I spent the last week of January in the hospital with searing abdominal pain, vommiting for 7 days and ate no food or drink in that time othe then the iv.
It was a week of mental hell, I was treated like a criminal after a false positive methaphetamine test came back. Just by typing that some people will assume your lying and others will not, I could be wrong, I hope Im wrong, I hope people think the best and are willing to give you the benifit of the doubt.
I was told in the er there was no false positive for meth, only to have members here show me there were many possible ways to fp. I had a cold for three weeks, thinking the remicade didnt help, was on vicks the whole time right up till I went to the er. Yup you guessed it, vicks will test you fp, the hospital (kaiser) didnt believe me.
The er had no qualms about telling me I was the lowest form of life, a drug abuser faking an illness to get narcotics, they made my wife cry her eyes out, they accused her of collaboarting to get me high.
40 years I have been with kaiser, 3 years I have been with my GI, who now is passing me to someone else due to my "crack" problem.
I left the hospital in the worst pain ever, in the end I was told I had mild gastritas and was constipated.
days later I got a call from a Doctor telling me my GI guy referred me to her, I assumed it was the new GI guy...WRONG it was a psychiatrist (fill in totally offended flip out here). Needless to say, I thanked the Shrink for the call and told her it wouldnt be needed. I was extremley nice, even though my inside voice was screaming.
1 week later my original GI doctor calls me, he simply says, after biopsying my stomach in the er he found large quantities of H Pylori. He said it was enough to make you scream and be sick for a week. Then he scheduled a follow up appointment with him.
No mention of the shrink, no mention of passing me on to another gi guy, no apology......
This is me turning the other cheek, this is me realizing none of this is worth my life and my sanity.
Afte 3 years with chrons, the worst three years of my life, nearly 60 pounds lighter, sick every day for all those years, my mind a scrambled mess, the tests, the scopes, the surgeries, the mental abuse every time I went to the er.....
I have QUIT WESTERN MEDICINE.
I stopped it all, the pentassa, the prednisone, the zantac, the karofate, the b 12 injections, the vitamin d pills, multi vitamins, fiber, remicade....done!
WTH am I thinking, how crazy am I to doubt western medicine? I could feel myself dying every day, the swollen mass's in my throat and under my armpits, my muscles aching to the point of tears, the three hours of sleep a day, my temper, my eyes watering and stinging constantly the 21 pill daily cocktail...... 3 YEARS
That was three weeks ago, I broke, I pulled out the bible, brand new, untouched for years, a gift from a friend years back, I am not and never have been to church, I do not belong to any established religion, I do believe in God. I make no aspersions either way, to each his own, whatever way anyone wants to worship or not worship is their choice.
I bring all this up because I also owned the Makers Diet book, this, like the Bible, went untouched for 3 years, I put my faith in western medicine back then.
I was desperate, I hadnt eaten in a week, I would try anything now. My wife ( who always wanted me to try the book diet) went to the whole foods store and bought exactly what was descibed in phase 1 of The Makers Diet book.
Within 3 days I lost 50% of my pain, within a week, 80% of my pain gone. Three weeks later Im going into phase 2, this is the best day Ive had in 3 years. I would cry right now, but my tears of sadness are gone. I still have apprx 10% abdominal pain remaining.
You can call this whatever you want, a miracle, a scientific resolution through clean organic food and organic hygeine products, a fluke, remission, whatever you want.
I am not her to sell this book, to offer any cures to others, to compare my situation with others, everyone is different, drugs work for some, not for others. i was desperate, no drugs were helping. This helped.
My life appears open again, I went outside for the first time in months, I'm happy, or happy enough and I intend to stay that way.
This book may not cure anyone ever but me, but I would plead you to try this diet, it is very specific. I read somewhere that you cant cheat on this diet or it doesnt work. I am not cheating, it is working.
If you have not ever tried this Biblicaly based diet, then I hope you will consider it.
I know everyones situation is different, but if you even think this might help try it.
Anyway, my two cents about diets, metal health and the large dissapointment (for me anyway) that is the kaiser system.
By no means am I telling aanyone to stop thier medications, I was desperate, I made a desperate decision, one that I also told my Doctor about. His words to me were " If its working for you dont change anything, Ill take a miracle"
All I want now is to pass on this story in the hope that just one person can gain some better health from and of my advice, I hope all of you find better health, for now, I have.
I should thank Dr Jordan Rubin, the author of the book, he will probably never know what he ahs done for me.
I will thank all of you who have kept my mind afloat these past years when it drifted into darkened waters.
I will continue to post and keep everyone updated if there are any changes, if for some reason I return to illness, you better belive I will post that story as well.
Post Edited (Blue Velvyt) : 2/10/2008 7:16:15 PM (GMT-7)