They say hind sight is always 20/20. Looking back things started to go wrong in middle school with my health and got worse as I went through high school. I noticed symptoms of increased tiredness, irritability, brain fog, decreased stamina with sports, difficulty learning, eye floaters, spots in vision, blurriness in vision, constipation, severe migraine headaches (to the point where 3 a week was mild),etc.. . I am talking about where it's 3am, I am vomiting, dry heaving at times with tears streaming down my face, and wishing I was dead so I didn't have to go through the pain anymore. Anything to make it stop. I knew this was not normal. No one else was going through things like this that I knew. My parents tried to help me as best as they could but their efforts were no match for what would happen over the next few years.
Fast forwarding to when I was 19, I had a classic bulls eye rash on my right knee. It was diagnosed as ringworm but the rash did not respond to anti-fungals. It went away on its own eventually. When I was 21, my periods stopped, most of my hair fell out, my skin on my fingers would dry out & peel off (so I didn't have any fingerprints), I lost around 30 lbs. (you could see my ribcage protruding from my skin, I developed an auto-immune thyroid disease, I had severe diarrhea for 6 months that turned into severe constipation, and I consulted the Life Extension Foundation to help me find a doctor that could help me. I never knew anything about Lyme Disease and neither did the doctor I went to see when I was 23.
However, that doctor saved my life that day. Or at least he was able to prolong it for a few years with thyroid medication, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, specific vitamins and nutrients. I am forever thankful for him. He specifically said if it was not for my diet and supplements, I would probably have cancer.
Fast forwarding five years and a ton of research later... I just got back from New York today, May 10th, 2012. I have been sent to work with a leading doctor there. The results are that the Lyme infection has spread to my brain despite efforts here in Michigan to eradicate the disease. I also have a co-infection called Bartonella and massive Bio-Films throughout my body. I have two types of fungus growing inside me, Candida, and Fumonisis. That one that gives off NEUROTOXINS to the brain, literally kills it, and little by little. I am loaded with Heavy Metals (Mercury, Lead, Cadmium), two Viruses EBV (Mono)/Parvo (causes arthritis), and Parasites intestinal flukes and a tape worm.
My health is failing me and I do need treatment relatively soon. I am asking for funding to cover travel costs to New York, the actual treatment itself which includes detoxification IV treatments (targeted for the heavy metals), anti-microbial IV treatments(targeted against the infections & parasites), and a series of IV's (lipid protocol developed by Patricia Kane PhD/ PK protocol)to rebuild the system. I also need specific nutrients and supplements during the process in order to help with the process. It should take about 3 months depending on how I respond.
I just want the chance to live a normal life. I will do everything I can to save my own money for the chance to get better. If you are able to donate, I would greatly appreciate any amount.
Important web sites to look at-
ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme and its associated diseases through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases.(International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society)
lymedisease.org (formerly CALDA) advocates for people with tick-borne diseases, educates the public, and helps fund medical research. We publish a quarterly journal called the Lyme Times, maintain an educational website at http://www.lymedisease.org&h=dAQGz3kU3&s=1" target="_blank">www.lymedisease.org, and disseminate Lyme disease information via Facebook, Twitter, on-line support groups and email newsletters. We also provide educational grants to health care professionals who want to learn more about treating tick-borne diseases. When you become a member of LymeDisease.org, you make our voice even stronger.
The Michigan Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (MLDA) is a statewide non-profit 501c3 organization www.MLDA.org
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