Carmen McKnight

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10/25/2014- Giving blood for further testing.

 

Looking back, I realize now I’ve had Lyme disease symptoms for years, yet I was “in a functional state” as the doctors put it. I’ve dealt with a certain amount of frailness- or weakness- in the body since the great darkness (slipped into unconsciousness for three days and three nights) sometime during the years of my middle school. Up to that point, I ran track in school, practicing to take it professionally while guided by a coach/teacher, and lived a normal life. Afterwards, many things simply changed and I fought with a frailness I still despise. I kept pushing on in my Eastern European way, pushing through life’s pains and struggles, assuming they would dissolve with time. In a way, this thinking awarded me with a healthy amount of resilience. Uitindu-ma in trecut, imi dau seama ca am avut simptome de la muscatura de capuse ani de zile. Au inceput dupa ce am cazut la pat intr-un stagiu de inconstienta cu o temperatura extrem de ridicata, trei zile si trei nopti pe perioada anilor 10-14. Inainte fugeam -ca atleta- la concursurile de viteza si rezistenta, facind parte din primii 4 pe scoala, binenteles dupa Lala care era foarte buna. Dupa, lucrurile sau schimbat si am inceput o lupta de subriditate si sensibilitate care inca o lupt, desi o urasc. Datorita mentalitatii Europenei de Est, am impins durerea la o parte si mi-am trait viata intr-o calitate cit de frumoasa posilib, dezvoltindu-mi o rezilitate.

This blog is documenting my life before and after-mostly after- being diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014. ( Acest blog documenteaza viata mea dupa ce am fost diagnosticata cu Lyme disease in 2014 produsa de la muscatura de capuse)

The active battle against Lyme disease began on January 15th, 2014, unknown to me at the time. I was working as a massage therapist in a clinic facility. On the morning of Jan. 12th, 2014, “all hell broke loose” as the expression goes. I felt as if an invisible finger pushed a button in the abdominal cavity (more accurate in the Solar plexus area) and I began a battle I never signed up for or imagined would happen to me. Lupta activa a bolii a inceput in Ianuarie 15, 2014. Lucram intr-o clinica medicala ca terapista de masaj si in dimineata zilei de 15 Ianuarie parca iadul a explodat si am simtit un deget invizibil inpingind un buton invizibil intre oasele sinilor/ partea de stomach, si am inceput o lupta grea de neimaginat. 

The first few days, I assumed it was a very nasty flu -since most symptoms presented with flu-like symptoms- but as everything progressed from bad to worrisome, I knew something was very off and quite odd. The elevated stress of late, (Fanu’s death, pregnancy #3, school, graduation, state exam, trip to Europe during summer and beginning work) were contributing factors to a weakened immune system. The enemy within had a fantastic acidic and toxic environment and just at the right time, attacked. La inceput am crezut- bazata pe simptome- ca am prins o raceala sau o gripa puternica. Dar dupa citeva zile, vazind ca simptomele se inrautatesc mi-am dat seama ca ceva nu e in regula. Ceva straniu se intimpla. 

And from a super active individual (unable to sit still- which later on I realized was a symptom of malfunctioning neurotransmitters- a genetic mutilation where the body is not producing the right amount of dopamine, serotonin etc) and a person who ate an organic diet cooked by me at home,  I dropped like a fly. Overnight. It began with a five-day bed existence (extremely unusual for me) and a dramatic drop in weight (128 pounds to 119 (54.25 kg) in a week’s length) while bed resting and couch collapsing. I was  eating, mostly snacking throughout the day while experiencing the following: face paler-very white-ghosty look-, fever, cold extremities (hands and feet) and later they became numb or tingly (lips as well), clammy extremities, rapid heart palpitation (intensified during the night), NAUSEA (around the clock), extreme fatigue (could not make myself a sandwich without stopping and resting every other minute only to go back in bed and rest for the remaining of the day), too exhausted to talk, stomach discomfort, heavy chest/ pressure feeling, swollen left side submandibular lymph nodes, pain in the left side of body trunk (spleen area), shallow breathing, sharp pain in the stomach. Additional symptoms were added quickly within weeks and months: Irregular periods, heavy periods, rash, joint pain (9 out of 10 on the pain chart), sharp intermitted bone pain, heat intolerance, faint spells, metal/bitter taste in the mouth, numb/tingling fingers, toes and lips, cold face, continual weight loss, glossy eyes, headaches, confusion, memory loss, memory fog, dizziness, muscle spasms and tremors, facial numbness, right hand numbness, left side neurological slowdown in cognitive responses, body twitching, speech impairment, eyelash area swelling and redness, loss of eyelash, loss of hair, loss of facial color, itchy rashes over the body, pain in right kidney, ovary pain, burning in the bladder/vagina area, sharp heart stabs, short memory loss- some days worse than others, fear, depression, anxiety, a complete emotional roller-coaster (although I kept it to myself a lot). (De la o persoana activa si plina de energie am cazut, peste noapte, ca o musca. Am stat in pat non-stop cinci zile cazand in greautate de la 58kg la 53.9kg, facind nimic. Aveam urmatoarele simptome: Fata palida, temperatura ridicata, miinile si picioarele reci, batai de inima rapide (care se intensificau in timpul noptii), GRETURI non-stop, oboseala extrema ( nu puteam sa-mi fac un sendvici fara sa nu ma opresc din minut in minut si sa ma odihnesc, dupa care ma duceam inapoi in pat unde stateam lungita restul zilei), prea obosita sa vorbesc, durere in stomac, greautate pe piept, sistemul limfatic in parte stinga sub ureche umflat, durere in partea stinga a abdomenului, respirare slabita. Majoritatea simptomelor au continuat ani de zile. Noi simptome au aparut intre timp: ciclu iregular si greau, iritatie de piele, dureri in toate incheieturile si oasele corpului, intoleranta la caldura, lesin, scadere in greutate neintentionat,  ochi sticlosi, dureri de cap, confuzie, pierdere de memorie, ameteli, tremuraturi in muschii corpului, amorteala a partii drepte de fata si mina, partea stinga a corpului- neurologic functiona mult mai incet.)

Not all the expenses are added here, I go as I find them, or when I have time to file them.

1/20/2014First ER visit- MultiCare Federal Way Urgent Care– 253-874-2000 (hesitated since I didn’t have insurance) and got misdiagnosed with bronchitis (despite my insistence that I’ve never once coughed) and put on Zithromax (antibiotic). Dr. Gilbert J Aguilar.  1413 S 348th St. Bldg L Ste #104 Federal Way. BP 151/93; Pulse 90; Temp. 98.6 (Forehead/Temporal Artery), Resp. 20; Height 5″4′; Weight 119 lb (down from approx. 126 lb five days previous); BMI 20.52kg/m2; SpO2 100%. Emotional status: frustrated over having to miss work, worried over possibly losing my new job, a job I loved. Confused over the diagnosis. I had no cough, so the bronchitis diagnosis didn’t make much sense to me. $100 (Prima vizita la urgenta, nu aveam asigurare medica, si mi-au zis ca am bronsita desi am insistat in a le aminti ca nu tusesc. Tratament- antibiotic. Emotional eram frustrata sa pierd atitea zile de lucru (5) sau sa-mi pierd locul de munca.)
1/25/2014Second ER visit-MultiCare, Federal Way. Dr. Martin R Marquez, BP 140/88; Pulse 86; Temp. 100.4 F; Rep. 18 SpO2 100%. Symptoms subsided slightly only to come back with a vengeance on the fifth day on antibiotics. X-RAYS were taken, proving I never had bronchitis- I saw a different doctor-, and appeared normal. Negative for influenza, no bacterial source on exam found, he believed I had a viral syndrome- highlighted those words in pink- follow up with a family doctor. Take Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours as needed for pain or fever. No answers. Still working, but I’m having a very hard time at work, due to a dramatic decrease in energy and all the other symptoms. Emotional status: What in the world is going on? What kind of nasty flue is this? Why am I so very weak? Just have to put mind over matter and push through. And that’s what I did, despite the lack of results. A little worried, but very hopeful for a full recovery. $434.80(A doua vizita la urgenta, simptomele au reaparut dupa cinci zile. Diagnostic- negativ pentru pneumonie, negativ pentru influenza, si nu aveam bronsita. Razele la plamini au aparut normale, nu sa gasit sursa bacteriala la test, dar crede ca e sursa virala. M-au trimis acasa cu febra si cu raspunsul “nu stim ce ai. Inca mai lucram desi energia mi-era redusa dramatic.”
2/12/2014 UWMedicine- doctor Ahlan Mohamed Jama appointment with abdominal pain complaint and extreme fatigue. Lab work ordered; CBC (Hemogram); Hemoglobin, Basic metabolic Plan, H.Pylori AB, IGG BY EIA (Particular ulcer bacteria predominant in Eastern European population). The doctor, a young woman with lots of energy, seemed capable, but she looked up on the computer at a list of common diseases while asking questions while using an elimination process. Omeprazole capsules, 20 MG, oral, prescribed for heartburn (acid reflex possibility). Blood Pressure 116/81, Pulse 82, Temp. 99.2, Weight 118lb, BMI 20.24 kg/m2, SpO2 100%. Stomach ulcer suspected or heartburn. Results came back negative, everything turned out normal (Hemoglobin 11.7 value, range 11.5-15.5 g/dL). Emotional status; I begin to worry, this- whatever this is- is not getting better and I’m getting worse. I’m worried. It feels like something new and the lack of anwears is a bit unnerving. $352.2 (Programare la doctor de interne, analize de singe si pentru bacteria H. Pylori presenta in ulcer la persoanele care sau nascut si trait in Europa de Est. Rezultate- totul normal.)
2/28/2014 -UWMedicine- Dr. Ahlan Mohamed Jama. Fatigue is the primary complaint. Symptoms are worsening. So fatigued I barely stand on my feet. Took everything within me to drive the 10-minute route here. Even sitting in the waiting room is exhausting. New Lab work ordered: CBC (Hemogram), Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, C. Difficile, Toxigenic by PCR, CT Scan of Abdomen, Culture: Bact-Stl C&S Ent Bat, Fecal leukocyte exam, Stool ova and parasite exam, U/A Auto Dipstick only. The doctor seems a little puzzled as to what’s going on. I share her concern. Notes: Fatigue (primary encounter diagnosis). Plan (actual doctor’s notes): Vitals are stable, Unclear as this cause of her multiple symptoms, could be GI related, infectious, rheumatology. Per patient her Upper GI issues have improved with the OTC omeprazole, she can continue to take as needed. We will F/U (follow-up) in 1 week or sooner, if her symptoms get worse then she will call or seek medical help. Blood pressure: 120/76, Pulse 91, Temp. 98.6, Weight 114Ib. BMI 19.56kg/m2, SpO2 100%. The urine test was contaminated. Must re-do. $1105.27 Emotional status; I’m concerned for my wellbeing. I feel like I’m dying slowly and not sure why? My face is ghost white, my extremities cold, I’m severely fatigued and no answers yet as to why? I have severe nausea and my left side of the body hurts continuously.

