Update On Cassandra’s Road To Recovery From Incontinence

It’s been 2 1/2 months since Cass started consuming Izumio hydrogen water to treat her incontinence and I am still very pleased with the results.

Cass has reduced the usage of diapers by more than half since she consumed Izumio. She only wears them when she is in school, when we are out for long outings and when she sleeps at night. During the day at home, she is completely off diapers.  Before she started consuming Izumio, she had to be diapered 24 hours a day. She had severe involuntary urine dribbling. According to her doctor, this is one of the symptoms of a patient with high grade kidney reflux. The kidney reflux problem has since been fixed with a surgery at 13 months old. This could also be that the nerves and muscles of her urinary tract are weakened as a result of 2 major surgeries when she was still a baby with delicate organs, nerves and muscles still growing.  The surgeons whom she is seeing cannot pinpoint what exactly is wrong internally that’s causing the incontinence though Cass had gone through a battery of invasive tests.

Today, she accomplished yet another milestone in her journey to recovery!

We had wanted to go to Mid Valley Megamall for shopping but the traffic into Mid Valley was horrendous! We spent over an hour stuck in the traffic and had to detour as all the entrance points into Mid Valley Megamall and Gardens were FULL. So I drove to Bangsar and went to BSC instead. All the while in the car, I kept asking Cass if she had leaked and if she felt like peeing and she said NO.

Cass was off diapers and only wore a regular pad today. I normally get her to put on a diaper when we are out. Today, I wanted her to break the norm and move on to be diaper-free when we go out.  She has to start somewhere and I chose today.

When we finally reached BSC, I quickly brought her to the washroom to ease herself. I was delighted when I saw that the pad was dry though she had held on for over an hour!  Then we went to have lunch and 1.5 hours later, I brought her to the washroom again. What a joy when I saw that the pad was still dry!  If you have a child who has battled with bladder problems all her life, seeing a dry pad would mean A LOT to you! The joy is immeasurable!

In the past before Cass started to consume Izumio, she would soak through a 42cm long pad and the pee would seep onto the underwear in just 20 minutes. What she has accomplished today is indeed a very big mile stone.  Previously, the urine leakage would be even worse whenever we were out shopping and had to walk a fair bit. Any rapid movement of her legs would exacerbate the leakage. I wouldn’t say that there is a 100% healing yet as I know that Cass’ bladder muscles and nerves are still weak but they are definitely on the road to recovery.  Based on my own observation, there is a 60-70% recovery now.  We still have a lot to work on together to strengthen her muscles, nerves and sphincters.

I believe that her muscles, nerves and sphincters were in a ‘comatose’ state but were revived when she started to drink Izumio hydrogen water.

Hydrogen is the smallest atom in the world that can penetrate your cells at a mitochondrial level and has strong anti-oxidant properties, eliminating free radicals within your body at enormous rates.

HOW HYDROGEN WORKS WITHIN THE BODY
1. Hydrogen is the smallest atom in the chemical chart making it perfect for accessing the deepest darkest parts of the body (mitochondrial cells) where others cannot reach. Every chromosome, amino acid and protein block in our bodies need Hydrogen to build good quality cells.

2. Hydrogen is required by our bodies for organ function. We get it from the air, from water, from food. But less from food because when cooked, there is hardly any hydrogen left. Hydrogen from the air we breathe dissipates quickly. The body needs Hydrogen in ion form. Water is our best source of it.

3. But now there is Hydrogen water – and Izumio has the HIGHEST Hydrogen levels in the world compared to any other Hydrogen product and the Miracle water from Lourdes, France, etc. It is proven that Hydrogen rich water is essential to building good, healthy cells and is also capable of balancing the pH within the body.

Click  health benefits of Izumio hydrogen to find out more.

As I believe that Cass has weak muscles and sphincters, I am trying my best to get her to do exercises everyday.

I get her to do brisk walking everyday, indoors.  On days when I have the time, I jump with her on the trampoline.  When she jumps, she has a strong urge to pee. Heck, I feel the same too! In fact, after 3 C-section births and a short period of incontinence after the birth of Cass, I have a rather weak bladder too.  So we jump together on the trampoline and encourage each other to work out our muscles and bladders too.

