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In 2005 Dab Napthine had been having a series of
bizarre symptoms. On getting up in the morning,
her eyesight was only about 30% for the first 20
minutes; when she was driving, the left side of her
body would go numb; and she had serious short
term memory loss. Her doctor told her it was stress
and that she should be on medication.
When in WalMart one day in June, she used their
pharmacy’s blood pressure cuff and got a reading
of 90 over 60. She spoke with the pharmacist who
suggested she change doctors. Dab took this advice
and saw her husband’s physician who sent her for
a CT scan of her brain.
The scan revealed a cyst in her brain that was
preventing the flow of spinal fluid down her spine.
Within 27 days Dab underwent a nine-hour brain
surgery to remove the cyst which had grown
considerably and had wrapped around a blood
“I was a 5’2” vegetarian who weighed 115 lbs.
when I underwent surgery. Three days after surgery
I began to gain weight at a rate of 10 lbs. a week,
getting up to 185 lbs. My Neurologist explained this
was part of the aging process. My family doctor
checked me for pregnancy. The pregnancy test
showed microscopic blood in my urine. Two weeks
later my kidneys began to hurt and my bladder
became paralyzed. An ultrasound on my bladder
seemed to break up the calcification because I then
began to urinate. I was also experiencing a lot of
other symptoms such as a sensation of being
‘disconnected’, of floating, and I had serious
vertigo. I continued to be told that everything was
due to the brain surgery so I turned to a homeopath
“After a while, you just stop asking for help
because you are made to feel you are crazy. The
pains in my heels and legs made me want to cry
when I got out of bed. My doctor just shrugged and
said he didn’t know what it was.
She’d given up hope and decided to just let t