My Lyme Disease Recovery

Today I ask for your help, something I never thought I would do. If nothing else I hope to spread awareness of the struggle we endure, and our efforts to find better medical care. The moment may never be right, so I’m running for my life.

I was recently diagnosed with Lyme Disease and multiple tick borne coinfections. These infections were caused by an unknown tick bite, undiagnosed for over a decade. Over the years I have struggled to maintain my health in many aspects, and after a failed Lyme treatment prescribed to me last year the severity of my symptoms became uncontrollable. Lyme disease alone has up to 300 chronic symptoms ranging from bone pain, muscle weakness, extreme fatigue, heart palpitations, vertigo, memory loss, loss of cognitive. and motor functions, weight loss, trouble breathing, nausea and vomiting, inflammation, vision problems, and more. All of which I experience on a daily basis. Lyme disease infiltrates blood, brain, tissue, ligaments and bone. My immune system has basically been shut off by these infections and the only way to build immunity back is to kill every infection and detox my body of the residual waste. This retrains my immune system to do its job.

Thankfully I have found a treatment center nearby with phenomenal documented results. By July I5, 2017 I will be moving from my home in California to be a patient at Sierra Integrative Medical Center in Reno, NV. I will be registered in a full 30-plus hour a week, outpatient treatment under the care of Medical Director, Dr. Bruce Fong, DO, HMD. This will last between 8-10 weeks of a multitude of specialized care including advanced nutraceuticals, integrated whole body detoxification, orthomolecular therapy, oxidative therapies, intravenous nutritional support and individualized homeopathic remedies, finishing off with around 20 sessions of their famous “Push” that actually kills all the Lyme spirochetes in my body completely. Then comes a “home-care” regimen of detox and booster shots for 3-4 months afterwards. Unfortunately most of the treatments at the center are considered “alternative and preventative”, and are not covered by insurance companies. This means I will pay for at least 95% out of pocket.

***UPDATE: Unfortunately, the donor who  had offered to pay for this treatment out of generosity, is no longer able to do so.  This information came to me after i have already committed to treatment. I've already done one week of system detoxification with Dr. Fong in preparation for an 8week course to kill the Lyme. I will now have to stop my treatment in its tracks so I can come up with funding for this clinic, as they need payment upfront. I have moved in with family during the course of all of this, unable to work for an undetermined amount of time and what I have saved will not be enough.

I am doing this because I have an opportunity for amazing medical care. I have already been turned away by over two dozen local and referral doctors who refuse to help treat me, as they just do not have enough training in Chronic Lyme. Sierra Integrative Medical Center will be free of every infection related to this disease and can have an actual chance at a healthy life. I just turned thirty years old and would love nothing more than to run and hold and carry my child through life. I do not want to lose any more precious time to this disease. There is no way that I can beat this disease on my own.

Peace and Love. Cherish every moment.

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Katie Graveen 
Organizer
Chester, CA
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