Mrs. F.S. aged 59, goitre operation in 1941, cancer of the larynx operation in 1947. Last December she took a cold that went to then lungs. Her mother died of cancer of the uterus. My patient had had 35 deep X-Ray treatments. When she came to me in Oct. of 1950, she was wheezing and breathing loudly like a saw being driven through a pine board. She had a metastatic lump in her neck and her breath was all but choked off from scar contractions as a result of surgery.
Many, many remedies were given, each upon what I thought were the indications at the moment. To mention a few: X-Ray, Phos., Carcinosin, Graph., Lach., Adreno-Cortin, Ars., Cadm. ars., Cadm. phos., Spong., Caust., Nit. ac., Scirrhinum, Crot. casc., Kali iod., hypericum, Bry., Puls., Kali bi., Ant. t., Rad. brom.
Today, she is alive and doing her housework, but she is not cured.
Mr. K. J., aged 42, after appendectomy was found to have a generalized abdominal carcinomatosis. Ascitic fluid was drawn off in Mar., 1951 and in Dec., 1951. When I first saw him on Feb. 9, 1952, he was bloated, full of fluid, with lumps as big as baseballs all over his abdomen. He vomited everything. His grandmother had died of cancer. Remedies used were: Carcinosin, Ars., Bell. p., Lyc., and Cadm. ars. 10M on May 22. He has been doing well since then but of course he is not cured.
Mrs. G.M., aged 48, had the right breast removed because of cancer, after which her right arm swelled up to twice its normal size. No doubt it was caused from an obstruction by deep metastases and scar contractions blocking the return flow of lymph. The same remedies were used as one would use for the original condition: Con., Carcinosin, Bufo., Sil., Graph., Lyc., Arn., and Apis.
Since starting treatment on Nov. 1951, the arm is slowly reducing and a re-ray of the chest shows no right lung involvement.
Mrs. W.K., aged 63. After treating this case for about eight years, pulling her through many tight places, she decided she wanted to have a pelvic repair without consulting me. I had treated her for prolapse and the pelvic floor was gradually improving, but evidently, in her opinion, not fast enough. So on July 11, 1949, she had the uterus and bladder repaired together with a rupture and a rectocele. Cervical cysts were also removed.
She was ashamed to tell me what she had slipped away to have done but finally she broke down and told me on the following December 5th. Now her bladder and uterus were out again and in addition there had developed a rectovaginal fistula. So with Arnica and a number of other follow-up remedies, she is again back on the road to recovery and is doing nicely. Surgery needs homoeopathic support to be truly successful.
Mr. C.M., aged 80, was treated for diabetes and a huge prostate gland with some success. There was no sugar in the urine and insulin was not needed. He is now able to do without the retaining catheter. Then he suddenly turned the other way; he could not hold the urine.
Caust., Aloes, Gels., all failed. So with the prostate still quite large, I sent him to the best prostatic surgeon at Indianapolis that I knew. Results now are excellent. There are select cases that really need the services of a good surgeon now and then. It is your ability to judge when that counts. By and large, there is far too much surgery done when the indicated remedy will heal.
Of course, a case that has been taking homoeopathic treatment, if he does have to come to surgery, does much better after having had the preparation.
Disillusion your patients of the fact that they are wasting time by taking medicine. In acute abdomens, such as ruptured peptic ulcers, ectopics and appendices, one often a few hours to get in some good “licks” before the patient goes to surgery. But here one must be very watchful and quick to recognize the need for immediate surgery.