Subject: My story of encouragement.
Date: 17:21 Oct 02 2002
Firstly I advise you to VISIT A DOC TO GET A DIAGNOSIS but I will share my story with you so you know that stones can be passed without surgery or losing your gallbladder.
I had exactly that pain and mine also radiated around my left side and into my back (it had gotten worse and worse over about 3 weeks until it was unbearable and I was admitted to the ER.
There they discovered I had a 6mm stone in my common bile duct and severely deranged liver enzymes'. I got rid of the stones and my liver enzymes came back to normal by following the advice I got on this site of: 'Keep on flushing!'
I did a flush 3 days in a row, then waited a few days and did another, then a week and another, another week and another, then on the fourth weekend my jaundice level was up to 140 (normal range is 2-18) and I was booked for an ERCP the next week.
Desperation to avoid an ERCP (and the pain) was my motivator to do another flush on the Friday night, and a double flush on the Saturday night (Took the ES at 6.00pm and 8.00pm, the oil and lemon juice at 10.00pm and again at 12.30am).
On the Sunday I again passed more very large white stones and late in the afternoon very dark green stones and dark green 'slime'.
On the Monday (August 19th) the pain disappeared and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday my liver enzymes dropped.
On Thursday, under intense pressure from my very medicalised father (and other relatives), and b/c I could see that my husband and children were not coping with the stress (The specialists had frequently advised that this condition could cause death), I agreed to undergo the ERCP (AGAINST my better judgement and much to my disgust with myself at not being stronger and trusting my gut instinct)
And guess what they found? NO stones in my common bile duct!
That was just over 6 weeks ago and today my liver enzymes are back to normal (much to the disbelief of the medical profession) and I still have my gallbladder.
During the time I was doing all the flushes I ate very little the day after a flush and the other days I ate granola and rice milk for breakfast, Green tea and two pieces of fruit for Morning tea, salad (Lettuce, Tomatoes, Radishes, Beetroot, pickled onions, gherkins) for lunch, green tea and two pieces of fruit for afternoon tea and stir fried vegetables (Broccoli, cauliflower, Capsicums, Mushrooms, Onions) with garlic, ginger and Tamari for dinner. I drank organic Apple juice and water.
Now my diet has increased to include fish and I also take 5Tablespoons of flaxseed oil in 1/2C of Quark mixed with 1teaspoon of Umeboshi Plum paste every day, as well as Milk Thistle, Zinc, and ascorbic powder (Vit C).
I am not back to full health but I feel much better than I did and I believe I am getting better with each flush.
I hope this is of help to someone and if anyone has any advice for me please feel free to share. With 6 small children my time to read is very limited and I am sure that there are things that I have missed.