GO! Smell my alternative recovery to recent surgery. Part 1!

Posted on November 7th, 2008 by Jim

Hi from Dubai flower folk, I’ve been out of action from GO! Smell the flowers the last couple of days after surgery on my moles. One was removed from my face (burnt off and is due to fall off within the week) & one on my back (cut out form the middle of my back resulting in 7 stitches and a nappy like dressing) as they were showing signs of distortion, uneven in colour and blurred around the edges and could be early signs of the C word. I’ll get the results in two weeks.

Back in September I wrote about more moles in the garden after a consultation in the U.K when I learnt I had 10 times the amount on my body as I was front of the mole queue at birth.

I was advised by a skin specialist to have all my moles checked every 6 months, especially with me being back in the hot & sunny  Dubai climate.

It was my call to have a follow up inspectiuon here and once idnetified to remove the two culprits concerned. I’ve just made another call – on how to treat the scar tissue during the next two weeks as the healing process takes place.

The Doctor recommended Fucidin antibiotic cream and a 2 week course of antibiotics plus fresh dressing twice per day on my back and provided my face isn’t in sunlight I can  leave it as it is for now.  He also advised me ‘ not to sweat’ during the recovery time and refrain form ANY physical activity which I’ll struggle to stick to. What about golf, working out and swimming?

Any comments on the story so far? I’ll be revealing in part 2 of this post how I’ve decided to go against the Docs advisae and not use the Fucidin cream. I’m going back to nature to assist my body in the healing process and help minimise the chances of major scarring. Any guesses what I’ll be doing?

It’s great to be back, flowers, albeit with 2 moles less than when I last posted an artice here.

59 Responses to “GO! Smell my alternative recovery to recent surgery. Part 1!”

  1. Svasti says:

    Fantastic pic, Jim! I never knew you were so darn handsome :D

    Good on you for going alternative. I always try alternative therapies when I can.

    I’m guessing – scarless healing cream, bach/bush flower essences, acupuncture/TCM. Those are my main guesses anyway!

    Glad you’re back on deck and good luck with the recovery process :)

    • Jim says:

      Good guesses and the flower is the closest one!

      • Svasti says:

        I did guess that, being next door neighbours to the Kiwis and all… but I didn’t want to look like a know it all! ;)

      • Neptune says:

        I have been following this precojt for over a year and it is wonderful to hear the final tracks. When I listen to the album as contemporary piece, although it certainly is nostalgic, I feel it is right up there with any current blues artist on the charts. The musicianship is awesome.Could Be Heaven has the most contemporary pop feel to it. It sits in the middle of the album and as soon as I heard it I thought, nice choice Jim, it changed the mood of the album only long enough to give it variety and then we are back to the true sound that Jim intended for his audience, in my opinion. A blues classic album. This new album is upbeat and happy. It can get you on your feet or a song like You Can Have My Heart can also stop you in your tracks and you’ll want to listen.Great job Jim, congratulations.

      • If my problem was a Death Star, this article is a photon torpedo.

  2. Kathleen says:

    Hi Jim,

    Glad you’re recovering well. Perhaps topical application of olive oil might be your choice for healing?

  3. Hi Jim

    I still would use the antibiotic cream espcially at first because you really do not want an infection and it hastens healing. Afterward, I would use Vitamin E oil to prevent scarring and to keep the area nice. I used Vitamin E oil and it helped with my scares from other surgeries…they are not as bad as they would be otherwise.

    I’m glad you had them removed and are recovering. I was wondering what happened to you. Remember doctors orders of no physical activity means no Twister.


  4. Miss Mae says:

    The olive oil sounds like a winner to me. Hope you recover soon and completely!

  5. Lib says:

    Tropicana oil, factor 2, nearest beach, you’ll be reet.

  6. Arvind says:

    Try some Homoeopathy pills – powerful stuff. And lots of lots of fresh squeezly juice, water and absolutely no alcohol.

  7. Anholito Quevevera says:

    Actually Jim, I think you must be using the pansit pansitan medicinal herb cure actually.

    It works all times for the best!

    Pinoy for you! Good luck!

  8. Purple13 says:

    Yes – Get well soon Jim! My dad had trouble with moles a while back – he ended up catching them by laying empty jam jars in their tunnels???? anyway, apparently, a male mole digs in a zig zag line whilst a female mole digs in a straight line (or is it the other way round)?…. anyway, my Dad remembers catching them and rats to sell to the rat man – apparently the rat tails were sought after (don’t know what happened to the rest of the rat) and of course mole skins…. them’s were the days.

  9. Mike says:

    I don’t think you’re doing the right thing. I’ve never believed that these naturalistic “doctors” ever sold anything other than fancy sugar pills, and could not produce better results than science can provide.

    However, you do what you think is right. After all, it is your own body.

    But always be sure to drink plenty of water, after all, water is the basis of the bodies metabolic processes. No water, we die, right?

    • A/C says:

      GDay Svasti….

      The point Mike is making is Jim isnt intending to use both…
      this can be worrying…

      An alternative medicines advocate here… and known for my uses of various none standard treatments… you need to balance both..

      Personally I find the use to Talc/cornstarch powder on weeping stitches can be of benefit, collidial Silver (post pending), hydrogen pyroxide, ear candling, etc can all be of benefit. Once the stitchs have healed using Aloe Vera straight from the plant not from the Healthfood store is terrific for healing the skin with minimal scarring…
      But you still must follow some basic guidelines and not dismiss any information given by your GP…

      I have used many and varied Alternative natural means to treat anything from stitched wounds to golden staif infection, all with great success, but under the eye of my GP and at times the vet…
      You need to balance both.. I am lucky in regards to having a good idea of what I am looking at, and what to watch for but if you dont, you need someone who is in the know…

      • mike says:

        And not my comment either – another Mike :-) Hiya Mike!

        Although I agree with Kessa – Take the medicine AND do the alternative stuff unless you have talked it through with your doctor just to do alternative and they agree – we don’t want to be encouraging people at flowers not to take doctors advice – a very dangerous message. Listen to the doctor folks – feel free not to just agree with them and to discuss what they are suggesting, but don’t just ignore them.

      • Jim says:

        Well I’m still taking the course of tablets but not the Fucidin antibiotic cream – I’ve a far better solution for it!

      • Svasti says:

        More Mikes! Confusion!! ;)

        I’m curious if you say taking flower essences is a close guess. If its not it, I’m intrigued! ;)

      • Jim says:

        Intrigued it is then – the treatment is connected to flowers!

        You’re getting warmer…

      • Svasti says:

        Ah!! Okay – flower/herbal poultices??

        • Mohamed says:

          Lylani, April 2, Jim Ball announced big and bold on Jocks Journal in early March that he was taknig over from David Oldfield, well before David Oldfield knew anything about it. Jim sounded very happy to be resigning without notice on his last night. Perhaps he will show up on 2GB on Tuesday, 6th April at 12.07am. If not, something’s gone wrong! The ever so prompt resignation from 2UE may not make it easy to return to the station, but since Melbourne Talk Radio starts up in May he may well be working for them. I think he’ll suit them very well.

        • Information is power and now I’m a !@#$ing dictator.

  10. Kathleen says:

    Olive oil and Reiki?

  11. badthing says:

    Hi Jim :) WOW! that’s quite a pic you have there. LOL

    I TOO went the alternative doctor/medicine route for a particular health problem and I used a cream called MSM when I needed healing. http://www.graceharborfarms.com/MSM.htm

    I wish you the best with your recovery.

  12. Jack Payne says:

    No direct experience with molds, Jim. But, plenty with alternative medicines of all kinds. Last drug to go–from my medicine cabinet–was hi-blood pressure. For20 years I’d tried to keep my hi-blood pressure down with about 20 different experiments (why do you suppose they call what a doctor does, “practice?”) All to no avail. At times my blood pressure would hit 190 / 110. Five years ago I stopped all drugs, completely, both prescription and over-the-counter. Included was the latest of my hi-blood pressure experiment. Right after that my blood pressure—in the total absense of all blood pressure medicines–dropped to normal and stayed there ever since. Was just too my dr. yesterday. BP was 119 /78–about ths same as it was 65 years ago when I was a high school athlete.

    So, as you can see I am a strong advocate of alternative medicine.

    • Jim says:

      Hi Jack & welcome back – hope your novels are selling well and it’s great to learn your alternative ways – congrats on your new Blood pressure result!

      No body has guessed my alternative method of helping that healing process along..

  13. Kathleen says:

    Nobody has guessed yet? Well, it is the antibiotic cream you’re shunning. I hope you’ll say exactly why. There are many natural antibiotics that can be applied topically. So…it’s not olive oil, but comes from a flower.

    I did read, and wrote a post about research showing the cannabis extracts (non-psychotropic and psychotropic) have potent antibacterial properties, and could even show promise for MRSA. Are you working on a poultice? Now, cannabis is a flowering plant…hmm…..

    The other medicinal flower is jasmine….Tel Aviv studies show it too has potent anti-cancer properties.

    Saliva is a potent wound healer, but there’s nothing flowery in your mouth, so it can’t be that.

  14. [...] I apply my natural remedy twice daily to help my scars heal after my recent mole removal (I’ll be revealing what natural remedy I’m using shortly as nobod… I’ve been digging around on how scars can be avoided [...]

  15. Kathleen says:

    Darn, I’m determined to guess. It has to be honey nectar.

  16. Jim says:


    Will post about it soooooooooooon.

    It’s a special healing honey from a certain part of the world.

    AND its working.

  17. Dr. Ehab says:

    Hi Jim, I’am glad you didnt use Fucidin Cream because it doesnt work at all !!!! the incidence of resistance of bacteria to Fucidin Cream (Fucidic Acid) is above 49% and it is increasing.

    Hony has shown great results in healing wounds leaving no scars due to its strong anti inflammatory effect. The golden rule in surgery says … No inflammation …No Scar .

    it is also clincally proven that honey kills bacteria, including the Super Bugs which has killed more than 1000 people in the UK in 2003.

    What kind of honey have you used ????

    I am glad it all went well



    • Jim says:

      THanks Dr Ehab & welcome to GO! Smell the flowers!

      I used a special honey from New Zealand and will post about it shortly – watch this space – this stuff is a miracle cure….

  18. [...] Congratulations to health blogger Borzack for guessing my alternative method of helping my wounds heal after the recent removal of a couple of moles on my back & face. Other regulars here homed in on the fact it was honey and guesses from olive oil, a poultice and flower bach remedies came in in part 1 of the post. [...]

  19. borzack says:

    I’ve used it before, and still using it now. My skin care line are all organic manuka honey based from Living Nature New Zealand :)

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