Results; infection in my urine. Treatment; Omeprazole antibiotic. Began feeling a little better, slowly, and I was able to pick up more energy. (Doctor de interne- din nou analize de singe de data asta mai detaliate,  de glanda tiroidala si anlize de urina. Rezultat- infectie in urina. Tratament- antibiotic. Am ineput sa prind un pic de putere. Pentru ca nu ma insanatoseam; trimitere la tomografie computerizata (CT scan- nu sint sigura ca asa se traduce in romaneste) de abdomen, test de scaun, rezultat- normal.)
3/03/2014UWMedicine– stool and urine test.  (Test de urina)

3/3/2014South Center Imaging, Tukwila. CT Scan of Abdominal and Pelvic with Contrast (referred by Dr. Jama, Ahlan Mohamed on 2/12/2014. (Intravenous agent- Optiray 320ml 125 ml). Findings: Lungs bases-normal. Abdomen-Liver, geographic hypodensity adjacent to the falciform ligament likely represents focal fat. Gallbladder– normal, no evidence of calcified gallstones or gallbladder wall thickening. Bile Ducts– there is dilation of the proximal left and right intrahepatic biliary duct. There is dilation of the proximal extrahepatic biliary duct measuring up to 1 cm in diameter. This tapers distally to 0.4 cm at the intra-pancreatic CBD. No evidence of choledocholithiasis or mass. Spleen-There is a benign-appearing septated cystic lesion in the anterior superior spleen which measures 1.7×1.0 cm. This may represent a lymphangioma. Pancreas-No focal lesion within the pancreas. No dilation of the main pancreatic duct. Adrenal-normal. Kidney-small subcentimeter hypodensity in the interpolar region of the left kidney is too small to definitively characterize but statistically likely represents a cyst. Bowel-the patient has a redundant sigmoid colon with moderately increased stool burden. The appendix is normal. No evidence of intestinal inflammation or obstruction. Lymph nodes-multiple nonenlarged retroperitoneal or intraperitoneal lump nodes. Ascites-none. Vasculature-normal. Pelvis: Bladder-normal. Uterus/Ovaries-the uterus is normal. The left ovary contains a 2.4×2.0 cm cyst, likely physiologic and normal findings in a menstruating female. The right ovary is normal and measures 1.9×1.7 cm. Bones-normal. Emotional status; it seemed they may have found something and maybe I’ll finally get answers. So far, no answers, no diagnosis. No one knows what’s going on. $350

 

3/06/2014UWMedicine– urine test results:Color- dark yellow; Clarity-hazy;Glucose-negative; Bilirubin (indirect)-negative; Ketones-1+ (flag); Specific Gravity- 1.020; Occult Blood-2+ (flag); Ph-5.5; Protein- Trace; Urobilinogen-Normal; Nitrite-Negative; Leukocytes 1+ (flag). Diagnoses; Abnormal urinalysis. $54.43

3/09/2014UWMedicine-walk in to retake urine test. (Test de urina, l-am refacut)

3/9/2014-UWMedicine– urine results; Abnormal Urine Findings (791.9) Emotional status; very frustrated with the western medicine. The are some test results that are off and besides antibiotic prescription, I haven’t received anything that gives me a clarified answer. I’m barely pushing to the light load of work, my boss Teresa is making sure I get, for which I’m so very grateful.

3/11/2014Dr. Witalis, ND. Frustrated with the lack of answers from the western medicine field, I tried a Naturopathic doctor in Seattle, a medically brilliant doctor who lacked the social skills side of life. I didn’t mind that. I wasn’t there for her social skills. I was there to get healed. I was there for answers. She told me I had swine flu symptoms, meningitis symptoms, a fatigued heart, fatigued kidney, and liver, a collapsed immune system, and anemia. So far she was the first one to have some answers. I was diagnosed with anemia about 15 years earlier, including Vit. D and B deficit, so her last suggestion was spot on. Anemia runs in my family’s bloodline on my mother’s side. All symptoms were still lingering. I’ve embarked on a roller-coaster ride of good days and bad days- predominated by bad days- but the extreme fatigue frightens me. I’m barely functioning and needed help being driven to doctor appointments, I’m too fatigued to drive myself and from a cognitive point of view, I’m quite off- my eyes shift to a corner and from that point on I can’t focus. I’ve become dependent when it comes to driving to and from a doctor appointment. The naturopath doctor put me on a big dose of Prenatal vitamins with Copper right away, EpiCor (helps with excessive blood loss) and All-Zyme. It’s helping. Ordered a neurotransmitters test, hormonal test, and a cortisol test. ($395). Missed my baby sister’s wedding back in Romania:( Emotional status; frightened and fighting depression. I’m forced into a state of dependency, which I hate, and I have no idea how to react to it. Elizabeth, my new neighbor, and friend who is so very kind in helping me with all my doctor appointments, at least the far away one. I’m like a shadow by now and I feel like I’m barely hanging aroun. Oh God, what is this? (Doctor pe baza naturala. Ea mi-a zis ca inima e foarte slabita, probabil am meningita care sa provocat de la gripa porcine, rinichii si ficatul toxic, sistemul imun foarte slabit, anemie. Iara-si teste, si pastile pe baza naturala. Simptomele inca persista, am zile bune si zile rele, dar ma simt slabita non-stop. Am nevoie sa ma conduca cineva la programari de doctori, prea slabita sa conduc eu. Ma pus pe vitamine Prenatale, doza maxima imediat cu Cupru. Ma ajuta. Nu am putut merge la nunta sorei mai mici in Romania)
3/19/2014ARNP Jennifer M Brown, UWMC ESC Gastroenterology; specialist appointment trying to get to the bottom of the intense stomach pain and severe, around-the-clock nausea. Lab work; Amylase, Hepatic Function Panel, Lipase. She suggests a colonoscopy and upper GI Endoscopy; diagnostic Epigastric pain, Periumbilical pain, Weight loss, unintentional(116 lb). Still very nausea, weak, cold extremities, cold lips, no color in the face, fast heartbeats during the night time. A little more energy and weight gain from the vitamins. Vitals: BP. 131/79, Pulse: 78, Weight: 116 ib, Height 5′ 3.75′, BMI 20.07 kg/m2, SpO2 100%. $615.34 (Specialist gastrointestinal, teste de singe la ficat, trimitere la colonoscopie si endonoscopie. Non-stop greaturi, slabita, alba la fata, piciore, miini si buze reci, pala la fata, bataii rapide de inima predominant in timpul noptii, slabire in greautate, dar un pic de energie ridicata de la vitamine.)

3/24/2014-UWMedicine– Urine test results. Color- yellow, Clarity- clear, Glucose-negative, Bilirubin-negative, Ketones-negative, Specific Gravity- 1.005, Occult Blood- 2+ (abnormal), ph-6.0, Protein-negative, Urobilinogen- normal, Nitrite- negative, Leukocytes-negative. Associated Diagnoses: UTI (urinary Tract infection). $8.00 Antibiotics.
3/28/2014Massage/craniosacral- Steve K. Shelton therapy to help with the neurological side of things as well with the severe upper back/neck muscle tension. $85 (Terapie de masaj)

More craniosacral and massage therapy but I don’t have the precise dates (about five sessions total) (4/1/2014 Cranio, 4/8/2014 Cranio, 4/22/2014 Cranio, Sarah Peters) A lot of past emotional trauma coming up. $195

4/9/2014-NeuroScience lab test- at home- (neurotrasmiters, cortisol, hormone). $445

4/30/2014- Dr. Witalis N.D. Test results and supplements. $348

IMG_1343IMG_1345IMG_1344Neurotransmitters test, adrenal gland test, and hormonal test results are back and out of whack. Serotonin 55.4 (L) 125-175 normal range; Glycine 4426.0 (H) 182-2225 normal range; Glutamate 78.6 (H) 13-30 normal range; Histamine 39.0 (H) 15-19 normal range; Dopamine 191.0 (H) 125-175 normal range.  The glutamate regulates the electric/nerve activity in the body. She’s worried I’m having absent ceizures or I’m at risk for that. The hight histamine means I have no tolerance to anything sythetic. The cortisol levels start low in the morning, drop dramatticly around 6-8pm and start going up after 10pm. If cortisol levels are high during the night it damages the brain, because the patient can’t sleep and heal. DHEA is low, 99.4. That means does not regulate the body temperature the way it should be, this also, in normal range, helps to repair the body, bones, temperature stabilizer, gives enery, keeps muscles lean, aong other things. Hormone test; Estradiol is low, less than 1.1. Treatment; 6 different supplements ( 7-Keto-DHEA 50, 5-HTP 100, Taurine DFN, Rhodiola Rosea, L-Theanine.)  Rezultatele de la Doctorul Naturalist; Imbalanta hormonala, la glandele adrenaline is systemul nervos. Tratament; 6 suplimente naturale. 

Got insurance! Life Wise. By now my energy is a little better, at work I seem to do better but I can tell something is seriously wrong and we’ve already spent lots of cash out-of-pocket with hardly any answers. Am asigurare medicala, la lucru am prins puteri un pic dar imi dau seama ca ceva nu este in regula cu sanatatea mea dar nimeni nu-mi da un raspuns clar. Deja am platit $5000 din buzunar.

5/07/2014Franciscan Women’s Health Associates of St. Francis. Office visit. $132.06 So frazzled by the lack of concise answers, I just made an appointment here in hopes for… not sure yet. Emotional status: beyond frustrated. Not much was done in this appointment besides a medical history and regular consult. Waste of time and money.
5/15/2014 – Virginia Mason Clinic and Hospital in Federal Way, Dr. Viisoreanu Delia.   Chief complaint: palpitations, chest pain, nause. Assessment and plan: KG, CBC, BMR, TSH, free T4, iron panel. Holter monitor x 48 hours ordered, consider cardiology consultaion. Vitals: Ht- 5’4″, Wt-115 lb, BMI- 19.78, BP- 124/64, PPR- 82, Temp. 37.2 C(99.0 F), O2 Sat. 100%. New Lab work. EKG shows normal sinus rhythm. Heart (listneing to the heart and lungs with a stethoscope: Normal S1 and S2. Regular rate and rhythm. No sudible murmur, gallop or rub. No carotid bruits. No lower extremity edema bilaterally. Lungs: CTA bilaterally. Emotional status: I feel stronger and more energy due to the antibiotics for the UTI. I can pick up work load and have been springy and hopeful. Whatevr this was, I feel that’s getting behind me and I’m happy to move on with my life and work. My patients load is increasing again to 5 massages per day:) Hope:) (Ne-am luat asigurare medicale. Doctor nou intern, la alt spital. Teste noi de singe si inima. Rezultat- normal)
5/29/2014 -VM. Echo stress test- Interp. Elizabeth Y Chan MD. The patient exercised on a treadmill according to the Bruce protocol for 10 minutes and 0 seconds. Results-normal. Emotional status; relieved yet puzzled. Happy to see myself getting better, still stuggling somewhat but very hopeful. Maybe this was just a weird reaction to me starting work.  (Test de Echograf- inima- normal)
6/2/2014 -VM. Colonoscopy and Endonoscopy, Dr. Geoffrey C. Jiranek, MD, Federal Way. Upper GI endonoscopy; Findings- the esophagus was normal,the stomach was normal, the examined duodenum was normal. Colonoscopy; the exam was otherwise normal on direct and retroflexion views. Hand notes; poor reastion to moderate seduction. Consider Addison’s. Emotional reaction; relieved. (Colonoscopie si endonoscopie- rezultat- normal)
6/5/2014 -VM, 48 hours heart monitor Holter study. Conclusions; sinus rhythm, average heart rate 75 beats per minute, maximum heart rate 126 beats per minute, minimum heart rate 48 beats per minute, rare premature atrial complexes, rare premature ventricular complexes, one couplet, one episode of second degree av block type 1, followed by two beats 2:1 av block at 5pm, no symptoms. Results: slightly elevated heart beats few times during the night but I should not worry. Come back if symptoms persist. I begin to increase in health, and all I’m doing is taking the supplements from the Naturopath doctor. I’m feeling pretty happy to put the whole ordeal behind me. (Monitor de inima- 48 de ore- Rezutat- batai de inima un pic ridicate in timpul noptii, dar sa nu-mi fac griji, daca simptomele persista sa vin inapoi pentru alt test. Ma simt mai bine, iau doar suplimentele naturale de la doctorul naturalist, si pentru prima data prind sperante de insanatosire.

