Karen was a Zipper Head

Karen was diagnosed with a “only a 3 mm” herniation. The official definition is 5mm to have Chiari. This diagnoses is what sent her down the path of CSF Leaks due to pseudo Chiari from low cerebral spinal fluid.

Karen ultimately took her own life to stop the pain. :-( She will be gone three years on August 7th. :-( Karen's Journal is now required reading at Duke School of Medicine to educate future Neurologists and other doctors about the reality of Chronic Pain and CSF Leaks.

“Karen's first-hand account of her illness gave an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of what it is like to live with debilitating pain day-to-day.” – Cover Story from the local news paper. http://www.kpaddock.org with more details here: http://www.kpaddock.com/book

While Karen never had Chiari surgery she did have surgery on her neck to remove dried blood pressing on nerves. So she was a Zipper Head. The doctor considered the surgery a complete success due to the removal of the dried blood. Karen considered the surgery a complete failure because it did not diminished her neck and head pain in any way.

In the photos below one from before her car accident and being poisoned by the antibiotic Levaquin, the other a few weeks from before her suicide and the last picture ever taken of her.

Look closely in this video, you see that she is wearing a TENS unit on the back of her neck.:

From Karen's Journal:

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:20pm EDT * I 'pretend' that I am not hurting, when I am with others. It's hard. *

2016/06/04 18:38 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Sugar is as Addictive as Cocaine How You Can Kick the Habit

Sugar is as Addictive as Cocaine - Here's How You Can Kick the Habit - By Christina Lavers

“Some of the largest companies are now using brain scans to study how we react neurologically to certain foods, especially to sugar. They’ve discovered that the brain lights up for sugar the same way it does for cocaine.” ~ Michael Moss, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Sugar Addiction and the Brain

A growing body of research has demonstrated that sugar interferes with the brain’s reward processing centre in a similar way that narcotics and recreational drugs do, with sugar addicts suffering uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to limit their intake. In fact, one addiction study showed that 93% of animal subjects regularly chose sugar water over cocaine.

This emerging view of sugar as an addictive and dangerous substance has led researchers to investigate ways to help people curb their sugar intake in the hopes of reversing this destructive trend. Recently, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia looked at the possibility of using drugs commonly used to treat nicotine addiction as a means to assist people to improve their health by reducing their cravings for sugar. This study, published in by international research journal PLOS ONE, found that smoking cessation drugs could also be used to treat sugar addiction in animals, clearly highlighting the similarities between sugar- and narcotic-addiction in the brain.


2016/05/01 12:20 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Fluoroquinolones Linked to Increase in Retinal Detachments

In the opening statements of the November 5th FDA meeting, where Karen's Journal was part of the evidence that day, the Chair said that 'Retinal Detachment would not be discussed today'. New paper just published about FQ's being linked to Retinal Detachment:


Paywall version of the actual report: http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2499851

2016/03/21 23:58 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

The Mystery Headache Migraine, Positional Headache, Spinal Fluid Leak?

This would be great to show your family so that they understand why you have headaches:

“The Mystery Headache: Migraine, Positional Headache, Spinal Fluid Leak?”:


2016/03/13 21:19 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Advances in Combat Casualty Care for the Wounded Warrior for Leaks


“When combining the properties of foam generation, two-part epoxy systems, and biomedical application, the result is expansive medical foam…” May be why you think this is relevant to Leaks. This already does exist in form used for spinal injuries, the problem is the uncontrolled expansion puts pressure on the spinal cord which can lead to significant problems.

It is actually the 'DPC Dressings and Hydrogel Scaffolds' that will lead to some useful Leak treatments due to the ability of the electrode potentials to direct the flow and placement.

“… Electrospinning a fiber is the mechanism by which a polymer-laden fluid can be electrically excited into depositing itself in an extremely thin stream down to a ground plate. Upon reaching the plate, the fiber’s solvent will have evaporated, and what is left is a woven fabric imbued with chemical structures within the fibers at the nano-scale. The surface-to-volume ratio on such fibers is absolutely unmatched anywhere in metallurgical or other material pursuits, allowing for highly unique effects on human tissue interaction. …”

2016/03/05 13:42 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can have adverse effects on people that are dependant on Benzodiazapines

http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=36633.0 :

Studies have found that Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can have adverse effects on people that are dependant on Benzodiazapines. Fluoroquinolones have been found to competitively displace benzodiazepines from benzodiazepine receptors which can precipitate acute withdrawal. A study confirmed that fluoroquinolone CNS toxicity can be serious, occuring more frequently in benzodiazepine dependent subjects and concluded that fluoroquinolone antibiotics should be contraindicated in patients who are dependent on or in benzodiazepine withdrawal. A person with an already compromised GABA system (for example, one going through benzodiazepine withdrawal) is likely to be at an even greater risk of severe adverse reactions.

