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After Infusio – Four and Five Month Update

It’s almost been five months since I returned from Infusio. Life has been busy but good! Since I’m almost a month overdue with my update, this post will be a combined four and five month update. Next month is a big milestone, 6 months post treatment!

I’m really enjoying my life without Lyme! This is the longest I’ve been symptom free in at least 10 years!! It is really nice not having to deal with weird symptoms, tons of medication, and supplements. I’m so grateful for my amazing Lyme doctor and that I had the opportunity to get treatment at Infusio!

Since returning home, I’ve talked to at least 25 people about my experience. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to talk with each person. It’s been wonderful to talk to others with Lyme.

They understand the frustration of dealing with an illness that has no specific treatment plan, and the uncertainty that comes along with feeling like you’re a human “guinea pig” or as Yolanda Foster tweeted “My life feels like a test nobody studied for…..” Each conversation has been such a blessing to me, and everyone has been so encouraging and friendly!

A few of the people I’ve spoken with will be going to Infusio this year. One of them is en route to Frankfurt today! These awesome Lyme warriors have agreed to let me “keep tabs” on their progress for at least their first year post treatment. I have a series of questions they will be answering pre-treatment and at certain post treatment “milestones.”  I’m hopeful my blog will be more than my Infusio story, and will be a place for many stories of healing and remission.

Okay back to my update!

I’ve still been making sleep a priority, and I’ve been averaging 9 hours most nights. I think it has really helped with my healing, which makes sense since our immune systems do so much work while we are sleeping. I am very surprised at how much more rested I feel just by getting an extra hour a night. I thought I was well rested getting 8 hours, but 9 hours feels even better!

I haven’t been having my daily cup of Nettle tea, and I’m trying to get back on track since it helps the body detox. I have continued with acupuncture and I do believe that has been super helpful during this time of re-modulation. My acupuncturist continues to be amazed by how much my body has changed.

My pulses are stronger, and have less signs of stagnation or deficiencies. My tongue continues to show things are improving and the signs of stagnation have disappeared. As I mentioned in my last update, Chinese medicine believes the tongue has many connections to meridians and internal organs. You can read more about tongue diagnosis here.

The occasional digestive issues are also getting better. I’m continuing a probiotic dose of 50 billion a day. I regularly drink bone broth and eat fermented foods. I keep reminding myself to be patient as my body heals, and remember that all the antibiotics were really hard on my digestive system.

Another thing I’m enjoying is my “clear” mind. There is a noticeable difference in how my brain feels. I know that my sound strange to those who’ve never had Lyme but those of you who’ve experienced minor to major Lyme brain can understand! It has been truly wonderful to not have brain fog, confusion, forgetfulness, word finding, and concentration issues. I don’t think I realized how many brain issues I experienced until I didn’t have them anymore! I just thought that was “normal!”

There is one thing that hasn’t improved, and that is my shortness of breath. As I mentioned in my previous update, it hasn’t worsened, however, it feels stagnant. I was hoping for a complete resolution, but I understand it may just be a permanent side effect, or possibly may not have been related to the Lyme and Babesia.  If that is the only “lingering” effect, I can’t complain.

I haven’t seen Phil for a follow-up appointment and I hope to see him the next time he’s in Marin. I’m really curious to see if the Global Diagnostics scan picks up any Lyme or co-infections.

In the mean time, I’m sharing this link to an informative 30 minute interview with Phil Battiade, the founder of Infusio. He explains how the Global Diagnostics works and give great info on thymus and stem cell therapy.

If you’d like to talk with me about my Infusio experience, please contact me. I’d love to talk with you!


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After Infusio – Three Month Update

I made it to a important post treatment milestone……90 days since Infusio!

From what I understand, within the first six months after treatment “side effects” can occur, but typically they occur in the first 90 days. These “side effects” can be minor fatigue, or severe flu-like symptoms.

Thankfully, the past three months have been fairly uneventful!

As I mentioned in my two month update, I was trying to rest more. Since then, I’ve embraced being more of a “sleeper.” I’ve been really good at getting 8 hours of sleep, and sometimes I squeeze in 8 1/2 to 9 hours! This means my head usually hits the pillow at 9:30 or 10:00 pm.

I prefer to be an early riser, rather than I late nighter. I used stay up late, and sleep in later; I found that since I began building our urban homestead, getting up early is really helpful. It gives me more daylight hours to get things done!

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After Infusio – Two Month Update

I can’t believe in a few days it will be 2015! I’m very excited to start this new year Lyme free!

It’s been a little over two months since I finished treatment at Infuiso in Frankfurt, Germany. I am happy to share I don’t have much to say. In other words, I still haven’t experienced any symptoms of Lyme or co-infections…..whoo hoo!

When I saw Phil during my one month follow up in mid- November he encouraged me to rest more, and to continue drinking Nettle tea. He reminded me that my body has been through a lot, and it’s important to support it during the remodulation period. Continue reading