… and watch the TV while we jump to beat boredom.

For those of you who missed out on my earlier posts on what Izumio and Super Lutein are, you can click on the following links to read:

Hydrogen (H2) as a potent antioxidant and exhibits anti-inflammatory and potentially anticancer-like activities (from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Izumio and Incontinence

 Super Lutein

Day 18 On Izumio For Incontinence

Symptoms of A Body Detox

Day 20 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence

IZUMIO – Antioxidant Hydrogen Water

Hydrogen Water Facts

Super Lutein Goodness

Dangers of Eczema Steroid Creams

Super Lutein and Izumio Hydrogen Water For Glaucoma

Effectiveness of Hydrogen Rich Water on Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes and Obesity) – From US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

You can email shireenyong@gmail.com to find out more on Izumio and Super Lutein.

 

IZUMIO – Antioxidant Hydrogen Water

In my own observation of Cass, I am pretty certain that there is no hidden anatomic abnormality in her urinary tract.  The urology surgeon that she is seeing suspects that Cass may be having a hidden duplex kidney on her left kidney (the good kidney) or a hidden triplex kidney on her right duplex kidney. Sounds mind boggling? Yes indeed.  That is why the surgeon has been pushing us to have Cass go through a Cystoscopy Scan and CT Scan to see what’s going on inside of her urinary tract.  Cass is born with such a complicated urinary tract and right kidney!

Going through with Cass all her hospital visits and UTI attacks since birth and having to cope with her incontinence make me feel like I have gone into a large washing machine where the both of us have been tossed and spun non-stop.   But tough and determined as she has always been, Cass will overcome all odds.   Her urine leakage problem is just getting better by the day, thanks to Izumio hydrogen water and not forgetting God.

For the past few days, Cass has been telling me that she pees a lot in school.   She could actually feel the urge to pee and I am very glad!  This is just a sign that her muscles and nerves have woken up from a coma!  Before consuming Izumio, she hardly had the urge to pee as her urine will be leaked into her diaper or pad.

My chronic fatigue is also a thing of the past now. These days, I hardly need to nap during the day, though I only have a max of 5 hours of sleep each day. And I tend to have energy bursts throughout the day… which helps me to accomplish more things!

Before I took the plunge to spend over RM5k on Izumio and Super Lutein, I had so much reservations on the products.  Now, I have so much confidence in them. If only everyone could afford it, you should try the products if you have been battling with a disease or disorder and want a natural approach to have it treated. The products are expensive but it helps to explain that these are very high quality products and will not only heal but prevent health from further diseases in future that could amount to much more in medical expenses.

If Cass, who has such a complicated disorder which even her doctors are baffled and don’t really have an answer to her disorder but can get so much improvements within just a week of consuming it,  there is really no doubt that hydrogen water heals our internal organs.  In fact, I started to see a positive reaction on the 2nd day Cass started consuming Izumio, amazing!  I can vouch on it as Cass and myself are our living testimonies.  I am totally sold.

 Izumio Hydrogen Water

Izumio contains the highest dissolved hydrogen concentration using water which is the major content of human body to transport large volume of Active Hydrogen to reach every cell to remove Free Radical. Hydrogen molecules, the smallest atom in the world, can penetrate into all narrow corners in the body. Its swiftness & effectiveness are unbeatable among the general anti-oxidant supplements or supplement water in the market. Active hydrogen is able to prevent proliferation of cancerous cell and cause the death of cancerous cells. Izumio is a health supplement water which can be taken by anyone, mixed with anything and be taken at anytime

 