6/14/2014 N.D Witalis– $107 (picking up supplements)
6/16/2014 -I passed out at work Saint Francis Hospital ER- MD Michelle Holm. $3626.28 Unresponsive to the ME team, in and out of consciousness, unable to talk, focus, hold my head, anything, back of my neck very tight, could not lift my head when conscious, could not follow the finger with my eyes. Medication I’m on: 5-HTP oral, Multivitamins, Tarine oral. Vitals: BP. 106/58, Pulse 80, Temp. 37 C (98.6 F), Respirations 14, Height 5’4″, Weight 52.164 kg (115 lb), Body Mass Index 19.73 kg/m2, Oxygen Saturation 98%, never smoked. Medication administered: sodium chloride 0.9% IV, ondansetron (zofran) 4mg/2ml, injection intravenous, Lorazepam (antivan) tablet 0.5mg, oral. Procedures: CBC and differential, CT head without contrast, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Differential, ECG 12 lead, GFR female, Hemogram, POCT pregnancy- urine, Rapid drug screen- urine, Troponin I, urinalysis with culture. Diagnoses- Lightheadedness. All tests ( EKG, head CT, blood work) come back normal, except urine test (blood in urine 2+ and RBC are 3-5, Ph 5.0). I began with low Oxygen when I got there, but nothing significant otherwise. However, since they released me as I was walking towards the exit of the hospital I noticed something was wrong with the way I walked, I could not keep a strait line,  I kept walking into the walls on the sides, my legs felt funny, my neck and head began to twitch slightly and I began to feel a little confused. I thought it was due to the stress of what I just went through. A week later I was still the same, could no longer walk in strait line, twitching of neck and head, lots of pain in the back of my neck, fatigue, began to be confused, began to not talk, had a hard time holding on to a strait line of thoughts, forgot a lot of words, miss-placed words in sentences, I thought I was going crazy. Meanwhile Chet’s company is having problems and he needs to cut hours, than work for stocks share only, the past checks are late, very late, we’re living off what we’ve put aside and that’s draining down fast as the hospital bills are pilling up. (Am lesinat la serviciu, au chemat ambulanta, nu mai raspundeam la sugestiile lor, nu mai eram constienta, mau dus la spital unde au facut alte teste. Test de singe, raze la cap, EKG (inima). Rezultat- normal infara de oxigen care a fost scazut o perioda de timp. Dupa ce mi-au dat drumu, pe coridorul spitalului spre iesire am observat ca nu mai mergeam drept, ci tot timpul ctre peretii de ling mine, caput si gitul au inceput sa-mi tremure intr-o parte, si eram un pic confuza. Dar am crezut ca era de la stresul experientei. O saptamina mai tirziu si inca nu-mi revenisem, nu mai puteam sa merg in linie dreapta, incepuse-mi sa fiu confuza, sa nu-mi mai aduc aminte cuvinte de zi cu zi, nu mai vorbeam, mi-era greau sa inteleg conversatii, vorbeam pe sarite, am inceput sa cred ca-mi pierd mintile. In acelasi timp compania unde lucreaza Chet are probleme, nu-l mai plateste in timp, ia scazut orele, lucreaza numai pentru stocuri, traim numai de ce am putut pune deoparte pentru zile negre, ca astea, in acelasi timp datoriile medicale cresc ).

6/20/2014 VM Dr. Viisoreanu. Follow-up to the ER trip. At this point I can tell the doctor is looking at me as if I have Munchausen’s syndrome. It’s frustrating and easy to be intimidated but something is really off and no one can find what exactly is going on. Munchausen is a very expensive mental issue to have, but I don’t have that. I know myself, and this is not a cry for attention. I was far too happy at work to make up such a horrible syndrome. Plan: MRI/MRA with complete neurovascular bundle, consult neurology for further evaluation, consult cardiology for palpitations. Vitals: Ht. 162.56 cm, Wt. 114 lb 8 oz (51.94 kg), previous weight 52.28 kg on 05/15/2014, BP. 122/70, PPr 78, O2Sat. 100%. Medical History; anemia and acid reflux/heartburn. Emotional status: devasted. I can no longer return to work.

6/24/2014 VM Blood drawn (Hepatitis B). Normal.
6/25/2014 -VM. Head/neck MRI– MR Brain, MRA of the Circle-of-Willis, and MRA of the neck vessels. Findings: normal MR brain. MRA evrything looks good but “the right vertebral artery is not seen and may be congenitally absent. The left vertibral artery is a large vessel. There is no left vertebral artery occlusion or stenosis seen. Left basilar artery is unremarkable.” ( MRI (RMN) -Imagistica prin rezonanta magnetica la cap si git. Rezultate normale cu exceptia lipsei arterei vertebrale in partea dreapta)
7/3/2014Virginia Mason Seattle- MD Roberts John. Neurologist specialist consult. “Evaluation for the current event (syncope on 6/16/2014) included a brain MRI with MR angiography of the neck and head that was ordered by the referring provider. This was done on June 25th and the brain appears normal on MRI without any evidence of ischemia, demyelinating disease or mass. The MR angiogram of the neck and head is normal with the exception of what appears to be complete absence of the right vertebral artery. The radiologist suspected that this is a congenital variant. I reviewed the image and would agree with the radiology report.” Vitals: BP 120/72, Pulse 84, Respiration 20, Carotid pulse 2+ and without bruits. “Mental status: Notable for a bright and articulate individual who is quite talkative. She is fully oriented to self, place, time and purpose.” Had to put this one in:) ” Cerebellar: Testing shows possible mild dysmetria in the left upper extremity but not the right extremity. She does not have dysmetria in the legs. Assessment: This woman has had episodes of syncope occuring every several months since she was a teenager. Most likely, this is benign due to vasovagal drops in blood pressure or other benign conditions. It is possible that she has a more significant problem occuring. She does appear to have only 1 vertebral artery which is most commonly a congenital variant, although could be residua of previous vertibral artery dissection or other condition that could result in chronic stenosis or occlusion. It is possible that with just 1 vertebral artery, she is more prone to syncope with neck movement, although this is not a condition that is easily remedied. A seizure disorder remains possible, although the descriptions of her episodes are not entirely consistent with that. Nonetheless, the electroencephalogram might be helpful to elucidate this. Plan: CT angiogram of neck and head to help to clarify her cerebral vascular anatomy including if she truely has absence of the right vertrebral artery. Electroencephalogram. Follow-up. (Consult cu specialist neurologist, a observat ca partea stinga raspunde mai incetul decit partea dreapta, a recomandat mai multe teste si electrolytes). 
7/7/2014 -VM- Federal Way., CT angiogram head and neck scan. Results- right vertebral artery is very small in caliber, but does appear- possible from birth. ( Tomografie computerizata la cap, au gasit artera dar e forate mica (nedezvoltata).

7/10/2014 VM Cardiology Consultation, MD Baldwin Drew. Palpitations complaint. Diagnoses: Syncope (vasovagal syncope). Rash: follow up with Dr. Viisoreanu if symptoms persists. Lab work including a ANA titer. Vitals: Ht. 5’4″, Wt. 117ib (53.07kg), BMI 20.08, BP. 110/60, PPR 80, O2Sat 100%. “You’re just one of those unfortunate cases.” He had zero bedside manners. Cold and in a hurry. Blood work normal, except RBC Distribution Width 11.7 (low), Urea Nitrogen 8 (low).
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IMG_16927/10/2014 -New symptoms. Large rash over the trunk of my body. By now I can no longer return to work, drive or think straight. I live in an increasing state of confusion and I’m slowly but surely losing my ability to think normal, to understand or respond. I can no longer multitask, I’m very sensitive to sound. I am loosing myself and don’t know what’s really happening to me. Meanwhile one of my brothers was in the emergency again, this has been going on the past six months with at least three visits per month. No one can find out what’s wrong with him. My mom is in the emergency as well, blood pressure stuff. (Simtome noi; iritatie de piele de la git pina la buric, confuzia mentala se inrautateste, imi pierd abilitatea de a gindi clar, de a intelege bine pe cei din jur si de a raspunde. In acelasi timp, acasa in Romania, unul din fratii mei era in urgenta iarasi, in ultimele cel putin sase luni el a fost la urgenta cam de trei ori pe luna, nimeni nu stie ce are, a slabit puternic. Mama are probleme de sanatate.)

7/14//2014 Went to work- new position- front desk until things get figured out, much lighter work load and less intense (10am- 2pm). Teresa is great, she’s doing her best to keep me on staff as I struggle with…whatever this is.
7/16/2014VM Seattle. EEG neurologic test- 14-338. MD Elliott Michael A. Normal brain activity but intermittent shaking as a result of the test that lasts four hours (whole body muscular visible shaking).

7/16/2014 VM Seattle. MD Roberts John, follow-up to the EEG test. Diagnostics: I don’t know what’s wrong with you but the brain looks good. (EEG- test la cap la care se uita dupa convulsii sau epilepsie, criza de 4 ore, Diagnostic; nu stiu ce ai, creierul este okay.)
7/18/2014 -Massage/ craniosacral- Sarah  Peters- $65

7/26/2014 -Massage/ craniosacral

7/28/2014 -Tern Christian Counseling, Gregory R. Gates, MA, CDP. My first Psychologic evaluation appointment ever, only to realize this was a waste of my time, there was something wrong with my body. Emotional update: I know I’ve got trauma from the past and many people keep pointing the possibility that this is a mental break-down manifested in the body. I’m begining to wonder if there’s any truth to that. Yet, soemwhere deep within myself I know something else is really wrong. (Psiholog) $175

7/31/2014 Tern Christian Counseling. I had to do this session on the phone from home. Too weak to go in. In bed all the time it seems.

8/3/2014 A second day at the new front desk position. Had to come home early, because I as not feeling well and Teresa could tell. This was to become my last day of work at Federal Way Muscular Therapy. A very sad day for me.

8/8/2014 – Massage/ craniosacral. -Sarah- $65

IMG_1886Happy Anniversary! 6/14/2016

8/15/2014 -Massage/ craniosacral. (The only  reason I stopped going was due to the fact that I no longer could drive.)

8/18/2014 My mother- in- law, Janet, in the hospital, cancer removal opperation. Soon she’ll start chemo. We went and visited her:) Finnancially, Chet’s barelly getting paid since the company is trying to hold its head above the water.

IMG_18648/25/2014University Healing Center, Dr. Xue Zhi Wang, Chinese Acupuncture Seattle appt. Symptoms worsening, very fatigued, very frail, lost so much weight, I feel like I’m slowly dying and no doctor knows why, very white, cold extremities and lips, barely breathing, too weak to walk. I no longer drive myself, I get to the doctors only by other’s help. So I found out about this Chinese Acupuncture Doctor in Seattle from a friend. The first sign of hope, after seeing him. He also takes insurance. I love the Naturopath Doctor but she doesn’t take insurance and she’s expensive- good but expensive. The Acupuncture Doctor told me that my heart is extremely fatigued (I agree for I’m barely breathing), liver toxicity and low energy, same for kidneys, the immune system is shut down and I have anemia. I never told him what ND Witalis tolled me but his findings were along the same line as hers. I found that interesting. (This was the first hope I had in months). He put me on some herb mixtures for treatment, one of which ws called “Heart energy care tonic” (ingredients: Radix Notoginseng, Radix Angelicae Sinesis, Radix Ginseng, Ganoderma Lucidum seu Japonicum, Radix Astragali Seu Hedysari, Cortex Eucommiae, Herba Leonuri), also sleeping pill, all from natural suplements and I finnaly am able to sleep throughout the night. Like any detox, I felt absolutely horrible before I fet better. Elizabeth took me. $95 (Acupunctura. Doctorul chinez cu tratament pe baza de plante si radacini de plante, mi-s zis; inima slabita, rinighii si ficatul toxic, anemie, sistemul imun la pamint. Tratament pe baza de plante. Prima raza se speranta
8/28/2014Acupuncture appt.  First signs of improvement, digesting his herbal mix) 50% increase in energy and decrease of other symptoms:) Looking good. Hope. $70 (Acupunctura- primele simptome de insanatosire:))))) 50% may bine.)

