Posted 11/11/2013 9:35 PM (GMT -7)
I guess you can say that I am bitter about this disease, but who wouldn't be if it is controlling your life. The vitamins,herbs,foods,etc. that I tried did not help me, but I have not tried them all, so there might just be hope out there after all. Also about the cancer patients, have you actually seen what they go through? People with cancer that I have talked to, and I have talked to a lot of them, say that the treatment is worse than the cancer. I knew a cancer patient that had a port in his chest that they would put radioactive meds in and they would tell him not to touch any metal objects and if he had to, he would have to wear thick rubber gloves or he might get shocked very badly. I have seen so many people that would be there regularly when I would get a treatment and the next time, they would not be there because they died, mainly from the cancer treatment itself. I have seen people that had cancer that were healthy looking, but when they took the cancer treatments, they would lose their hair and they would look as if they had aged 10 to 20 years. Yes, some people have fought cancer with cancer treatments and are doing fine now, but if you have seen what I have, you would think differently. My cousin is about 35 years old. She had cancer and she took cancer treatments. She is in remission now but she went through hell with the chemo and it aged her about 20 years. If she had to take the chemo again, I just don't know if she would make it.
As far as it being anyone's fault, I did not say that it was anyone's fault. The common cold is not anyone's fault, but you get bitter as hell sometimes until you get over it. Also, if you ever look into the FDA, pharmaceutical companies and doctors, you might just find that it is a huge money making empire. I am sure that there are some doctors out there that are trying to make a difference, but the majority of doctors are in it for the money. You go in for an appointment, they talk to you for about five minutes, they give you a prescription and then they send you on your way. That five minutes just cost you and your insurance company several hundreds of dollars and if your doctor gave you one of the drugs that the pharmaceutical reps gave your doctor, then your doctor just got some more money from the pharmaceutical companies. Believe it or not, the government, big business, doctors, lawyers and many other people in this world do not care about anything besides the money that they make off of us. Did you know that the pharmaceutical companies are going to stop making new antibiotics, not because that there are enough antibiotics on the market already, but because it cost too much money for them to do studies and trials and they don't make enough money to cover the cost of an antibiotic that someone might just use for a short time. Bacteria and viruses get immune to antibiotics over time and there have to be new ones made to stop the viruses or there can be a pandemic. But the pharmaceutical companies and also the government don't want to pursue making new antibiotics, unless there is a pandemic, but by then, many people will die from the virus until they decide to spend a little paper money on an antibiotic to stop all the chaos.
Yes I know that there is not much information on what can help people with UC, but I know there has got to be something better than drugs that have 20 or more side effects. Go to any of these websites for these new drugs; Humira for example. These are some of the side effects: Serious infections have happened in people taking HUMIRA. These serious infections include tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have spread throughout the body. Some people have died from these infections. HUMIRA may increase the chance of getting lymphoma, including a rare kind, or other cancers. HUMIRA can cause serious side effects including hepatitis B infection in carriers of the virus, allergic reactions, nervous system problems, blood problems, heart failure, certain immune reactions including a lupus-like syndrome, liver problems, and new or worsening psoriasis. And where do you think that they find out about all these side effects : from people who are guinea pigs that agree to be in drug trials. Yes, believe it or not, many people die from drug trials or get very serious illnesses and diseases from drug trials and who are in charge of the drug trials: pharmaceutical companies!
I am not trying to be an ass, but I woke up from this crazy fairy tale that a lot of people live in a long time ago. The only person that really cares for you in this world is "YOU." When it really gets down to it, if you think that your so called best friend is gonna save you from being thrown under the bus by throwing himself under the bus, you must have watched too many tear jerking chic flicks. The only real person who cares for you is not your mother,father,sister,brother,spouse or best friend; it is you! So if you think that everybody in this world are like the cast of "Father Knows Best" or "Leave it to beaver," and that everybody loves everybody and we all sit around, hold hands and sing kumbaya, well maybe it is you that needs to wake up from fairy tale land.
I am sure that there is something out there that will help us, but until then, don't hold your breath, wake up from fairy tale land, keep searching and maybe we just might find something.