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I notice it's April Fool's Day but my poem is not a joke. I have  such bizarre annoying sensations because I believe a drug I was given messed up my nervous system.  I only mentioned half my problems in this poem, but in some ways, I have improved slightly over the past year.  I'm not in any great pain. Just feel like an alien. I found the word Bizacko online and found it quite fitting because indeed, I feel bizarre and whacko every day now!  Please ladies, if a doctor tries to put you on Prolia, DON'T DO IT. 

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The day my life went bizacko, I had me a brush with “big C” “No biggie; just radiation,” they said, “after lumpectomy.” “No, wait,” said the surgeon,“Your cancer’s genetic! Let’s have you do chemo too.” A doctor friend wiser said that would be a ludicrous thing to do. Chemo just for prevention? How wackadoodle is that? Despite the fact I’m “genetic,” I turned down their chemo flat. Did radiation and thought I was done till my bones were then given a scan. “Keep your bones strong. You must take our drug,” said my doofus oncologist man. Prolia shots every six months. Four times I did that in all. Come to find out – folks going OFF it are breaking their bones when they fall! I went off it anyway. Rare side effects were making me feel insane. Two years since then and still I have got Prolia on my brain. My mouth is bizarre -half-numb and plain dumb like my outer lips aren’t even there! Like plastic or wool my mouth feels inside, so an old worn-out mouthguard I wear. The mouthguard’s my comfort, but it’s gotten yellow and I look strange when I smile. Good thing for me to NOT be in public but stuck in my house for this while. New doctors I visit will not diagnose me. One of them thinks I am whacko. Doctors look after each OTHER while I keep living a life bizacko! April 1, 2020 239 words for Caren Krutsinger's The Day My Life Went Whacko Poetry Contest

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Date: 4/14/2020 10:32:00 PM
Andrea, in my thoughts and prayers. You defintely are not "whacko!" Thank you for sharing your story, it needs to be heard. Congratulations on your top win!
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Date: 4/14/2020 6:49:00 PM
CONGRATS on your well-deserved win, Andrea. Doctors and meds can be a godsend or an absolute terror. God Lord, Prolia is one of the most highly advertised medicines on tv. Thanks for the heads up. God bless you. I will pray for your full recovery! Janice
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/14/2020 9:27:00 PM
Thanks, janice. All those bone strengtheners, I would advise people not take them. But Prolia is the worst of them . People have even died. I am not kidding, and yet they still do not pull it from the market. Thanks for your prayers.
Date: 4/14/2020 6:24:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Doctors have put me and my family through a living Hell. I cannot and do not trust them anymore. I am so sorry to read about what you have been through. May God bless you. Hugs to you........
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/14/2020 9:26:00 PM
sorry for what they have done to you as well, Paula.
Date: 4/14/2020 6:20:00 PM
Back to say congrats on your #1 placement for your poetic explanation of your very real condition.
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Date: 4/14/2020 2:36:00 PM
Andrea, congratulations on your win in Caren’s contest. Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/5/2020 7:40:00 AM
I am so sorry you are going through this. Sending good thoughts.
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Date: 4/3/2020 2:49:00 AM
You did really well putting this in a capsule Andrea. I feel for you going through all this. My doctor wanted me to take Fosomax and I did research and said no. I just had a physical and labs done and I am healthy, probably because I rarely see a doctor. It is really sad when you can’t trust your doctors to be aware of these drugs and their dangers. Bravo! I hope you are now Cancer free xxoo
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Date: 4/3/2020 1:53:00 PM
Thanks, Connie. you have listened so long to my complaints. you are a saint! I agree. you are healthy for NOT seeing a doctor. If I had never gotten cancer, I would never have been introduced to the lunatic who later put me on a needless drug just for my "normal" bones. If I could only go back in time and tell him where to stick it!
Date: 4/2/2020 10:45:00 PM
Always so sad for you and angry too! Great to share and warn not just this but anything! I hated when I was given Percocet...gave me hallucinations. Of course they gave me an info sheet in spanish. Nobody in my house speaks spanish! I had just had my gall bladder out. However my poetry sister, yours has had long lasting effects. So sorry!
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Date: 4/3/2020 1:51:00 PM
Truly people should just eat correctly and most of the population should not require these fake drugs we are being given. it really angers me that our country does not teach "prevention" both to the citizens and to doctors as well. All they want to do is give drugs. Sorry you had your gall bladder out. My daughter had hers removed totally unnecessarily!