9/1/2014 Accupuncture $5 

Ran out of herbal mixture- doctor in vacation- new symptoms: join pain with extreme shooting pain, felt like crying all the time, felt suddenly 90 years old, pain ALL THE TIME! (Simptome noi, dureri in TOATE incheieturile, cu sagetaturi in oase, am simtit penste noapte ca parca aveam 90 de ani si eram in dureri enorme TOT TIMPU!)

9/18/2014VM MD Viisoreanu Chief complaint: fatigue, multiple joint pain, syncope. Plan: cosyntropin stimulation test ordered to check for adrenal insufficiency as etiology of her fatigue and syncope, ESR, CRP, Lyme disease serology ordered, hand x-rays ordered to evaluate for arthritis, consult rheumatology to evaluate for inflammatory arthritis as etiology of her multiple joint pain. Vitals: Ht. 162.56 cm, Wt. 116ib (52.79 kg), Previous weight 53.07kg as of 07/10/2014, BP 108/70, PPR 76, Temp. 36.9 C (98.4 F). Results of x-ray are normal. I asked the doctor to look into autoimmune diseases and I asked specifically for a Lyme disease test (heard from a friend about this Lyme Disease issue). Emotional status- I’m depressed. I don’t know what’s wrong. I’m angry, moody, in pain all the time, living in bed, unable to be a proper mother to my children and a wife to my husband. I’m worried he’ll divorce me now that I’m no longer productive. I question my own self- worth and wether it’s better to end my life and stop putting my family through such an ordeal both emotionally and finnancially. I would say I’m pretty depresed, don’t you think? (Programare la doctor- am intrebat-o sa inceapa sa se uite la boli autoimune si sa-mi faca test de Lyme boala bazata pe informatiile unei prietene.)
9/20/2014Acupuncture:) The doctor is back from vacation. I have been bleeding for 10 days now-menstrual bleeding- and that’s very unusual. $161.40 (Accupunctura, doctorul sa intors din vacanta,)

9/27/2014- Acupuncture $178.60 +meds
10/2/2014VM Federal Way. 8:20 am Cortisol, Inflammation and Lyme disease lab work (Test de singe- cortisol,  inflamatie si Lyme disease)

10/5/2014Got the news the Lyme disease test came back positive. Lyme Disease Ab, Total, EIA, and Western blot 3.75 -High. The doctor called me at home, Sunday evening. I had not idea what that meant, since I knew nothing of this Lyme disease. I though one week of antibiotic would cure me and bring my life back to normal. Emotional status: happy that finnaly there was a cause to all these symptoms, yet naive enough to think it would be over soon. Planning to return to work:) (Am primit stirea ca testul de Lyme disease a iesit pozitiv, si atunci am inceput sa ma interesez ce este Lyme disease de fapt)
10/7/2014Rite Aid FederalWay. I picked up the antibiotic treatment-Doxycycline. I began to feel better on the antibiotics, giving me hope. $4.28 (Tratament de antibiotic)

10/11/2014Acupuncture $85

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10/12/2014Contour Seattle Restaurant celebrating feeling better with our friends. Sarbatorind faptul ca ma simt mai bine. 

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10/13/2014 -ER TRIP Valley Medical Center Hospital. Diagnosis: movement disorder. Prcedures: CBC w/ Auto Differential, CT head without IV contrast, Call Dr. Jogn Roberts, Virginia Mason neurology, call neurology. ComprehensiveMetabolic Panel, ECG 12 Lead (Hospital only), HCG, Monitor, Obtain  Medical records, POCT Glucose, Protime-INR. Discharge. Symptoms: shallow breathing, pupils dilated, right facial numbness and right-hand numbness, unable to focus, smile, squeeze fingers, lift legs, body shaking. I thought I wasn’t going to make it this time. Since then temporary facial and body contortions, muscle trembling, speech impaired, (EXTREME fatigue, nausea, feverish episodes, cold hands and feet, confusion) the symptoms in the parenthesis had them since Jan. Emotional status: What the hell? I thought I was getting back to normal and now this? Why? Will it ever end? When will it end? What’s going on God? When is this ilness going to end? How much is this going to cost? I want to die and get it over with. $551.12 ( Urgenta! Respiratie slabita, pupilele dilatate, partea dreapta a fetei amortita si mina dreapta la fel, nu puteam sa-mi concentrez privirea, nu puteam sa zimbesc sau sa le string degetele la doctori sau sa-mi misc picioarele sau sa vorbesc, tremuraturi in corp. De atunci paralizie temporara a fetei, probleme cu vorbirea.)
IMG_3944 90% of the time my life is spent in bed.

IMG_1865State of neurological paralysis-like symptoms, Chet’s feeding me an apple.

IMG_254910/23/201412 pm. Dr. Susan L. Marra, Lyme disease specialist Naturopathic Doctor, Seattle. Consultation, lab work ordered, 14 supplements and a cocktail of three antibiotics. I walked in, held up by Chet (my husband) with the paralysis of the upper body, barely walking and talking, too weak to finish her test, confusion, extremely fatigued. Very bad first impression with this doctor, but I had no other immediate option at this point and we were pretty desperate. Initial exam $395, supplements $1303.60, Lab Corp$ 20.73 and antibiotics $54.74 with a total of $1774.27. She kept on telling me that I’m very sick, with the understanding to prepare for the worst and she kept telling me that I’ll never get 100% better. Magnezium IV also prescribed. Also, the road to recovery will be very long, a predicted 5 years with intensive antibiotic treatment. Chet found another workplace and slowly we’ve been seeing some money coming in. Treatment plan: Antibiotics (Doxycycline 2x a day 200mg, Plaquenil 200 mg 2x a day and Tindamax 500 mg 2x a day with Paramicrodicin, a grape seed extract that helps break the cysts, 2 caps 2x a day) and Nystatin 500 000 units/cap, 3 caps 2x a day (this is nasty stuff), also Orthobiots 2 caps 2x/day, Saccro B 2 caps 2x/day, Plantadophillus 2 caps 2x/day, Pearls 2 caps 2x/day (these last 4 are probiotics), also Vit. D 50 000 IU/week, Mag Taurate 800 mg 2x/day for the muscles, Acetyl Carnitine 2 caps- opens Babesia, Bartonella and Borrelia, CoQ10 800 mg 2x/day for mitochondria supports, Pectasol 6 caps 2x/day for toxin binder, NAC 1 cap 2x/day for liver support, Gluthathine 2 tsp 2x/day- removes neurotoxins, Chlorophyll 1 dropper 2x/dat in 12oz of water for alkalinity and Cell food 8 drops in 12oz of water for alkalinity as well. Emotional status; I’m ready to die. God, who’se kept a constant vegilance over me (the four angels in the four corners of my room) is constantly encouraging me while a dark voice constantly cheers me on to kill myself. I’m so very tired and I can see the emotional and finincial strain this is putting on my family. I see it in their eyes. It’s a constant unspoken monologue. I’m so very tired. God, just let me die. (Lyme disease specialist, doctor naturalist, 3 antibiotice puternice plus 8 suplimente naturale) Chet ma sprijinit sa pot intra in clinica, nu mai pot merge, sint paralizata mai tot timpul, de multe ori nu mai pot vorbi, viata mea e numai in pat de citeva luni. Mi-a luat $2000 pentru suplimente naturale. Nu-mi place doctorita asta, si voi cauta alta. Chet a gasit altceva de lucru si usor incep banii sa intre in casa.) 

10/23/2014 LabCorp, Seattle, blood drawn. 3 tubes. CD8-/CD57+Lymphs, Abs. CD8-CD57+Lymphs, and other tests.
10/23/2014 – University Healing Center, picking up chinese medicine. $50 I began an intense antibiotic treatment- Double the doze of Doxycyline (Am inceput tratament intens de antibiotice)
10/25/2014Quest Diagnostics, blood work, 20 tubs of blood drawn lab work … this is it so far:) Intense treatment program of supplements and antibiotics (6 times a day I ingest pills). (20 de tuburi de singe si cam atita deocamdata).

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11/5/2014 –Quest Diagnostics Federal Way– blood drawn  (insurance does not cover this test since it’s directly linked with Lyme). Luat singe. Assigurarea nu acopera plata.

IMG_3590 Besides Chet and family both here and Europe, my main support core of friends:) Later on Elizabeth becomes a pillar of help:) And that’s water in the glass:) Emotional status: continually an internal battle. Temelia de support a for Chet in primul rind, familia si prietenii din Europa, cei din imagine aicea in America si Elizabeta care a fost un support extraordinar de puternic. 

12/1/2014 Christian Faith Center- counseling talk with pastor Terry Tarsiuk at 1:30 pm regarding an insident that happened on 11/7/2014. I was tolled a demon of sickness has possessed me but pastor Terry does not think so.

12/1/20144 pm. Dr. Susan Marra, Seattle, $345 Lyme disease specialist appointment- Blood test results: LabCorp-Human Trans Growth Factor beta 1 was 7500 (high, normal is between 344-2382), IgeneX results -Babesia Duncani bacteria- positive at 40 (less than 20 is the normal range) also this test cost $420 and insurance does not cover it. Babesia duncani is a bacteria similar to malaria and attacks the blood cells of its host than destroys it from within leaving the host hungry for air. Quest Diagnosis results ($683.37)- low VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) in other words my body is sluggish in producing new blood cells and other findings, less than 31 (31-86 pg/ml normal range), HTGF C677T mutation positive, this is a critical enzyme required for a metabolic process that repairs DNA, switches genes on and off, and numerous other functions (does not convert folate and folic acid -each a form of vitamin B9- into the biologically active form called L-methylfolate or (5-MTHF), Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Antibody (IGG) 1.38 (high)  showing a previous infection, EBV Viral Capsid AG (VCA) is more than 5.00 (high) wich it means Epstein Barr Virus, Streptozyme Screen was positive (Strep infection), Streptozyme Titer (mycoplasma pneumoniae) 1:100 (high), MMV6 Herpesvirus 6 IGG 1:80 (high),  Vitamin D, 25-OB was 24 (Low) normal range is 30-100ng/ml, Vitamine D, 1,25 (OH)2 was high at 96 (normal range is 18-72pg.ml), HTGF B 1 (Human Transforming Growth Factor) was high at 7500 wich means a lot of inflammation present. Treatment plan, same two first antibiotics and Malarone added now 3 tablets 2x/day with same supplements but added is Methyl Protection 1 cap 2x/day, 5-HTMF 1 cap 2x/day and Hepato support 2 caps 2x/day. I don’t trust this doctor. One of the new antibiotic she wants me to take costs $ 1600 per months and this is with insurance. I tolled her that she’s killing me with all these antibiotics and my body can’t take it. At this point my life is only lived in bed, going on for months now. I no longer do anything else, only lay in bed and hope this miserable pain will go away some day or I’ll die. God you must help me. Specialist- rezultate de singe, positiv pentru Babesia Duncani (o forma de malarie), deficit in Vit. D, Positiv pentru muscatura de capuse, inflamatie, etc nu stiu in romaneste:( Alti $800 dati azi pe suplimente naturale, plus vor $1600 pe luna pentru anitbioticul care ea vrea sa-l iau timp de doi ani. Trebuie sa gasesc neaparat alt doctor. In pat non-stop cu crize de paralizie, greau de vorbit si de gindit. 
1/12/2015 -Quest Diagnostics- Blood work- Comprehensive Metabolic checkout. Iara tras de singe.

