I got the message today that my father is dying.
The rant is about his medical history, how his health gradually became worse due to medication. One diagnosis started some medication, lead to the next diagnosis, more medication etc. A perfect designed system..
It also remind me of how important our choices are, who we let be in charge of our health. Because he has been offered help many times. He was interested in alternative medicine at one point and I helped him around 10 years ago with some homeopatics and supplements. He had great improvement and was good for a year or so. Then a doc said it was no good idea with supplements, "all you need is a little vit D in the winter, rest is provided via your diet"
He also said it was no good idea with "vitamins" while on medication, as they could "interfere".
My father chose to believe in this doc, and other docs after that. He became a perfect patient.
I believe this was his biggest mistake, ever, but I never pushed my stuff onto him, as I believe we must make our own choices.. always.
The last 5 years when I have been into Iodine
& co; god, I so wanted him to have a go at it!!
I would say the medical story started around 25 years ago; he had an achilles inflammation so he was put on steroids for one year.
Still wasnt good, so another year needed.
Then he was diagnosed with severe asthma and allergy. New medications.
A few years after asthma medication and allergy meds he still wasnt good so he took an allergy test, they found out he was "allergic" to milk.
He was adviced to drink soy milk instead...
Only it didnt help, he developed more problems, like low body temp, urination problems.
Then he was diagnosed with Parkinson. According to Olree a combination of high manganese (soy) and insecticides are like asking for Parkinson. (he used insecticides in his garden.) Bromide is involved too..
The parkinson medications are a chapter of its own; they tested several drugs on him. One caused him to loose control of his bladder and bowel.
One drug caused impotence, another caused hyper-libido. Both caused problems in his marriage..
He was a good patient and trusted they knew what they was doing.
Then arrythmia, pacemaker in. Even more meds.
Blood thinners, yess!
Then he had a stroke this summer.. Almost recovered except his speech was no good, his brain worked still though.
One month ago he was diagnosed with cancer. He is full of it, melanomas of worst kind, liver, lungs, brainstem.
The docs had overlooked the most obvious signs of it.. as they where blinded of all the other diagnoses. Not that I believed it had helped him much.
-Nothing to do with the cancer, said the docs, but they put him on some steriods in case it could help the tumor in the brainstem... that would cause him go blind shortly.
Now, one month after the diagnosis he is at a nursing hospital, he has stopped eating, they have stopped the IV drip too and we are talking hours or maybe days left.
-The problem is the pacemaker; this is prolonging his death-process. His lungs is filling up with mucus and he has terrible pains, but the heart keep ticking because of the electronics.
We want the batteries to be shut off, but the law prevents us to do this easily.
So this once strong force of a man is to die in pain, suffocating in his own mucus, with no dignity whatsoever.