Avem vesti mai bune azi!!! Doctorii si-au dat parerea ieri dar Dumezeu si-a dat parerea lui azi si inima lui mama ii merge mult mai bine iar oxigenatia iarasi este mult mai imbunatatita! Va tinem la curent in continuare si multumim mult de rugaciuni! Amin.
Month: January 2021
Numai Dumnezeu poate acum
Din punctul de vedere medical, doctorii au facut tot ce au putut si ii dau mamei noastre nu mai mult de trei saptamani. Numai Dumenzeu este cel care are ultimul cuvint in toate! Amin!
Speranta mea este numa in El, cel care poate face imposibilul si ma rog ca Duhul Sfant sa reinoiasca in intregime atat plamanii ei cat si rinichii ei, sa stabileze inima si sa-i umple fiinta cu saturatia de oxigen necesara unui nivel sanatos.
Mii de multumiri de la intreaga familie Damean de sustinerile voastre in rugaciune. Ma gandesc ca si fratii si surorile mamei mele simt la fel. Dumnezeu sa va binecuvinteze. Amin.
Alin si Carmen canta pe fundalul fratilor Groza- “Am stat de vorba”
Mama inca e la terapie intensiva, deoarece “tulburarile de inima sunt destul de severe” dupa doctorul de sectie si oxigenarea inca nu-i la nivelul la care vor ei. Dar dupa dializa mama sa mai linistit. Inca nu putem vorbi cu ea pentru ca este prea slabita.
Am vorbit cu ambasada romana la Washington DC si Los Angeles. Cu pasaportul american nu pot intra de fel in tara. Numai comuniunea europeana au dreptul sau cei cu pasaport roman la curent. Al meu este expirat. Am inceput procesul de al re-inoi. Acum astept. Pe Chet nu-l lasa de fel in Europa, sau cel putin in Romania. Si acuma voi vedea daca am puterea de a merge singura odata ce primesc pasaportul roman, dupa ce testul de covid va iesi negativ. Pot sta in tara 72 de ore fara carantina dupa care ori intru in carantina ori plec inapoi. Astea sunt in mare noile legi de a calatori din America in Romania si numai cu dovada ca este un caz de urgenta.
Ne rugam in continuare si multumim lui Dumenzeu pentru orice veste buna care o primim cu privire la mama. Va multumesc din nou pentru sustinerile in rugaciune.
Ma incred in tine Doamne
Multumim din inima de rugaciuni! Domul asculta, slava Lui!
Azi mama este mai bine, mai stabila, nu mai are dureri, a putut termina dializa, oxigenarea sa ridicat de la 74% cu masca de oxigen la 98% tot cu masca de oxigen, fara ea inca nu poate sta pentru ca ar scade nivelul. Inca nu putem vorbi direct cu ea pentru ca-i prea slabita.
Expertiza Deliei, sora noastra, ca asistenta medicala prinde extraordinar de bine in aceste momente. Ea este ambasadorul nostru acum cu cadrele medicale si asa stam la curent si noi cu progresul ei.
Inca e la terapie intesiva datorita fibrilatiei a inimii, deci continuam sa ne rugam pentru stabilitate completa, pentru regenerarea plamanilor care inca nu-s in stare bune, si a rinichilor. Va vom tine la curent si pe voi.
Va multumim din inima din nou pentru sustinearea in rugaciune a mamei noastre- Lidia Damean-si slavit sa fie Domnul in toate, Amin.
Familia Damean traieste un cosmar
Stiind ca puterea rugaciunii poate misca munti m-am decis sa scriu si sa va cer ajutorul in rugaciuni.
Acum 15 zile mama a fost internata in spitalpozitiva cu covid-19, fara simptome, doar pentru ca era mai usor pentru dializa care o face de trei ori pe saptamana. Azi a fost schimbata la terapie intensiva si e foarte grav.
Va multumim din inima de toate rugaciunile voastre, adunnate au putere mai intensa!
A different kind of medicine
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What is your immune system trying to tell you?
In order for us to thrive we need a strong immune system, that much we know. But how do we keep it strong?
-A balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables raised in a pesticide free soil and mercury free omega fats.
-Supplements like Vitamin C, D and Zinc are a must in addition to B1, B6, B12. Quercetin supplement improves the absorption of Vitamin C but it can stand on its own merits for its role in fighting viral infections and its benefits in protecting the endothelial cells that line the arteries and veins- a recent research in Montreal has discovered. Quercetin is found in apples, onions, capers, red grapes, cherries and green leafy vegetables.
–Fermented foods like sauerkraut and probiotics provide a huge boost to the good bacteria numbers found in the gut.
