(10-06-2015, 06:41 PM)umphreak Wrote: Wow, that must be really annoying! Tell me more about your MRSA (if you wish to share, that is)....do you know how you got it? What kind of symptoms? And what sort of surgeries do you have to have to deal with the infections? I've heard about people with MRSA skin infections but never anyone with a systemic infection.
No, I don't mind. My surgeries and infection are the main reason I seek out a more natural way to eat and try to find all information I can on what the basics of food do to our systems.
I had a full Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass surgery in 2000.
"In a Roux-en-Y gastric, only a small part of the stomach is used to create a new stomach pouch, roughly the size of an egg. The smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum). "
This was when laparoscopic procedures were fairly new for such surgeries so I ended up with a full chest to belly button incision. Five years later I herniated the full incision site (about 11in vertical) and mesh was used in the repair. The repair went badly and I ended up having two repairs within a week and after a month I had signs of infection. The wound would not close fully. An incision the size of a golf ball was made and I was sent home to take care of myself. It took about a year to close.
Five more years and I began having widespread inflammation
. Insane burning from my abdomen to my toes. My skin no longer felt "normal." Is very hard to describe. Maybe diabetic pain without the diabetes? Cold items such as ice, wind and drinks felt hot and hot often felt cold. Muscle cramps on the tops of my feet and especially along the abdominal wall and jaws were non stop.
I developed Staph (Non-MRSA) Celluitis in my leg but it cleared quickly. Surgeon decided he wanted to take the abdominal mesh out but, for many reasons, that surgery never happened. But that was the first time I was in a hospital in 10 years, prepped and ready for surgery. Could I have gotten the MRSA then? Maybe.
2013 is when everything went nutters. I've had 5 abdominal surgeries and 3 lengthy hospital stays since Sept. 2013. Each time I go, I am pumped full of Vancomycin. It is one of only 3 drugs that work on my system. Bloodwork shows MRSA in the system as well wound cultures and so I am a low threat system case. At least that is something doctors argue about. Have also been told that mesh is now embedded and can never be removed; it is a part of my body. I believe it is making me sick and my body is trying to force it out.
During one of my hospital stays, I had a friend who died from MRSA. He had a wound infect and the ER ignored the severity of it. Sent him home. When I ask doctors, nurses and health professionals for information I am told, "Oh everyone is a carrier of MRSA it is not a big deal anymore."
Sure, tell that to my gut.
And I fear I have typed too much. Don't mean to de-rail your thread. But my situation is why the few around me will look into the craziest of things for a cure. And, I, will often times take anything which might be holistic and cure-worthy. The Acid/Alkaline myth is being sold to people like me as a way to clean their blood. Maybe it will help someone. This is just my story and, in my opinion, anything with MLM attached is a big no-no and should be backed away from quickly.
If one were to look at my bloodwork today you would find everything within normal levels except for a little elevated Co2 (Anxiety causing blood alkalinity), slightly elevated but non diabetic glucose and if tested for it...MRSA. Otherwise a healthy chick.
I am waiting on you to put together a cookbook
"The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate."