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After Infusio – Christi’s Two Week Update

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Treatment Dates: April 27 – May 8, 2015

Was the administrative staff in Frankfurt helpful?

Oh yes!  Very helpful and informative. They answered questions, gave us helpful information and made sure we had what we needed.

Did you feel Michael Wittstadt and Nadine Flemming were competent care providers?

Yes, I have a very sincere and abundant amount of respect for these two.  They work so, so hard and always manage to smile.  They were helpful, answered my never ending questions and always made sure I was comfortable.

Michael was only there for my first four days but he left me with a very positive outlook and his care was top notch.

Nadine is exactly who you want taking care of you.  She is kind, caring and helpful all while being calm and professional with a smile and a laugh when needed.

For my remaining six days of treatment I was also lucky in that I was treated by Phillip. Phillip is a brilliant man and phenomenal doctor. In addition to that, he has a great personality and knows how to keep people happy.

Was it easy to communicate with everyone at the clinic?

Yes, everyone spoke English.

Were any questions and/or concerns you had during treatments addressed?

I asked a lot of questions and I was always given an answer that I could understand.  If I had concerns, the staff took their time in explaining things so that I would be comfortable.

Did you have any type of bodywork? If so, which type?

I had three reflexology massages and I loved them!  I’d never had one before but I think they were instrumental in getting my body working properly.

What microbes did the Global Diagnostics find?

The only microbe that showed up was Lyme and that was in the second week.

Did the Global Diagnostics find any heavy metals? If so, did you receive treatment for those?

Yes, I had some high metals and I was treated for them.

Did the Global Diagnostics find any health issue you weren’t aware of? If comfortable, please share.

Nothing I wasn’t aware of.  Since I’d been seeing some holistic doctors here, I knew I had issues with my liver, kidneys and colon.  The scan showed that these were weak in the beginning yet much stronger at the end.  To add more positivity, my holistic doctor felt these areas after I returned.  He did some pressure tests and concluded that in fact, these areas are healing!  Great news!!!

Did your final Global Diagnostics still show Lyme and/or co-infections?

No, it was clear of Lyme and all co-infections.

How did you feel during your treatments?

I was lucky, I felt great!  I had energy to explore the local area and beyond.  We took a river cruise up the Rhine one day and the train to Heidelberg on another where we saw Heidelberg Castle, (I recommend everyone taking this excursion as this little medieval city and castle are absolutely beautiful, romantic and quite stunning).

We were also able to take a walking tour of Frankfurt which orientated us to the city and made going places much easier.  The public transit and metro systems are clean, easy and very safe.

On our free weekend we took a train to Paris and had a wonderful time in the city. Such a great and unforgettable experience.

Did some or all of your main symptoms improve or resolve after treatment?

They have highly improved.  I had a severe headache the Monday after returning but I’m not sure if that was Lyme, recovery from a 19 hour travel day, being back in an area where my allergies are bad or a combination of all of it. The BEST part is that my brain is much clearer and I don’t suffer from that severe brain fog anymore. Plus, I’m happier!

If you still have symptoms, please list your top 5-10 symptoms and rate each on a scale of 1-10. (1 = mild and 10 = severe)

It has only been one week since I returned so I expect to have these at this point, especially with the adjustment back to “real life” with two kids after being gone two weeks. Plus, my body is weak from lack of exercise and so I tend to get worn down more quickly. Disclaimer over, here’s the numbers:

  • Fatigue:  4
  • Swollen Lymph nodes:  3
  • Headaches (less frequent):  3
  • Sweating:  3
  • Joint pain & migrating joint pain:  3
  • Muscle weakness (after exertion not just from lifting up a glass of water like before):  3
  • Memory loss & forgetfulness:  1

I do know that my swollen lymph nodes and sweating are my body detoxing so I know things are working which makes things more bearable.  I make sure to drink plenty of water and also do a little self lymphatic massage in my neck.  I’ve also lost a few pounds since being back but that seems to be mostly water as my ankles were swollen from travel.

Please rate your overall well being immediately after treatment, using a percentage. For example, 100% would be in perfect health and symptom free.

I would say about 85% and I know it will go up once I get my energy back. Even with trying to relax the first week, I did too much two days in a row.  For a normal person it would have just been another day, but for my weak body it was too much.

What continuing care did Michael recommend on your last day of treatment?

I had Phillip for my final day review and he didn’t have any specific aftercare instructions for me.  He had general instructions to maintain my organic, non-gmo diet and to try and stick to a Paleo diet as much as possible, (something to do with grains in the US being higher in a particular chemical or substance that is not beneficial to the health of the stem cells).  He also said I can continue with chiropractic care and even acupuncture and massage if I wanted.

On a scale of 1 – 10 (1 = terrible and 10 = excellent) please rate the accommodations Infusio provided?

We stayed at Couva House and loved it.  I would give it an overall rating of a 7 with a 10 for location.  It lost points because there wasn’t enough counter space in the bathroom. The shower was difficult, made a mess and was hard to step out of when your feet were wet because it was a longer that normal drop.

We were in a studio and had seen the suite which would have been rated a 9 or 10 due to it’s size and the kitchen.  I also docked points because while we had a small yet functional kitchen, we had to buy a sponge and dish soap to do the dishes.  Since I cooked 90% of our meals, this was a necessity.  I also wish they had a little broom and dust pan to make it easier to tidy up the floor after cooking and preparing snacks for travel.

Overall it was a comfortable place to stay and was located in such a GREAT neighborhood. Perfect area for walking, shopping, dining and coffee.  Literally everything from an organic grocery store, clothing store, restaurants, bar, metro and taxi station were less that 30 yards from the front courtyard yet the nights were peaceful and quiet.

On a scale of 1 – 10, (1 = terrible and 10 = excellent) how would your rate the overall experience at Infusio?

Easily it was a 10.  Nothing is perfect but this was darn near it and an excellent experience!

Please share any additional information you feel may be helpful to those considering treatment at Infusio.

I would say the first thing you need to do is establish confidence in the establishment, staff and process before you even get there because they are VERY competent and caring individuals.  You have to trust the process and have faith that your body will benefit from it.

Once you have that established, research the area and find something that interests you so that you can explore. It doesn’t have to be much but the prospects of doing something fun while your enduring medical treatment is a bright light that can really shower you with happiness and positivity.  The excursions we took will forever be etched in my mind as wonderful experiences and they are times I will cherish just as much as the positive treatments I received at Infusio.

This is a life altering experience and I hope that everyone can take out of it what I have. The key for me was staying positive.  So, in addition to good health, I wish every other Infusio patient the power of positivity.


 

Author: Jen @ Honeychick Homestead

Honeychick Homestead is about more than urban homesteading. Here you'll find a mix of diverse topics, about health, real food, Lyme Disease, and my newest adventure, urban homesteading!

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