Izumio miracle water

Benefits of IZUMIO
Detoxifies your entire body
Builds younger looking skin
Delay aging and restore youthfulness
Helps heal ulcers and sores
Provides stronger & thicker hair
Aids in reducing blood pressure
Slows free radical body damage
Aids in lowering cholesterol levels
Helps the body flush heavy metals
Aids in absorption of supplements
Improvement of allergies & asthma (heals eczema and skin disorders). I have friends who have living testimonies on how Izumio and Super Lutein have helped improved their chronic eczema. If you want to contact them, just drop me an email.
Aids in increasing blood circulation
Aids in lowering saturated fat levels
Stabilizes health & supports healing
Speedy recovery from body fatique
Speedy recovery from diseases
Improvement of peripheral circulation
Aids in reducing cellulite and wrinkles
Improves memory in aged individuals
Enhance brain power as well as immunity
Hydrates you six times more than ordinary water
Supports proper pH by reducing acidic conditions
Improvement of chronic constipation & diarrhea
Improvement of blood glucose & hba1c levels in diabetes mellitus
Regularize menstrual cycle and balances out hormones
Aids incontinence – Cass is a living testimony!
Aids in kidney disease (http://m.ndt.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/12/30/ndt.gfq727.full)
Aids Parkinson’s disease (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23400965)

 

My dear friend who gave me a box of Izumio to try (and the products convinced me in just days!) was healed from slipped disc.  She has customers who have been healed from cancer and leukemia with consumption of high dosage of Izumio and Super Lutein.

 

 

Thus if you know of anyone who needs some help in healing themselves or anyone else in their families, or improving their lives in any way, if anyone is critically ill and wants an option to live, or if you just want to change your life, you can contact me to enquire further at shireenyong@gmail.com

For more reading on Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following link:

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Izumio and Incontinence

 Super Lutein

Day 18 On Izumio For Incontinence

Symptoms of A Body Detox

Day 20 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence

 

Day 20 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence

Yesterday Cass passed yet another historic hurdle!

While Cass was dressing up to go out for lunch, she asked me if she could go out without her diaper and panty. I said NO as I was not ready yet. I should have flogged myself for lacking confidence in my own daughter. So she wore her pull-up diaper and off we went to the cafe.  After her delish meal at the cafe, I brought Cass to the toilet to pee. When I gave her a change of clean diaper,  she told me that she wanted to try going bare.  Since she exuded so much confidence, I agreed with fingers crossed!

After lunch, we went to several places.  We dropped Alycia at the hair salon and then went to the optical shop to have Sherilyn and hubby’s eye glasses fixed. By the time we reached home, it was over an hour and Cass made it without a leak of pee! We both did our high fives and shouts of victory!

Being the ambitious tough cookie that she’s always been, Cass set her alarm to 2 rounds of 1 hour, which equaled to 2 hours when we were at home.  I was not even aware that she was holding for 2 hours until she broke the news “mummy, do you know that I didn’t pee when the alarm rang after 1 hour? I sat it to another 1 hour. So I actually did it for 2 hours mummy!”

On 12 of April 2015, just 3 days after turning 7, Cass could hold on to her pee for 2 hours without a leak of pee!  For those of you who know how badly Cass has been leaking pee all these while, this achievement is priceless.   Cass’ urology surgeon told me recently  that she wanted Cass to go through a CT Scan with IV contrast (with high radiation) to see her kidneys and urinary tract as all  previous tests and scans were unable to detect anything significant and conclusive.  I am so glad that I listened to my guts feeling and decided not to go ahead with it.
In fact, hubs and I have come to a conclusion that we will not let Cass go through anymore invasive scans, even before she started to take Izumio. We love Cass too much and it pains us too much to have to see her go through these invasive scans, risking her to so much exposure to radiation. But I think I should see her doctors to them about Izumio. If it can help Cass, I am sure it can help other patients like Cass.

We ought to paint the town red to celebrate but I shall save that to a later date.  I was busy helping Cass and Sherilyn with revising for their exam, which begins today.  As of now, Cass has passed half the hurdles. She has half more to conquer and I am confident that we will be able to reach the finishing line knowing that our backs are on God. And we have Izumio to help with the repairing works internally.   Have I told you yet about a dream that I had about 2 years ago that I met Jesus? I shall also save that for another time.

