MIKEY & LAUREN SCHIMKES LYME TREATMENT

In April of 2010, I was bit by a deer tick and contracted Lyme Disease along with multiple co-infections. I desperately need help in raising money for my treatment that I am scheduled to receive the first week of October 2012. It's very expensive and health insurance unfortunately will not cover my LYME DISEASE TREATMENT!! I have been dealing with many symptoms since being bit, some which have gotten better, some worse... but it's a long laundry list of issues that these deer ticks give you! The past 6 months my symptoms have been difficult and I have been suffering greatly with muscle weakness and convulsions, brain fog, confusion, anxiety, memory loss, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, severe pain and arthritis all caused by Lyme. The doctors and specialists believe that if I don't get better soon I could be suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and or Parkinson's like problems and may currently have lesions on my brain. Essentially resulting in being chronically sick for years to come or the rest of my life. The disease is in my entire body, my brain, spine and deep in my muscles and bones. Basically the antibiotics I have been on for 2 years are mostly keeping my disease at bay. My immune system is weak not responding completely to antibiotic therapy and my body is becoming very toxic from fluctuating 7 different antibiotics. I can't mask my symptoms anymore and must be open and honest about being sick to heal completely from the inside out.


I began to search for healing centers and a friend recommend Sierra Integrative Health in Reno, Nevada. People come from all over the world to get treatment there for LYME! Its is a very busy medical clinic with a wonderful staff! After spending 3 days at the clinic, which involved a 8 hour stay each time, intensive testing and trying some of these alternative IV therapies, I am convinced that this is what I need to do. I am following my intuition and I also am extremely impressed with Dr. Fong and his medical staff which they have been treating Lyme among other diseases for over 30 years. Lyme is very complicated! I want to share what's going on with my friends, family, clients and anyone open to learning about the dynamics of this illness as I heal! During my treatment you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. In October starting treatment, I will be blogging a few days a week if not daily depending on how I'm feeling.  I encourage anyone to follow this unique treatment and life quest I am on. I will be getting daily Intravenous Infusions and spending anywhere from 3 to 10 hours at the medical clinic 5 to 6 days a week for over 2 months. Also incorporating into my program, massage, lymphatic drainage, nutrition, a Vegan Diet, muscle testing, weekly lab work, chiropractic, exercise, yoga, meditation, vitamins and supplements. My LLMD (LYME LITERATE MEDICAL DOCTOR) agreed that a combination integrative treatment with some possible antibiotic therapy will really help me get back on path and or CURE ME!

For those of you that don't know me... I am a 28 year old vivacious mountain woman and snow sports enthusiast. I love my family, friends and pets very much! I am a Certified Massage Therapist and have owned my own business for 9 years. I want to get healthy & strong again so that I can continue to keep my business, Trinity Wellness moving forward to inspire and help others look and feel their very best everyday with holistic health, spa  & salon services, biofeedback, vitamins and supplements. The doors for Trinity are currently closed until December 15th. I may not be strong enough to be doing full time massage and office work after the 8-10 week treatment, but I am sure going to fight and try my hardest to get back full speed. I provide spa services in a special resort town I live in, Bear Valley, CA on Hwy 4. My husband Mike and I were recently married and we are dedicated to raising a family someday in Bear Valley. We are committed there and want to be a positive force in the progression of our resort town. Our family have deep roots in Bear Valley and have been extremely supportive and understanding with the situation I am up against. I love the community, residents and every aspect of our very small and remote village. Living in town while doing this integrative medical program is difficult as it is over 3 hours away from any treatment center.
 
Lyme is one of the most common diseases and many people have been mis-diagnosed and are suffering from it. I know more people that have Lyme disease and co infections than Cancer. My mother and best friend, Sandy was also bit by a deer tick 2 weeks before me and she has been battling this disease with me. She will being going to the same treatment center and working hard to get better and heal from LYME!  She has helped me to keep my faith, business and health strong. Every

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