I would be grateful if you could let Meir know my mother, Mrs Hilda Nichol, passed away at home in Australia on the 26 February 2013. My mother and I talked constantly about Meir’s work and the astounding treatment she received from Meir in San Francisco and Constance, Germany. As my mother’s 24/7 carer I witnessed firsthand the severe pain my mother suffered since her near fatal accident in Switzerland in 2004. Through the work of Meir my mother was in no pain when she passed away. For this I will be eternally grateful.
I am still in a state of shock since the death of my mother. However, I will not rest until I try my utmost to ensure complex poly-trauma patients do not suffer the way my mother did following her accident. To this end I have written to the United Nations outlining my seemingly endless search for treatments for my mother’s pain and lack of mobility. That is until we met the “brilliant Dr Meir Schneider”. I should have asked Meir first before using his name. I therefore hope Meir has no objection.
I feel there is a need for world-wide Poly-trauma Units associated with major hospitals able to deal with major injuries. However, there is also a need for associated “Rehabilitation Clinics” where patients receive the appropriate treatment necessary to recover from their injuries and their pain. Although we visited many doctors and therapists, Meir is the only person who had an intrinsic understanding of what treatment the body required on the path to recovery. As I stated to the United Nations If we encountered totally inadequate (traditional) medical care in developed countries (Switzerland and Australia) my heart goes out to victims of major accidents and natural disasters in underdeveloped countries.
I will let you know how I progress. It will no doubt be a rocky road ahead.
Dr Helen Nichol
North Wollongong, Australia