When I was 48 years old doctors sent me home to die, with no treatment at all. My heart was very enlarged, I was in CHF and Pulmonary Hypertension, heart block, severe bradycardia, 3 leaking valves, paroxysmal tachycardia, etc. etc. etc. I had to sleep on 4 pillows just to keep from drowning in the fluids in my lungs. I could only speak 2 or 3 words at a time without gasping. I would occasionally black out if I did anything physical. But still I pushed myself to still be as active as I could be, as I really felt that if I quit forcing myself I would die. Doctors told me I could die of ‘sudden death’ at any time. I had several episodes of near-death experiences. I had to fight the doctors for any care at all, and was then put on ACE inhibiters. When I couldn’t take them any more I turned to homeopathic means to help my heart function. Doctors harassed me to no end over that, until I finally told them, “You sent me home to die with no treatment, and now I am staying alive long past what you predicted, so don’t ever again say anything to me about what I am taking.”
Initially I was given 3-5 months to live. Then about 8 months later they gave me 3-5 years to live. When I surpassed that they said, “At best you may live to be 60, but you can die of sudden death at any day.” When I got to 60 an NP told me, “If you refuse to take the meds (such as statins) that the doctors push on you, you could maybe live to 70.” That NP convinced me to go off my BP med, and surprisingly my BP then actually went DOWN. The NP was later sadly fired.
I am still using homeopathic means, though my ability to do much has gradually decreased with time. But, the reason it has decreased is because statins gave me what the doctors are terming ALS-Like Syndrome. Statins also gave me rhamdomyolitis, which damaged my kidneys, so now my kidney damage has progressed to early/middle stage kidney failure. If I had not taken the statins I would probably be ticking along pretty good still, even with my heart failure, as my heart has done so much better with time. My cardiomyopathy healed in great part, though now my heart is very stiff, to the point that the major artery filling my heart often collapses from the pressure it takes to try to fill such a stiff heart. But, generally my heart has been doing really good unless I undergo severe stress; then it decompensates for a period of time.
The way my health has gone downhill due to the damage statins caused, I do not anticipate seeing 70, though only God knows that. My last near-death experience a few months ago was so magnificent that it took away my fear of death.
I am still using high dose Fish Oil, CoQ10, L-Carnitine, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Turmeric, 90,000 h.u. Cayenne Pepper, Vitamin D, Vitamin K etc. etc. With this regime I went from not hardly being able to talk to being able to sing again and be quite active for a long time. And I went from severe plaque deposits in my blood vessels to almost completely cleared blood vessels. I went from being told I was going to go blind from plaque to having pristine blood vessels in my eyes.
But now the doctors tell me that the ALS-Like Symptoms are permanent, progressive, and untreatable, and will be the end of me. It now has me almost completely disabled.