From Australia: I have just had my father die last month from cancer, and he had the utmost trust in his doctors. But they were very withdrawn when it came to answering questions.
At no stage did his chemo doctors tell him what stage he was at and what percentage he had of surviving his colorectal cancer. Their family doctor advised us that it was stage 3 approximately three to four months before his death. But they would not go into detail about certain things, crossing her fists in front of her at one stage and basically telling us she could not talk about this. (I asked about alternate cures and chances of success.)
The chemo doctor and radiotherapy doctor treating my mother who now, after 22 sessions of radiation, has had her cancer spread to stage 4 according to the most recent opinion. She had breast cancer eight years ago but was prescribed Tamoxifen and took it for five years. In a meeting with a replacement doctor he briefed another doctor in front of me and Mum and told the other doctor he suspected the Tamifoxen was responsible for her uterine cancer.
The doctors would dodge and avoid questions regarding alternate cures I asked about. But they knew he had very little chance of recovery and despite all my efforts, they managed to make him believe and led him on trying to convince him in continuing his chemo right up to his final month of life. He was either very unlucky or destined by design to die in a very awful way.
Numerous mistakes had him lose his health over a period of under one year. He got VRE at hospital after urinary tract infection. He had a prostate check go wrong and his rectum was bleeding from August 09 to December when it was made worse by a colonoscopy. Finally in January 2010 the doctors discovered he had a small cancer on the large intestine. But the doctors had him in hospital for almost three weeks and on an IV for almost the duration with two meals during the days they were not prodding with him.
I wondered if this was just incompetence or if he was being used as a training dummy. Finally they found out he did not have a problem with his prostate and his kidney problem was due to the inflammation in the rectum area. He could not empty his bladder due to the pressure on his tubes stemming from an inflamed tear that a doctor caused while doing a standard prostate check.
One thing led to another and he became weak and anemic. Then he had to have kidney stems inserted. SPC and followed by an catheter operation. The spc tube got infected and he ended up in hospital again. A tumor started to grow from the infected SPC hole and grew almost as big as a fist towards his last days.
He had a delay of eight weeks before the doctors started chemo and when asked why so long we were told that in cases like his it did not matter if treatment started earlier or later -- the outcome would be the same.
I tried to get him to take graviola but he was reluctant in believing and took it for a short time only. Then when his chemo started we were given a list of about 20 different alternate herbs or natural things he should not take as it may interfere with the chemo. So we stopped the alkaline and other graviola.
His condition was degenegating and he got multiple PE in the lungs (Blood clots). The doctor still wanted him to have more chemo but after seeing the CT scan he was called into the hospital. He stayed a while and was started on Clexane. He had a temp spike and they started him on antibiotics again. He was upset and afraid he would not leave the hospital alive.
I was called in and he booked himself out. But the nursing staff tried to prevent him leaving, at one stage posting a male nurse guard in front of his door and security officers hovering around. I made it clear that I had legal representation and they heard as they were meant to. He was released against medical advice.
We used antibiotics and I injected him with Clexane but noticed he was experiencing memory and clarity problems among other problems and an onset of weakness.
I asked a doctor if Clexine had any known side effects. I was told it did not. My father was 71 and had been bleeding for months. He had lost a lot of weight. He had had operations. And VRE as well as chemo had destroyed his immune system not to mention a cancer that was spreading even with chemo treatment.
He had a mild stroke and we had to have him taken to hospital again. The doctor for palliative care straight away advised us that he was in a very bad state and that he would not be resuscitated or sent to ICU if his condition deteriorated and if he got s heart failure or some other thing. But one of the doctors in emergency advised me that he had two to three months and that his chemo did not work as it often does not and in his case it may have made his condition and cancer worse. He also added as he looked at the other doctor not to let them tell us his kidneys were blocked or failing as he had kidney stems and they were designed not to block.
After listening to the other doctor trying to convince us he had to be let go and it was cruel to keep him alive. We decided to tell him to do what they can to keep him alive. He was placed on IV and given some blood as well as antibiotics. The nurse at one stage covered the blood bag with a pillow case. When asked why she responded "because some people get queasy when they see blood". I advised her I did not mind blood and I was in a hospital and that is what we expect to see. I waited for her to leave and had a look at the blood bag but could not see anything odd.