It should be noted that not everyone who is withdrawing from a benzodiazepine would have problems with this class of antibiotic. …

After Life and Suicide Books

If interested in this subject at all these first two books MUST be read:

“Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing” by Anita Moorjani. From Hay House Publishing. ISBN-10: 1401937519, ISBN-13: 978-1401937515

I actually was inspired enough after reading this book that I flew to Denver last spring to meet her in person. I also got to hear Wayne Dyer speak at one of his last events before his death.

http://www.anitamoorjani.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/643047709114616/

“The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death” by Annie Kagan, Raymond Moody. ISBN-10: 1571746943, ISBN-13: 978-1571746948


“Hello from Heaven: A New Field of Research-After-Death Communication Confirms That Life and Love Are Eternal” by Bill Guggenheim, Judy Guggenheim ISBN-10: 0553576348, ISBN-13: 978-0553576344

Collection of Short Stories from different people that have experienced this phenomena. Communication may be in several different forms such as smell, touch or dreams. It is not always voice.

“The Ghost of 29 Megacycles” by the late John G. Fuller. ISBN-10: 0451143051, ISBN-13: 978-0451143051 I'd read all of his books such as The Ghost of Flight 401 that was made in to a movie and Tornado Watch #211 that happened right here where I live.

I have autographed copy by Gorge Meek the subject of the book, along with a rare original audio tape. If anyone wants to hear the tape I can send a couple of MP3.

The current research has moved from EVP to ITC. The Rhine Education Center starts classes on this next week (Feb 2nd). Maybe I'll see you there? http://www.rhineeducationcenter.org/edu/index.php/component/content/article/85-courses/course-description/143-paranormal-phenomena-evp-itc-and-technology

“i'm still with you” by Carole J. Obley. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-still-with-you-carole-j-obley/1029148331?ean=9781846941078 ISBN-13: 978184694107.

I do hate it when they use 'i' rather than the proper 'I' in “I'm”…


I take my first class from Carole today in person in the real world… http://www.soulvisions.net/classes01.html

“The Bridge over the River: After Death Communications of a Young Artist Who Died in World War One” by Joseph Wetzel. ISBN-10: 0910142599, ISBN-13: 978-0910142595

“Good Grief: Daily Meditations - A Book of Caring & Remembrance” by Susan L. Schoenbeck ISBN: 978-1466374973 Not really an AfterLife book, helpful to those that lost someone. As is:

“No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved” by Carla Fine. ISBN: 0385485514

“Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife?” by by Jon Klimo and Pamela Rae Heath. ISBN-10: 1556436211, ISBN-13: 978-1556436215

Well researched history going back to the ~1850's to modern suicide bombers (they did not find what they were told they would find by those that manipulated them to checkout).

The book is channelled communications from those that checked out early.

The one thing they ALL say is checking out early was a mistake.

This is NOT a Warm and Fuzzy book to read if you lost someone to suicide as I did. There is no Judgement over there. You Judge yourself. Rest is hard to explain, better to just read the book.

http://nonfiction.pamelaheath.com/Suicide.htm She does have other book on AfterLife I've not read them.

One may also want to study up on these:

Lucid Dreaming by Robert Waggoner. I was scheduled to take a class from him in person, sadly my Mother-In-Law died instead so didn't make it.

“Power vs. Force (Revised Edition): The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior” by the late David R. Hawkins M.D. Ph.D. ISBN-10: 1401941699 ISBN-13: 978-1401941697

“Let Magic Happen” by Larry Burk is also a good read in this area. Larry has three different presences here on Facebook. He has been teaching me EFT and we hang out at the Rhine Research Center. Taken week long class from him and Winter Robinson in the spring on EFT and Symbolic Healing. http://www.letmagichappen.com/about

There is also the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) headquartered in Durham, NC. They share office space with The Rhine Research Center. They have a very large collection of AfterLife books in their private library. If you are a 'Ghost Hunter' they will just show you out the door… http://www.iands.org

2016/01/30 15:14 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Is Regenexx a new breakthrough CSF Leak treatment or is it a scam?

Is Regenexx a new breakthrough treatment or is it a scam?

Note these are discussing two different models Regenexx-SPC and Regenexx-C. I do not know if that is significant.

For: http://www.regenexx.com/round-2-stem-cells-and-a-chronic-dural-leaker/

Against: https://stemcelltherapyreviewjournal.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/is-regenexx-safe-and-effective-or-is-it-a-scam/

2016/01/23 14:16 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Evidence of a Christmas spirit network in the brain functional MRI study

Evidence of a Christmas spirit network in the brain: functional MRI study


Merry Christmas to all and to all a good pain free night…

2015/12/24 22:45 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Audrey's story of her spinal CSF leak from a labor epidural gone wrong

This is Audrey's story of her spinal CSF leak from a labor epidural gone wrong.

Spinal CSF Leak – Audrey’s Story November 28, 2015

Can you imagine coming home to your husband and 5 year old son with your newborn son AND a severe headache when upright? Imagine trying to take care of your family when being upright results in excruciating head pain, nausea and other symptoms. This is Audrey’s story of her spinal CSF leak from a labor epidural gone wrong. Audrey explains in her video here: http://spinalcsfleak.org/audreys-story/

2015/11/29 13:27 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

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