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Worried about my best friend~Dr Stoll, please advise

Posted by Chrissy Bullock on November 12, 2000 at 13:50:35:

Dr Stoll, Im writing to you because I know you will tell me exactly what my friend is going through. Your book was excellent, and plan on making it Christmas presents for several of my friends/family. I will briefly tell you a little about my friend, Sheila.
Sheila is 53. A very small woman, 5'2, 109 lbs. Shes had 8 miscarriages in her past, and many surgeries. (Knees, cataracts, spleen removed and so on.) In February, she had a calcium spot removed from her breast, it bled VERY much and she ended up going in the next day to have a clot removed from the breast.In July, she was diagnosed with 3 different blood clots in both her legs, all coming on within 3 weeks. Twice she was hospitalized and put on coumadin (which didnt work) and heparin . She is now off coumadin and is taking heparin shots in the stomach twice a day for 3 months, she is on her last month. ALL blood work was completed, her blood doctor found she was missing 2 components in her blood, dont know what they are as of yet. An mri she had a few months back showed 3 swollen lymph nodes between her breasts. All her 'doctors' have concluded she needs to have a biopsy done on these 3 lymph nodes. This procedure from what she tells me is where they go in through the base of her neck. (Would you happen to know what this procedure is called, and is it a serious procedure?) She's also been getting very dizzy, she looks terrible, and has absolutely no energy.This is where she is at right now, cancer is not being ruled out. Her dad died of tongue and throat cancer in his 50's, her mom died of lung cancer in her 70's, and a cousin died of cancer in the eye that spread to her body in her 30's. Her diet is terrible. She'll mash 4 potatoes, and use a WHOLE stick of butter. This isnt good is it?? Shes a BIG butter and cheese eater. And she smokes. Id say a little over a pack a day. She gets NO exercise, sits all day and smokes, watches TV, drinks 3 or 4 beers a day, she says this thins out her blood. Her house never gets clean. I try to help her and give her advice, I try to get her to walk with me everyday. No luck.
If she does have cancer, can it make her weak, tired, and looking terrible? If it is cancer, would it most likely be lymphoma? If it is a blood problem, would the blood problem make her feel this way?
I'm sorry this is so lengthy, but I feel the drs. are not doing all they can for her. Shes been through a lot lately and to me its taking its toll on her. Thank you Dr Stoll, and happy holidays to you.



Re: Worried about my best friend~Dr Stoll, please advise (Archive in wellness.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 14, 2000 at 08:49:24:

In Reply to: Worried about my best friend~Dr Stoll, please advise posted by Chrissy Bullock on November 12, 2000 at 13:50:35:

Hi, Crissy.

Happy holidays to you too!

I am glad you found my book helpful enough that you will share it with others.

Am I to understand that your friend had all those other surgeries without their finding any clotting problems? If so, this means that this is an acquired condition and NOT a genetic one (which most of those they have described to her ARE). This means that her blood problem is likely still reversable.

Her lifestyle is exactly the kind that would challenge her genetic makeup the most and create exactly the kind of breakdown she is having. Cancer is the least common of those fatal conditions.

This is like a house builder being given a job and the suppliers not delivering the materials needed to DO it.

There are literally hundreds of nutritional building blocks needed for the body to repair itself. Your friend is giving her body about 4 of them. Besides, with her alcohol and smoking habits, she is actually taking away many of those she has left.

I would bet that, if she would stop smoking and alcohol, take a good food supplement and stop eating refined foods, that she would start feeling better in a few weeks and be normal in 6 months. THEN, when she has the energy, starting a mild exercise program (walking an hour a day) would accelerate her feeling of well being.

I would also bet that that approach is the last thing she will be willing to do. She will likely continue doing what she is doing which is causing her problem (both her lifestyle AND the well meaning treatment, of the tips of her iceberg, the docs are trying).

This is as good as it gets IF she is not willing to give her bodymind a chance to help itself. Worse things are right around the corner. Things are already so far advanced that just changing things a little, in the right direction, will not be enough.

SO, as her friend, your best bet would be to open the door for her (show her this note) and when she does not walk though it, just love her as she is till the end. Some people would sooner die than learn anything new and that is their right.

Namaste`

Walt



Re: Worried about my best friend~Dr Stoll, please advise (Archive in wellness.)

Posted by Chrissy on November 15, 2000 at 02:50:53:

In Reply to: Re: Worried about my best friend~Dr Stoll, please advise (Archive in wellness.) posted by Walt Stoll on November 14, 2000 at 08:49:24:

Dr Stoll, thank you for that informative answer. I really appreciate it, what I left out was her 14 yr old daughter is following in her footsteps. Lazy, shes always slept with her mom, right to the present, shes had 2 knee surgeries, shes a hypochondriac, I found out today if her mom is napping, she will awaken her because she doent think its right for mom to fall asleep without her falling asleep too. A very sad situation. Thank you again.



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