Posted on May 7, 2017 in Blog |
If I had realized back in 2009 that I would still be in treatment of some sort seven years later, I am not sure I would have stuck with the plan.
I was lucky in a few ways. First, I was directed to the world’s best physician in treating Bartonella. He knew how to test me and treat me. Two years after starting treatment, I was clear of Bartonella. I have tested clear of Bartonella since 2011.
But I also tested positive for Babesia. Babesia is also a co-infection of Lyme disease. The parasite that leads to Babesia is commonly seen in blacklegged deer ticks. It’s common to find ticks and enzootic hosts carrying both Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and Babesia. Between 12% and 42% of rodents are co-infected with both agents. It is currently incurable. But it can be managed. Dr. Daniel Cameron has an excellent article on this topic.
In 2011, another parasite was discovered called Protomyxzoa Rheumatica FL1953 by Dr. Steven Fry of Fry Labs in Arizona. Guess who tested positive for that too?
Today, I am in treatment for both and am having remarkable results. Approximately 90% of all my original symptoms are GONE.
I can work again. I can write again. I can think again. I have hope. I have a healthy marriage. I have a joyful life.
Am I “cured”? No. I call it remission, similar to cancer. The load of infection within my bloodstream has dramatically decreased in the past few years allowing me for a fuller, richer life. I still have occasional debilitating fatigue and a few other symptoms, but I am definitely on the road to recovery.