Thank you for your prayers. I probably don't take enough Vitamin C. I have an extremely sensitive digestive system, and I've had difficulty finding a Vitamin C supplement I can take. My mother always took Vitamin C.
I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when I was 15. I was prescribed Prednisone and had a violent reaction to it.If I had followed my gastroenterologist's advice and taken his medicine, I would have died. Fortunately I found an alternative medicine doctor who saved my life. I did have part of my small intestine removed later, though.
I wouldn't touch a statin drug under any circumstances.
I'll be frank about what happened to my mother. My family had a series of calamities and my parents and I were forced to live in a low-rent apartment in a bad neighborhood. Our neighbor was running a drug house, selling drugs (almost everything under the sun) and holding "drug parties". Our apartment was bombarded with drug fumes day and night. We complained to the landlord, who did nothing. We went to the police, who ignored us. We had no ability to move out. My mother was incredibly healthy before we moved in. She had breathing attacks whenever the fumes came in, and she began suffering from serious edema. She was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure last year, and they put her on medication that turned her into a zombie. Every doctor she saw refused to believe that second hand drug fumes were causing her condition.