In 2015 I was in excellent health, an AMC hike leader, avid flyfisherman, barbershop singer, BHS, and worked for LL Bean part time for 7 years and still work when I can at Coldwell Banker-Westwood. In the Fall of 2015 the dental hygienist pushed bacteria into my blood stream causing endocarditis, a stroke and eventual heart surgery in 2017 to replace the seriously damaged mitral valve. Apparently, the trauma of the surgery and stroke lead to severe seizures where I was in a coma for 10 days and could have died.
Since then I have been in 7 medical facilities, 8 ambulances and in 2017 alone the medical bills were $270,000. I am being treated for severe vestibular [middle ear] dysfunction and depression. I have only found relief in Eastern medical treatments, physical therapy, acupuncture, meditation, yoga and taking herbs not drugs.
I am beginning stem cell therapy this month as a “last attempt” at restoring my systems, stem cell therapy costs $1000’s and is not covered by insurance.
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