This is to protect my family and I. I’m sure that even my harshest critics will appreciate that this simply isn’t the time. I won’t even be online to see them, however my team will be collating the condolences. I won’t be answering any questions at all at this stage.
If you wish to send condolences by way of flowers or cards, I would love for you alternatively to consider donating to my Mum’s favourite charity – the Borneo Orangutan Survival.
And to sign off, I want to share some of my mum’s favourite affirmations …
Positive affirmations for the day:
It’s not what happens to us in life, but rather how we handle what happens that matters.
Nothing is impossible if we believe in ourselves and miracles. Never give up on your dreams but give praise for everything, for all is not lost.
The best students get the hardest tasks.
I’m patient and know that everything will unfold in its own time, exactly the way it’s supposed to. There is no need for struggle or anxiety.
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