I was involved in a motorcycle accident in November of 2001. I lost my left leg below the knee, which was reattached several hours later. I went through about a dozen additional operations in an attempt to save my leg. I was in a tremendous amount of pain. I was in the hospital for 4 weeks when the doctors told me my leg was infected and they would have to remove my leg above the knee. Talk about a shock. I was devastated because for 4 weeks I was told I was doing fine, and now they wanted to take my leg above the knee. (I still have nightmares about this part of my stay in the hospital.) Needless to say they took my leg above the knee, and that was the end of that.
NOT TO BE, I have been in pain since they took my leg. When I got home after another week in the hospital, I got online and did some research on Phantom Pain and Residual Stump Pain. I found that the more pain you are in, and the length of time you have pain prior to amputation, will determine the intensity of the phantom pain & residual stump pain. I was in pain for just over 4 weeks. I have been on a cocktail of pain killers, sleeping pills, and a different variety of anti depressant pills for over 4 years now. I have been miserable. I can’t sleep at night because the pains are so intense. They wake me up in the middle of the night, then I can’t get back to sleep. I take 20 milligrams oxycontin 3 times a day. When my pain is so terrible I will chew 2 oxycontin, just to try to dull the pain. I’ve even tried BOTOX injections. Those worked really well, but who can afford $4,000.00 every 3 months? Not me. Now I’m back to the pain pills. I can’t work because I can’t sleep. The pains are definitely worst at night when I am trying to sleep. I was going crazy with pain. I did not think there was any help for me and my life was slipping out of my control.
After a really bad night, I got on the computer and started looking for alternative ideas to help with my pain. I landed on a website that was talking about a cloth called FARABLOC. I started reading the information and the testimonials and I laughed out loud, thinking how could a piece of cloth work where so many pain pills have failed. As I lay in bed that night trying to sleep, I couldn’t help but to think about what I read about FARABLOC. I put it in my mind that I have tried everything that my doctors (I have had over a dozen doctors try and help me) have tried on me to help with the pain. So I thought, WHAT HAVE I GOT TO LOSE AT THIS POINT? Well, I got online the next day and ordered a Farabloc stump cover. I could not wait to give this cloth the test. It took about 4 days for the cover to get to me. (I ordered it on a Friday, & Monday was a holiday. That’s why it took so long.) continued -->
Dale (Part 1)
Well, when I opened the package, I was really disappointed because what I was holding looked like a regular piece of cloth. My heart sunk. But that night I put the cover on my stump, and I went to bed. As I lie in my bed thinking about the long night ahead of me, I noticed something strange. My pain was minimal at this time. I’m thinking to myself that this is probably my mind playing tricks on me (something like a placebo). When I woke up the next morning, (are you reading what I am writing? I woke up. I got sleep). I was still skeptical, that this material really was what helped me to sleep. Well, the next night I put the cover on again, and went to bed. Again I noticed that the pains were less than the previous night. (Maybe there is something to the FARABLOC cloth). Well it has been 2 weeks since I started using the FARABLOC cloth. I am not completely free of pain, but the pain I have is manageable. I haven’t taken any pain pills for phantom or stump pain in two weeks. I also got off the sleeping pills & the anti-depressants. This cloth may or may not work for you, but my doctors have told me that my pain is severe, compared to that of other amputees. If this cloth can help me, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOOSE?? PAIN PAIN PAIN THAT’S WHAT YOU’VE GOT TO LOSE. Try this cloth. It is well worth the $125.00. even if you don’t get rid of all the pain, it should allow you to get off the pain pills. Get your life back in your control and not the control of pain. Try FARABLOC. It comes with a money back guarantee. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED, TRY IT.
Dale (Part 2)
About three (3) years ago I was diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy. My feet would get ice cold, lose feeling and generally make it very hard for me to walk comfortably. My doctor said that there is really no treatment options but that a drug call Neurontin would lesson my symptoms somewhat. I was taking 10 - 12 Neurontin a day and feeling a little bit of relief.