–Sleep and plenty of it.
-Avoid Chronic stress. Stress should come and go according to the immediate dangers in our lives. Overthinking a past trauma keeps that danger on a continual conveyor belt, fatiguing our adrenal glands. Then chronic stress starts to break down the immune system. Personally I’ve been guilty of overthinking. It got me in trouble.
Some old fashion approach.
–Breast-feeding. Transfer factors are present not only in the white blood cells- I’ll do a whole blog one day on them alone- but also in mammalian colostrum which is “a milky fluid released by mothers who just gave birth before the breast milk production begins. It’s an important source of nutrients that promotes growth and fights disease in infants.” -Google definition. Colostrum “helps jumpstart newborn immune systems and educates them about disease-causing microbes encountered by the mother during her lifetime.”-Transfer Factors & Immune System Health by Aaron White, PhD.
-Washing our hands is just as important as grounding ourselves. What do I mean by grounding? Walk barefoot outside on dirt, dig with your hands in the garden, get close to the earth and share the benefits of releasing EMF through this connection, allow your body to pick up good bacteria necessary for our own survival, but stay away from toxic chemicals sprayed on grass, like Roundup. We live in a bubble of overly clean homes we’ve created for fear of germs, but most of the cleaning products are full of toxins which we breath in and have skin contact with ending up hurting and weakening our immune system more than helping us. Switch to non-toxic cleaning products.
–Laugh. For those who can’t see the photos attached (One minute of anger weakens the immune system for 4 to 5 hours. One minute of laughter boosts the immune system for 24 hours.) and (7 ways laughter benefits your health: 1. Reduces stress hormones. 2. Improves circulation. 3. Give your muscles a workout. 4. Improves your immune system. 5.Boost the natural painkillers. 6. You’ll feel a lot happier. 7. More positive in life.)
–Community.– We’re like a universe within ourselves. If we isolate we start to break down. Isn’t it interesting that cells who isolate themselves turn cancerous?
–Move. Any form of exercise is good, it moves the lazy (sluggish in medical terms) lymphatic system- which is like a garbage pick-up service of the circulatory system- and keeps the toxins from backing up in our own bodies. Here I would also add deep breathing, an alternative for those too weak to exercise but beneficial for all. Personal story here: At one point during my fight with Lyme I lived in bed for months. I was fighting severe air hunger which is linked to a co-infection called Babesia, leaving my breathing frail. Due to prolonged lack of movement my lymphatic system, from waste down anyway, was mostly blocked, meaning is was hardly moving. Upon my Lyme specialist naturopath’s insistence I forced myself to move as much as I could, which at times that meant one trip to the kitchen before severe nausea, body shakes and at times seizure attacks took over. I understand how it feels to be utterly debilitated and not have the energy to go check your mail.
A different kind of medicine allows an integration between alternative and western medicine. The latter has been proven of little help in giving answers or cures when it comes to Lyme disease, MS, cancer and other autoimmune issues. Maybe one day that will change. I’m hopeful.
Find ways to alleviate your sadness with laughter. I know for some people today is a hard day.
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Okay, where did this come from? I sat down intent on writing an article on supplements, or Lyme remedies, or MRI updates -all is well;)- but out of nowhere this poem just shot right out of my soul and unto this paper. I am both surprised and a little baffled. It pushed its way into existence with force and speed almost as if to shout “I must be heard!” So here it goes, the rest is dull. (It’s raw and unedited, it wants its authenticity.)
Behind the suffering
lies a naked soul
who loves to cry and loudly soar
and lives to struggle, above it all
it’s made of trouble and also bore.
But suffering is all but done
with happy people. Now it’s gone
on passive pastures full of thorns
that’s where it lies above them all.
From there collects the roasting roars
and gives them meaning, then sends them ashore
a land where happiness but gorges
and laughter cycles on shined poles.
It’s there you’ll find the grateful soul
which brings along their broken roar
it’s there where suffering reveals
its truest colors of bright rubine. -Carmen McKnight
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My to go supplements- Healing from Lyme Disease.
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As some of you know, healing from chronic Lyme Disease is a tricky and long process.
It’s been seven years since I’ve been diagnosed with Lyme Disease. After the diagnose we found out I had multiple co-infections such as Bartonella, Babesia, Mycoplasma, in addition to mold, toxicity and intestinal parasites. I believe I was originally bit around 10-12 years old. Back then I fell into an unconscious state for 3-4 days with a sever hight fever. After I awoke things changed. Irritability, heat intolerance, irregular heart beats and anxiety were the obvious immediate symptoms, syncope came soon after.
