Friday, August 28, 2009
My 81-year-old mother has been taking your Clear G Formula for five weeks now, and I say thank God for you and your team, thank God for your website!
She is a type 2 diabetic and developed dry gangrene in the toes of her right foot after an injury. As we later found out, she had been suffering severe and chronic pain for months prior to the injury.
She lives abroad, and we, her children were not aware of how serious the problem was becoming. Our father, who had been dealing with her problem, finally told us he could no longer cope, so we arranged for her to travel to England for "treatment."
She had a balloon dilatation which the surgeons have told us was unsuccessful. Her diagnosis is small vessel disease, and not amenable to surgery. The doctors gave us the impression that there was near enough total blockage of the peripheral circulation, and that she had absent pedal pulses.
As I am sure you know, all that was on offer were opiate based painkillers, with upsetting side effects (confusion, hallucinations, nausea and vomiting), and a possible/probable above/below knee amputation in the future, if and when she could no longer stand the pain.
Not only that, she developed a nasty infection in the affected foot whilst in hospital, on which they performed a sharp debridement twice. She probably got a concomitant osteomyelitis secondary to the infection. I say probably, because her pain on walking increased, and her mobility decreased markedly.
The doctors didn't deem it necessary to do further investigations in order to make a definite diagnosis, as they said they would manage her no differently. My thoughts were that it would have been a miracle if she didn't have it.
We pestered the doctors to discharge her from hospital on oral antibiotics, because we knew that even though she had a thriving foot infection we could not begin to get her well until we got her home.
I had already discovered your Formula, and given the other options available the family thought it was worth a try.
Five weeks later, her pain is diminishing day by day. I've noticed this particularly in the last week. She was taking three different types of pain killers through the day and at night; the problem was particularly bad at night.
Now her sleep is nothing like as disturbed, and in the last three days any pain she has appears to be dealt with by codeine and paracetamol, no more than twice a day. When she gets the pain, she says it is no way as severe or long lasting as it has been these past weeks and months.
The wound, which is dressed as necessary, is no longer infected, and is slowly healing. Her mobility is better. We continue to wait for the two necrotic toes on the right foot to auto -amputate.
To me these are big improvements in a month and a half, when her consultants appeared to be saying there was nothing that could be done to improve her condition, apart from an amputation to deal with the pain (some improvement! spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair, and dependent on others). If the root of the problem was not being dealt with, her pain would not be diminishing as it so obviously is, and her wound would show no signs of healing, what else could it be but your Formula?
She has been through one and a half jars of Clear G, and has another two jars to get through after that, as a minimum.
Seeing the change in her so far, I am more than hopeful, I am convinced her story will have a happy ending. I'll keep you posted.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
My mother's pain has diminished to the point where she rarely needs even over-the-counter analgesia. Any pain she suffers is very transient, and is in the extremities (in the area of the blackened toes). Those toes are clearly demarcating, getting ready to fall off. That's a sign of healing isn't it? Previously she had pain in the whole leg. [...]
We are quite pleased with the progress we seem to be getting with that as well. Attitude wise, my mum has regained the will to live, mobilizing with a frame as and when she can, passively exercising her limbs, trying to help with a little housework when she feels energetic enough.
When she first got here, she often said how she wanted to die, and how she wanted the foot amputated, all because of the extreme pain.
She had a hospital appointment a week ago at the diabetic foot clinic. They have discharged her and are leaving it to the vascular surgeons to follow her up.
There was a distinct lack of curiosity from the consultant at the foot clinic as to the reason for my mother's reported lack of pain, and I have not discussed it with him. I did try to when she was in hospital, but was told I would be "p***ing in the wind," trying a nutritional approach. I will be discussing it with the surgeons though; they seem to be slightly more approachable.
I would be very glad for you to publish any letter I have or will send you, extolling the virtues of Clear G Formula, on your website. The word has to be spread.
There will be too many people suffering needlessly, never being told that there are these other options out there that can really help them to take control of their own health, and banish their suffering.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I wrote you last year expressing thanks for what your Clear-G Formula did for my 81-year-old mother. She had three gangrenous toes, a lot of ischaemic foot pain, then acquired an infection in the affected foot while in hospital for a balloon dilatation, which was to improve blood flow, but it did not work.
She was in such a mess, having to undergo painful debridements because of the infection, and the doctors were saying the wound would never heal, telling us that the best thing would probably be to elect to have an above knee amputation due to where the arterial blockages were, and get it all over with.
Thank God for the Internet! Through it we discovered the existence of Clear G Formula, tried it, and within a few weeks the pain mother was suffering had subsided, soft tissue infection had cleared and healing had commenced.
5 months later in January this year, the gangrenous toes finished separating from the healthy part of her foot. This week the wound is finally dry and closed, that is the same wound doctors were saying would never heal.
She is pain free, and she can wear her normal footwear.
Imagine, were it not for the Internet, and you and your Formula, she would now be minus a leg. That's if she would have survived the process, which I don't think was likely.
No doubt, due the pain and distress she was suffering we would probably have taken doctors advice and gone for the amputation.
Here are the "before and after photos" of my mother's foot.
The first pictures ("before") were taken in August 2009, following discharge from hospital during which she underwent extensive debridement because of hospital acquired infection on the foot.
The other pictures ("after") were taken today.
* The testimonial above is a true, documented story. It has been reviewed; however, it is the sole opinion of the listed individual.