“My name is Natalya Davydova, I am 44 years old and I have odontogenic autoimmune osteomyelitis in both jaws, which means that for some unknown reason my bones on my face are decaying,” - this is how Natasha's letter to our fund began.
Natalya graduated from the Faculty of Law of Voronezh State University, successfully pursued a career as a lawyer, thought about her law office. It was an interesting, eventful life, and nothing foreshadowed trouble.
“One day, at the end of 2006, my cheekbone ached, the therapist advised me to warm and smear. However, the pain grew, it became clear that ointments were not enough and endless circles of hell began. I was driven from one doctor to another, diagnoses were mutually exclusive, treatment was chaotic and fragmentary. All the years of the illness, I scrupulously studied everything related to osteomyelitis and now I can say with confidence that after carefully listening to the complaints and asking the right questions, treatment could have begun much earlier, but this was not done. I was getting worse, the pain was unbearable, the temperature was high. When the diagnosis was finally made (it cost me a lot of effort and money), the treatment did not differ much from the previous one. In case of osteomyelitis, it is very important to clean the bone to the "clean edge", sow the removed and select antibiotics. For all 25 operations, this was never done, sepsis became a natural result, ”says Natalya.
Natasha collected the rest of her money and energy and went to Moscow. Moscow doctors were pessimistic: they repeated that a large number of mistakes had been made that no one would want to correct, that there was no sensitivity to antibiotics due to their thoughtlessly widespread use, that the whole clinical picture was blurred by inept attempts at treatment, that the body was severely depleted and weakened. Natalya returned to Voronezh, repeatedly tried to get a quota, but she was invariably refused, all complaints where also did not give any result. The second sepsis was not long in coming.