Continuous Infections Perhaps a Cure

Sometimes it is really difficult for me to concentrate on things that can help women because of all the things going on these days. But I wanted to share with you today something one woman told me about over the phone. She had had nonstop UTI infections after removal and reconstruction and no matter the amount of antibiotics she took they would come back. So she read up on an inexpensive product and decided to give it a try. She told me that within a couple of days she had less pelvic pain and within a week was feeling so much better. Now she has been taking it for a month and she is infection free for the first time in a very long time. I was amazed to learn that it was something that cost so little and can be bought at some grocery stores. So I began researching to find out more and I am going to give you paragraphs and links to read.

First I want to thank this woman and ALL the women in the world who share everything they try to do to help themselves. They share with me because they know I will share with you and that is how we all learn together. Even when down, women are brilliant and amazing and I am grateful to know so many good women in the world.

This lady who I know well had bought an organic baking soda in Houston made by Braggs but when we were there we went to two H.E.B grocery stores and couldn’t find it so I began searching on line and couldn’t find it again. But I did find out that there is a myth you need to read up on and this means any baking soda will work. But you can read here and decide for yourself and I have included the link.

Baking Soda Does Not Contain Aluminum

Much like my time spent researching borax and olive oil, it really wasn’t all that easy to get to the bottom of this baking soda anti-hoax. Everywhere you turn, there are people proudly claiming they only buy Bob’s Red Mill Aluminum-Free Baking Soda, because, by gosh and all, if it doesn’t say aluminum-free, then it must contain aluminum.

FYI, I buy Bob’s Red Mill or Frontier baking soda, too, but for other reasons we’ll talk about in a minute.

First, let’s just get one thing straight, baking soda does not contain aluminum. Regardless of whether it says aluminum-free or not on the packaging. Even good old Arm & Hammer, with their otherwise questionable products, does not contain aluminum.

Bob’s Red Mill, for as much good as they’ve done, haven’t really done any of us a service by popping that aluminum-free label on their bicarbonate of soda. It’s only led to a whole lot of confusion. But it sure did make a genius marketing strategy, didn’t it?

I was told by this lady that she puts one forth teaspoon of baking soda into 16 ounces of water and drink it four times a day. If it has worked for this woman who I know has suffered so long with these infections then perhaps it will work for someone else who is suffering and cannot seem to find answers. Please do NOT stop taking antibiotics if you are in an infection flare. However, once you have finished you may want to give this a try.

While searching, I also found the following article.

The next home remedy involves mixing half a teaspoon of baking soda with 8 to 16 ounces of water and drinking this mixture three to four times a day. By the end of day one, this remedy should help the pain subside and may help make symptoms better in as little as four days.

Many women suffer with kidney stones because of mesh complications. I have address this complication before.


I personally have done very well by taking marshmallow root. I have also been taking astragalus and have not had any infections for many months. They seem to work very well for me and I will include blogs I have written about them

I know many women who read this blog are in the process of beginning the mesh removal journey. You may have little money, you may be very afraid, you may wonder what you will get into when you go out to UCLA. I have written many blogs through my own journey to help others. Some of these blogs may be in help and interest to you. This link will take you to the many links of my own journey.

The whole purpose of sharing is that you will have more choices and things you can try to get yourself infection free. I know what UTI infections feel like and they are painful and they zap your energy away. I hope one of these things will help you and take one continuing issue away so that you have less to worry about.

You may not be aware of this but I am a poet. I have written hundreds of poems and children’s stories. Last year at this time I was at the depth of despair. I wrote this poem and it was still in my laptop because I had forgotten about it. The journey of mesh is long and often soul destroying but I want you to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I hope you get the message in this poem.

This Too Shall Pass
How can I make it through this
She asked her Lord in prayer
He told her look inside yourself
You’ll find it deep in there

And so at night while deep in pain
She found the strength she had
She told herself to hang on tight
To get through all the bad

The time went by so slowly
The mountain seemed so high
She wondered could she climb it
Allowed herself to cry

And with each day she found the strength
And gripped and held once more
Her foot then found a place to rest
Her hand became a claw

And suddenly a light appeared
The pinnacle was near
One more pull and she was there
Now time to shed a tear

“I made it Glory Be” she yelled
“I battled all the way
And I will live to conquer
Enjoying every day”

Linda Kilpatrick
Copyright @ 2014


  1. Susan Thomas

    Thank you Linda! The poem hit a spot somewhere in me, that spot of worry, and the unknown of the future, that we can get through this if we just don’t give up. The more removals I have, the more scared I become, but going to UCLA for hopefully the final removal doesn’t worry me as much since I found your blog and connected with fellow mesh sufferers….I am grateful you have come into my life…:)

    1. lavalinda

      I am here for you Susan and all we can do is get up every day and fight. XX


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