 IMG_2602 New diet- salads. Dieta noua- salate.

NEW YEAR-2015-New Year resolution- HEALTH!!!!!

1/12/2015 Quest Diagnosys- blood draw- looking at the liver enzymes. $39.99
1/15/2015Dr. Susan Marra, Seattle, Lyme specialist appointment-$768. Blood results good for liver function (Have to check it because of the intense antibiotic treatment (a cocktail of three strong antibiotics plus about 10 supplements). By now I have regular seizures, paralysis of the face and arms. She wants me to start Alinia antibiotic at $1600 per month on to of all the other supplement expenses. I’m done with this doctor. She preaches fear and doom and I need someone to give me hope. Rezultatele normale pentru ficat si alte organe, din cauza tratamentului intes de antibiotice.
IMG_3744Enough energy to wait in the car as Chet does the grocery shopping. Destula energie sa astept in masina in timpul in care Chet face cumparaturi.

2/3/2015 -Craniosacral/ massage appt. with Sarah Peters. $65 Masaj
3/10/2015New naturopath doctor- Dr. D. in B. 4 pm. $233 the initial appoitment. (Lyme and autoimmune disease doc) Lab work ordered along with a saliva test. The cognitive test showed neurological issues and a medical history was aquired. This doctor is nice and she does things very different, not sure what to believe but at this point I’m whilling to stand on my head if that gets me better. Treatment for adrenal gland support ordered, progesterone cream, oxidized water, Natrum mariatricum (for calming the sympathetic system) (98.4 F, SPO2- 98.0, BP 116.0/64.0 mmHg- vitals).  Doctor specialist nou, nu mai vreau antibiotice. Test de saliva, historie medicala, test de memorie.
IMG_4836The overall look at this information is to let you know that I have an understanding what it means to be frustrated from lack of answers. (Informatia de mai sus e de a realiza ca inteleg  ce inseamna sa fii frustrata cind nu sint raspunsuri.)

4/17/2015 -Blood work,

4/17/2015 Regulation Thermometry test $273. This is an infrared test, a tool used to get the functional picture of all the organ system in the body. Used in Europe for more than 20 years.

4/17/2015Full Body Scan: ES Complex test (Picture). This test evaluates the autonomic nervous system, organ functions and risk factors associated with heart disease, diabetes and stroke. I’m not on any medication now except the vitamins I paid dearly for. She’s given me only one supplement bottle. I really like her, she seems to know what she’s talking about. She wants to focus on strengthening the immune system. Test de singe, si alte doua teste care nu le stiu in romaneste, dar se uita la toate organele si functionarea lor, la sistemul nervos si circular, etc. Test European, assigurarea nu acopera, In fotografie unul din teste. (pe baza de sistemul cardiac).

5/18/2015 -DR. D 12pm appt. Looking over test results. Vitals: Temp. 98.5 F, BP 104/66, Pulse 92.0 bpm, SPO2 99.0%.

Test results: ES Tech ANS/HRV results: decrease immune system, insulin resistance, decrease potassium/magnesium, elevated chloride, increase Ph, lower body lymph blockage, ANS dysfunction (high sympathetic, high adrenaline at 49.0), generalized neural network blockage, Large intestine inflammation.

Treatment: Arsenicum album 200k given in office, Artemisinin Solo capsules, 2 2x/day and Neural therapy paraspinals/adrenals injections once a week for four weeks. Ordered a stool test for infections. $822.29. Resultat: sistem imun slabit, resistenta la insulina, scazut in potasium/magneziu, ridicata clorina, ridicata PH, blocat sistemul limfatic de la mijloc in jos, sistemul nervos blocat in general, inflamatie in matele mari. 

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5/27/2015Dr. D’s office but Dr. Fox performed the Neurotherapie injections along each side of my spine and adrenal glands. This is meant to calm my CNS, and to rewire the whole thing, it’s like a computer jump start. I start feeling stronger, I’m gaining weight:) $152 Terapie de neuro, injectii dealungul sirei spinarii si glandele adrenaline. Incep sa ma simt mai bine si sa ma ingras:) 

6/01/2015 –Diagnos-Tech, Inc. Stool test, $285

6/10/2015Neurotherapie injections, 10:30 am $179 Injectii

6/18/2015Neurotherapie injections, 10:30am. $179Injectii

6/30/2015Neurotherapie injections, 10 am. $179Injectii

7/27/201511:30 am Dr. D follow-up appointment. Vitals: Temp. 98.0 F, BP 140/72, Pulse Rate 128.0 bpm, SPO2 99%.

Blood test results; increased mold in the body, mitocondria disorder, Mycroplasma- infection (Lyme co-infection, blood results).

Treatment: anti-mold diet ( avoid sugar, dried fruits, peanuts and adequate hydration of 10 cups of water each day), IV Glutathione and Phosphatidyclorine to bind mold out of the body, as well as support the nervous system. Myers IV with CoQ10 injection. Supplements: cilantro tincture 10 drops 2x/day away from meals and in water. Chlorella Pyrendoisa 3 tablets 3x/day away from food. A-Bart 15 drops in water one time a day and  away from food, start with one drop and work your way up to 15 drops. Emotional status: I’m getting stregth, but I still have many faint and painful days. But I see hope. $411.40 Programare cu doctorul; alta infectie noua, prezenta de mucegai in corp, durere in burta. Usor, usor prin puteri:)

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7/27/2015Dr. D clinic. IV Myers treatment with CoQ10 shot. Injectie de CoQ10, inceput de tratament intravenos impotriva mucegaiului, inflamatiei, imputernicit sistemul imun. 

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8/4/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 11:30 am IV Meyers cocktail (with CoQ10 shot) and PC push with Dr. Fox. $279 A doua terapie intravenoasa, injectie. (An extreme fatigue, nausea, and general feeling of ill)

IMG_71998/13/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 12:30 pm, Meyers IV with CoQ10 shot and PC push/5 cc Glut. $324. A treia terapie intravenoasa, injectie. (A dyslexia sort of side-effect, itching all over from small red bumps, extreme fatigue, joint pain)

IMG_6446 Starting to feel better, small intervals at the time, paralysis like symptoms decrease almost daily to weekly. Incep sa prind puteri si sa am mai multa energie desi numai in incrimente mici. Simptomele de paralizie incep sa scada de aproare zilnic la saptaminal. 

IMG_1222IMG_12238/18/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 10:30 am Meyers IV treatment with CoQ10 shot and PC Push/5 cc Glut. $324 Al 4-a terapie intravenoasa, injectie. (Prolonged menstruation ( cleaning/ detox side effect from the IV treatment, spotting, lower abdomen pain of a 9 out of 10 scale, itchy bumps on the body, moodiness, headaches with the feeling of bloody nose, join stiffness and pain at times, plugged sinus, bone pain, fatigue, lower abdomen ache and the ever present pain in my left side that’s been there for an year and 8 months now, bitter taste in the mouth, watery eyes when tired. etc,  all these are detox symptoms, nasty but a good sign.)

