Hello Midge! What i now believe is that, before my cleanse, i was full of so much excess "bulk", it was pushing my tissues outside my colon ("polyps") & got to the point where it was painful just to sit in certain positions (i'd have to shift my weight left) ... then, after expelling a few "tree trunks", i noticed immediate relief. Other symptoms were chronic fatigue (slept all the time when not at work), mild depression, acid reflux, foggy thinking ... i'm amazed nothing more serious when i consider all the monsters, great & small, i've seen since (especially all the ones which were still moving!).
No kids, just pets (uh oh! sigh ... but i mix BWH powder into their food & they're probably healthier than me). I've been fortunate in my situation to be able to stay at home during this detox period & don't know how anyone is able to hold down a job while undergoing this process, unless their condition is milder.
You can show this message to your Mom. Tell her that docs are not taught about natural healing, just to mask symptoms with pain killers, etc. (which simply allows the disease process to continue undetected, since the body's natural signals have been sidestepped). She might be interested in the story of Dr. Lorraine Day at wwww.drday.org (or .com?), an orthopedic surgeon who had to learn about natural healing to cure herself of cancer. Not to overlook the many marvelous docs & nurses who do promote healing in all its forms (www.doctorssecondopinion.com). Is it possible that she feels she's just not up to these "healing crises" at her age? (I'm 51 myself.) It can be quite stressful to the system, tho' she could try a gentler program such as Slippery Elm with herbal teas (best with warm fluids). Slippery Elm is easily obtained at any nutrition center (i just buy the most economical brands or those on clearance). Once she's "out of the woods", she could switch to the stronger formulas. Also, if she'd be willing to try Dr. Clark's Zapper, she'd probably fall in love with it just like everybody else! (BTW, if she has trouble sleeping, it puts you right to sleep while melting away any pain.) I always use it in the duration mode for one hour on 16V (the highest setting), tho' i move up gradually. I sometimes get a slight burn, but it heals quickly & is well worth the advantages (if doing more than one session, remember to re-wet & relocate bands after each session or during a session if a slight topical burn would pose a problem, or just keep at lower settings). Let us know what happens!