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I finally got out of Dallas. Time to heal.

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by MattD1995, May 28, 2019.

  1. Phosphene

    Phosphene Gold (finally)

    Have you checked into joining a class-action lawsuit about the mesh? Not sure it’s worth the hassle but you might be able to recover something?

    Have you tried high doses of turmeric for your joint pain? Either the spice itself with black pepper and fat for absorption, or one of the more bioavailable liposomal formulations in capsules? It might take several grams to feel some relief.
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  2. MattD1995

    MattD1995 Gold

    I have looked into it! Unfortunately, my previous surgeon implanted one of the few mesh devices that doesn’t have any pending lawsuits yet and has not been recalled. Even for the devices that have been recalled, it’s like pulling teeth to get a settlement. There’s also no way to prove that mesh created any of my issues. That’s why so many people are having issues getting compensated even for the recalled mesh. Fortunately my insurance covers just about everything for removal surgery.

    And yes, I’ve tried the turmeric. My inflammation is so high that it doesn’t work. I’ll look into the more bioavailable form. My inflammation is so high that even cannabis and aleve wont work. The one thing that does seem to help for a few hours is Kratom. It quickly builds tolerance though and can be addictive so I try not to take it daily.
  3. 5G Canary

    5G Canary Gold

    I feel bad for you... I know what you are going through. I sleep in an ice vest which helps with sleep at night. The more cold and IR the better. It sounds like you are doing a good job with your research and you know your body well. Keep the faith and stay strong it will get better!
  4. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    If you can't physically get the freezer in the room yourself you can get a couple friends or hire a couple people on craigslist for $50 to move it in there. If you're worried about the pump being able to drain the last inch of your freezer for weekly cleaning you can buy six or eight cinder blocks for under $20 total to elevate it off the floor then you can collect the last bit in a Tupperware.
  5. nichole

    nichole New Member

    Hi Matt thanks for sharing your story. It’s very similar to mine. I lived in mold for 12 years. I just got our and I have soooo many health issues.

    I was worried about doingvthe CT. I don’t know if my body is strong enough to do it. My cortisol is dangerously low and any stress lowers it more.

    Did you have histamine issues?

    I developed histamine issues bc the mold. I can’t eat shrimp or oysters.

    Do you have any suggestions for this?
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  6. Mario

    Mario Gold

    How much sun do you get a day? In Heliotherapie after the both 6 times nobelprize nomines Dr. Oscar Bernhard and Dr. August Rollier the correct dosis was always clearly scheduled and of utmost importance. They both knew that the sun is not harmless! Weak patients would first adapt to the altitude and then beginn slowly to sunbath starting with exposing the feet for 5 minutes and then working upwards every day until full exposure. Anyone knows by experience that too much sunlight exposure will leave you fatigued.

    Sweating was always prevented as it signaled stress for the organism. Any sign of unwellness would make them lower the dosis. Sleeping problems is one of those. Have you read any books about it? You seem to get morning light, heliotherapie was mostly used at midday in order for patients to get UVB. Do you take any vaccines? This is also something that dr. Wunsch clearly states can generate problems.

    I‘d recommend to lower your exposure to 20 minutes morning light and 20 minutes at lunchtime and then get out and see whether it benefits you. Also notice the significant difference in UV Index in texas compared to leysin/samedan Switzerland where the history was written.

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  7. MattD1995

    MattD1995 Gold

    I finally have mesh removal surgery scheduled for October 4th in Maryland with a top mesh removal specialist. Over the last month, I’ve joined a number of Facebook groups containing people who have developed similar issues to mine after being implanted with hernia mesh. I’ve come to believe it is at the root of my issues, and I’ve spoken to many people who’s symptoms all but vanished once the mesh was removed. At this point, I’m just trying to survive the remaining 2 months until surgery.

    My muscle and joint pain is my most unbearable symptom at the moment. I’ve been self medicating with Kratom, magnesium lotion, and small amounts of weed. I’m running low on money as my job situation isn’t great at the moment. Just trying to survive the pain for 9 more weeks until the mesh is removed. I’m continuing to eat seafood when I can afford it, and I’m getting sunlight every day.
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  8. 8Phoenix

    8Phoenix Silver

  9. Janette Layne

    Janette Layne Status Nominal AFU

    Do you remember the blog or podcast about not doing well on low carb in the summer. I’ve been trying to get back into ketosis, but it seems more difficult now compared to this past winter & spring due to the spasms. I’ve added trace minerals and sea salt. I can not seem to stay hydrated despite skipping food to push more water. I’ve many of the symptoms you have. I also have breast implants. I’ve been researching breast implant illness, which is how I found this thread. I’ve wondered if other types of implanted devices were causing symptoms. I follow a young woman with a hip and ankle replacement that seems to be able to control her health with eating strictly carnivore. Who knows how she really feels despite a marked improvement in health. I’m contemplating a full epi-paleo carnivore approach. I wanted to wait until fall, but I’ve been unable to reel in my symptoms. I’m having trouble getting past the keto flu this time. I’ve considered both the external (nnemf) & internal (Breast implants) environments.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2019
  10. MattD1995

    MattD1995 Gold

    Here is the post by Jack regarding high fat diets in summer.


