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Unexplained Medical Miracles by Elaine Hirsch in Guest Articles

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Medical happenings are usually easy for experts to explain. Their expansive knowledge of the human body gives them the ability to accurately determine both the cause and effect of most cases. Medical transcription experts and doctors have been adept at recording their knowledge and experience. For example, the velocity of a person falling from a tall building will be enough to shatter their bones and puncture their organs. Every once in awhile, however, a medical case comes along that stuns citizens and medical professionals alike, and the only explanation is that a miracle occurred. When this type of thing happens, it leaves a lasting impression on the mainstream.

According to the New York Times, a thirty seven year old man named Alcides Moreno survived an impossible fall when his window washing platform plummeted forty seven stories to the ground. Alcides’ wife and the doctors involved described the incident as a miracle, since most people do not survive even a ten-story drop. Even more surprising, Moreno should be able to walk again after several surgeries. Adding to the miracle, Moreno opened his eyes for the first time after the accident on Christmas Day. According to standard medical knowledge, Moreno’s fall should have killed him on impact.

Paralyzed from a motorcycle accident for two decades, forty-seven year old David Blancarte regained his ability to walk in the strangest way. Mr. Blancarte was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider, one of the most deadly arachnids in the world. While recovering from the bite in the hospital, a doctor attempting to measure the nerve function in David’s legs discovered that the nerves there were not dead after all. David had always prayed that he would one day recover the use of his legs, and his prayers were answered. Social worker Cynthia Wilson has deemed it a miracle, and the once-paralyzed David can now walk short distances without the use of crutches.

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Terry Wallis was in a terrible car crash that damaged his brain and put him into a vegetative state for twenty years. In 2003, against all possible odds, Terry woke up. The word miracle was being used to describe this dramatic turn of events, since waking up after so long is rare to the point of being almost impossible. Some doctors believe that Terry’s brain spent the entire two decades healing itself in the vegetative state. While this explanation seems to discount the possibility of a miracle, it’s important to note that doctors were not even aware that the brain had this capability. Terry is by no means in top condition, but hopefully his quality of life will improve after more medical treatment.

Doctors have tried hard to explain each one of these cases. Horrible accidents happen every day, often with disastrous results, and maybe we could use a few more miracles where everything turns out right.

Elaine Hirsch
Guest Blogger
Dragon Intuitive
~science,mysticism,spirituality~

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    Andrew Kuzyk

    Each year right around Christmas, I post a simple message to thousands of folks I’ve never even met, telling them essentially, “I’m still alive.” My oncology doctors told me years ago that “I’m the only six-time cancer survivor in the World” Within days, a tremendous chorus comes back, 175 voices, 500. Many ask, “How did you survive?” They sometimes begin, “Tears are flowing”. A few answer back in kind; “Right there with ya”. It’s now eight years and I am still on this Earth.

    Surviving cancer once, twice, maybe three times may be rare, but six times is simply unheard of. What is in a human being to survive is beyond explainable? We have all heard about survival instinct, but until you are put into a survival situation you have no idea what you are really capable of. I am truly a remarkable fighter who has beaten cancer SIX times, also suffering from Lupus and Alzheimer’s I have defied any and all expectations to reach my 53rd birthday! I am still fighting despite enduring a multitude of cancer operations, including two my surgeons thought I would not even survive. I have every wicked surgery scar to remind me of my 6 multiple battles with deadly cancers.

    Being a feisty father & grandfather from McDonough, Georgia I have fought through so many medical issues it is mind boggling. My health issues began when I was diagnosed with an acute cancerous appendix at the ripe age of 17, I required emergency surgery just before the organ would have ruptured, causing fatal infection to my body. Appendix cancer tends to be rare, affecting an estimated 600 to 1,000 Americans each year. Unfortunately, appendix cancer often remains undiagnosed, like mine was until my emergency surgery. Appendix cancer mysteriously has no known cause. At the time I had no idea I would tangle with cancer yet again soon. I had always been a physically active person. A few months after the bout with appendix cancer, I had several episodes of pain in the upper right quadrant of my abdomen. I thought I may have gallstones and decided to avoid high-fat foods because a high fat diet increases gallstone risk.

