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Antibiotic Resistant - Chronic UTI w/symptoms

Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:12 am
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Factoids < > 2011 Radical Cystectomy Ileal Conduit < > Age 68  F< >No UtI infections For 9 years< > 12/20/20 after Intermittent Fasting and Keto Light for 7 months, lost abdominal fat and hernia grew and shifted. Test reveal everything is functioning correctly with no pain.< > 12/20/20 - 1/20/22 various antibiotics to fight infecting gram-negative bugs fail and bugs repopulate after 2 weeks of stopping antibiotics.< > Four ER visits, five days IV antibiotic hospital stay.< > Urology referred me to infectious disease specialist, and advised there's nothing he can do except further corrective surgery which would present more dangers. Symptoms do not indicate anything that can be addressed the the specialists.< > Cost over 75k.< > Disabled because of symptoms that make reliable being a employee impossible. I need to work and ing in a small income to augment SS.< > ------------< > What I'm Doing< >  < > Tons of Pre/Pro Biotics and supplements< > Mild Exercise with tightly secure hernia band for support.< > Biofilm Investigating research about how bacteria reinfects ureters, stoma, etc.< > Negatively Charged living area via Himalayan Salt Lamp< > MOving electronics out of sleeping area.< > Food Keto Light - 50 g Proien, 100 g carbs, 20 g fiber - Intermittent Fasting 17:7< > No Covid Vax due to CKD Bactrum interaction< > 7 AM 1/4 tsp of baking soda in water on empty stomach....increased urine pH 9 said to assist immune system in countering growth.< >  < > QUESTION< > How can an ostomate strengthen our immune system to fight back against these gram-negative mucusimedded bugs and not eventually acquire C Diff?< >  < >  < >  < >  < >  < >  < >  < >  < >  < >  < >  < >

Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:39 pm
I don't know the answers. I've been eating better food, daily walking, multivitamins, meditation, energy healing, laughter, etc in hopes of a better immune system. Hopefully someone will come along with more information for you.
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Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:31 pm
Hi, I have an ileal conduit also, and suffered from continuous UTI's and kidney infections. The only answer for me was, the doctor put me on a daily antibiotic, permanently, for the rest of my life. If I stop taking the antibiotics, I get a UTI within a week or so. Sometimes I skip a day here and there, to give my body a break from the antibiotics, that seems to work for me. I don't believe there's any other way to stop the bacteria from developing. Maybe you could try Cranberry capsules, or drinking Cranberry juice, that works for some, for a limited time.
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:20 pm
Acceptance on this is difficult. The journey continues. Thanks for comments.
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