The following day the palliative care doctor came into the room and took some blood samples. I was going to make a comment about the amount he took as he was just given some blood and two large tubes were removed. The doctor explained he had a bug and that he would return. He did not return that day or the following. Nor did he explain what kind of bug until they called a family meeting and we were once again told he was in a very bad state even though his condition had improved a lot and he was eating and drinking as well as talking.
He was a bit confused and had not remembered what had happened for a few days. Now we were again advised that he was going to be taken off the IV and that they had used the strongest antibiotics and he now had MRSA as well.
After a bit of a conversation and a debate we managed to get the doctor to leave but we knew it was not looking good for dad. He was in pain and the nurses were hurting him when changing his dressing and washing him but he endured it. He had a problem and an altercation with a nurse and placed a complaint against her. She denied being the one.
The next day he was given double the amount of morphine and they had totally drugged him but he tried to communicate. The day after he had his head tilted to the right side and I feared another stroke or foul play. I asked the nurse what happened and if he could get less painkiller so that he could at least drink or eat. They had covered his SPC bag so that it would not be noticeable that he was not urinating as he had a lack of fluids.
I tried to feed him and give him drinks but he could only take in a little. The following day I got there early and noticed blood on his lips and in his mouth, plus his right lip was swollen and I again asked why. I was told yes I noticed that too by a nurse. He was now staring into the ceiling and his eyes seemed very dry and bulged.
That night, after receiving the pain injection, he was given another one that was meant to calm him down. He was turned into almost an vegetable. He passed away several days after this from what appeared systematic system failure. Dehydration, or a cruel and slow euthanasia. The vet puts down our pets in a more humane way -- at least it is quick.
Yes, they claimed they were out of options. But you decide if it is the way you would like to die. Now my remaining parent may have a similar ending.
So if there is any option of alternate treatment I will try it and I have just purchased some of this juice and ordered some tablets. Why? Because I could not convince my father that he was being lied to in a very cunning and sales type manner. Basically conned.
I know because I have had a lot of sales training and just about everything I was taught was used in our conversation with the doctors when I was there with my father. And in my follow up meeting with a doctor I was told some more BS. His chemo was supposed to have an effective rate of 60 percent, but in his case it may have been a mistake to proceed with it.
I have spent some money trying to get other treatments for my mother including this drink to aid in her fight if she can take it. Here it is very hard to get second opinions, as doctors do not go against doctors and referrals are required. Quite often the establishment will not work against itself.
How do I know? Well I worked for the system and have seen the insurance claims. Doctors and plaintiff doctors give a very different report about the same injury. How come? Could it be money? And how can we trust some of the professionals who are swayed by financial matters if our health is in their hands.
Oh and yes, after my father passed away, I found out that a new legislation was placed into effect regarding the coroner's investigation into deaths in hospitals and nursing homes. If the person is 72 and over, that the coroner did not have to investigate unless there was a complaint made.
I made some inquiries and was told that it has to be an official complaint. But I as a family member did not qualify. So is a doctor going to complain against a doctor? We are supposed to be better than our cruel, socialist, Third World neighbors. But are we? Makes me wonder.
Are the aged really that much of a burden for societies? So why don't we try to stay as healthy as we can, by any means possible and how about we get more open minded doctors? With the greed factor I wonder if we will ever achieve this. Individual as well as cooperatively.
I know we need money to survive but where do we draw the line? After all we cannot take our wealth with us when we pass away and it seems that there are a lot of us who still think that money is a God. It is not my God -- is it yours? So how about we use it as a tool and get more research and real cures for the illnesses we have been causing to make our children and us sick.
And I think you all know what I mean. Some of the doctors are now turning on the system to make people aware of these things but they seem to be in a minority. And as always there are those whom have vested interests.
But if they are reasonable they are still better than the ones who fear getting involved or just play along with the system because they do not wish to rock the boat and have personal interests in mind including ambitions of promotions and wealth.
I think I have made my point. Thanks for reading this post.