I Won Lotto Again.... A Big One

Reblogger Bob Crane
Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

I almost missed this good news, so I thought that others may have too. Take a few minutes to stop by and wish Beth the best and congratulate her on the diagnosis.

Original content by Beth and Richard Witt


On March 16th I posted "I Won Lotto This Week"....

Approximately 40 years ago I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at Mt. Sinai Hospital and The Lahey Clinic.... 

Once I understood that their was no cure for the disease I decided not to see any doctors...

Understand my Father was a doctor and was totally opposed to my position but I told him that since there was no cure and all they did was keep my in a state of high alert I would use other means to deal with the disease... and I did... I had a spiritual healer... an amazing hypnotist that taught me how to block pain and have out of body experiences... I followed Dr. Norman Cousins, Louise Hayes and on and on and on...

But then Rich broke his neck and was put in a Halo Brace and I began to faint every time I realized that he had that thing screwed into his scull...

So my son the doctor said I had to see a doctor to find out what was going on... The doctor was David's best friends Father and David was comfortable with him...

After explaining to me that Rich was very safe in that brace and would be fine he asked if there was anything else wrong with me... I said no and David said she has Lupus...

Let me make a long story short... he said he could take care of me because his daughter had Lupus... For approximately 27 years I have seen him every month... I have been on more drugs than I can list... I have had complete blood test every month... I have been on steroids and Lupus meds for 27 years... 

For whatever reason after finding out that I had A-Fib and the cardiologist telling me that it most likely was caused by all the drugs I've been on for Lupus I went to a rheumatologist for another opinion.... Imagine That !!!!! 

Guess what...all my tests were negative... He them asked me to ask my Doctor when was the last time he had a positive Lupus test...

Guess what...The doctor that has treated me for over 26 years admitted to never having one... 

I have since consulted with three other doctors and they all agree no Lupus for me...   That does not mean I never had Lupus but Lupus can go into remission and if it does all meds should be stopped and for me they never were...

I was used as an ATM Machine and never had a clue...

Now... here is why I share this information...  Everyone wants me to institute a lawsuit...  Guess what... I'm not... Not only am I not taking any legal action but I feel no anger I feel blessed to have discovered that I don't have Lupus and to know that in a short time I will be off of all the medication I've been on for years and I look forward to living a healthy life...

"Every time you get angry, you poison your own system" Alfred A. Montapert.... My system has had enough poison no need for me to give it any more...

I am so very excited and so happy. I have no words to express my gratitude to who or whatever it was that made me seek another opinion...

For 40 years I have avoided the Sun because it is not good for people with Lupus.... I can't wait to get a sun tan!!!

So that's my story...  We are all in a state of shock and we are all so very happy...

My advise to all would be...  Get second opinions when it comes to your health and don't wait 26 years to do so...

Happy Day....


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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Thanks for sharing the good news.

Apr 27, 2015 08:54 AM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

To me I would be doing cartwheels.  I have to agree with you...40 years of improved medicine...and better testing it is hard to blame Dr.s.  They are not perfect and 40 years ago neither was the testing.  We are a society that has to find fault and sueing is a national past time.

Apr 27, 2015 08:56 AM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Bob, I totally missed this.  They don't show up on my blog roll any more as well as so many other members and I've been missing so much lately.  Thank you for re-blogging this wonderful news.

I thought perhaps since beth won on Oscar that Richard and Beth Witt were high-browing now.  

Apr 27, 2015 09:38 AM #3
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Thanks for sharing Bob, I missed this & will stop by with well wishes for Beth.

Apr 27, 2015 09:42 AM #4
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I also missed this good news Bob. Thanks for sharing.

Apr 27, 2015 09:56 AM #5
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Yes! As I told my daughter never go with the first diagnosis... get two or three doctors involved!

Apr 27, 2015 10:17 AM #6
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Oh and Congratulations on being Lupus free... my daughter is being checked for that now.

Apr 27, 2015 10:18 AM #7
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Tom had bi-lateral (both) knee replacement on March 16. Today, he had his six week follow-up with the doctor. The doctor put the before and after x-ray up next to each other. We couldn't believe the difference. We have been thrilled with all the doctors, nurses and therapists who have treated Tom. Having good, sound medical care is so important. I can appreciate your position but I'm not sure I would have let the doctor off the hook so easily.

Apr 27, 2015 12:31 PM #8
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Wow! what an ordeal.  Congratulations on your good (no, GREAT! News)

Apr 27, 2015 12:52 PM #9
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Words likely can't explain how Beth and the family must feel.


And good.

Apr 27, 2015 01:55 PM #10
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Bob as with everyone else...thank you for the repost.  A bummer we are having such a hard time following people we want to follow.  I am going to swing by and congratulate Richard and Beth.  mark

Apr 27, 2015 02:34 PM #11
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Wow...I Have to say I don't trust doctors... my husband always says they call it practicing medicine because they are just practicing on us... they almost killed him with their ridiculous lack of accurate knowledge. Congratulations to Richard and Beth!

Apr 27, 2015 05:22 PM #12
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. Richard and Beth Witt, these are two very special people, Gail and I had some one on one time with the two of them. 

Great choice for a re-blog!

Apr 27, 2015 06:13 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this good news.

This story also provide a reminder that we have the personal responsibility to take care of our health and it is often a good idea to seek other opinions.

Apr 28, 2015 02:33 AM #14
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Winning the lottery can mean a lot of things for a lot of people and it doesn't have to mean money at all whatsoever. Love and light and many blessings!

Apr 28, 2015 01:40 PM #15
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Roy, I agree that this is a great reminder to keep our health as a foremost thing on our minds! Every day is a blessed gift just to be alive!

Apr 28, 2015 01:42 PM #16
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Hi Bob Bob Crane thanks so much for the re=blog...  It was great news and still is however it is some difficult task getting off all the drugs I was on... Really knocked me out... but each day I'm feeling better...

May 05, 2015 03:19 AM #17
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