One night my friend gave me what I affectionately call 'my miracle blankie'. I slept with this blanket around my feet that night and as soon as I woke up in the morning and stepped on my floor I could feel a difference in my feet. After two days I was off the Neurontin completely. My feet still occasionally get cold but I simply wrap them in the blanket for a few moments and they are okay again. To keep my feet feeling good I sleep with the blanket over then 2-3 nights per week. I am eternally grateful to my friend for this gift that she gave me. I can now walk around and shop for hours without needing to sit and put my feet up. They are no longer swollen after a long day on them as they used to be.
I was a skeptic. Even my Doctor asked me if I had to put aluminum foil antenna on my head to get the blanket to work. I am a believer now. Drug free. Pain free. Swelling free. And most importantly no longer freezing cold feet. This product worked a 'miracle' for me.
First I want to tell you how thrilled we were to get the farabloc blanket. He put it over him on the bed immediately and in several hours he had a numbness feeling and was so happy to receive it. Can't thank you enough. Included please find check for $ and so happy we finally got it. In Dec. we went to a Christmas party and several women wanted to know if it works. They want to get one. Pardon the writing.
First and foremost, I, on behalf of my father-in-law want to thank all of you for the prompt attention you took to get the limb cover I ordered to my father-in-law. He received it on Friday and says that he hasn't felt this good in the almost 3 years, since his amputation. We are so thrilled. Thank you. We will sing your praises all over the state of Texas.
Again thank you for this wonderful Christmas present not only for him but for us all.
I just ordered one of your wraps and I wanted to let you know why. I had a mastectomy three years ago. For the last two, I have been suffering from....I'll call it 'phantom itching,' I have these awful sessions of itchiness where my breast used to be. If you can imagine, it feels like being stung by about 10 bees and all the venom is reacting! A friend of my mine witnessed one of my sessions and brought me a piece of her Farabloc to try. It's been about two months and in that time, it's reduced the sessions from about 3 a week to a total of 1 a month!!!! I've now ordered my own Farabloc, hoping that a couple of my layers will eliminate all the problem. Thanks for the product.
Just a note to thank you for the knee pad or whatever you call it. It really has helped. The only thing that bothers me is the elastic at the top hurts if I wear it too long. One day I did not put it on and I went to watch the Fair Parade. My knee got to hurting so bad that I came back home and got the knee pad. I couldn't believe how much it helped. This past winter I fell on the ice and injured my lower back. I put the blanket piece you sent, on my back and held in place. I was able to get relief both to be able to sleep and in the day time too. I do appreciate having them.
My mother had knee replacement a few years ago, and was sent 2 knee sleeves to try. She wore them overnight, and the next morning awoke without pain or stiffness for the first time in years. I ordered a small piece to let friends of mine try. How can I become a distributor?
What a wonderful product! Farabloc harmonizes your energies. I slept rather badly for many years but having Farabloc blankets, both underneath and above me as I lie on my bed, enables me to sleep like a log almost every night. I wear a cummerbund during the day and my lower back is so flexible and pain free.
First, I want to tell you that using the stump sock has taken about 90% of my pain away! I'm real happy that I'm finally getting some relief. :-)
I've been using the second blanket #WBL11120 since you sent it over a week ago and it does seem to be helping more than using just the one blanket. I'm still trying to wrap a corner of the blanket around my arthritic thumb at night. I do have a problem of losing it whenever I turn over in bed though. I wanted to let you know that the second blanket seems to be helping.
Dear Pat - Just want to thank you for making those wonderful covers for parts of my body that used to hurt. I've had shoulder pain for about four years as the result of a fall. Your innovative adaptation of a T-shirt shoulder has all but wiped it out. I wear it during the day, with 90% mobility, and its effect carries through the night.
And I really appreciate the "mini-skirt" you made for my lower back and hip discomfort. I just wrap it around my waist and fasten the Velcro. I really does amaze me how quickly the pain goes away.
