Primal Panacea - Part Two

Ivyevelyn, R.S.A. By Ivyevelyn, R.S.A., 24th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/-mu-p55a/
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Is the FDA protecting us from "bad medicine" or protecting Big Pharma's interests and mega-profits? This question has become of vital importance to the author who is seeking optimal treatment of her leukemia.

"Wait and Watch", or Proactive Treatment?

I have been attending M.D. Anderson Hospital for a year now and I remained on their "Wait and Watch" Program until I placed an order on May 23, 2012, for liquid high-dose Vitamin C (Lopospheric) with an out-of-State Pharmacy and with a Doctor of Pharmacology.

I commenced my own course of treatment on May 30, 2012, with Lipospheric, IP-6 & Inositol, IP-6 and Turmeric, while remaining on the hospital's "Wait and Watch" program.

Follow-Up Appointment with Clinic

My follow-up appointment was on August 8, 2012, which was 70 days after commencing my own treatment.

My doctors were now in new offices on the twenty-ninth floor of the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, with an amazing view across the Medical Center. I stood at the window for a while and watched the streets below with tiny cars and people like ants scurrying around.

I had previously had my blood tested and when my doctors entered the room they did not yet have the results. A brief physical examination did not reveal any enlarged lymph nodes and my general health was recorded as 'good'.

Discussion with Doctors

I revealed to the doctors that I had been taking mega-dose vitamin C (3,000 mgs daily) along with other supplements. They commented that there was some research in that area and I responded that I had activated this treatment as "watching and waiting" might result in a worsening condition. The conversation was genial and interesting.

I told the doctors that I felt remarkably well, in fact I had more energy than usual and was swimming six laps of the neighborhood pool three times a week.

I understood that the laboratory results would be given to me by telephone.

Leaving the Hospital

I walked past a fairly busy waiting area as i left the Clinic and was concerned to see some patients who had obviously received chemotherapy and radiation. I trust that this was the only treatment for them and that they recover well from their illness.

I stopped to look through some leaflets and noted a basket of small rocks on the table. Each rock had a message and I chose one with the wording, "When there is love, hope abides". I have the rock on my desk now and plan to find another rock and write my own message to place in the basket on my next visit.

I attach a recent 'photo, with Pogo, to let you all see that I feel as well as I look.


Note from Author:

My laboratory results were telephoned through to me on the day after my visit.

The doctor reported the following:

Lab results look perfectly stable.
Good red blood cells and platelet #s,
Not anemic.
Doing good overall.

I thank God for the time I have now and for feeling well. Our lives are so precious when we realize our time might be limited.

Tags

Alternative Medicine, Big Pharma, Fda, Leukemia, Wait Watch

Meet the author

author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
I attended the City Literary Institute in London and have a Royal Society of Arts Diploma in English Language.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Aug 2012 (#)

We have to keep running as long as we can in life. We need luck to find a good doctor who understands and empathises with our predicament. On top, one who has time! Thanks for the share Ivy, and my best wishes for your complete recovery - siva

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author avatar Buzz
25th Aug 2012 (#)

Wishing you the best, dear!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
27th Aug 2012 (#)

Governments and its agencies now a days are becoming auxiliaries to the big corporations. This is particularly true for us.

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