Dr. Nick Gonzalez, an alternative cancer treatment specialist, sent me this incredible testimonial from his patient, Carey Reading. This wonderful, beautiful story is a triumph of the human spirit and a tribute to Dr. Gonzalez’s incredible work. I hope I never have to test it, but were I to get cancer again I would be at his door yesterday.
Picking up the Pieces - By Carey Reading
I remember the very moment it all began. I had just finished a rigorous pump class at my gym. As usual, I started my stretching routine. When I reached for my left toes to get a nice stretch down my back, I felt a ripping sensation down the bottom right quadrant of my back muscles. I had been a yoga student for years, worked out daily, was a devout vegetarian and was very in tune with my body. This was my body, actually speaking to me loud and clear, yelling at me from my lower back, "Hey you! I'm Burkitt's Lymphoma, one of the world's deadliest cancers. I'm going to suck all of the life out of you and try to kill you!"
I didn't hear my body's first cry for help. I had been a model of health, wellness and beauty. Over the next six months this outer exterior of perfection would work against me as the parasite used my body and looks to masquerade around in. On the outside I was a 32 year old, standing 5' 9" and weighed 115 lbs. I was confident and happy, naturally tan with long, thick blond hair. I was on my way to becoming a court reporter, and felt as if the world was my oyster. On the inside I was dying, quickly and torturously.
After several months of denying what my body was telling me, I sought the advice of two doctors, one allopathic the other naturopathic. I gave them my list of complaints such as; sleeping up to 16 hours a day, loss of appetite and night sweats forcing me to change three times a night and waking in soaking sheets. The doctor dismissed my symptoms and her advice was, "you need to get a life" and that I “can't just sleep all day.” After she complimented me on my weight and physique she sent me on my way. Based on her blind-sighted "doctors orders" I vowed to myself that I would try harder to be better.
On the doctor's advice, I tried harder and the pain grew stronger. Regardless of continued unbearable pain, which now spread to my lungs and lower back, I was discouraged to seek any other specialist's input. Even though undiagnosed I had all the symptoms of a cancer patient.
On August 18, 2008, I was diagnosed with stage four Burkitt's Lymphoma, a rare and extremely lethal cancer. I was given seven to ten days to live. I underwent the most aggressive treatment available with the idea to try to kill the cancer without killing me in the process. Finally, I was a candidate for a stem cell transplant. After experiencing a litany of grueling side effects, I was left with the dismal results that my cancer had returned and I was given three to six months to live.
My life took a turn of events when Dr. Gonzalez became an alternative resource. I was done with the medical community as much as they were done with me. There comes a time in one's life where a window of opportunity presents itself. For me Dr. Gonzalez was that window.
Dr. Gonzalez's unique combination of attending to the mind, body, spirit and lifestyle of a person is carefully choreographed into his medical approach, lending itself a pain free, holistic treatment. With the consumption of pork pancreas enzymes, supplements, diet and thorough detoxification, my cancer was eliminated safely and quickly.
It has been one year to date, (February 10, 2010) since I first began Dr. Gonzalez's program. The PET scans and Cat scans over this last year have all shown absolutely no signs of cancer. While the medical community may not understand my cancer remission, I am confident that Dr. Gonzalez's Treatment has saved my life. I am cancer free and I still have my dignity, mental and physical strength, and independence. There is a place for chemotherapy and it did save my life, but only to a point. My cancer "broke" through the chemo and left me as a shell of a person with a very real death sentence. I thank God Dr. Gonzalez was there to take me in, and pick up the pieces of a once whole person and put me back together again. I am eternally thankful for Dr. Gonzalez's courage to bring a different approach of healing into the world.
It is my ultimate dream to see that the Dr. Gonzalez enzyme therapy protocol would be recognized by the medical community for its life saving ability. With this recognition the insurance industry would then see fit to cover the expenses associated with this treatment. Until then, I wonder if there is a way to raise money for those cancer patients who are in dire need of the Gonzalez therapy and cannot afford it.
First week in the hospital.
Rough times ahead.
Me and Mom
One year after starting my treatment with Dr. Gonzalez.
Cancer free and feeling incredible.
Loving life and eternally grateful to Dr. Gonzalez.