IMG_04898/25/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 1:30 pm Meyers IV with CoQ10 shot and PC Push/5 cc Glut. (Extreme fatigue, stiff joins, pain in bones and joints so far-nasty detox effects.) Terapie intravenoasa, injectie. 
IMG_77289/2/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 1:40pm Meyers IV treatment with CoQ10 shot and PC Push/5 cc Glut. $324 (I see improvement in my overall health from this treatment, but the first three days after treatment I’m very fatigued, so I rest. Blood in my urine:) Perfuzie, injectie. 
IMG_79889/10/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 10:30 am IV treatment, shot. (PC push, Meyers, Glutho. COQ10. Feeling better 🙂 Perfuzie, injectie, ma simt mai bine:)
IMG_81779/17/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 9:35 am Meyers IV treatment with CoQ10 shot and PC Push/5 cc Glut. Feelling preaty fatiqued the past week, nausea, left side pain, quite fatigued in fact, but I may be doing too much around the house, with increase energy comes more work around the house. $324 Perfuzie, injectie. De o saptamina ma simt tare obosita, si greturi. 
9/22/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 1:10 pm. Follow-up appointment. Vitals: Temp. 98.5 F, BP 108/69 Pulse rate 104 bpm, SPO2 97%.
Stool test results: intestinal amiba, bacteria and inflammation in the colon.
Treatment: Colonics, ondamed, IV DTM, IV BOT, female pap and physical. Supplemts: Argentyn 23 2Tbs. 3x/day (colloidal silver), Biocidin LSF 5 pumps 3x/day, Chromium CWS 2 drops 3x/day-helps the pancreas in the digestive process, Beta Glucan 2 Tbs. 2x/day- probiotic and a fantastic tasting supplement. Continue with cilantro tincture and chlorophyll, also Aloe vera juice (Lakewood brand). I see improvement 🙂 There is hope:) $300.95 Programare la doctor, au gasit amiba in testul de scaun, bacterie si inflamatie in mate si colon. Continuam cu o parte din vechiul tratament dar am tratament nou si perfuzii noi de inceput. Incep sa prind puteri. 
IMG_8684IMG_868310/7/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 10:30 am, Diabetic Trace Minerals IV and Bio- Oxidative Therapy/Ozone Combo IV (extraction of partiall bood amount than added oxigen of some kind gone through a machine tht kils parasites and re-introduced in the body- I eally don’t like this one and I feel awefull afterwords). $367.20 The two main reasons I cut my hair are: 1. Severe scalp pain and 2. loss of hair made it look thin and unhealthy. I miss it though. Am inceput al doilea set de perfuzii, de tata asta doua perfuzii (minerale so oxigen in singe), tratament oral diferit (pentru sistemul imun, pancreas, digestiv, si argint lichid ca antibiotic).
IMG_113810/21/2015-Dr. D’s Clinic. 11:10 am Bio-Oxidative Therapy/Ozone Combo and Diabetic Trace Mineral IV. The whole process takes about 3 hours and makes me feel very crummy for couple of days, then I begin feeling better. Purchased Argentyn 32 oz and Beta-Glucan Probiotic Formula. My short-term memory is struggling. $571.50 Perfuzie de minerale si Bio-Oxigen, ia cam trei ore tot procesul. Nu ma simt bine vreo doua zile dupa tratament, dar pe urma imi revin. Am ceva probleme cu memoria de scurta durata. 
10/21/2015- Dr. D, follow-up. $159.76
10/30/2015 –Virginia Mason Federal Way appointement. High pain in kidney, ovary and burning in the bladder. Blood and urine test. Blood test results came back normal but there was blood in the urine. Repeat urine test in two weeks. $290.71 x 12 moths for the premium only. Din cauza durerilor de ovare si rinichi si a senzatiei de arsatura in vezica urinara am facut programare la clinica normala. Test de singe si urina. Rezultatele de la singe au venit inapoi normale, dar au gasit singe in urina. Repetam testul de urina in doua saptamini. 
IMG_921911/5/2015- Dr. D’s clinic. 10:30 am Bio-Oxidative Therapy and Diabetic Trace Minerals IV treatment. Four hours treatment. Nelly drove me today, Elizabeth’s father passed away unexpectedely while visiting them here in WA:( (flew from Arizona or Florida). Such a sudden and great loss:( $367.20 Perfuzii de oxigen si minerale, au durat patru ore ca de obicei. 
11/5/2015-Dr. D’s. Follow-up appointment. Feeling very, very weak the past week, burning in the bladder, kidney and ovary pain, pale, trembling in the body, rapid heart beats, perspiration episodes, facial pallor, cold lips, and just could not get any energy no matter how much I ate, confusion, partial blindness in both eyes, peripheral shadows and feeling as if I was seeing things, constant headaches, feeling of a bloody nose, agitated, sudden itchy rashes on the skin, rapid weight loss, feeling as if my lungs were full of air conditioning, nausea, tingling in fingers. Based on test she believes Babesia (a form of malaria) and Bartonella re-surfaced, also Mitochondria attack -the energy cell in the body. Changed treatment. Now I’m a little confused. Virginia Mason test for regular Malaria came back negative but Babesia is not a regular malaria but it’s a pretend type of malaria brought on by co-infections of Lyme Disease. Programare cu doctorita naturalista, de o saptamina nu ma simt asa de bine cu dureri de rinichi, ovare, arsaturi in vezica urinara, fata palida, buze reci, episoade de transpiratie, energie foarte mica, tremraturi de corp si batai rapide de inima, scadere in greautate fara sa fac efort, orbire partiala in amindoi ochi, confuzie, umbre in partea periferiala a ochilor, dureri de cap constante si puternice, greaturi, amorteala in degetele de la mina, senzatia ca plaminii sint plini de aer conditionat, agitatie. Citeva infectii au revenit la suprafata. Schimbam tratamentul.  
IMG_923811/6/2015 –Dr. D’s clinic. New IV treatment against both Babesia and Bartonella. (Artesunate 60 mg and Hydrogen Peroxide) plus Artemisinin Solo capsules. Another four hours of treatment left me extremely fatigued and nauseated. Nelly took me. (A week later, writing this down, I feel slightly better.) $310.50 Tratament nou de perfuzii pentru a ataca infectiile. Iara patru ore:)
IMG_943911/20/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 10:10 am, IV treatment Artesunate and Hydrogen Peroxide. Since I began there’s a rash on my Right inner thigh closer to the knee, itchy. Elizabeth is back!!!! Such a joy:) $279 Al doilea tratament nou de perfuzii.
IMG_972412/4/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 10 am, Artesunate and Hydrogen Peroxide IV treatment. Been nauseated with a non-stop bitter taste in the mouth the past few days. Also itchy spots on the upper extremities, persistent rash on the R upper thigh, the past two nights my heart beats faster or that’s a tremor in the body. However, I feel stronger even though neurological symptoms persist but are decreased in intensity and frequency. My energy level has increased slightly, even though I’m far from beeing back to normal state. Lots of emotional battles, but it’s gray and gloomy outside and it’s most likely affecting me. As soon as I see sun it gets better on an emotional level, even if on a cognitive level there’s still struggles. I can drive small distances, although I keep it to a minimal limit.  I do have moments I simply want to give up, but than I don’t. I’m tired of being poked and of getting in further medical debt. Thank God Chet found a new place to work -Amazon- and the paychecks are constant now. Lots of chetching up, finnancially speaking. $279 Al 3 lea tratament nou de perfuzii. Greturi, gust amar in gura non-stop zile in shir, batai rapide de inima in timpul noptii, febra, si puncte rosii pe piele (pe brate) care maninca. Incep sa prin puteri chiar daca mai am probleme neurologice, dar nu-s intense ca inainte si sint mai rare. Energia se ridica desi nu la punct normal cum am fost inainte, emotional e greau dar ploua si-i vreme urita sis tiu ca asta nu ajuta. 
IMG_979612/11/2015Dr.D’s clinic. 10 am,  Artesunate and Hydrogen Peroxide IV treatment. Feeling sooo much better, great energy and stamina, very little pain, cognitive improvement, ability to handle stress increased, yehhhh:) $279 Al 4lea tratament nou de perfuzii. Ma simt mult mai bine, 80%. 
IMG_122612/18/2015Dr. D’s clinic. 10 am, Diabetic Trace Mineral amd Artesunate IV treatment. Today, the last IV hurt so bad! For two and a half hours I was in quite a lot of pain (burning sensation), it began with an ache and gradually increased to such a point I was nauseated from the pain/burn feeling and drowsy. I felt like ripping the IV right out of my vein and run out of there and never look back. I’m hooked -in the picture- to the painful one. $281.70Al cincilea tratament nou de perfuzii (Artesunate) si azi am revenit la alta perfuzie care am avut inainte (DTM), dar asta doare rau de tot, si timp de doua ore jumate am fost in dureri, incepind mici si marindu-se pina mia venit greturi si dureri de cap. In imagine am in vena perfuzia care doare. 
12/29/2015-Dr. D’s clinic. 9:30 am. Only one IV treatment (Artesunate) today. Also supplements such as Artemisinin Solo and Chromium. $167.40 I’m able to go along with my kids to appoitments, Meleah has to drive us but at least I can be present and my children feel like they have a mother with them, even if she’s not yet fully srong, she’s becoming semi-functional:) Perfuzie.
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NEW YEAR-2016-HEALTH IS COMING, even if it trickles one drop at the time:)
Took a month break from needles and medical expenses. Getting ready to sell the house. I feel strong enough to slowly pack and get rid of stuff.
2/16/2016- Dr. D’s clinic. 1:20 pm, follow-up. Vitals: Temp. 98.6 F, BP 123/73, Pulse rate 90.0 bpm, Pulse Pattern- regular, Pulse Volume- normal, SPO2 99%
Course of action: LabCorp blood work to check for methylation issues, regulation thermometry test, Ondamed treatment.
Treatment:Continuing Artesunate IV’s adding Meyers IV, Vit. D intake, Enterosgel (from Russia for complete body detox, absorbs and removes from the body harmful substances, without affecting beneficial bacteria). New test in the clinic- gut troubles and the body has a hard time getting rid of toxins (on a cellular level). $50.40 Program la doctor, continui cu o perfuzie si modificam a doua perfuzie, noi teste, probleme in regiunea burtii si organismul are probleme in a elimina toxine, pe baza celulara. 
2/16/2016 –LabCorp lab in Bellevue, blood draw checking for methylation issues in regard to detoxification. $626.99 Test de singe. 
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2/24/2016-Dr. D’s clinic. 11:10 am, Artesunate and modified Myers IV’s (double dose of Vit. B 12 in addition to all the other vit. like B3, Calcium, Magnezium, Celenium). I’ve had a month and a half break and I’ve noticed the absence of IV’s, back to fatigue, nausea, headaches, joint pain, and other symptoms. $231.30 Am inceput iarasi cu perfuzii, ca dupa o luna jumate de pauza am inceput iara sa am simptome. 
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3/1/2016Dr. D’s clinic. 10 am, Modified Meyers and Artesunate IV. $220.50. Got home to our nice Romanian handy man. He’s going to install new gutters. Been called outside every 15-20 minutes to answer question in regard to the work. I’m very tired. Perfuzii.
3/3/2016Dr. D’s clinic. 10am OnDemand treatment (electromagnetic treatment found in Germany by engineer Rolf Binder) with Nancy Tung. We treated the CNS (Central Nervous System). A mix of therapy and medicine. $108. No picture. Tratament electromagnetic cu focus la sistemul nervos.
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3/10/2016-Dr D’s clinic. 9:20 am, Artesunate and Modified Meyers IV treatment. $220.50 Perfuzii
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3/24/2016-Dr. D’s clinic. 9:30 am, Modified Meyers and Artesunate IV treatment simultanious with Ondemand treatment (electromagnetic) focused on the spine, parasitical and bacterial invasion, digestive system and brain/emotional status. Very fatigued. $328.50 Perfuzii, tratament electromagnetic, cu focus la coloana vertebrala, invazie parazitica si bacteriala, sistemul digestiv si creierul/ partea de emotii. 
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3/31/2016- Dr. D’s clinic. 9:50 am, Modified Meyers IV only. $99.00 Perfuzie.
4/4/2016 Dr. D’s clinic. 1 pm, follow-up. Vitals: Temp. 98.5 F, BP 113.0/78.0, Pulse Rate 88.0 bpm.
Findings: Inflammation in both ears, vasculitis from Bartonella parasite, some form of copper (if I remember right) free roaming in the body, inflammation and tenderness in the abdomen area, spleen is tender.
Treatment plan; Hydrogen Peroxide and Bio-oxidative IV’s, reduce the Enterosgel down to 2x a week, continue with Vit. D, in addition intake of Vit. E, Vit. A and Atula drops for the immune system. Avoid sugar completely since it suppresses the immune system. $113.40 Program la doctor naturist sa vedem ce urmeaza. Inflamatie in amindoua urechi, in zona abdominala, vasculitis de la parasitul Bartonella, splina ma doare precum si abdomentul, si cupru in corp. Nou tratament de perfuzii si vitamine (D,A,E precum si Atula- pentru sistemul imun). 
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4/21/2016 Dr. D’s clinic. 10 am, Bio-Oxidative and Hydrogen Peroxide IV’s. For three days , afterwords, I felt like I got hit by a train. Constant nausea, headaches, muscle ache, extreme fatigue and I mean really bad. I get better just in time for the next IV:) $351.00  Doua perfuzii simultan, trei zile dupa perfuzii m-am simtit ca si cum am fost aruncata din univers pe pamint, greaturi constante, dureri de cap si de muschi si asa de obosita ca deabea imi tineam pleoapele deshise. Acuma vad ca prin puteri dar Joi iara am perfuzii. 
