Dr. Rogers’ comment today surprised me!  After examining my blood on the dark field viewer, he said, “You don’t need a Dexascan.”  He also said I no longer needed to take the megadoses of calcium, strontium, and other minerals.

Perplexed, I asked why not.

He replied that once the blood was healthy, the bones would take care of themselves.  He said I should simply keep to the alkaline diet, get daily sunlight, and continue to exercise.


Specifically, this is what Dr. Rogers noted on the dark field screen:

  • Healthy red blood cells
  • Plenty of cells of the immune system, including leukocytes, macrophages, polymorphs, and T-cells
  • Clear plasma
  • Very few microbes or yeast indicators.  However, even these few he wanted me to clean up–and I will.

I feel sure that Dr. Rogers is right that my bones are fine now, especially considering how quickly my shoulder fracture healed this summer after the bike accident.  Nevertheless, I still want a bone scan to document my bone density at this time.  My chiropractor, Dr. Bourne, is going to order one for me from the same hospital and same machine as last year.  This will enable the results to be compared accurately.  It can take a couple of weeks to get an appointment for a bone scan and another few days to get the results.

In the meantime, I won’t be sitting around worrying about test results anymore.  I’ll be training for the upcoming 5K race, called the “Turkey Trot”, happening Thanksgiving morning here in DeLand!  For general information on this event, visit Active.com.

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2 Comments on Progress Report – Last Visit to Dr. Rogers October 22, 2008

  1. Kathy says:

    Sandy, you’re an inspiration! We women absolutely need to find doctors who understand that prescription drugs with horrific side effects can’t compare to a healthy lifestyle! Just last night I was talking with Rose O. of Philadelphia about her journey through the process of maintaining her health by refusing Fosamax and other drugs, and instead moving to an alkaline diet and walking three miles a day. She and I decided to write a book together to help other women in their quest for health in the face of unsettling, anxiety-producing diagnoses that don’t mean what many doctors think they mean. I’d love to hear more about your experiences as we write our book. May I contact you through this website in the coming months?

  2. Sandy says:

    How awesome! Please let us know the outcome of the scan. I still refuse to believe that we need medicine to fight this disease. I just finished a marathon 2 weeks ago and my friends and I mountained bike trails today. What a beautiful fall day! I do have to find a new doctor this winter as the one I have been going to is trying to force me to go on meds. She said she has to insist. Well, no, I don’t think so! Anyway, good job and good luck with the scan.

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