Thank you again for restoring a bit of youth to this aging body.
Hi, I am a 75 year old retired teacher and coach who lost my left leg, due to diabetes, in December of 1997. It was amputated just below the knee. My prosthetisist, in Des Moines, Iowa, phoned you with the measurements on a Wednesday and I had the stump sock the following Monday. It is a little tight around the knee, but works fine. I put it on when I take my leg off at night and have not had one phantom pain in two weeks (at night). I sleep like a baby. I'm about due for another socket and when that time comes he will laminate Farabloc into the socket.
I have cut my pain pills in half and really think I could do away with the night ones all together, but they are a narcotic so I'm backing off according to my doctors instructions. I'm pretty active as I substitute teach and still successfully coach 9th grade football in the fall off of a scooter. Not having a phantom pain will make that much more enjoyable.
Thank you very much. You will be hearing from us.
Dear Patsy Winterton,
I just got the following e-mail from Lois:
Ivan, I got the gloves yesterday and I am amazed. I can actually feel the circulation returning in my fingers. I am a believer! I hope in a weeks time I will be a lot better. Wearing them last night I slept through the whole night without being awakened by my hands. I thank you a million times over for telling me about this. Lois
Lois is an occupational therapist at the VA in Knoxville, Iowa. I was in to get measured for a new wheel chair and she asked me how my phantom pain was. I told her about Farabloc and sent her an e-mail when I got home, because she was having terrible pain in her hands at night. Bad enough that it kept her from sleeping. She logged in and read all she could find on the product including quite a bit on carpal tunnel. She told me that she ordered a pair of gloves and now, in case she doesn't write soon, you can see the results. I would think the VA would have use for this product with all of the losses of legs from Iraq. My day time sleeve is working fine. I wear it at night too as you have the other one to make it larger. Many many thanks. You've made 2 people in Iowa really happy.
Just a short note to tell you that I’m very pleased with my knee sleeve. I have arthritis in my left knee and the pain got so bad, especially after sitting, I was actually wondering how much longer I would be able to walk. It took approximately 2 weeks of wearing the sleeve before I started to feel a gradual reduction in pain. Now after several months the pain is almost gone. What is left is very tolerable.
I only use my sleeve during the day as it irritates my other leg in bed. I place the stretch strap above the knee-cap to keep it up. My strap broke once but it’s still usable, figure I can replace that anytime. Also you need longer Velcro (the receiver-sown flat on material). My Velcro tabs are barely hanging on because there is not enough receiver material to use. Other than that it’s a wonderful product. Thanks again!
I want to tell everybody about how happy I am since I got my sheet of Farabloc.
I have suffered menstrual pain since I was 11 years old. The first day of my period the pain was so strong that I didn't go to school or to work. I used to vomit, had diarrhea and back pain. I have gone to many doctors here in Canada and back home. I have tried all the medications prescribed by doctors, over the counter, teas, hot bags, grandma's advice, anything, you name it.
July last year my husband gave me a Farabloc sheet for my birthday. The best present ever!!!!!! I never thought that a peace of fabric could relieve my pain as it did. I just put it in my tummy and no any symptoms at all. My life is back to normal.
I am 34 years old and I only wish I would have gotten this before. I took it everywhere; it is my first thing in my suitcase where travel.
Thank you so much for making my period a normal day in my life! :)
Thank you for the articles. Farabloc has also helped my grandma (in Russia Federation), even in a severe and constantly changing Siberian climate. She is very grateful and has only had mild pain once or twice since she has been using the blanket and the limb cover for a few months.
Anastasia -- New South Wales
Dear Ms. Winterton,
We are returning the blue band (open knee cover). It was too small and I actually liked the sleeve (knee wrap) better. The sleeve fit very well over my left knee (the one with the knee replacement) and I use it also for my other knee when it has been overused. The sleeve has helped me sleep better and there is a definite reduction in my pain.
Thanks again for your help.