4/28/2016 Dr. D’s clinic. 10 am, Bio- Oxidative and Hydrogen Peroxide Iv’s. I can’t believe I forgot to take a picture but I was not myself, maybe that’s why).
4/28/2016-Dr. D’s clinic. Clear Therapy- emotional release therapy- with Nancy Tung and a whole lot of emotions coming out. Stress from selling the house and moving.The house is on the market. $477.00
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5/5/2016 Dr. D’s clinic. 10:30 am, Bio Oxidative Therapy and Hydrogen Peroxide IV’s.  My blood was too dark, I must be fighting something:) $351.00 We received 4 offers within the first 5 days, all obove asking price. We’ve accepted the best one and we’re in contract now. I tolled Chet that if I ever get better, we should sell and live our lives:) The moment I felt a tad better we moved into action. We’ll be moving soon and it’s both a bitter and a sweet feeling. I’ll miss Elizabeth and memories, but I can’t wait to get out of here. I feel like I’m in a prison in here. Perfuzie, singele este prea inchis la culoare inseamna ca se lupta systemul autoimmun cu ceva, oare ce?
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5/20/2016 Dr. D’s clinic. 9:20 am Bio-Oxidative and Hydrogen Peroxide IV’s. $351.00 We’ve rented already an apartment in Queen Anne where I spend now our weekends. I’m in heaven. It’s like a small European town where everything is within walking distance. In fact, on the ground level is Trader Joe’s and Pharmaca, among other shops, across the street is Bartell Drugs and Safeway and we’ve gone from a 2400 sq. feet home plus two car garage and huge basement to a 1000 sq feet apartment. The saddest part is Merrill moving out on his own since his job is here in the south area. I’ll miss him dearly.  Perfuzii
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5/27/2016 Dr. D’s clinic. 12 pm, Bio Oxidative and Hydrogen Peroxide IV’s. Today the blood was again dark, darker than last time but not as dark as before. $530.96 I’m sad because my time with Elizabeth is coming to an end. I feel like crying. Perfuzii
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6/3/2016 –Dr. D’s clinic. 9:30 am, IV’s same as last week. One IV had a hard time dripping in the begging. $351.00 My brother and his wife in the emergency again. Garage sale tomorrow- the kids will do that- and we’ve been selling like crazy our stuff. We’ve got rif of 85% of our old belongings. One trip with a medium size U-haul will do the job, when we’ll move on the 13th. Perfuzii
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6/8/2016- Dr. D’s clinic. 10 am, Clear Therapy with Nancy and same IV’s as before. Today the drip was painfully slow and a very small amount of blood was drawn, then the IV backed up with no drip, I  think deeper scaring from where the needle went through the vein. Lots of emotional release with the Clear Therapy. Lots. Lunch with Elizabeth after words. $477.00 Perfuzii, una din perfuzii no mergea, lichidul nu intra in vena, cread ca vena era mica inca rana interioara de data trecuta cind a trecut prin ea complet. 
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6/29/2016 -Dr. D’s clinic. 9:40 am, same IV’s.  The blood today was pretty dark, ups. It’s been three weeks since last IV and I felt that. We’ve moved:) The work load of moving, then unpacking, then figuring out how I would get to IV’s from our new place interfered with my regular schedule. It was the return of tingling in right finger tips, fever, fatigued, confusion and pain in my left side around the rib cage (thoracic region) that made me call and make another appointment. Whenever I do physical work pain in the left side appears. Also I start tearing up without intent. I still have weak days and strong days, although the interval of strong days so far is higher than ever in the past two years. $351.00 + $65 for Lyft Ride. Perfuzii. Singele a fost cam inchis azi. A trecut trei saptamini de la ultimul tratament, pentru ca ne-am mutat si numai re-aparitia unor simptome (amorteala in virful degetelor de la mina dreapta, temperatura ridicata, oboseala mai intensa si durere in partea stinga a trunchiului (sub coaste) ma facut sa pun mina pe telefon si sa fac o noua programare. Inca mai am zile cind ma simt slabita dar zilele cind ma simt puternica si simpt viata in vene sau ridicat enorm de mult si ma simt cel mai bine din ultimii doi ani, inca nu ma simt ca inainte dar speranta e mare:)
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7/6/2016-Dr. D’s clinic. 10 am, Hydrogen Peroxide IV and follow-up appointment. Got lots of energy afterward, did not go through the two days of extreme fatigue and loads of other symptoms I usually get after both IV treatments. This tells me the Bio-Oxidative is the one that kills a truckload of parasites and I go through herx reactions afterward like crazy for two- three whole days. $312.94+$65 for Lyft Ride.
7/15/2016-Dr. D’s clinic. Dr. Fox 1:40 pm. Vitals: BP 130/76, Pulse Rate 90 bpm, SPO2 98%. Since few old symptoms surfaced (fast heart beats during the night, sweats, loss of appetite, constant pain in my left side of my abdomen, nausea, sharp shooting pain in the heart,  some weight loss, bitter taste in my mouth,  hair loss, fatigue, faint feel, feverish, clammy skin, to name a few), I made a doctor appointment. After examination, he found out that mold/candida/ toxicity is getting the better part of me, and the babesia duncani (a form of malaria) was acting up. He also believes I may have had a heart attack, based on my discription of one night’s symptoms and looked concerned. So next time I’ll be more willing to call 911 if same symptoms occur. New IV treatment, added medication (antimicrobial) and we keep on going. They’ve told me I’m a very special case since I react to natural medication but “at least you have a good attitude about it” was his precise words. We both cracked some more jokes and the consultation was over. Treatment: Artesunate IV, Crypto-Plus Microbial Balancer #2 tincture, A-Tula tincture. $323.23+ $65 for Lyft ride.
Pentru ca nu m-am simtit prea bine in ultimele doua saptamini am facut programare la doctor. Toxicitate, mucegai si o forma de malarie si-au facut re-aparitia, deci am schimbat iara-si tratamentul. Mi-au spus ca-s caz special ca am reactii si la medicamentele pe baza naturala, dar “macar ai atitudine buna” au fost cuvintele lui. Am facut citeva glume si pe urma am incheiat consultatia. 
IMG_22477/15/2016 Dr. D’s clinic. 1:40 pm, Artesunate IV  for the Babesia and all the other B’s of Lyme. $179.10 + $65 for Lyft ride. Tratament pentru malarie.
7/17/2016Zoom Care Queen Anne, walk-in appointment. Complains: unbearable pain in my left side, nausea, almost delirious from so much pain. Consultation; no fever, normal stats, blood in the urine +++250 RBC/uL, no bacterial infection. Suspect of kidney stones. Sent me to emergency care. $149 Clinica la urgenta: dureri extreme in partea stinga (lateral) a trunchiului corpului, greata intensa, aproape in deliriu de la durere. Consultatie; au gasit singe in urina fara infectie bacteriala. Suspect de pietre la rinichi. M-au trimis la urgenta la spital.
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7/17/2016 –Swedish Medical Center- Ballar Emergency Department– Seen by PA-C Garrett Soames. Procedures and tests performed during my visit;
CBC with Diff (ABS-%),
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP),
CT Abdomen and pelvis without contrast,
Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (EGFR),
Urine culture.
What they found;
Flank Pain
Hemoglobinuria in urine
Diverticulosis of Sigmoid Colon
CT results: Spleen looks good, Pancreas looks good, Liver looks good (no fatty liver:), cyst on right ovary, no kidney stones, no bacterial infection, Flank issues on the side and diverticulosis in Sigmoid colon with no inflammation, no blood in urine but hemoglobin, under the microscope test).  Reacted very severe to a pain medication (still have to find out the name of it), with irregular breathing, rolling of eyes in my head, and feeling like my heart was going to explode in my chest. I was given Hydrocodone-acetaminophen, naproxen, ondansetron aka Zofran for nausea).
Diagnoses: 1. Flank Pain, 2.Hemoglobinuria, 3. Diversticulosis of Sigmoid Colon.
To follow-up with a urology specialist, looking into further testing. $6376.65 (still paying this one off as of 10/4/2017).
Prescribed: Hydrocodone-acetaminophen (NORCO) 7.5-325 mg oral tablest and Naproxen 500 mg oral tablets and Ondansetron ODT (aka Zofran ODT) 4 mg oral tablet, as needed for nausea. (which I did not take, I don’t want a patch I want a total destruction of the real cause for these symptoms and pain).
Urgenta la spital, teste de singe, raze etc. Au gasit iara-si singe in urina (hemoglobinuria) si diverticulosis, restul e okay. Dar nu stiu cauza singelui in urina pentru ca nu au gasit pietre la rinichi. Iara-si mergem acasa fara claritate la ce sa intimplat. 
IMG_23207/20/2016-Dr. D’s clinic. 10:30 am, Artesunate IV. $179.10+ $65 for Lyft Ride. Perfuzie.
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IMG_27808/15/2016- Virginia Mason, Seattle- Urology specialist– 10:30 am, with Dr. Govier Fred, MD. looking into the reason of blood in the urine for the past two years. Very dismissive, said that’s common for some people. Results: Do a Cystoscopy. Programare la specialist de urologie, sa vada de ce este singe in urina (de doi ani). Foarte nesimtit, nu mi-a dat nici o explicatie decit ca unii oameni au asta si nu se stie cauza. 
8/15/2016- Virginia Mason, Seattle, Dr. Govier Fred MD.– Cystoscopy- normal results, the bladder looks good. Happy 23rd Anniversary! I wonder how much is going to cost me for today’s appointment. Very faint and colorless face. I missed my aunt Simona’s wedding yesterday, back in Austria:(Emotional status: even though I’m getting better I’m still weak enough to not go out for important dates, and that makes me very sad. I try to keep a brave face but inside I feel like crying. Cistoscopie, rezultate au iesit normale. Aniversarea a 23 de ani de casatorie. Nu am putut merge la nunta lui Simona, matusa mea, facuta in Austria:( Pentru ca nu m-am simtit bine am petrecut anniversarea in pat, ca si ziua mea de nastere si alte evenimente importante.
9/6/2016 –Dr. D’s clinic. 1:30 pm, follow-up appointment, not feeling well, neither is Chet. Vitals: 98.2 F, 83 bpm, 112/70mmHg, SPO2 98%.
Findings: Spleen stuck with Lyme residue, still some gut inflammation but not as bad, small itchy bumps on skin (may be a gluten reaction to the soy sauce I had yesterday), some emotional stuckness, then release, but overall we’re starting to see the light at the end of this long dark tunnel:)
Treatment: Artesunate IV, Biocidin LSF Liposomal 1.7 oz, Transfer Factor LymePlus 60 ct., Micronized HP Progesterone cream 100mg/click. $441.80 + $65 Lyft Ride. Programare la doctorul meu naturist. Splina are probleme de la muscatura de capuse, inflamatie in abdomen dar nu asa de rau, bubite rosii mici pe piele care maninca, dar in general incepem sa vedem lumina la sfirsitul tunelului de durere si suferinta:) Continual tratamentul de malarie. 
img_3224img_32259/12/2016-Dr. D’s clinic. 2pm, Artesunate IV. Today was rough, almost passed out but in the end, we did it. I got poked too many times and the new nurse kept moving the needle inisde my vein. The wet white towel around my neck was brought to help me recover. In the end, the new nurse went into a vein on the side of my wrist. I don’t want to do this anymore. $378.10 +$65 Lyft Ride. Prima perfuzie din cele 10 pentru malarie. Asistenta noua, pur si simplu ma chinuit pina aproape am lesinat, a trebuit sa puna perfuzia in mina. Nu mai vin inapoi la urmatoarele perfuzii. 
9/22/2016- Ordered more supplements on line: Artemisinin Solo, ATP Fuel- Optimized Energy for Serious Mitochondrial needs, Transfer Factor Multi-Immune, Transfer Factor L-Plus (Formely Lym-Plus). $226.77
9/28/2016- Dr. D’s clinic. Clear Therapy with Nancy Tung. As usual she helped me with loads of emotional issues:) $126.00 +$65 Lyft Ride.
11/1/2016– Ordered more supplements: Artemisinin SOD, Artemisinin Solo, Transfer Factor L-Plus (formely Lym-Plus), Transfer Factor Multi-Immune, Crypto-Plus Antimicrobial Support, Omega-3 Plus, Soothe & Relax Soft Tissues & Stress Suport. $372.77
11/4/2016 -After the last IV fiasco I’ve been too traumatized to go back on IV’s but my body is also strong not to need them as often. I’m on a supplemental treatment and four days ago I’ve added a new treatment, for the emotional wellbeing of my mind/body/nervous system and much more, found at, http://www.freedom-flowers.com/
I am on the Align Bouquet now, and within hours my neck muscles (that began tightening again to a painful state) began relaxing, and the respiratory system opened up. I was breathing all the way into my stomach (I tend to hold my breath when stressed), it felt as if my whole upper body was opened to all the air the atmosphere had to offer. $97.05 Sint deja aproape doua de cind nu am facut perfuzie dar vad ca prin puteri si fara perfuzie:) Sint pe tratament de pastile, totul pe baza naturala, si am inceput un tratament tot pe baza naturala sa adresez anumite aspecte emotionale. 
12/14/2016-Dr. D’s clinic. 2pm with Dr. Fox. 
Vitals: Temp. 98.5 F, BP 108/80, Pulse Rate 90 bpm, SPO2 98%.
Complains: 101F fever previous day, headaches, pain in left side under ribs, itchy rashes, red and swollen eyes and eye lids, extreme fatigue (right after I wake up from a full night’s sleep, and throughout the day, like my heart is too tired to beat and wants to just go rest), low fevers five days out of a week, morning sweats in the cervical and thoracic area with heart palpitations, back neck muscles tightening again.
