In my blog, I usually write about my eldest daughter, but today I would like to share our agonizing journey in healing my husband’s chronic canker sores.
UPDATE #1 - Still canker sore free at one week into wearing it.
UPDATE #2 - He is now 2 months into wearing the necklace. Although it has not been perfect, it has certainly been a marked improvement. He has gotten a few canker sores, but they have not been multiple ones at a time, and they have healed faster. Until this past week, when suddenly, he got 3 at once and another one on the way. He took off the necklace and inspected it. Sure enough, the hazelwood was shrunken and darker on the inside. We compared it to our son's who also wears his everyday for teething. Our son's still looked almost new.
So, now we know that the necklace was indeed absorbing his acid and my husband needed a new one. My husband changed out his worn necklace with mine which I rarely wear. His 4th canker sore has not progressed any further in a few days and seems to be waning. I will be ordering him another hazelwood necklace of his own and hopefully, he will not go through subsequent ones so quickly.
UPDATE #3 - He is now 3 months into wearing his necklace. He is on his second one. The new necklace is working well, but it has not eliminated the problem completely as there is another canker emerging now. So today I sent my husband to a chiro & kinesiologist who found that my husband has an IgA food allergy to corn and removing corn will likely get rid of the canker sores completely. We shall see.....we will start today. I will keep you posted.
UPDATE #4 - He is about 8 months into wearing his necklace and yes, he still wears it. Eliminating corn did seem to help, but not fully. He still gets canker sores every so often. We can usually trace it to eating out and ingesting some food that likely had HFCS. Corn syrup is HARD to avoid when you eat out! The necklace still seems to help. And he has now been through several. He averages one every 2 months or so. After that, the hazelwood is shriveled up and very dark on the inside indicating it has absorbed lots of acid.