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My Mom Needs Desperate Help!

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  • Posted By: iluvchocolatte
  • June 5, 2007
  • 00:02 PM

Six years ago, my mom had a cold abcess, allegedly from TB, although the tests didn't prove the presence of TB. The puss was leaking from a fistula right above her left breast, imbedded in the muscle. She had 2 surgeries and underwent a long and very difficult treatment. She almost died. Although she doesn't have diabetes, her fistula never closed entirley.
She was fine for a almost 2 years. In September 2006, she was told she had a staph infection into her old wound/fistula. She was given 3 types of antibiotics, but never got better. After some tests, she was told yesterday that she has another cold abcess (at this point, she hasn't been tested for TB yet), this time located in a more difficulty area under her clavicula, and has to go under the knife, because she will not respond to any other drug treatment.
My mom suffered for a long time from bronchiectasis, and is living with one lung. Her respiratory capacity is reduced by 40%, and was told by doctors few years back that if she would have a recurrent cold abcess and would need surgery, she would probably not survive.
I live in Romania, and our medical resources are pretty limited. I am desperately seeking any kind of information that might help save my mom's life. Thank you for your help!

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  • Since no one else has replied, I'll make a suggestion. Perhaps someone else has a much better suggestion.Linus Pauling claimed he could cure any bacterial or viral disease with MASSIVE doses of Vitamin C - 50,000-200,000 milligrams/day in divided doses. Since Pauling was a Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, I'm confident he knew what he was talking about. (This has very little to do with the common cold. Many or most people didn't remember what they needed to do when they felt a cold coming on, and the Vitamin C theory gradually bit the dust...)I doubt that many people have tried this approach since the amount of C is huge and the number of tablets to be consumed each day is also huge.Your mom could try taking 50,000 mg/day for a week. If that had no effect, increase the dosage. 50,000 mg would be 50 tablets of 1,000 mg.It's worth a try if you have no other options. Bowel tolerance (loose stools) may limit the intake.Marspyrs
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  • Vitamin C by Raymond Francis Vitamin C is perhaps the most miraculous molecule you can put into your body. Yet almost all Americans are deficient in vitamin C, and this is contributing significantly to our epidemic of chronic disease. This amazing vitamin is very special because it has the ability to donate or accept electrons easily, thereby facilitating the flow of electricity (electron flow) in the body. Electron flow controls and regulates the body’s functions by promoting cell-to-cell communications. Disease happens when electron flow is impaired; life ends when electron flow stops. Insufficient vitamin C will impair flow, and this is why vitamin C deficiency is a significant contributor to disease. It is also why adequate C will both prevent and reverse disease. When electron flow is optimized, health and vitality are optimized; adequate vitamin C is vital to health. The problem is this: most of us do not get enough C on a daily basis. 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Corn is a major allergen, and for those who are allergic to corn, corn based vitamin C may stress the immune system. In addition, most vitamin C products are not manufactured and handled with sufficient care; they often contain too much oxidized vitamin C, which can be harmful. Products such as Ester C contain as much as 10 percent oxidized vitamin C—not a good choice. In addition, such products usually contain D-ascorbate, an irritant and biologically useless form of vitamin C. High quality vitamin C is 100% L-ascorbate, fully reduced and corn free. I take and recommend Beyond Health Vitamin C because it is the purest I have found. To reverse disease and to achieve optimal health, optimal amounts of vitamin C are essential. 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  • PLease, Please, Please, find out if your mom has been tested for MRSA, or even Possibly VRE. These are both highly anti-biotic resistant, only a few super anti-biotics will kill these mutated germs. Please make sure they test her for MRSA it takes three days for the results to come in. This MRSA thing is becoming a bit of an epidemic as it is also highly contagious. at any rate your mom's symptoms are very common, you start off with what you think is an average infected pimple, ingrown hair or insect bite. Then it doesn't go away after regular keflex, or debrising of the wound, sometimes these things will actually make the infection worse. I hope you find out good news, and your mom gets better.
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