Podiatrist Re-enters Medicine Because He Eliminated Morgellons Symptoms

Podiatrist Re-enters Medicine Because He Eliminated Morgellons Symptoms

My story is almost identical to everyone else’s with this horrid disease.  I started seeing doctors in the fall of 2002 for an unrelenting lesion on the creased area between the bottom lip and chin.  No matter what I did this area become worse and became larger and chronically infected with a couple of different bacteria.  It wasn’t until I surgically had the area scoured for these ‘cystic ingrown’ hairs.  It was like each hair in the area was surrounded by a thick sheath, almost like a cocoon. The irritation and the pain in this now gapping hole finally started to subside when all of the hair follicles were removed and I was put in the hospital and put on I.V. antibiotics.  After that region had healed I thought I was good to go but man was I wrong!

I am a podiatrist by trade so I am very well aware of infectious disease and all things medical and I thought I new what was best for me as being the well informed patient.  The best thing I could get as far as an accurate diagnosis was that I had an inflammatory non-infectious type of folliculitis but in my case the dermatologist said that my associated pus was not bacterial but mainly made up of the inflammatory response which was supposedly also responsible for the thick hair sheaths that kept the hairs from growing right.  He postulated that the redness and positive response to the antibiotic was because I had contracted a superficial bacterial infection on top of the inflammatory one.  The only other opinions I had to compare it to were from another dermatologist and a plastic surgeon who both unequivocally said that I was neurotic and that I had caused the newly formed regions on my face because of my own neurotic self mutilation.  Looking back at it now I am surprised that ‘delusions of parasitosis’ wasn’t what came out of their mouths!  The premise was the same, however, that I was off my rocker, nuts and/or delusional.

 

So I went on and on and on trying everything imaginable including antifungals, numerous skin care regimens, antiparasitics, antivirals and more and more antibiotics.  Nothing was helping me and I was extremely weary of going to another doctor because I didn’t want to be labeled crazy again…..  At this time I had sold my practice and basically got ‘raped’ by all the legal fees I had wrapped up in all of this plus I was quickly plummeting back into the grips of depression and was not optimistic about maintaining my recovery from a very severe oral hydrocodone habit that I had fought with for 6 years before then.  You would have thought that my face would have fallen off during the height of my addiction, right?  But no!  It actually started after I stopped with the whole drug thing.  I went to a very intensive 6 month inpatient rehab and had a solid support group and was motivated by the licensure board to be very compliant via biweekly urine tests and on going counseling.  So I was compliant.  But after that I had a difficult time getting reinsured for anything resembling a reasonable rate and took a few weeks finding a carrier when in their infinite wisdom, the board felt as though I violated the terms of my license probation and took my license for the four years remaining on my probation.

So to top that off I reinjured my back which was what initiated my primary addiction to pain meds and now had to deal with that too.  You might as well of just handed me a loaded gun.  It was all a bit much to deal with!  Oh yeah, the younger women I left my wife of 14 years for, well she decided she had enough too.  I guess it was looking pretty bleak for my immediate future and since all my retirement went to rehab and after care my measly ‘windfall’ of cash I received from selling my practice lasted about 5 months.

So sure enough, in no time, I found myself back on pain meds and full throttle back down the wrong road.  But something changed when I checked myself back into rehab later in 2003 for the second time since the original, I asked God for help and he listened and gave me some new hope.

Now I was still far from realizing what I had and had no idea what Morgellon’s disease was or had even heard or read about it.  I was going to get back on top no matter what, or so I thought.  As time went on I ended up having to go on public Access for my medical care and worked with the office for vocational rehabilitation in Pennsylvania for assistance in working toward getting my license back.  That was in 2004. From late 2004 until late 2005 OVR helped finance laser treatment for hair removal and scar revisions.  It was great, for nearly a year I went lesion free but had 14 very painful treatments which I figured was worth it.  Low and behold I had persistent fatigue for which I sought medical care and found out that I had a very low level hepatitis C infection.  I went on to a specialist for 6 months of antiviral and interferon treatment which would drive you batty if you weren’t already.  So thank God that in very short order my Hep C was completely gone and my titers have been zero since then.  You guessed it though, my fatigue continued.  Shortly after my facial treatment I started with the small lesions appearing on both my face and neck.  I was beside myself.  My drug problem was back under control and I was determined to find what was going on with me medically.  I remember when I was convinced that my ailments were connected in some way to some kind of parasite.

