Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Sleeping Weekend

The whole of last week was really hectic for me. I was spending most of my time at hospitals, SJMC, Tung Shin Hospital and International Medical University (IMU). At the moment, my main problem seems to be my legs, the left leg next the knee joint and the nerve problem around my groin area for my right leg. I am meeting another orthopedic surgeon to seek a second opinion for the treatment of my right leg. My current orthopedic surgeon has only one recommendation, that I take medication. Furthermore, the medication Neurontin (Gabapentin) is not helping me to control the pain, even with two tablets a day. My doctor has said I can take up to six a day. I don't like this option. My chiropractor has recommended six spinal realignment therapy sessions and then physiotherapy (traction). I think surgery is out of the question.

Last night I slept a little late but have to wake up by 8.30am this morning. I have an appointment with my dentist for some tooth filling work which I thought I better complete before I go to India next month. Today, after lunch I went to bed to take a nap as I was very sleepy. Originally I planned to sleep for one hour only but ending sleeping for three hours. I woke up at about 4.15pm. Even then, I was still feeling tired and did not want to get up. But then, I have to get up to continue with my therapy of preparing the juices (I already missed three juices during the time I was asleep), doing the afternoon enema and then preparing dinner. Gerson Therapy is a full time job, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with no rest days! But then, the therapy is keeping me alive, so life goes on.

Last month I wrote something about the Acid/Alkaline Food Debate. Subsequently, a reader by name of Mr. Wong shared some interesting information on what happens to the stomach when a person drinks alkaline water. I believe this is also applicable to alkaline foods. I met Mr. Wong a few times at his office when I went to purchase some products from him. His company sells Alkaline water filters and I find him very knowledgeable. I am doing further reading on this and hope to write another post "Acid/Alkaline Food Debate - Part 2". The purpose of doing an additional post is not about who is right or wrong but have better understanding of acid and alkaline foods that we are taking daily.


  1. Maybe you are deficient in magnesium chloride. If you are lacking this mineral; it will cause leg cramps and insomnia. It can be used internally or topically.

  2. I was taking at least 4 grams of straight vitamin c powder. Some days I went to 10 grams. It is white in colour and bitter. Vitamin c is not sweet or naturally orange. You can mix it into your juices. Say 1 gram a juice.

    Just for debate , animals who don't make their own vitamin c in the liver, are sprowm to die from poisonous spiders.

  3. Dear Anonymous,

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    In my case, I don't have leg crams. Further, my MRI has shown that it is due to a nerve problem in the lumbar spine area.

  4. Dear John,

    Thanks for the Vitamin C information.