Yes, I read everything I could get my hands on before I did the flush. I had also gone to a chinese (real) herbalist and doctor and also a naturopath for months before attempting the flush. I know all about www.sensiblehealth.com and also gold coin grass. My naturopath also easied me into taking the OO. I had also had several attacks over the year. As for "Everybody", I don't know who they/he/she are.
I was NOT aware of the implications of jaundice or pancreatitis. The FAQ would not supply that type of information. I had spoken to my doctor (MD) and she supported the OO/GF remedy by stating that she did not object and I could try. If I was aware of the consequences, I don't believe I would have tried the flush. As for the Endoscopic Pull Through Surgery, it was a procedure where they put a scope down my throat into my stomach, they cut an opening through my stomach to reach the bile duct, and then they cleaned it going north, and then went south to check to ensure that there were no additional blockages by the pancreas or intestine. I was in the hospital for 9 days. The surgeons were keeping an eye on the bililrubin level, hemoglobin levels, as well as amylase levels. These were at extremely dangerous levels. Medication was only antibotics and IV Zantac. Because I am reasonably young and healthy, I suspect I was stronger because fever was at a minimum. I believe my white blood cell count was also high. Basically, the surgeons would not let me drink or eat for 7 days. Once my levels had stablized, they began to allow me to take in clear fluids. I have been home for a few days now and am eating more regular foods, but in moderation and I am watching the fats in food like a mad person. As for the question regarding if I had health problems before....the answer is no. This was my first hospitalization and surgery of any sort in my entire life. The only other times I have been in the hospital was giving birth to my two kids.
Hey..for those who are doing their flushes. Good luck. I never said don't do it. I just wanted to ensure that people are aware that things may happen. If the flush does not go the way it was suppose to and you get sick.....GO TO THE HOSPITAL and don't mess around and play MD. And to why I still have my gallbladder; because they didn't want to take it out. It would have been too dangerous taking into account everything else. I guess that they want to deal with one thing at a time. It seems that the surgeons do not want to take out an inflamed gallbladder and they like to wait at least one month from the last attack. Hmmm, who would have guessed? I thought they would have gone in and yanked it out myself, but they didn't.
I'm signing out for now and most likely will not address this issue with the curezone members again. I wish everyone good luck and good health. And PLEASE, be careful and if things don't work out...GO to the hospital and explain exactly what happened. Take care of yourselves. Andrea.