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PART TWO-LEE DURMAJ IMMUNE SYSTEM BREAKDOWN AND RECOVERY
In Part One Lee described her onset of skin problems in dramatic detail, and the fear that she was in the process of a long slow painful death. The doctors could not find a solution to her skin problem and she was down to raw flesh, risking infections daily. Here, in Part 2 she describes how she found a cure on her own. Look at her photo and see the raidant smiling face of a fighter and an winner against unknown odds.
Lee, I read Part One and got all choked up with emotion on your terrible condition and the stress you were feeling. In Part 2 my heart swells with pride for you and happiness for your good health. Tell our readers the rest of your story.
Immune System Breakdown after Cancer (Part Two) by Lee Durmaj
I needed help as I could not manage to do any housework or prepare food. I could barely look after my wounds. I was fortunate to get help from my middle son. He was able to have some time off from work. The rest of my family and my friends did what they could but it was not easy due to work commitments and their own families. I was able to manage to wash and dress myself and cover my body with ointment and dress my wounds. I lost all my body hair, even the hair on my head was thinning out. All the insulation under my skin disappeared. I felt cold all the time. I just could not warm up at all. I had the heating inside my home up so high. Blood tests were indicating my blood was clotting; I was at risk of having a stroke or a heart attack. I have been treated for high blood pressure since I was 20 years old, no known cause. I was a mess. After all the tests that were completed to find the cause as to what was causing this, the only conclusion the specialist came to was my immune system had broken down. I did undergo four surgeries in seven months from the time I was diagnosed with cancer, which may have contributed to this condition if it was related to the immune system.
Whenever I went to see the doctor or specialist and I needed to undress I covered their entire floor in their office with my skin. I had to do something. You may ask, “Why did I not go to a hospital”, I guess I thought I would die. In many ways I cannot explain my feelings at the time. If doctors, specialist and test cannot find a cause then what could the hospital do?
I decided to take matters into my own hands; I have always believed that my life was guided by Divine intervention. My son took photos of my skin and I sent the photos to numerous companies that made natural products asking for their help. All replied with no guarantees, I read about all their ointments and creams and decided to go with a company who made a natural product for babies and adults. They were in Tasmania; they also supplied their baby products to the Children’s Hospital. I ordered a small tin of a product called Baby Botty Butter. It consisted of seven organic oils.
My face was the first thing I was going to try it on as it was encrusted with blood, I looked like a monster. When I went for a visit to my doctor people would move away. I started using the cream and my face cleared up completely in two weeks. The secretary couldn’t believe I was the same person; the skin was smooth like a baby’s bum, not one wrinkle or mark to show I had ever had a problem. I told my doctor I wanted to start a course of antibiotics as well because being a diabetic the risk of infection was enormous. I think he was ready to try anything with me at this point of time.
To order this ointment and apply it four times a day to my whole body was an impossible thought. The cost was way out of my budget since I was now on a pension and I did not know how long it would take to heal my body. I spoke to the lady that owned the company, for 500 grams the cost was $85AU, this would only last me a week. I believe they felt sorry for me. They agreed to sell me a six litre bucket for $200, I took the offer......It took three months to heal most of my body and another three month to be completely healed. I also took antibiotic for six months.
Many have commented at how young I look and I am lucky not to have any wrinkles. My skin healed completely and not one scar to show I ever had a problem. My body insulation returned the hair on my head has grown thick again. My body hair I don’t miss. I thank God every day. It has been five years and I have had no recurrence of the problem. I take herbs, vitamins and minerals to boost my immune system. I won’t eat anything that has additives or preservatives in it; everything I use or eat has to be natural. I am healthy and happy now. Thank you for reading my journey in surviving Cancer.
Take care always!
By Leokadia Durmaj
Copyright © 19th October 2011