This morning, I woke up feeling really sluggish.   My head was heavy and I dozed off at 8am while having breakfast! I felt like doing nothing but just drop on my massage chair to sleep until Cass returns at 2pm.   It must have been the lack of sleep I have been dealt with lately.  Since last week and until September 2015, my Saturdays will  be like any other regular school-going days (waking up at 4:45am)  as Alycia has to attend full-day school in preparation for the UPSR exam.   But after downing a packet of Izumio, I felt energized instantly, as if I have just taken 2 hours of power nap.  Now, I can’t even get myself to doze off though I am on my ‘sleep machine’ aka massage chair!

For more reading on Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following link:

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Izumio and Incontinence

 Super Lutein

Day 18 On Izumio For Incontinence

Symptoms of A Body Detox

 

 

 

Day 18 On Izumio For Incontinence

Today is day 18 that  Cass  is  on Izumio hydrogen water… and on her road to recovery.  Things are looking up. So far, there has been no leakages.  At home, she is 100% bare at the bottom, all the time that she is awake.  She still needs to put on a diaper when she sleeps.  She tells me that she has to go bare at the bottom to have a better feel and control.

From soaking a 42cm long pad with wings up to the panty after only just 20 minutes, Cass can now hold her urine for over an hour! I am so proud of achievement. She is setting the target for herself. Everyday, she diligently sets the alarm to an hour. The moment the alarm rings, she goes to the toilet to pee, willingly.  Previously when she was on diapers, she would be lazy to pee in the toilet, knowing that she has the diaper to hold her pee. When she’s in a foul mood, she would get really bolshie, to the extent that I had to use corporal punishment on her. Just to get her to pee.  I was really depressed and so was she.    These days, I am less stressed up as Cass holds the fort.  She times herself, goes to the toilet to pee herself, washes up and then sets the alarm again – all on her own.

Just a week ago, her ‘test’ was to hold on to half an hour.  This week, she is holding on to over an hour and not a drop of pee leaked out!

I have set a Target Chart for Cass, as follows:

Hurdle 1 – hold on to pee, to an hour. She passed this with flying colors as she can exceed an hour.  Kudos to my baby girl!

Hurdle 2 – hold on to pee and start doing strenuous activities like running and jumping without leaking. We are still working on this. When her bladder has just been emptied, she can do all these but when her bladder is full, she will leak a drop or two upon jumping.  It’s ok. Baby steps…

Hurdle 3 – go out without wearing diaper.  This is a challenge. This would also mean that we can only go to places with clean toilets and with toilets easily accessible. I am still planning on how to go about doing this.

Hurdle 4 – this is the real challenge!  Going to bed without wearing a diaper.  I guess I will save this for the long school holidays, where I do not have to wake up at 4:45am to prepare the girls for school.  We will also have to let her sleep on a mattress on the floor with lots of water-proofing. I may have to sleep next to her to wake her up to pee.

For now, I will not try to be too ambitious. After all, it is only 2 weeks that Cass started consuming Izumio hydrogen water for her incontinence. I am confident that over time, her muscles and nerves will get stronger, as with her cognitive ability.  I am already very thankful to Izumio and also to God that finally, the muscles and nerves ‘woke up from a coma’ and start to work again. Now, it is rehab time.

If you know of someone who has been battling with incontinence, urine dribbling, diabetes, eczema, eye disorder, cancer, high blood pressure or any other kind of disorder, you may want to recommend Izumio hydrogen water and Super Lutein to them.  You can google search for information on how hydrogen water repairs and heals the body as well as Super Lutein.   You can email me, Shireen at shireenyong@gmail.com if you wish to find out more on the products 🙂

For more reading on Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following link:

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Izumio and Incontinence

 Super Lutein

 

 

Cass’ Ultrasound Scan at HKL – 7 August 2014

Cass and I were at HKL from 8:30am through 4ish pm yesterday.

Upon arrival at 8:30am, we had to go to the specialists clinic building to register and to get a referral form.  Then, hubs drove us  to the pediatric building for the ultrasound scan to be done.   After the scan was done, we had to wait over an hour for the hospital shuttle van to bring us back to the specialists clinic building as hubs had something to do at his office.  Then we waited for another 3 hours for the urology surgeon to arrive and finally we got to see her.

