Eight Medications to Zero in Three Months
Margaret Blalocks’s car was broken down on the Ravenel Bridge one February afternoon in 2008 as cars flew by her at dizzying speeds. She was terrified that a car might not see her in time to avoid hitting her—so terrified that she had already dialed 911 when a truck barreled into her. Luckily, rescue vehicles and a doctor soon arrived on the scene. This was the beginning of many years of pain and frustration for Margaret. Her neck was broken. Her fifth cervical vertebra had collided with her spinal cord and splintered into hundreds of fragments. If those fragments had severed the spinal cord, she would have been paralyzed for life. Her doctors said it was miraculous that this did not happen. The impact resulted in a bruised spinal cord, a traumatic brain injury, and severe nervous system disruption. She spent 10 days in the hospital and months in rehab. She left rehab with 17 prescription medications. There were multiple surgeries and her recovery was slow. She continued to suffer unimaginable pain and had difficulty concentrating, or even having a conversation. She could not hold down a job or function as she once had. This lasted for years.
Margaret tried everything to feel better. She ate a healthy diet; meditated and exercised daily; had physical and occupational therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, ultrasound, cupping, infrared sauna, hydrotherapy and cryotherapy; and tried ice, heat and massage therapy. She used an at-home traction device, an inversion table, a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit, all kinds of massage devices, and wore compression garments to help settle her nerves. All of these approaches helped, but she continued to struggle and remained highly medicated.
In October 2014, the pain had escalated, and she went to see her surgeon who called for an MRI. When they reviewed the MRI, the surgeon explained that the bone spur at the base of the metal plate that had been inserted in one of her surgeries had grown larger and she had developed spinal stenosis. There was so much pressure on her nerves that it was debilitating, and surgery was her only option. The surgeon planned to remove the spur and extra bone and told her it would grow back in time. He offered no solution for the stenosis. Margaret needed to be available to her mother who was also scheduled for surgery, so she asked how long she could postpone the surgery. He said she could postpone it to December or January at the latest.
Margaret heard about Kangen water from two of her fellow Totally Fit members who talked about how much better they felt drinking it. She had a friend who shared the water with her. She would pick up the water twice per week. Margaret was still on eight medications and was dependent on a pain patch. On the ninth day of drinking the water, she completely forgot to put her pain patch on at 2 p.m. This had never happened before. After drinking the water for three months, she was drug free, after being totally dependent for seven years. And she never had that surgery.
On February 10, 2015, Margaret was rear ended in another car accident, and had another MRI. That MRI revealed that no lasting damage occurred in the latest accident but found there was additional spacing between the two vertebrae above her metal plate. The disc between them was once again plump and had pushed the two vertebrae apart. Margaret believes the increased absorbability of the water helped hydrate the disc and restore it to health. The water was the one variable she changed in her already healthy lifestyle. It has been two and a half years since the surgeon told her that surgery was her only option, and she remains symptom and medication free.Kangen water is electrolytically reduced, hydrogen-rich water that is said to restore the body to a more alkaline state. It is said to be more readily absorbed by the body and to be an antioxidant free radical scavenger. When it comes to detoxification, water is the universal solvent that our bodies rely on for flushing toxins and waste products from the body. Margaret is grateful for the difference that Kangen water has made in her life, and has made it her mission to share her story, and the water, with as many people as possible.
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