Diabetic nueropathy and limb bagging
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 17:34:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gail Naranjo wanda85929@...
Subject: An ozone miracle? maybe......
Been a lot going on in my household this past week.
Don't quite know where to begin.
To give some background information regarding my
husband, Mike. He is 55 and a diabetic that does not
take care of himself and has had two heart attacks in
which they put a stent in and also has some
neuropathy. He is a very hard working man with an old
fashioned work ecthique but is often so busy taking
care of others he neglects to take care of himself.
At the same time he is not into alternative treatment
in the least. He smokes and always says, "When it's
my time to go, I'll go." In the mean time he pretty
much does what he wants to concerning eating whatever
and the smoking. His heart attacks were due to a
blood clot that broke lose and almost took his life.
I can still remember how I felt standing by his
hospital bed watching him fight for his life. It's
just a really sick feeling.
Last Thursday evening he again ran into some trouble.
I had just gotten out of the tub and he was already in
bed. When I entered the bedroom, he told me to turn
on the light and check his foot. He was moaning in a
lot of pain. Infact, he said on a scale of 1 to 10
the pain was an 8. When I checked his foot, it was
stone cold. If you've ever touched the body of a
corpse, you will know what I'm talking about. I said,
"Mike you don't have any circulation in your foot at
all." Then I made him get up and do ozone bagging for
30 minutes. During that time the pain went from an 8
to about a 1 and 1/2! However, his foot was still
like ice. Fearing a blood clot (remember his heart
attacts were because of a blood clot plus we lost a
niece two years ago due to a blood clot so I take them
very seriously), I took him to the ER where we spend
most of the night. They did an ultrasound and ruled
out a clot, but he has very little blood flow to that
foot. His sugar was also almost 400. I was very
relieved. They gave him some medicine called pletal
to help with the blood flow and told him to follow up
with his family doctor.
Called the doctor the next day but his office was
closed on Friday. Now all this time Mike still had
pain in his calf and foot and could not feel his toes
plus the foot was still cold. Every night I would
make him do the ozone bagging for 30 minutes. Each
time the pain would get a little better and he started
feeling some tingling in his toes but for the most
part they were still numb. Still we continued with
Monday got in to see the doc. He was very concerned
with the foot and said there was some blockage causing
the lack of circulation and wanted him to see his
cardiologist. He suspected he would need some
procedure to open up the artiery. This whole thing
has been as painful physically as his heart attack and
just as emotional, and again each night I would make
him do the bagging. Each day his foot would get just
a little bit warmer. Today has been his best day
since this all started.
We were able to see the cardiologist today and after
reading the results of the ultrasound, he determined
his leg does not have any blockage to need surgery!
His assessment was it was due to the diabetes and the
Now here is the good news (not just the ozone working
so well) I think Mike has seen the light, so to speak,
and is using this as a wake up call. BEfore we would
fight all the time about him always eating sugar in
all kinds of forms all day long. Ofcouse, he denied
it, but we both knew better. He has not had any sugar
(nor should he ever but that just wasn't the case with
him) since Thursday and has gotten his blood surgar
down from almost 400 to 140! Not only that but he
asked the doctor for some wellbutrin to aid with him
stopping smoking. Wellbrutrin is actually an
antidepressant that does something in the brain that
makes the person not desire a cigarette. You don't
quit right away. Rather take the drug for three weeks
in order to get it to saturate the body, then set a
stop date and stop. You can also use the patches to
aid in the withdrawals. All this has been
scientifically studied in a study they did several
years ago. It's not a magic bullet either but a
powerful aid in a helping what can and often is a very
strong addiction. Still the person will have to have
the desire and will to stop. It's not easy.
So that's what's been going on here. I'm so thankful
he didn't lose his leg and/or life. And I'm even more
thankful that this seems to truly have been a wake up
call for him. My daughter asked him if he wanted to
spend the rest of his life with his leg amputated
sitting in the recliner smoking cigarettes. That was
the fate of a very close uncle that just passed away
not too long ago. She told him he was just going to
have to make up his mind what he wanted in his life
that we couldn't do it for him.
Anyway, thanks for the ozone knowledge and right now I
just feel very thankful to all of you, too. And most
of all to God. Not only has He given him a second
chance with his first heart attack, but also with his
second one and now this.
Blessings to all,
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