Cass, having her lunch of corn flakes at the hospital…

 

And finally, had her blood retrieved… which was as usual fuss-free and drama-free from this brave little girl.  And for that, she got a cute Princess band-aid from the nurse as reward! 🙂

 

We are now awaiting the hospital to call to give us a date for Cass to do a URI (something like Magnetic Resonance Imaging).  For this procedure, Cass would have to be sedated via IV.  And if URI does not have any conclusive findings yet again, then she will have no choice but to do undergo more invasive diagnostic tests 🙁   But I know my tough little cookie will breeze through them again 🙂

 

 

Manic Month Of May

My bad guts feelings are right. I could feel creepily that the month of May is a jinx month for Cass and me.

Yesterday I went back to my dentist as my gums and adjacent teeth still hurt 8 days after my premolar tooth extraction. No doubt, it was a very difficult extraction as the tooth was in-grown. And I found out just yesterday that the dentist trimmed my adjacent teeth so that the plier could reach the ‘cacat’ tooth. No wonder there is this nagging sensitive feeling and pain in the neighbor teeth and gums! And upon checking my gums, the dentist found out that there is a slight infection of the gums. So the only easy way to go to treat the pain is oral antibiotics 🙁

Dang the antibiotics as it is now causing me tummy discomfort and diarrhea. Actually I welcome the diarrhea to purge my guts of toxins but not the nagging tummy discomfort and drowsiness.

You see, I told you this month is doomed for me!

Never mind, only 3 more days to go before June rolls in.

After the emergency dental appointment in the morning, I rushed home to get some online work done as I had to bring Cass to see the Urologist in the afternoon. After a 1.5 hour wait, we were finally called to see the doctor.

After a long chat with the doctor (never knew HKL has such dedicated and hardworking doctors!!), the doctor has agreed to accede to my request of not letting Cass go through the CT Scan with IV contrast yet. And she has acceded to my request of not starting Cass on the oral meds for her bladder until her constipation issue is sorted out. This is because one of the side effects of the oral meds is constipation. Now I am waiting for a date from the hospital for Cass to do an ultrasound scan.

If something abnormal is picked up during the detailed ultrasound scan, Cass would have to do a CT Scan with IV contrast. And if indeed the CT Scan shows a hidden duplex or triplex kidney, my baby would require another surgery to correct the problem, so that her incontinence issue is solved. If that happens, it will be the third time Cass’ abdomen gets cut up *SOBS* 🙁

Sigh…

I need loads of prayers for Cass now. And I pray that there is no structural abnormality in her urinary tract. Only a miracle can resolve Cass’ issues now.

Waited In Vain

See this fearless rascal?

Monkeying away with zilch fear within her today. I so LOVE her confidence and bravery!!
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She knew just what she had to go through in the hospital today. She kept thinking that she had to go for an operation today, though I kept reassuring her that it was only a procedure with ‘a little’ pain. And she was the least disturbed or worried.  She knew that there would be 2 catheters to be inserted into her down under.

In the hospital while waiting for her turn, she kept bugging me to give her some subtraction sums to do (with 3 figures). She’s a Math wiz this girl and I am so proud of my 6-year old.

Outside the Urodynamics Suite, she kept hopping and prancing away, with NO FEAR of what was going to await her inside the suite. Wah, SUITE sounds so glam but inside is a tension room.

It was freezing cold outside the Urodynamics Suite and Cystoscope Suite. I was quivering in the biting chilly room and in nervousness too. While the rascal pranced away and kept irritating me (tugging my dress, flipping my hair, sitting on my lap), I was worried sick.  Perhaps, it was through monkeying away that she kept her nervousness away, if indeed there was any.