In 2002 trauma-the loss of my baby brother- while pregnant with my third child triggered an immune response which kept me in a survival mode for few years from which I operated until a complete collapse in January 2014, due to the demands of my new job as a massage therapies- a job I LOVED! What once hid so well within my tissues resurfaced with a vengeance. The immune system collapsed and I along with it, living for two years on a thin thread, constantly balancing between life and…well, you know the darker side.
For those of you who can’t see the pictures of the three products I’ve posted on this blog and the link to the Amazon site where all three are sold, here are their names in order:
- Vitamineral Green by HealthForce SuperFoods
- Ion* Gut Health
- Transfer Factors by Source Naturals
1.While in the survival mode I came across a product that saved me, I believe. I’ve spoken about it in the past but I can’t say enough great things:) I feel better within minutes after I mix one tsp of this superfood complex in some water and drink it. Spirulina and chlorella bind to toxins and flushes them out of the system. It’s like having ten salads in one glass, plus amino acids, plus protein in a vegan, gluten-free, organic mix. Been taking this for 18+ years. My kids love it too- not the taste but the results. Tastes like grass.
2.The second product is a more recent development. I began taking it around 8 months or so ago. It’s a liquid, tastes like water, looks like water with a little dirt in it. For those fighting autoimmune diseases with sensitivities start slow, about 1/2 tsp once a day and work your way up to the recommended dose of 1 tsp, 3 times daily. Do not take in the evening as it will keep you awake. It gave me energy- more energy than I had, no it did not fix me completely- and I noticed my gluten intolerance reduced. From not being able to breath in flour particles to being able to have a bite of a gluten filled desert now and again it’s a major improvement for me! My tummy used to swell up within 5-10 minutes if I ate something with gluten. I looked 10 months pregnant within minutes and my ribs hurt quite a lot from the expanded pressure of the belly. My joins flared up and my brain fogged to a point that I looked like a walking zombie.
If I eat Thai food and there is gluten in the sauce I’m fine now, or fries which are known to be made in the same oil as other gluten rich deep fried goodies, I’m also fine. This guy in the picture below helped me with that.
3.The third product, a very recent development does help with energy and a total wellbeing. What impressed me this past week was the speedy recovery of a very large bruise left on my inner arm on January 7th after four attempts to insert an IV cannula (a small plastic tube inserted into a vein). It was gone by yesterday! That’s impressive, since it took me at least two weeks to fully recover. I’ve already subscribed to a monthly delivery of this product. One capsule on empty stomach, three times daily.
I must add that a good diet void of artificial ingredients and processed foods is a must in order to heal, hope is deeply important, keeping a mental image of what you’d like to do once you’re feeling better and visualizing yourself doing it is a saver, even if all you’re up to today is maybe a shower. Try to move your body or breath deeply in order to get those lymph nodes moving the toxins out of you.
I remember back in 2015, one of my goals was to make it to the mail box and check my own mail again. When I finally accomplished that I was so happy, but gave myself a new, more difficult goal, and just kept going. No one understands except those doing the suffering how utterly disheartening the relapses are after a victory. No one understands than those who walked the road how easy is to loose hope when all you feel is constant and debilitating pain, and one little victory can put you back in the bed of recovery for a whole week. I’ve been there more times than I like to think about, but keep on going! Fight for your life! No one will do a better job than yourself:)
Keep happy today! And God bless:)
Covid family update
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My mom is positive for Covid. Has no symptoms. Was admitted for two weeks in the hospital, a quarantine move, since she need dialysis three times a week for kidney failure, leaving my father alone, quarantined inside his residence. He’ll have help with grocery purchases from my sister who lives near by.
One of my brothers informed me that Germany extended lockdown until the end of January. In addition, from 8pm-5am citizens are not to be seen on the streets, only move within 15 kilometers radius and meet with only one person per person.
I find this strikingly familiar with my experience in my younger times spent in oppressive communism.
Stay safe out there and stay sane.
- an inflamed blister in or near the mouth, caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus.
Chet has and I quote “a stupid cold sore.” It looks like the smart ones were all taken by previous owners and the poor guy got stuck with the stupid kind. What’s the difference between the two? That’s still to be investigated. Be them smart or stupid cold sores are painful and usually the sign of an immune system fighting something else.
Get your immune system armed so it can win fast and swift, with the help of vitamins like; C, D, B, probiotics and mushroom supplements. Cold showers, good diets and a positive attitude will help a ton. A shot of palinka as medical remedy helps, more than one will only make your liver angry even if your sorrows fade momentarily. But laughter- watch comedy movies or talk to your funny friends- will make the process funner and boost the immune system.
Well stay away from stupid or smart cold sores and keep on being happy:)