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01-06-2013 05:16 PM  5 years agoPost 1
heliman53

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A few members on here asked me to post my story, I was a little hesitant but here go's. A while back the employer I worked for decided to save money by not meeting payroll. Most of the employees thought if we worked hard we could help turn the company around so we stayed and tried to do that. At times we went as much as 7 weeks with no pay what pay we did get was only part of what we would normally get. To keep a roof over my families heads it became necessary to start selling off things we could get along without, this at first was my woodworking tools, photograph gear, my air compressor and painting equipment ( no new canopies for a while). About this time I had a fall at work and broke my ankle, we found out that my employer did not have workers comp. That made most of us curious so we did a little checking and found he had also not been paying Federal or state taxes even though he had been deducting it from our checks same with social security. Now I was no longer getting a pay check and was not able to get disability ( no workers comp) could not work or draw unemployment. That meant more stuff had to go including all my helicopters and other hobby equipment I had managed to build up after being in this great hobby since 1976. eventually we had to sell many other things such as some of the furniture from the house and so on. As soon as I could walk again the look for a job started at earnest! Resumes were sent to every UAV company I could think of, and many companies in other fields as well. Eventually I took a job as n auto mechanic even though I had minimal tools to do the job, this at least brought some money in although much less than I was used to. A very good friend of mine who I used to fly with in Alabama made me a great deal on a tool box with many of the tools I needed. This made it possible to get a higher paying Mechanics job so things were looking better. We were finally catching up on the bills and I started thinking soon I would be able to save towards a return to the hobby I loved, this was not to be. I started to feel weak between meals have unexplained back pain and loose weight I am not going to go into great detail but I ended up in the hospital. I was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer and had to have my right kidney removed. they also found seven tumours in my lungs which are not operable and we are trying chemo therapy to slow these. I am told we may be able to slow the spread of the cancer but we will not be able to stop it completely. I was told I now qualify for disability however they make you wait 6 months before it starts, this means I will start to get benefits in another month. We have been getting by on my wife,s part time minimum wage job as that was all we could get, it has been a real fight to stay afloat but it looks like we will make it. at some point I hope we will be in a position to get ahead enough for a return to flying time will tell. Sorry for the length of this post and thanks for reading it. Craig B

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01-06-2013 05:37 PM  5 years agoPost 2
RCHSF

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I'm at a loss for better words Craig, but I hope you can recover fully, regardless of what the doc says. I did send a request north stay positive. Do what you love soon as you can, and don't worry about tomorrow. It has enough worries of it's own. Good luck, and I hope you find better work, and bigger income.

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01-06-2013 11:36 PM  5 years agoPost 3
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Craig you sound like you have a real strong will so Im sure things are gonna get better for you and the family. This hobby will always be here for you and I would hope you have your flying buddies close by your side. Take good care my friend and don't give up the fight.

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01-06-2013 11:49 PM  5 years agoPost 4
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I am so sorry to hear this. Craig, I hope the treatment works. What a sad statement about the guy you worked for. I hope he gets what he deserves.

I really hope you will be able to spend some time with your flying buddies as well as with your family. It reminds us all to take each day as it comes, and keeps the helis flying (crashing) as much as possible

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01-07-2013 12:01 AM  5 years agoPost 5
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Heliman 53;

I am a metastatic kidney cancer survivor and had my left kidney removed in 2005. You can read my whole story at http://www.believeinhishealing.com. I am guessing that they want to put you on Sutent or a similar drug. Or maybe they have suggested high dose Interluken 2. I know what that is all about. I had mets in lymph nodes and on my vertabrae. I have been clean for about 3 years now by taking an alternative product. I'm not tying to tell you to do the same thing that I did, but I am saying that there is hope. You've had more than any one person's share of crap in your life and now this. Bro, I am one person that knows some of your pain. I will pray for your healing. If you ever want to talk to me about my experience, just PM me your phone number and I'll give you a call. I believe things happen for a reason, and maybe your posting this story was a way for you to read my story. Be strong bro... you can kick it too, and yes, I know the statistics as well.

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01-07-2013 12:35 AM  5 years agoPost 6
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"I'm not tying to tell you to do the same thing that I did "

Probably a good idea not to market hocus pocus cures to a sick man.

Quick search turned this up :
Protocel® is one of the names given to a mixture of chemical compounds developed in the 1930's by a chemist named James Sheridan who claimed that that the formula came to him from God in a dream and would cure cancer and other diseases.
Heliman53, Best of luck with your cancer treatment and I hope you get better. Make sure you listen to your doctor, and don't be quick to try alternative new age therapies or pseudoscience.