    Later that year, however, I started having steady nausea that became constant. I was also having some coronary artery issues and had was scheduled to have several stents surgically inserted. It was in the recovery room after the cardiac stent procedures when I felt unbearable pain in my midsection. My doctor ordered an abdominal ultrasound, which showed irregular thickening of the gallbladder walls. “They couldn’t rule out carsinoma” A surgical specialist reassured me that “cancer was highly unlikely”. “He had done thousands of gallbladder surgeries and rarely saw gallbladder cancer. He said, “It was very rare, and if that were the case, you would probably be dead by now”. Well, my surgeon removed my gallbladder laparoscopically, but the news wasn’t good. Unfortunately, the pathology came back showing T2 gallbladder cancer. I fought the disease by having my cancerous bladder removed before the cancer could invade my entire system. “The statistics for gallbladder cancer are not very reassuring. I went into surgery hoping to live two years.” My wife and five chihuahuas were very supportive during my treatment. “My wife was a blessing to me, always making sure I stayed positive and being so supportive”.

    Two years later, I went to a dermatologist to have a mole examined. I have a condition called displatic nevi syndrome, meaning I have a higher potential for skin cancer than others. My moles are darker than average and tend to turn into the deadly malignant melanoma. Two shave biopsies were performed and pathology tests showed very deep Breslow depths with tumors present in deep margins as well as peripheral. An oncology team referred me to a general surgeon after reviewing my poor prognosis. With deadly stage 4 malignant melanoma, a wide excision surgery was the only radical treatment known to attack and remove the cancer. It is a miracle in itself to survive a stage 4 cancer attack. The cancer left my back looking like a cruel battleground of scars. The surgeon cut as deep as possible, but still did not know if he got it all. I would have to be examined for the rest of my life for the possible return of the deadly malignant melanoma cancer.

    “The toughest one was the renal cell carsinoma “kidney cancer” surgery.” Having a kidney removed was the most difficult of any of the 6 cancer surgeries” Just one year previous, I was forced to have my left leg surgically sawed in half and almost amputated because of infection, to remove a malignant bone tumor lodged in the center of my leg bone. The recovery period for these two surgeries was intense and lengthy. My body now looks like a battlefield with scars everywhere. A major skin graft was taken from my upper thigh tissue to cover the wide excision scars on my back. Somehow I fought through these cancer surgeries through prayer and perseverance. “After one operation, I opened my eyes and the surgeon actually told me the operation was over, but he wasn’t certain if I would pull through, due to serious infection concerns. My 6 multiple cancer diagnoses don’t appear to be based on genetics, just dumb luck.

    Two years after the grim Stage 4 diagnosis, I confessed to a close friend that the doctors had said I realistically only had two years to live, tops. I had kept this information to myself because if I were to say it, then it’s true. I now continue to hold my breath, now that I am now past that deadline. I have spent the last 8 years holding my breath, as I enact every New Year’s resolution, past and future. There’s a small subcategory of people with Stage 4 cancer, it turns out, who live for years after being diagnosed. This group constitutes about 2 percent of all cancer cases. Doctors can’t predict who will fall into this category.

    I told them “I’m a fighter”. Somehow I have managed to fend off the infection and slowly recovered. I pulled through because of my fighting spirit, belief in God and the skill of the surgeons who performed the procedures to remove the deadly cancer. I now fight a myriad of daily health issues including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, lupus, heart disease, peripheral neuropathy, and needing both knees surgically replaced. I now live with my wife and chihuahuas in a small basement as the camper we were living in burned down recently, we are barely hanging on to survive these days.

    “I’ve had it tough with the cancer and other ailments I guess” I cannot really do much at all these days. I consider himself a cancer “frequent flyer” being operated on now for 6 bouts with different cancers. “how many people can say that?” I try not to let my physical and mental conditions run my life, but it takes everything that is within me to get through another painful day. If you want to help a friend diagnosed with cancer, just be there. Friends can’t make the fact that you have cancer go away. They can’t make it all better. They can, however, help you feel safer. “when your scared, it’s important to know that someone is there”.

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