Pat E. -- Mooresville North Carolina
I was in an auto crash in which I was hit in the rear. The other auto drove through the back of my auto ripping the seat from my auto and his front bumper struck my head.
The doctors said my spine would get better, but they didn't have a way of treating the pain except by pain pills, which didn't work either for years (1970 - 2001).
I got a chance to try a Farabloc head cloth, and I used it on my head for about one hour and lost 99% of my head pain . I put it on my lower back and in about 30 minutes I had very little pain left there either. I take very little pain meds after 3 weeks of use of the Farabloc.
T. L. W. -- Winlock Washington
Mom started using Farabloc in 2004 after her amputation. She has always had it close by her side and still does. However she rarely uses it anymore because over time she doesn't need it (once a month use). A million dollars would NOT drag it away from her. She is your most loyal, dedicated customer.
L. Scott -- Virginia USA
Some time ago – before the summer (2009) I bought from you the Farabloc stump cover. For 29 years I have suffered from phantom pains and dreadful spasms. Last Saturday I put on the garment and all the pain stopped and has not returned. I can never thank you enough and will tell other amputees about this help.
You have given me new life.
Madeleine C. -- Canada
Hello Team Farabloc,
Jay here. Sorry, I'm late with the update. I traveled to Miami after Irvine and just returned yesterday. But it gave me more time to try out the cloth in a foreign setting.
Here's the update:
1st night with Farabloc was amazing. I was experiencing pain before attending the seminar but once I wore the vest then the cloth, I felt a 60% reduction or dampening of the noisy high frequency pain. Next night I checked in late and forgot the cloth in the car. I felt worse than I had in a long time and had to make a special trip to the car to get it at 5am. I won't be making that mistake again. In the following days I wore the cloth under my shirt during day and night and felt relief. Then my pain diminished so I went without it a few days. Now back in the NYC area, I'm feeling pain again and wearing it to diminish the pain. It's working. I'm looking for a seamstress to sew it into a lightweight shirt that I can wear for sleep or day use.
I will keep you posted on further experiences. Let me know if I can help further.
Jay -- Irvine California
I have been using my Farabloc blanket for about three months and it has been wonderful. I put it on the top sheet of my bed where it will cover my feet as I have peripheral neuropathy in them and they hurt bad at night before I go to bed, but after about 25 to 30 minutes under the blanket, 98% of the pain is gone.
Before I got the blanket, I was only getting 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night, but now am getting 7 to 8 hours and wake up refreshed ready for a new day. Thanks for a wonderful product. I wouldn't sell it for three times what it cost.
Big Al -- Anacortes Washington
Good Morning Pat,
I would like you to know that the items I purchased for my elderly friends June and Norman have been an amazing success, giving them much needed pain relief and I Thank You so much for the opportunity to help them.
E. B. -- Australia
FARABLOC Development Corp,
Thank you so much for sending me a larger sized cover for my leg. I enclose to return the smaller cover.
I am a very recent amputee, and just becoming acquainted with the consequences of the limb loss and I have to say I’m very happy with the Farabloc product. Within 30 minutes of using the limb cover, phantom pain is diminished.
You had mentioned that there was a method to use the Farabloc cloth in the prosthetic. Would you please forward any information you might have on how to do this as I would like to discuss with the prosthetist the option of using Farabloc in my permanent prosthetic leg.
Again, thank you for sending so quickly the new size, and thanks for a wonderful product.
A. R. -- Edmonton Alberta Canada
I received my Farabloc blanket yesterday and slept with it last night. I cannot believe the difference in my muscles as I woke up this morning without all the aches and pains I normally experience after working hard in the garden all day. My right arm usually aches for days after working in the garden and this morning it never even hurt. I can truly say that this technology really does work! It's more like a sheet than a blanket and is light as a feather... I love it!
