Relief from Pain After Back Surgery and Leukemia

This entry was posted in Opiate, Success Story on by .

Last Updated on November 25, 2020 by Carol Gillette

Thank you ATMC. I wouldn’t be where I am at without you.

Aug 11, 2014

Ten years ago, I had 3 different back surgeries which did not really work.

I was prescribed opiate medications for the pain as I work as an independent contractor and needed the pain medication to keep functioning. A few years later, I began to feel sick, and even fainted at work. I was sent to the ER, where they ran several tests and referred me to an oncologist when I was diagnosed with lymphatic leukemia.

In January of 2014, I had been seeing my oncologist but kept feeling worse. I went through chemo for 5 months. I felt the worst I had ever felt in my life, was still on opiates and my oncologist said I could not stop taking opiates while doing chemotherapy. My sister was very supportive and started doing a lot of research online. At this point, I couldn’t even get up and walk to the mailbox; my pain was that bad. I knew something needed to change. So, I ended up at Gallus in Prescott, AZ where I went through a 7-day detox. Then, I came to ATMC in Sedona, AZ.

When I first got here, I was as weak as a baby. I really enjoyed the group of residents. When I initially left home, my white blood cell count was extremely low. After being at ATMC, my levels have regulated. The staff and treatments at ATMC show you how to structure your life and I did everything I was supposed to do; the sauna, the supplements, the body detox, and the food. I feel a lot better, and know that I can get to exactly where I want to be now. The staff has been extremely good to me, Charlie kept his word and came through for me on anything I needed.

Thank you ATMC. I wouldn’t be where I am at without you.


Medical Disclaimer:
Nothing on this Website is intended to be taken as medical advice. The information provided on the website is intended to encourage, not replace, direct patient-health professional relationships. Always consult with your doctor before altering your medications. Adding nutritional supplements may alter the effect of medication. Any medication changes should be done only after proper evaluation and under medical supervision.