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Wilkie Wages War: May 2, 2006

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Wilkie Wages War: May 2, 2006


Environmental Health Network leader Barbara Wilkie discovered in July 2005 that her chemical injury/multiple chemical sensitivities had suddenly manifested as stage 4 (later stage 5) kidney disease (kidney failure). Despite dire warnings of death within a year, she eschewed dialysis and Western Medicine drugs and took a route of alternative medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and strict dietary changes. She lived well for six years, far beyond the doctors’ predictions.  Barb died at home, surrounded by friends and family, on May 31, 2011.

During this time, Barb documented her journey. From diagnosis through June 2008, she created one huge website page packed with details, plus some side documents on diet and other topics.  We have divided these works into smaller pieces, by date or topic, to make it easier to read and find things.  For dates after June 2008, we have letters, online posts, and other documents.

Barb intended her work to be read and used. We hope this presentation will help you do just that.

Wilkie Wages War on Kidney Disease
(aka Renal Disease or Failure)

OR, AS I SEE IT: Life with yet another facet of living with MCS.
I want to live life while dying.

May 2, 2006

High or Low Blood checked for Reading is: What should be:
H BUN 43 . . . climbing ever upward . . . not good news! < 21
H Magnesium 3.0 1.7 -2.3
Calcium 8.8 8.5 – 10.3
L CO2 22 24 – 33
H Creatinine 4.3 . . . well, here we go, a new high. I like high marks, but not here! <1.2
Phosphorus 4.3 . . . back in range. Yeah! 2.7 – 4.5
Potassium 5.1 . . . still in normal, but getting higher 3.5 – 5.3
L GFR * 11 or 13 . . . still have muscle mass so I’ll take the 13! >59
L Hemoglobin 9.8 . . . a drop 11.5 – 15
L Hematocrit 30.4 . . . 34 – 4
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