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01-07-2013 01:03 AM  5 years agoPost 7
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01-07-2013 01:46 AM  5 years agoPost 8
heliman53

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Thanks for the replies and prayers, I have hope and the strength which comes from many sources. My wife Rae has been my best ally and has worked tirelessly to get me through. The first chemo drug we tried did not work and we are trying another, I have a ct scan in a few weeks and will see how this one is doing. These are the newer targeted drugs and the side affects are not too terrible we shall see. Craig

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01-07-2013 03:12 AM  5 years agoPost 9
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Before Steve Jobs died, he was talking to a friend with cancer. His friend asked him for advice and he said to skip homeopathic "alternatives" and stick with modern innovations based on medical science in the United States.

Steve Jobs was a practical genius.

Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. I hope you get back to flying soon.

Don't waste time with "Medicine Men" wielding Rain Forest nectar.

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01-07-2013 04:15 AM  5 years agoPost 10
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Agreed. Stay with the modern innovations. In the meantime, things can change. They found advances in treating my kidney disorder and I'm 5 years into what was supposed to be 7 years before I was to lose both kidneys. Instead, that 7 years has been pushed out like another 5-10 years. I turn 50, um today. Perhaps something will turn for you!

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01-08-2013 02:42 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Billme

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Craig,
Post your address here where folks can help you out, you obviously could use a little help till you get situated..
There are Some good folks on here that don't mind helping..
Knowing you its hard to get on here and say what you did, that had to be tough...

Post your address...

Bill

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01-09-2013 05:59 PM  5 years agoPost 12
heliman53

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Ok Bill, addy is 715 Tahoe Street Charleston,sc 29407

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01-10-2013 01:47 AM  5 years agoPost 13
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THERE'S A CURE FOR CANCER THAT THE U.S BANNED BUT IS AVAILABLE IN CANADA. IT'S SO TRUE THAT WHEN YOU CROSS INTO CANADA AND THEY ASK YOU AT THE U.S BORDER WHY YOUR CROSSING AND YOU TELL THEM YOU'RE GOING TO CANADA TO GET THIS STUFF....THEY WON'T LET YOU CROSS. IT'S CALLED "EISSAC TEA". THERE'S A FEW KNOCK-OFFS THAT DON'T CONTAIN THE FOUR ORIGINAL INGREDIENTS SO YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE AFTER (DO YOUR RESEARCH) BUT THIS IS THE STUFF. I HAVE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THIS TEA AND IT WORKS....THAT'S WHY THEY BANNED IT HERE!!! THERE'S NO MONEY IN THE CURE. DO YOUR RESEARCH AND FIND THE RIGHT STUFF AND ORDER IT AND USE IT AND IT WILL......IT WILL.....IT WILL CURE YOUR CANCER!!!!!!!

I didn't say you did it...I said I was blaming you.

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01-10-2013 02:24 AM  5 years agoPost 14
busyflyin

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I don't know for sure, but Esiac tea is available in the US as well. Get the book... Outsmart Your Cancer by Tanya Harter Pierce. There are several alternative cancer treatments including a Grape Diet. The reason why some of these things are banned, like Protocel and others are because the makers are making claims that they cure cancer and the maker does not have an FDA approval as a "cancer cure". That does not mean that they are not viable treatments.. just means that the maker has not demonstrated or tested to the liking of the FDA. Some of you will not want to hear this, but I believe that we will not see a cure for cancer in our life time simply because cancer treatment industry is mega billions of dollars and the pharmaceuticals control it. Create a cure and the industry looses revenue. It's simple economics.. money over life. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but there are documented stories of scientists that have been hushed, fired, threatened, etc for finding potential cures. Read the book Outsmart Your Cancer by Ty Bollinger. Scientist can put a man on the moon and clone man but no cure for cancer? Sutent is a common treatment for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma, which is what I had and I think is what heliman53 has. My wife worked at my insurance company and saw the invoice from the pharmacy... $8,000 for 28 pills... 28 days treatment. Insurance company negotiated for $6,000.. a month!! My high dose interluken II in-patient treatment was $30,000 for the drug plus doctor bill, hospital bill, etc. The drug consisted of 28 small IV bags.. I dont' know for sure, but maybe 6 oz per bag. Doctor charges big dollars to follow you through the treatment because he is on the phone with nurses every night for the 14 days I was in the hospital. Then there are the CT scans and lab tests. A cheap CT scan is $2500. The stories go on.. I'm not bashing doctors, they are great people, but the system is corrupt and it starts with pharmaceuticals and runs through the insurance companies, treatment centers, etc. Everyone getting their piece of the pie. Hey, I'm all for fair compensation, but what CEO would want to stop that revenue stream. Alternatives are viable treatments but I admit that the problem is that alternatives lack solid clinical history that points to the proper administration of the treatment and that is when they become less effective than they could be. I talked to, and I know several people that survived terminal cancers by taking Protocel. Yup, it was a risk for me to stop all of the orthodox treatments for Protocel, but I'm cancer free.