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Then came the bad news! The dang X-ray machine konked out! Why la must it konk out after we had waited for 2.5 hours??? Shiats, so we were given another date to come again…  WTF!! And I now have 2 more weeks of anxiety. And the anxiety and worry that I had for the past 2 months were in vain.  And my migraine today was in vain too. Nothing was achieved today and I wasted my precious time in the hospital.  The only thing I got was the quick peek inside the Urodynamics Suite. At least now I know what Cass would have to go through in 2 weeks and how long the catheters would be inside her  *faint*

Cassandra’s 1st Appointment With Nephrologist & Urologist at HKL

Yesterday was the first time I stepped foot into the grounds of HKL (Hospital KL), the place that has always given me the creeps each time I pass by this building.  When I was working in the HR Dept of a bank yonks ago, our HR Manager and Assistant Managers would visit staff who were hospitalized at HKL.  They would then relate back to us gory scenes in the hospital – like criminals chained up to hospital beds, accident victims screaming in pain and much more.

The purpose of our visit at HKL was to bring Cass for a third opinion on her bladder issue.

True to what has always been in my head, the images became a reality yesterday.  It happened as the hubster dropped me at the wrong place – which was at the Critical Section and A&E section of the hospital!  The moment I alighted from the car, I saw a man, half dead being carried out from a taxi.  Then I saw a couple (Mynamar or Indonesian). The woman was sobbing away like she lost a dear one. She was in pain and had to be assisted by foot to the Ob & Gyn Building.  She was wearing a ‘sarong’ and her tummy looked bloated.  I think she lost her baby or something.  And there were many patients in wheel chair and in crutches at the A& E and Critical Section, seemingly from accidents.  Many policemen were stationed there.  I felt like I was in a nightmare and wanted to leave right away!  I was shit scared but did not want to show Cass my fear. I asked her if she was scared and she said “NO, not at all”  *brave girl*

After about half an hour asking and looking around, with bad traffic in the hospital compound, we finally found the right place.  Thank God the specialists building is a new building and does not have that creepy haunted look like the old building and had no gory scenes.   When I entered the Nephrology and Urology Floor, the place looks very new and very clean.   Queue was not as long as I had imagined.  After a 1.5 hour wait, it was Cass’ turn to do her urine and blood test.  Once again, my little tough cookie trained from her baby days, did not shed a single tear.  As usual, I hugged her tightly and consoled her as she winced in pain when the nurse drew out blood from her hand.  But no drama.

At about 1pm, we went out for lunch at a nearby Teochew restaurant.  Then we came back at 2pm to see the doctors.  After a 2- hour wait, it was our turn.   Our consultation with the urology surgeon and nephrologist took about 45 minutes.

In summary, Cass would have to go through a Urodynamics test  in April to see her bladder activities.  A catheter would have to be inserted into her urethra and rectum, with water pumped into the catheter.  She will be asked to pee.  Scary?  No.  I have confidence my baby girl will breeze through this again. She had gone through even much worse procedures in the past.

Cass was such a darling yesterday.  Someone in the house with itchy fingers disabled the iPad and I had no time to enable it.  So I told Cass that she could not bring the iPad along with her to the hospital, to which she replied “mummy, never mind.  I will bring  my school Math books and reading books.  It’s better right?”   When I re-tried to enable the iPad again, Cass said “it’s OK mummy, my Math books are enough. I don’t mind doing Math the whole day in the hospital. I don’t want the iPad!”  Isn’t she such a darling?   She drives me up the wall every single day but things like these that she says can really melt away all my anger instantly 🙂

So here she is, my Math lover, crunching numbers away to kill time while waiting for her turn at the hospital. She brought along a small note pad to do the workings, an eraser and a red pen for me to mark her sums!  At the shop while waiting for our food to arrive, she whipped out her Math books to do more number crunching LOL!  She now tells me that her ambition is to be an accountant.  I’ll see…

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When she started to get bored with Math, she took out her English  and BM books and read to me…. so loudly that all eyes were on us muahaha!

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My baby girl was very well-behaved yesterday. I don’t think I will meet another 5YO who can spend 4-5 hours solving Math sums and reading school books. On our way back home after the dr’s appointment, Cass said this to me “mummy, I did it without the iPad!!”

Oh yes, I think Cass thinks maturely too, way too matured for her age. God bless this baby girl and heal her real soon.

 

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