Date: 4/1/2020 10:15:00 PM
Holding off from Bineva. Hope you did not go through Cancer, but sounds like you did. Side effects that you never were told of and ongoing with radiation and chemo or either one does damage, unexpected. So much you were not told, so poem is clever and very very true. Hope that you continue to heal.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/2/2020 5:00:00 PM
Link to some complaints about Boniva. I am sure you can find many others: https://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=21455&name=BONIVA
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/2/2020 4:59:00 PM
do not do bineva, Linda. I made the mistake of not researching RARE side effects. If I had done that< I would have noticed that Prolia often affects the mouth as a rare side effect. I also have joined many forums where people are having more horrible problems than me, YEARS later. I feel so bad for them.
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Date: 4/2/2020 4:52:00 PM
I never had chemo though they wanted me to. Radiation was a cake walk compared to side effects of a drug that I did not even NEED . i since found out my bones were just as strong as most other women my age. I think my taking it was just a way for the docs to line their pockets!!
Date: 4/1/2020 8:04:00 PM
How horrible!!! As the Sages used to say, the 'Best' of the doctors are going to Hell... As a poem, This is about as bizarre as it gets. Here's to healing! :) Gershon
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Date: 4/1/2020 6:06:00 PM
Why doctors think our real problems of pain and abnormal body behavior are imagined is beyond me. You have written well of your ongoing struggle with Prolia and its terrible after effects. Hope this reaches someone who may be considering taking it and convince them not to. p.s. I learned a new word today - Bizacko! Hugs ~ John
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/1/2020 6:51:00 PM
That's just how many doctors are today. They don't make 'em like they used to!!
Date: 4/1/2020 1:48:00 PM
Hippocrates claimed that there was NO illness which could not be cured by food, so perhaps you should consult a nutritionist? NEVER forget American doctors are in business to make a profit (after repaying student loans) NOT to cure people! Aloha! Rico
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Rico Leffanta
Date: 4/4/2020 1:49:00 PM
All I can suggest is to start from scratch and eat what your body tells you to eat! If your body demands chocolate, eat chocolate, if eggs, eat eggs, etc., Your body knows what it needs to heal itself! The challenge is to distinguish what your body needs and what it wants......
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/1/2020 2:25:00 PM
By the way, Rico, in Hippocrates' day there did not exist abnormal things that they are putting into human bodies today. According to my research into Prolia, it is made from the ovaries of Chinese hamsters. but there has to be some other really weird ingredient besides that!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/1/2020 2:10:00 PM
believe me, I have tried everything. I was looking into nuerofeedback therapy because I think i have something called "oral phantoms." The ltherapist was set to start "retraining my brain" to not feel sensations that were miswired in my brain, but she bailed on me due to the virus situation.
Date: 4/1/2020 1:45:00 PM
I really feel for you, my friend x
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/1/2020 2:22:00 PM
thanks so much, Jack. you have been a big support to me these past years.
Date: 4/1/2020 12:37:00 PM
I can understand how you feel, Andrea; this drug has not been at all kind to you. In spite of this, you manage to treat a serious subject with a sprinkling of witty humor. Take care and stay safe. // paul
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/1/2020 2:10:00 PM
thanks, Paul What else to do but joke about it. It is like being on episode of twilight zone!
Date: 4/1/2020 12:12:00 PM
I wish you would worry less with your cancer. My wife had it and she did not die from it. Be brave, be safe. Hugs.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/1/2020 2:23:00 PM
Victor, this is not about cancer. This is about drugs being put on the market that are largely untested and causing very bad problems for many people. It is a travesty.
Date: 4/1/2020 2:29:00 AM
Are you sure this is no fools day....And even if it was, the poetry as usual is superb, and so much to learn within what you say....Anyhow Andrea, stay safe, again amazing poetry...
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/1/2020 11:28:00 AM
The only fool was me, for allowing doctors to put this drug in my body, harry. thanks for reading. A doctor of mine said i should maybe seek 'mental help" None of them will admit that prolia is hurting a lot of people, but there are hundreds of us at the forums and we all know the truth. i feel bad for the people who are breaking their bones or losing their teeth and hair, or getting new diseases. Everyone is different. Some have even died or been rendered unable to function normally. My effects all seem related to nervous system (don't know why) Even with class action law suit on the broken bones, FDA refuses to recall this drug
Date: 4/1/2020 1:32:00 AM
An April fool.. Thank God.. lol.. Fuuny way you put some pain in the heart of the reader.. Good luck in the contest..
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Jenish Somadas
Date: 4/1/2020 2:00:00 AM
Oh.. Sorry Andrea.. The end comment mislead me.. Sad to hear the pain you went through.. My prayers to you.. Takecare..
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/1/2020 1:50:00 AM
I deleted what I said at the bottom and made it clearer at the top. Sorry to have confused you.