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Describe a Conversation with Your Physician

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 in Blog |

April 3rd – #HAWMC, @wegohealth Describe a conversation with your physician. Conversation with my doctor last Thursday, March 21st. ‘So, your protomyzoa rheumatica is now negative, but you still have a variant present,’ he said. ‘Damn you!’ I blurted out. I just KNEW I was in remission. I had two negative tests, then a positive, then two more negative. He wants three in a row to consider it remission. I was so sure I had even planned a celebration dinner the next night with family and a friend. I was THAT sure. Yes, I still have a few symptoms, but come on . . . It took a few minutes to sink in. I was just so certain. ‘So what’s next?’ I asked. ‘We develop a new protocol to get this last bit,’ he replied calmly. He is so good at calming me. Even his word choice: ‘bit,’ meaning tiny, miniscule. We figure out the next protocol of meds, then I ask the dreaded question: ‘How long?’ He gives me an answer that does not include a number. So I repeat the question, ‘How long?’ 5-8 months. Except I don’t start on the new antibiotic for another month, so I know it’s really 6-9 months. A year ago, he told me this protocol for the PR would probably be 6-9 months. So, while I am hoping for a shortened period, I know it might be another year. The good news is that now I have killed two infections in my body over the past 3.5 years. I am stronger. What’s left is weaker. So, I am hoping it really will be just 6-9 months. So, a third phase, unanticipated, but I know I can do it. I can kill this bastard. Just need the right combination of meds and supplements and continued healthy behaviors and thoughts. P.S. – I did apologize for the ‘Damn you’ comment; don’t like to shoot the messenger. He understood. Share...

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Helpful Labs and Websites

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 in Blog |

April 4th – List of resources for anyone newly diagnosed and comments on labs to use for accurate testing. First, the labs that I recommend. Please note I am not a physician and can only tell you my experience with the following labs from a patient’s perspective: Igenex.com – San Diego, CA – they test all the DNA bands. I believe I had The Complete Initial Lyme Panel done. It showed how many DNA bands tested positive. Galaxy Diagnostics in North Carolina – galaxydx.com – their testing has become more and more refined is the best testing lab for finding more than 26 strains of Bartonella. If you don’t recall a tick bite and you have cats, you want this lab to test the blood. I had the Bartonella ePCR, triple draw. Expensive, but amazingly accurate. Frylabs.com – Fry Labs in Arizona – If you are at this point, you are hopefully seeing a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD). He will know what tests to order. Helpful sites: www.beatingbartonella.com www.whatislyme.com http://web.ncsu.edu/abstract/science/bartonella-3/ www.sharonlivingwithlyme.com www.tmgmd.com www.galaxydx.com www.betterhealthguy.com/ www.lymedisease.org www.wildcondor.com www.ilads.org http://overcominglyme.blogspot.com/ http://www.ladyoflyme.com/ www.lymenet.org http://myblindspotjourney.com/category/bartonella/ www.lymediseaseassociation.org www.publichealthalert.org/ www.lymeinfo.net www.lymefriends.org http://lymepedia.org/ http://lymechick.com/ http://lymediseaseaudio.com/ www.underourskin.com www.cheryllyme.blogspot.com/ www.joethetick.com/ www.lymepa.org www.lymetap.org www.freewebs.com/lymefacts/lymelinks.htm www.butyoudontlooksick.com For teaching children about Lyme Disease: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lymediseaseprotestresources/doc/223775761097157/ Share...

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