Well... my healing journey is still underway.
I could never shake my apprehension about ingesting Colloidal Silver . Something... I don't know what, I guess in general just a tendency to lean on the plant world for healing (herbs, essential oils, whole foods), and I never could find any consensus on silver dosage, so I really felt like I was crawling along in the dark, trying instinctively to feel my way through the silver protocol, but I never felt comfortable in that process... always worrying whether I was taking too much or too little, would there be any side effects to dosing strongly for an extended period of time, etc. I did, however, and I do feel comfortable applying it externally, so I have been continuing with that off and on.
Primarlily, though, and most recently, I am noticing excellent results from a combination of acupuncture treatments, chinese herbs, onion poultices and internal cleansing. The first three all come by recommendation of the acupuncturist. The last, internal cleansing, is the one form of health maintenance with which I feel most comfortable. I have a "feel" for it (unlike taking Colloidal Silver ). I do salt water flushes in the morning, a lot of juicing (sometimes juicing the whole day until dinner) -- oh, and I avoid caffeine (including chocolate) because the acupuncturist says that caffeine inhibits proper skin functioning. I also notice other general health problems when I use caffeine. I'm better off without it for sure. Here is one of my favorite juice drinks that satisfies my hunger, provides great nutrition, and detoxifies and fights infection like a champ (make sure to make the juice yourself right before taking):
12- 14 oz FRESH organic apple juice
FRESH juice of one organic lemon
2-3 cloves raw organic garlic
1" piece raw unpeeled ginger
1 teaspoon organic spirulina
I also drink the lemonade from Stanley Burroughs Master Cleanse, as well as fresh carrot and Celery juice or whatever I feel like. You really start to feel good after a few days of doing this. Add in some daily exercise, sunshine, smiles and self-forgiveness, and that's a winning recipe!
I have noticed since starting this regimen that my infection has oozed some small amounts of pus, and is showing some signs of really beginning to heal. It hasn't bled at night for many weeks, and is looking more and more like light pink scar tissue and is becoming less and less sensitive to the touch all the time -- the signs of active infection like dark spots, bloody scabs, and uneven skin are diminishing every week. It is still a slow process but I am greatly encouraged by recent progress.
So, it's time to go put my onion on and get ready for bed!
Great to hear from you.
Please let me know how your battle is going, and whether you might have any more questions for me.
P.s I ended up buying my silver from WaterOz. They sell a very good product, very small particle size, about 100 ppm, and as a health professional (certified aromatherapist) I can get it for $30 a gallon. I still have half a gallon left, and I have discovered that it has some excellent uses around the house, like spraying on the smelly kitchen sponge to remove odor, among others!