In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 film Notorious, Ingrid Bergman is coerced into being a spy for the U.S. Government in Argentina, infiltrating a household of Nazis who are sheltered there.
Her cover is soon suspected, and the mother of the house systematically starts to poison her, making her too weak to function, with the ultimate goal of killing her.
Cary Grant, the government agent responsible for her eventually realizes what is happening and rescues her.
I think it is one of Hitchcock’s most suspenseful films. Bergman’s performance in the film is spectacular.
Unfortunately for me, I now know first hand how it feels to be poisoned with something that leaves you so weak you can’t function.
I learned that same scenario is being practiced every day by the medical profession in this country on their cancer patients. This is real life. Actually happening.
I knew this back in 2012 and 2013 when I watched my best friend given drugs for her cancer that literally zapped the life out of her. But I had no idea what she was feeling. This is not something you can truly understand til it happens to you.
The poison used on me was a steroid.
Steroids are so powerful that within just days they can take a fit, healthy person with energy and turn them into an invalid.
The specific drug I am writing about is Dexamethasone. Doctors prescribe this drug knowing full well they are slowly killing their patients with it.
During my visits to cancer doctors this year, while sitting in waiting rooms, we patients conversed about this. One woman told me her friend’s doctor killed her in just two weeks with steroids.
We hear much more about doctors putting patients on opioids. It’s time to sound the alarm about steroids.
I should be thankful I’m still here. I’m surprised that I am considering the physical devastation I’ve been through and continue to deal with. There was an entire week that was so awful I just wanted to die.
Whether it is a low dose of prednisone, a high dose of Dexamethazone, or a corticosteroid, the practice
needs to be deemed unethical and stopped and alternatives found.
As I write this I have no idea whether I will recover. I haven’t yet even though I am currently detoxing from the drug.
One thing I am certain about is that it has changed my attitude toward doctors in many ways.
First is I don’t trust anything they say. I spent my whole life being healthy because I didn’t run to doctors with every little ache and pain. I used holistic and homeopathic approaches for most of my health needs. But when I was diagnosed with cancer in February I felt I needed to listen to the “experts”. I was so wrong.
Second, I misunderstood the quick scheduling of diagnostic procedures, office visits, and treatment procedures to be concern by doctors for the seriousness of my cancer, which is not curable. I didn’t realize all of the scheduling of office visits, lab work, diagnostic tests, and treatment procedures are actually based on whether your medical insurance has pre-approved payment for these.
When payment is guaranteed you get through the system quickly. Right now there are 6 of these scheduled for me in April, none of which I plan to do for the simple reason that I don’t yet have the mobility to leave my house because I am too weak from the steroids.
Third, the cancer word triggers an onslaught of big business opportunity. There are all kinds of cancer specialists and they work together passing information back and forth, but rarely do any of them check on how the patients are actually doing.
Which is why going forward there are no drugs, chemicals, dyes or substances of any kind that anyone is putting in my body.
I have always felt a doctor’s creed was to do no harm. Yet the use of toxic steroids like Dexamethasone as part of cancer treatment is an ongoing practice. Which is why I am writing about it here.
Cancer is so pervasive it is likely that each of us knows at least one, or more, people who are dealing with a form of it right now. Please share this blog with them and sound this alarm. I don’t want anyone else to go through what I am dealing with.
“Despite widespread devastation an investigation by NPR found that doctors still prescribe highly addictive medications at rates widely considered to be unsafe.” NPR, 2022
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