Sad case of 70 year old man misdiagnosed with ALS

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allieann
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   Posted 8/4/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
In the San Jose Mercury News, Fri., July 30, 2010 there is a picture and detailed article showing Bart Fenolio walking out of a nursing home after he was told he was dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. He couldn't breathe on his own or pick up a cell phone six months ago. He was bitten by a tick seven years ago and began to develop symptoms two years ago. Only through the persistence of Heidi, his wife and scientist son, Bart was given a series of lyme tests that came back positive. He had to leave Kaiser to get the treatment he needed. He is finally home in San Diego where Bart will be able to sit in his backyard by his koi pond, feel the ocean breezes and sleep in his own bed for the first time in a year. Contact number listed in the newspaper is (Patty Fisher) 408 920 5852 or pfisher@mercurynews.com.

KO-LD
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   Posted 8/4/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I read this article, I think his doctors still didn't think it was Lyme even with the positive test results and the fact he was getting better on abx. Unbelievable!
KO
01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009

Deejavu
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   Posted 8/4/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, very interesting!
It's all about Detoxing Daily, strengthening the Immune System mixed with a dose of Positive Thinking!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being symptom free for over 4 years:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds81S61UvPA
 
Currently taking Estrovera, ProgX (progesterone), Adrenotone Plus, CoQ10, Vitamin B Total, C, Green Vibrance, CALM (Magnesium/Calcium)

Traveler
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   Posted 8/4/2010 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw that article as well!! It was pretty interesting. Thanks for posting it!!
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

GWB
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   Posted 8/4/2010 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
What happened to this man is so wrong, and yet, it's much more common than we'll ever know because the ignorance of so many doctors and the fact that they cover these stories up so that no one knows how often they screw up.

It really makes my blood boil when I think of all of the harm that modern medicine has done to so many of us. This is not to say that there is no good in modern medicine, or that there are no good doctors, but do you know what the leading cause of death is in America?

Take a look at this article and be prepared to be shocked (or not)...

articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/07/07/healthcare-death-part-one.aspx

Gary

Post Edited (GWB) : 8/5/2010 5:45:29 AM (GMT-6)


Willowrose
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   Posted 8/4/2010 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I can't read some of the articles linked here without subscribing to something. Is there any way to circumvent that?

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

GWB
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   Posted 8/5/2010 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Rose, are you getting that on the Mercola site? I don't get that but maybe it's because I do subscribe to his weekly newsletter. I wasn't aware they were doing that. I don't know how to get around it but before I subscribed I didn't have that problem. Guess it's a new thing they're doing. Too bad if it is.

Gary

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   Posted 8/7/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
People who have suffered thru something like this need to start suing. Drs have been sued for much less! I am not a lawsuit freak, but when a Dr absolutely REFUSES to acknowledge something like this, and further, CONTINUES to deny what has been proven in lab work, that is pure negligence in my opinion. I guess, worse than negligence --- it's pure malpractice. This kind of crap has got to stop.

There are too few people who have help as he did, in his son and wife. Think of all those who are left to die in misery, the only reason being medicine's refusal to recognize, treat, or even TEST for this disease. It's an abomination!

Once the lawsuits start rolling in, Drs will be forced to educate themselves on this disease.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
 
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.

OneWearyChick
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   Posted 8/8/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
"What happened to this man is so wrong, and yet, it's much more common than we'll ever know because the ignorance of so many doctors and the fact that they cover these stories up so that no one knows how often they screw up.

It really makes my blood boil when I think of all of the harm that modern medicine has done to so many of us. This is not to say that there is no good in modern medicine, or that there are no good doctors, but do you know what the leading cause of death is in America?

Take a look at this article and be prepared to be shocked (or not)...

articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/07/07/healthcare-death-part-one.aspx

Gary"
 
Gary, you are so right. It would shock people to know how many are (mis) diagnosed with alzheimers who are really simply b12 deficient.<!-- Edit -->
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