So I surfed the internet at that time for hours and hours and remember coming across something about Morgellon’s but what was out there was very sketchy and most of it was about how insane the whole notion was.  This was less than two years ago.  So I gave up my obsessive search and just tried to go on day by day.  I had started working for my family’s construction business and had another relationship going but the lesions kept popping up and I would obsess with clearing each one of those ridiculous infected hairs.  The pain and discomfort was outrageous but I felt infested until I got them out and then the lesions would heal.  I did start getting a lot of questions about my face and I’m sure that many people probably thought I fell back off the wagon, but I hadn’t.

It wasn’t until I had an ear injury and saw another plastic surgeon to whom I plead my chronic case to and he related to another patient that he had treated.  He pulled up the patients note from late 2007 and had treated this patient for a couple of back lesions that had the fiber coming from them.  The doctor was quite diligent about his medical workup and relayed the info to me.  I had retained some pathology lesions from before and when I got home I looked at them microscopically and low and behold their were the fibers.  It finally clicked!  My particular Morgellon’s has very little of the thickened fibers but I started to realize and see the very thin white fibers not only microscopically but coming from my fairly aggressive facial cleanings.  It was then I delved back into the internet to find a whole different story on Morgellon’s disease and potential remedies when I found the miracle in NutraSilver.  By now I have been unemployed for almost a year and continue with Access and fortunately my retired father owns a small rental in our small town so I have been able to keep my head (barely) above water.

My father has been on board with the facial thing and Morgellon’s but has a tougher time comprehending the fatigue associated with it.  But God bless him, besides caring for my mom (he’s 84 and she is 77 and with Alzheimer’s) he has helped me with buying the NutraSilver which I found to be the source to keep my fire of hope burning bright.  Within the first 6 days the three huge lesions I had on my neck and both cheeks nearly shrunk by over a third!!!  I was amazed!  It also helped my energy levels but that still seems to be the biggest issue.  This started in August of this year and all I know is that everyone who is rallying behind getting this nightmare classified and recognized as a bonafied non-psychological disorder is getting us a whole lot closer!  But check this out:  I have a kitty cat that is about 16 years old and I have suspected that maybe she has had diabetes for awhile, I don’t know.  She had gotten to the point where she was blind and running into things and missing her step quite often.  I was so elated with the NutraSilver I started putting 5 to 10 drops in her wet food each night.  Wouldn’t you know it with in 5 days my sweet kitty could definitely see again!!  That’s right!  She went from blind to being able to see and see quite well at that.  What a joy that is for me and her!  I don’t have any idea of the mechanism but perhaps she had some glaucoma going on from the diabetes or infection and what ever was directly causing it has been seriously beaten down by the great and wonderful NutraSilver.  I have seen it with my own eyes and I can attest to how much better it is making me feel.  There is one caveat, however.  While trying to stretch out the doses for myself and going to once a week for the cat, I have seen that time between running out and being able to get some more as a big hump to over come.  It has been taking on average about 10 days in between and I’ll tell you it is like someone knocks me back a few days before I start to respond to the new dose.  I tried to use just 3 bottles for a month but it starts to loose its effectiveness.  I have considered going the IV route but the logistics and headaches surrounding getting and maintaining a central or peripheral venous line is not very likely (let alone finding someone to go along with it).

So I reapplied for my license and was granted that with  full disclosure and given with no restrictions!  The last of my lesions are healing albeit they are taking a rather long time doing so.  Also as of this November I have been granted the right to reapply for my Medicare/Medicaid access number to be a provider once again!  And finally I have a job offer on the table waiting for me to join a group practice beginning in the New Year!!  Unbelievable huh?  I know NutraSilver is not the cure all to end all but with their ultra high concentrations of colloidal silver and their quality control they have, by far the best thing going!  Thank you NutraSilver and thank you Mr. Russell B. Altman for your ongoing support and dedication to this crazy nightmare of a disease!

So that’s it in a nutshell.  Once I realized what I had I did not seem very hopeful or optimistic about finding a cure, but with NutraSilver I have been able to get back to about 75% of my life back.  I still have my bad days but they are farer and fewer between and most of all with all of the talk and support I believe we can get this recognized by the general medical population in a relatively short time.  It seems to be nearing its tipping point where hopefully, if the CDC presents it right, will be appropriately accepted into mainstream medicine.  Thank you for your hard work!  Say a prayer………..God is listening!

Very sincerely yours,

 

Joseph D. Quattrone, DPM

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