One more thing... I broke my toe ten years ago and it always hurts in the morning when I get up. There was no pain this morning... I'm still in awe at how effective this technology is. Usually when I wake up and get out of bed my body feels creaky and out of balance (I'm 65 and now feel like 40 again). This morning I jumped out of bed and hit the floor running. My granddaughter is coming over for several days so I had to get all my chores done before she gets here. I got them all done by 10am and have lots of energy to do more gardening and hiking with my granddaughter. All I can say is that I haven't felt this good in a long long time! I'm sure looking forward to increased energy and a better night's sleep with this blanket. Even the cramps in my legs are gone which is a miracle! My granddaughter gets legs cramps because she is growing so fast. I'm going to have her use the blanket while she is here and see how she feels the next day. I'll keep you posted. Thank God for Farabloc... I have a new lease on life and will be telling all my friends about it!
Valerie -- Oregon
I have fibromyalgia and some arthritis, and last Friday we ordered one of your Farabloc blankets, and by golly, Tuesday it was in the mail! I put it to use immediately as we stopped at the Post Office for mail immediately before starting a 4-hour drive. I put the blanket over my legs and we made the trip with no pain in my legs.
And have had absolutely great results since then, using it every night while sleeping (three so far).
We want another of your blankets, this time for my husband’s daughter. Thank you so much.
R. A. F.
I thought you would like to know about our experience with Farabloc. My wife, Mary, had breast cancer surgery about 5 years ago. She did not want chemo so she opted to have her right breast removed. The surgery went very good, but for the past 5 years she has had nothing but pain, mostly phantom pains. The doctors could give her no help at all, other than pain pills which she refused to take.
In one of my health news letters I read about Farabloc. It sounded too good to be true, but I had to try something for my poor wife. We still cannot believe how good the Farabloc is working. As soon as my wife has some pain she puts on the Farabloc and is pain free. You cannot believe how happy she is. She insisted that I write and tell you how good Farabloc is working for her. Thank you very much.
Ralph & Mary -- California
We recently ordered a Farabloc blanket for my father who has had a hemipelvectomy. He was experiencing severe phantom pains. Although we doubted that such a simple and inexpensive product could help, we decided to order the large blanket.
I write to tell that he felt immediate relief and has had the first full nights sleep for months. I hope others who are suffering get to know about this wonderful material. We hope to place a further order for my husband who suffers with arthritis in his knees.
Thanks again for giving my father relief from phantom pains.
Joyce H. — Canada
First, I got a book or magazine “The Greatest New Medicine of Our Time” and read about this ‘pain free in seconds’. I sent for more information to find where and what, as I've taken, I guess about everything there has been for arthritis and pain. I have 9 or 10 kinds of it and fibromyalgia. I’ve been on prescriptions for arthritis since October 1966 and fibromyalgia since 1998 or 99. I found out about this wonderful Farabloc and scratched and saved to send for it. I received some for my neck and no more pounding headaches. When I can sleep I am so much more rested and doing so much better! I took it to show my doctor here and to the arthritis doctor and both told me “You hang on to that, don’t let it get away.” They are anxious to see how I am in 6 months.
My little dog is a lot better too. She had nerve damage in a shoulder up into her neck and the vet said all I could do was to “giver her pain pills” but I've not had to do that in 10 days or so. She is jumping down out of my chair and she hadn't in many months. She has slept with me since I got her at 6 weeks old and at 14 ounces. Now she is 5 years and 5 pounds.
I am not taking any arthritis pills now and looking ahead to no pain pills. After over 40 years on arthritis medicine I know it will take a little more than the 2 months to do all this, but I know the time will come when I don’t have to take any or not much for pain!
Shirley -- Iowa
I am a 72 year old male and have been an amputee (above the knee) for 54 years. I suffered tremendously with phantom pains due to a severe operation. I used all kinds of pain killers and rubs to no avail. Then, I discovered your wonderful, God-sent Farabloc material. I ordered my first Farabloc sock last year and haven’t had but one minor episode since then, and that was due to my own negligence for not getting sock on when I took my prosthesis off for the night.
My next prosthesis will definitely have Farabloc incorporated in the socket. Thank God and Farabloc for providing this wonderful product.
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