Dear Dr. Fonorow,
I had left kidney removed in May (but not the ureter). I was told after getting the CT scan in the emergency room about three weeks before surgery that I did not have cancer even though the report says cancer was highly suspected.
Baseball size transitional cell cancer was found. Weeks later, when talking with the doctor I mentioned I was surprised there was cancer when report said I didn't have it - he then read me the findings that cancer was highly suspected. I've been dealing with infections all
summer - took two antibiotics, which didn't take care of the problem, was prescribed another and I didn't take it as I read so many awful side effects so have been using various natural things with only some success.
Had read quite a bit of information on DoctorYourself.com awhile back and recently discovered your site and only earlier this week I began using vitamin C. Began using the 18th and increased very slowly that day as I had no guidance on how to do it. Got to 71 gr that day. Continued yesterday and increased rather quickly to 10 gr per hr. I ran out of the ascorbic powder mid morning so took pills for about four hours until my rectum began to feel raw (stool was loose but no diarrhea).
I do use probiotics and with them I'm able to eliminate usually two times per day, not hard stools. But the vitamin C hasn't seemed to make them any more loose. After my rectum began hurting I quit until my powder order came but began again with 2 gr at 5pm and continued unto 9 with 2 gr. each hr. Still wasn't asleep by 11 so took 3 gr because the bladder pain was intensifying.
Today I have been taking 7 gr each hr but I'm experiencing so much bladder pain and even lower back pain that I'm not sure what to do next. I still have to catherize since the surgery and until just the last couple days have been able to usually urinate fairly well before catherization but last evening and today I can hardly urinate at all.
I'm scheduled for surgery on Aug 24 to remove the ureter tube and didn't want to do this after questioning the doctor recently how it would be done (he had earlier explained soon after surgery that one or more very small incisions would be made low and it would be out but now he tells me that he will be going in through the bladder and cutting from there
first and then finishing the job outside and while in the bladder will take out any cancers if found. He also told me he insists that I return every three months for him to go in and look it all over, which I don't plan on doing. Another doctor already ran a scope through the bladder into the kidney in December and told me I had no filtering system in it and there was an open space there!!!! She injured things inside and I've never been the same since because of that and the antibiotic (levaquin) she used which gave me extreme insomnia (I still have) plus other problems.
I waited so long to proceed because of the first procedure until I ended up in the emergency room and then got another doctor. Seems any time I have something done by these doctors my quality of life is worse than before. I want to use natural methods that don't harm my body.
Do you think vitamin C can do anything for my situation at this point?
Well the short answer is that if you can take over 70 g per day, yes, the vitamin C will help because your body desperately requires it.
Also, since this is a kidney problem, mix some baking soda with your vitamin C (as Pauling did) to keep the urine pH neutral. Some of the pain/problem might be from the body trying to counter that much acid.
How much? Get some pH strips and monitor your urine.
If I understand your account, you may not have a kidney meaning there is no filtering, and that would mean your body is not retaining vitamin C (a normal function of the kidney). So taking it often throughout the day is probably required.
This is a sad situation, and depending on your finances, I would probably consider seeing a great alternative doctor, someone like Harvard educated Jonathan Wright, MD - in the Northwest, before having any more procedures.
p.s. I have never heard of "transisitional" cancer and wonder if that is a euphemism for a growing benign tumor?