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01-10-2013 04:37 AM  5 years agoPost 15
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The National Cancer Institute conducted tests on Protocel from 1978-1980. It showed NO eveidence of any cancer fighting ability in lab rats and related animals.

Protocel will not stop cell mutation in the human body. Furthermore, it has been stated by makers of Protocel-Under various brand names- that the "drug" is more effective when the use of known therapies, including Chemo, is stopped.

It is irresponsible to recommend Protocel or any of its related brands as an effective "cure" for cancer.

The same holds true for Essiac Tea-atleast get the spelling right on the snake oil

Please follow the protocal of your Oncologist and I wish you well and happy flying.

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01-10-2013 05:22 AM  5 years agoPost 16
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i think that's the problem with people nowadays...they trust the gov with their lives. these clowns couldn't coordinate a picnic if we gave 'em the basket and the blanket. everything on this planet that is "man made" and is all of the sudden the answer to all that ales ya came from mother earth. we just found a way to mix it all together....label it with a latin name...and make a profit off of illness and death with it. we're not gonna give you the cure....we're gonna give you a way to live with it. everything we need is given to us by this planet.....all of OUR planet...not the pharmaceutical companies planet....OUR planet....human beings...because if you like it or not we're all in this together and none of us are getting out alive.... but this planet....provides us with everything we need to live a healthy life and to cure sickness and disease naturally. we've just become lazy and dependant and we don't need to know what herbs and what root, if taken together will cure this or fix that. let me tell ya...have you ever seen a plant, root, seed, or leaf with an instruction manuel that says, "please mix only with this root and mold to make this pill and only take if approved by a tyrannical government"....i haven't. there is a cure for everything growing on this planet for us to use...so...do and believe what you want but just remember....everything comes from the earth originally....EVERYTHING!!!!!

I didn't say you did it...I said I was blaming you.

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01-10-2013 05:39 AM  5 years agoPost 17
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you can say essiac is not viable and not FDA approved. it's not FDA approved because the original recipe is all natural and not proffitable as a cure. besides....who owns the "FDA"? yeah....i'm gonna put my trust in the federal government or better yet my life in their hands. anyway....essiac is a life saver and a proven cure for cancer. they don't want it in this country for that very reason. i personally know a man that was diagnosed to be terminal with colon cancer and givin a year to live. he was told this by professional doctors....."nothin they could do"....."you're too far gone"...."you're not gonna be able to stop it"....."we can't guarantee chemo will help at this point". he found this ESSIAC TEA and thought "well, what do i have to lose at this point?" and started using this tea every day. 4 months later the cancer was gone....completely gone!!! so...you're telling me that there's not 1 recorded case of this tea curing cancer? of course there's not...do you understand what that would do to the pharmaceutical companies if that got out? anyway...this man, which i know personally, still living to this day, cured his cancer with this tea after being diagnosed terminal in four months and the doctors that diagnosed him to be terminal couldn't understand how this could have happened...."it was a miracle" they said...he said "no...it's not a miracle". he took the literature to these "professional doctors" and presented it to them, and do you know what they did? they snatched the papers from his hand...threw it in the garbage can and told him to leave and never come back to their office!!!! tell me it don't work! i've witnessed it!!!

I didn't say you did it...I said I was blaming you.

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01-10-2013 05:54 AM  5 years agoPost 18
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Send what you can, and help this brother out...

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01-10-2013 04:49 PM  5 years agoPost 19
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Good posts on the positiveness of alternatives. Yes Protocel was tested by the FDA and determined to not be a cure but you need to onow the whole story before you formulate an opinion. Jim Sheridan provided a test protocol that would give them an answer but like government, they insist on testing to one defined set of parameters. Jim informed them that Protocel would fail under those parameters. Im not in the medical field and I am not a scientist. Again I am a terminal cancer survivor that is because of Protocel and that is the most meaningful fact that I can put on the table. I know th e PC folks on a personal level as well as some other PC survivors and they are trustworthy folks. I also had an opportunity to have dinner with one of the Sheridan family members. I believe that PC is the real thing

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01-11-2013 12:32 AM  5 years agoPost 20
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ttt

I didn't say you did it...I said I was blaming you.

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