    I’m like you. I cannot stay hydrated. Your breast implants are absolutely a contributing factor. I highly recommend you watch “The Bleeding Edge Documentary” on Netflix. It discusses medical devices extensively as well as the dangers they impose. ANY implantable foreign device (joint replacements, Breast implants, mesh, teeth, etc...) can cause a foreign body response. I would highly recommend you join the group on Facebook “Healing from Breast Implant Illness with Nicole”. I think you’ll find a lot of stories on there of women similar to you. It’s not a pleasant truth. Nobody wants to get there mesh, Breast, or joint implants removed. But is it worth it to keep those things inside your body and be forced to live such a restrictive, ill life? Not in my opinion. I can’t wait to get this mesh removed.
    Janette Layne likes this.
  11. Jackie Nelson

    Jackie Nelson New Member

    Congratulations Matt on making your changes. It's difficult to make a major move but sometimes the only thing that
    will restore our health. I still work 2-3 evening shifts in a hospital and am trying to figure out a way to stop doing late
    nights under fluorescent lighting. I KNOW I could make money some other way but somehow am too afraid to give up my
    current work. Guess I'm a coward ... but one day, I will find a way ... a way to live outside of this crazy world. I wish you
    all the best in your continued recovery to optimal health. Jack Kruse tells the truth and his stuff works ... results are the only
    thing that matter.
  12. Janette Layne

    Janette Layne Status Nominal AFU

    Thank you. I’m in the group. I read testimonials everyday, so I’m probably just in denial. It’s hard not to be when all of my girlfriends report they are fine and I see beautiful healthy looking women sporting them day after day. I will have to watch it!
  13. MattD1995

    MattD1995 Gold

    Muscle pain continues to plague me at the moment. I self-admitted to the ER yesterday with severe stomach pains and nausea. My urine was dark as well. They ran standard stomach and kidney blood work and told me everything looked normal. Story of my freaking life. 7 weeks and 6 days until I get this toxic mesh removed from my body. I’m 24 years old and feel like I’m dying. My appetite is completely gone. I’ve averaged less than 1000 calories/day for the last 2 weeks. I just can’t get food down. Red meat is now giving me joint and muscle pain. The ONLY food I can tolerate is salmon. But I can barely afford it. I’m relying heavily on Kratom and marijuana to get me through the horrendous pain and nausea. I’m broke, exhausted, and scared. I’ve never felt this bad in my life. Still getting morning sun, but it doesn’t seem to be helping much.
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  14. Janette Layne

    Janette Layne Status Nominal AFU

    I watched the documentary you recommended. I don’t see why it’s Not the mesh. I’ve had implants since I was 27, yet I’ve watched everyone else my age run circles around me even before getting them. Maybe some of us are predisposed to having issues with anything implanted & that’s why others seem unaffected. I’ve been in some pretty dark places due to all the pain & suffering. I can say that pushing the Vitamin D up to 80 does make a difference. However I was feeling particularly asinine the other night and getting frustrated because I’m tan, drinking DDW, and doing everything I can, but still feel like shit way too much too often. Which got me thinking about my time in Iraq. Initially I thought it was the sun that was the main factor of why I was so happy there, then it dawned on me that Saddam had pulled most of the powerlines down before we entered the country. Miles and miles of high voltage power lines were pulled over so we could not utilize the grid. Something to think about.
  15. MattD1995

    MattD1995 Gold

    I’ve hit complete rock bottom in the last month.

    -Lost my job (the company went through some massive changes that were out of my control).
    -A mechanic (ironically) totaled my car. He broke the engine coolant pipe will working on the AC system. It flooded my car and destroyed the engine.
    -My symptoms have all gotten worse. Frequent panic attacks. Digestive issues. Horrible body odor. And constant muscle pain.

    The Good News:
    -My mesh removal is scheduled for this next Wednesday. I’ll be under the care of the best mesh removal surgeon in the country.
    -I’ve spoken with many people online who have had mesh removed. All of them claim that mesh removal has massively improved their health. Many of them were having the same symptoms I’ve been having for the last 3 years.

    I’m scared, but hopeful. I have strong reason to believe that removal next week will be the beginning of a new chapter in my life. My family and friends have all been behind supportive abs I’ve hit rock bottom mentally, financially, and physically. I can’t wait to get this toxic shit removed from my body. Will be back next week with updates.
  16. Janette Layne

    Janette Layne Status Nominal AFU

    Well we’ve something in common. Wednesday is my big day too! See, I’ve got the socks and all. I’m so ready to get my life back! Keep us updated. I’ll say a prayer for you!

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  17. MattD1995

    MattD1995 Gold

    Congratulations! I’m assuming you’re having the implants removed? And thank you! I will definitely be updating.
  18. Good luck and kind wishes to you both. May this start a new chapter of healing.
  19. MattD1995

    MattD1995 Gold

    Thank you!


    Surgery went well. I’m in a lot of pain post-op and really hate having to take the hydrocodone (makes me feel bizarre mentally), but my surgeon seems to believe I won’t need it longer than a week so that’s good. Can’t say I notice any improvement yet in any of my symptoms, but it hasn’t even been 24 hours yet and I’m still pretty doped up. Hopeful that there will be noticeable and consistent changes over the next month as I heal.
  20. MattD1995

    MattD1995 Gold


    Finally off the hydrocodone. As the opiates wore off, a few of my old symptoms returned today. Panic attack, muscle twitching, and tinnitus. It’s a bit discouraging to see no immediate change after removal considering I know many others who woke up from surgery with immediate changes. However, I’ve come to accept that I’m in this for the long haul. My body didn’t get sick overnight, and it’s not going to get healthy overnight either. I’ve chosen to live the Black Swan lifestyle. And in the current tech-infested, disease-ridden world, that is a never-ending process. Now that surgery is done, I will continue to focus on what I can control.

    1. Morning Sunlight
    2. DHA intake
    3. Sleep apnea treatment

    Hopefully mesh removal will result with more improvements in the weeks/months to come. There is no fix-all solution. Just one step at a time.

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