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Letter from Sheryl Wagoner

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To the editor:

I would just like to make a comment. Years ago in Florida, my mother, (she was from Logan County, Luberta Poffenbarger Knauer) a diabetic, was told she would lose her foot, maybe more, because of complications of diabetes.

I had heard from someone who had a similar situation, and the person had gone through oxygen therapy and it saved her leg (she was also diabetic), so I spoke to my mother's infectious disease doctor, Jack LeFrock (a great doctor in Florida) about the possibility of using the hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment to try to save her foot. He said he was willing to try it, and it worked.

She had to have valium before, because she was claustrophobic, but not enough to where she couldn't read. She would bring along a book to read.

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To me, they look like an enlarged version of the cylinder tubes used at the bank drive-throughs.

The diabetes eventually caused her too many health problems to overcome, but when she finally passed away (years later) she never lost so much as a finger or a toe. A lot of people with diabetes lose extremities because of poor circulation. This truly helped save her from any loss.

I just wanted to let you know how it can help with situations like the one my mother went through.

Sheryl Wagoner

(Posted Jan. 9, 2007)

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