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After Infusio – Emily’s Two Week Update

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I am excited to share my sister-in-law’s first ‘After Infusio’ interview. Emily is approaching her 3 week mark and gave me this update this last week.

I’m very happy she was able to use FMLA to take a medical leave of absence from her job, this gives her almost   90 days off after treatment. It is so, so, important to rest and take good care of yourself during those first 100 days.


Treatment dates:  November 9, – November 20, 2015

Was the administrative staff in Frankfurt helpful?

Very. Marc, though new, was very helpful and accommodating.

Did you feel the doctors and nurses were competent care providers?

Yes. Everyone had a job, knew their job, and performed it adequately.

Was it easy to communicate with everyone at the clinic?

Yes. There were some parts where translation was an issue, but you have to remember English is their second language. They speak our difficult language very well.

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

Yes and no. I would have questions, I was told they would told they’d find out for me. They never did, and I’d forget the question. Or their answers were vague, but then again there is probably no correct answer. There is no cure, you just get close, and let your body to the rest.

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

Yes, a detox massage and reflexology massage. I also had some sort of inflatable pants called a Slimyonik Lymph Drainage.

What microbes did the Global Diagnostics find?

By the end of the first week, Babesia and Bartonella were showing up. The Lyme never showed.

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

My heavy metals were not a concern, because the levels were so low, however they did go down after treatment. They gave me IV’s to help support my liver function.

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

On the first day it revealed I have “traveler’s companion stress.” Dr. Michael fun that was funny. He’s convinced it was a translation error and it just meant “traveling stress,” though my traveling companion agreed with the Global Diagnostics results!

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

Lyme never showed up, but Babesia and Bartonella was still there.

How did you feel during your treatments?

For the most part, I felt fine. I had headaches, some twitching in the face, dizziness, but nothing major. My hip started aching at the beginning but hat could have been from the 13 hour flight.

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

The joint pain in my hand is almost resolved! My thoughts seem to be clearer, and I do feel like I have more energy.

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)

Joint Pain = 5 (previously 8)

My hand is a huge improvement but the rest has not improved much.

Neuropathy = 3 (previously 7)

Probably better because I don’t have to be on my feet all day at work.

Fatigue/Insomnia = 4 (previously 5)

I’m finally sleeping longer

Food Sensitivities – 6 (previously 6)

Still there but ti’s too soon to start eating these foods because I’m not allowed to use an Epi pen if it was needed.

Speech and Writing Issues – 4 (previously 4)

Same as before treatment.

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 I am 10-15% better at this time.

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

Rest was his main recommendation. Also, maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat right, and avoid gluten.

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

10 all the way. They provided taxi cards for travel and a phone for local calls. A booklet of information about the place we stayed, restaurants, translations, information on their services, pricing guide, and sights to see. They also stocked the kitchen, which was needed for us because our arriving flight was cancelled, and we arrived on Sunday instead of Saturday. Most stores are not open on Sunday.

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

9 – I should have been more persistent with my questions until I got a solid answer. I kind of wanted a copy of the microbe section of the Global Diagnostics, that would have been helpful.

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

Totally worth it!

If you have small or hidden veins, please do the following to help them before they turn you into a human pin cushion.

-Drink a lot of water and do a bit of cardio

I noticed I days I didn’t do much cardio I became that pin cushion. If it didn’t take me so much time to fall asleep and stay asleep, I might have woken up early to do more cardio.


Thank you Emily for sharing this helpful information! If you have any words of encouragement for her, share them in the comments. If you’d like to read her ‘Pre-Infusio’ Interview, click here.

 

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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