Findings: Toxins, mold, and gut bacterial/parasitical presence.
Treatment: CandiBiotics A 3 caps 2x/day, BLt Microbial Balance #1 (4fl.oz) 20 drops 2x/day away from food mix in water and take with Candibiotic A, Ultra Biotic 1 capsule 1x/day, Sodium Alginare (binding and removal of toxins) 2 capsules 2x/day away from meals, Meyers IV, Thyme, Oregano, Lvender Essential Oil. 2 drops 1x/day in diffuser at night while I sleep. $212.86 + $65 Lyft Ride. Programare la doctorul naturist, ieri am avut febra mare, si in ultimul timp am dureri de cap, oboseala maxima parca inima nu mai vrea sa bata de obosita ce e saraca, de patru luni zilnic ma scol cu ochii rosii si umflati, bubite rosii pe piele care maninc, de obicei febra scazuta cinci zile din saptamina, durere in latura stinga, ma scol dimineata transpirata in zona gitului si pieptului si cu palpitatii de inima, muschii din spatele capului si gitului iara incep sa se incordeze si dor. Am inceput un nou tratament pentru mucegai, toxine si paraziti si in Ianuarie incep iara-si cu perfuzii. Dar macar corpul incepe sa faca pauza si sa lupte singur pe durati mai prelungite fara necesitatea perfuziilor tot
timpul:)
NEW YEAR-2017-i’VE BEEN HAVING A GOOD 2016 AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO 2017:)
img_16901/11/2017- DR. D’s clinic. 11:10am Modified Meyers (without B complex) IV for strengthening the autoimmune system. Also Pinella tincture- helps with detox/herx reactions. $117.90 +$65 Lyft Ride. Perfuzie pentru intarirea sistemului autoimun.
1/11/2017-Dr. D’s clinic. 12pm, follow-up with Dr. Fox.
Vitals: Temp. 98.4 F, BP 110/70 mmHg, Pulse Rate 87 bpm, SPO2 98 %.  Symptoms are more neurological now, even though I still have physical symptoms, they’re getting weaker and far between. A flare up caused by Babesia (morning sweats and fast heart beats that weaks me up from sleep), and neurological signs; vision shadows of the peripheral sides, vision clouding with a disassociated reaction following (I see, it’s foggy, but the brain does not seem to interpreted what it sees) followed by a physical pain in the left side of my occipital (back of the head). Writing is challenging due to the deformed letters now and than, shoulder and hands jerks that last a mini second:)
Exams showed the babesia is the cause of the neurological issues, left side of body reacts slower than right, concluding a right side of the brain babesia issues.
New treatment: CytoQuel supplement to help with Herx reaction- 2 capsules 2x/day and take with Lyme sprays, Pinella tincture to help with the neuroogical detox- 15 drops 2x/day, Quercetin Phytosome 2 capsules 2x/day, continue with Progesterone cream, Lyme sprays, Cranberyy capsules, D3. Referral to a massage therapies, since it appears that my upper back and neck muscles are close to stone rigidity;) Follow up in four weeks. $133.32 Programare la doctor, ma simt mai bine dar simtome vechi isi fac aparitia (frisoane si palpitari rapide de inima dimineata) si probleme neurologice; umbre la periferia ochilor, ceata, simt ca orbesc uneori dar viziunea imi este okay numai creierul nu recunoaste ce vad si nu conecteaza informatia intre viziune si creier perfect, smucituri de umeri si miini care dureaza plate mai putin de o secunda. Tratament nou.  
1/17/2017– Ordered online The Ultimate Lyme Support extra strength by Results RNA, so far really works! I’ve began four days ago, I purchased the small 2 oz System for $114.95 because I wasn’t sure if it was just another empty promise, and we’ve spent so much on supplements and treatments I am cautious about any promises. But it works. My energy shot up quite a bit, now I can do chores around the house for a half a day without a break, versus before I would have to rest almost every hour. Many neurological issues are disappearing, mind you I do feel like I’m going to have a bloody nose and a little headache after I take it, and small itchy spots in odd places of the body, but the peripheral shadows in my eye sight are gone, the vision is better, I can remember more things now, I make short mental lists and can remember them, I am more alert and a gigantic part of the fatigued is gone:) The herx reactions are small, but I’m also taking only 1/2 the dose prescribed on the package. The now and then jerks in my shoulders, neck and hands (about one or twice a day) are gone. So I’ll keep going and I will update you more in few weeks of more improvements or changes:)
UPDATE; Rezults RNA treatment; Have been having the worst of Herx reactions the past five days. The first few days I noticed a great energy and neurological improvement, even if I had mild headaches about 5 minutes after taking the medication, which by the way I’m only taking half the amount prescribed. (0nly three sprays from each bottle instead of six from each bottle, twice a day). The past five days I’ve lived in a continual state of intense migraines, with sensitivity to light, joint pain and bone pain, sometimes very high levels of pain, I get violent nausea waves with a dizzy touch, the head is in a lot of pain, upper back and neck muscles deep pain and at times a little bit of Parkinson’s movement of the head. My nose feels like a bleed will start at any time, fatigue waves, just down right a general state of misery. Lego therapy seems to help tremendously. Since my neurological system is somewhat under attack, trying to put lego sets together seems to help with coordination, memory, and attention span. When I began lego therapy (playing with legos) I felt immedietly like my head was a bee hive, and someone agitated the bees. There was a tremendous amount of electric activity in the brain while trying to put lego sets together followed by emotional release. I know, I’m just as shocked as you are -legos? Yes. It began one day with a thought to play with legos- somemthing I may have done a bit when my kids were small and I spent time playing with them- and from a thought it turnd into and obsession. I ignored the thought because it seemed silly to me, as a grown woman to play with legos by myself, but the obsessive pattern of thought wonand I purchased some legoes from a Craigslist add. And not just any legos, it had to be Lego Friends _you know the pretty girly colors- those were only the acceptable kind. Over time everything improved, the brain response seemed to have a good time with the task at hand- versus frustration- and using the left hand only (I’m a righty) seemed to help with a rewiring response in the brain. During the strong Herx reactions this helped me forget about the pain as much as possible, and the concentration helped the brain fight the fogginess while focusing at the task at hand. It wasn’t easy at first but it got better. I began doing lego therapy daily, at some days I would od it for hours -I was too fatigued to do much else anyway. Reading or puzzles work didn’t help -I had a hard time understating what I was reading or recollecting any details. But the lego therapy seemed to really work. Nothing feels worse to me than that feeling that I’m going crazy from these neurological attacks. One day I’ll beat this meanwhile I’m celebrating the die off (Lyme expression:)
1/23/2017-Supplements shipped from Dr. D’s clinic: CytoQuel and Quercetin. $86
1/24/2016-Dr Traci T. Seattle, 1:30 pm. New naturopath doctor, closer to where we live. I am not replacing my wonderful doctor D, I’m adding a new expertise doctor, in cellular health. As the previous two naturopaths (Dr. D and Witalis) Dr. Traci suggested removing the mercury fillings out of my mouth. The immune sysytem was far too weak to do this in the past but I’m getting stronger now. She’s going to talk with Dr. D and get a plan going.
Plan: Order a 23andme test- a DNA/health/ancestory test at a genetic cellular level. Breath test-SIBO-, and Urine Toxins test. Until the test results come back she suggests to do Charecoal or Chlorella (tried the first but I feel aweful so I’m sticking with the second), Coffee enemas, try to sweat and epsom salt baths.
The left side of my body is responding slower than the right side, the hip area is weaker, continue on my medication and wait and see what the tests tell us. $15 + $24 for Lyft Ride. Programare cu doctor nou, desi voi continua cu doctorita mea pentru ca e foarte buna. Doctorita noua are expertiza pe baza celulara a corpului. Am dat comanda de test 23andme, test de DNA/genetic si rezultate pe baza celulara. Asteptam rezultatele pina atunci continui cu tratamentul neurologic.
2/2/2017– DMSA (chelation) 150 MG cap prescription received from Custom Presciptions, to take before taking urine toxin test. $40
2/3/2017– Sent in the Health+Acestry test to 23andme company, the new naturopath is looking for any DNA mutation passed down through genes and any heath related issues on a molecular level. I’m not quite sure about this test, but worse case scenario I find out information about my ancestry. $199
 2/13/2017- New test kit arrived in the mail today, one for heavy toxicity and one for SIBO (gut issues). Pre. Urine test was $120
2/24/2017- Done 1/2 de urine test.
2/24/2017– DMSA test -chelation- removal of heavy metals from the body, not the brain though, not strong enough to pass through the blood brain barrier. Done at 4pm and taken all four capsules at once as per directions.
2/24/2017 – The other 1/2 part of the urine heavy metal toxicity test- Post. Sent them in.
3/07/2017- Commonwealth Laboratorics LLC, SIBO test done, breath in 12 tubes every 20 minutes.
3/09/2017-Progesterone refill came in from Dr. D’s clinic office. $77.00
3/21/2017-Ordered more supplements: Artemisinin Solo and Artemisinin SOD. $140.58
 3/28/2016- Richard Stickney DDS, Seattle. 11:30 am evaluation and X-ray appt. over the removal of mercury/ amalgam fillings. This doctor specialises in mercury removal and natural materials work/ natural medication. I think this is the final phase towards a complete recovery. The immune system is strong to take upon such an ordeal. I call myself “The Collector”, I seem to collect everything in large numbers and this appointment proved to be no different. The digital x-rays with a radiation exposure 80%-90% less than regular x-rays showed the following: 7 amalgam fillings (almost half is liquid mercury the other half is a powder mix of copper, tin and silver. Mercury is used to bind the solid metals together.); 1 amalgam piece into an upper gum- a mistake from previous dental work that’s been slowly leaking gases into the system. A previous crown that got loose and formed decay all around it’s foundation (around the tooth), that particular tooth had two previous root canals and the space where the nerve used to be is suppose to be filled solid all the way. It’s not in my case in both spaces.
I think there are two or three cavities, he’s more concern about one particular cavity from which the filling fell a year or so ago and it seems very deep, too close to the nerve.
Gum infection, he hopes it’s not the spirochete type, because that goes into the blood. After taking it to the lab and under a microscope he’ll find out what type is. After words he gave me a drink of water with few drops of green tea concentrated extract, an equivalent of 50 cups of green tee, since it’s been found in China to help reduce damage in the body from radiation. The work begins tomorrow. No insurance, but the’s out of network anyway. $385+$6 Lyft Ride. (comprehensive oral evaluation, Intraoral-complete series (X-RAYS)
3/29/2017DDS Richard Stickney, Seattle. 10:30 am, took someone else’s cancellation. Upper two molars work-the deep cavity from which the filling fell, and once he got in there found a cavity in the molar right next to it). Cleaned out the cavities and decalcified calcium, and put two feelings, one on each molar. The experience was very good, all treatments and materials are natural. Gave me Arnica pallets to take for the next few days to help with any dental trauma process. The fillings are resin composite. $1050+$6 Lyft Ride.
 4/05/2017DDS Richard Stickney, Seattle. Dental work on the bottom left last molar, part of the filling fell out about one year ago, the cavity was deep, temporary filling for now, in two weeks he’ll put in a porcelain onlay. $1720+$3Lyft Ride. Chet picked me up.
Seeing that I’m getting stronger and haven’t needed an IV in a while, I’ve chosen to list at this point the curent medications I’m on for anyone out there fighting the same thing. As of today (these meds change often) I’m on: Artemisinin SOD for the Babesia Duncani (similar to malaria) virus since it flared up again, Progesterone Cream to balance the hormones, CytoQueal for the support of a healthy Inflammation levels, Quercetin Phytosome for stabilization of mast cell membranes, which helps to decrease the release of histamine among other things, Pinella Brain Nerve Cleanse, helps with detox of the brain, Results RNA for Lyme (a 4 bottle mix; ACG Glutathione (detox), ACN neuro (improve brain function, mental clarity and memory), ACS 200 (cellular silver for immune system support) and last ACZ nano (cellular Zeolite for detox and immune system health), Burbur detox for Herx reactions caused by RNA combo, Frankincense oil for the Lim if system of the brain, Vit. D and B complex. I do fell better and getting stronger.
4/9/2017- I woke up with a fever, followed by cold face, lips, upper chest, occipital area, and hands (hands very cold), fatigued, and a sensation of weightlessness as if I weighed no more than a feather. A general unwell feeling washed over, followed by dizziness, tingling in my hands, shallow breaths and severe pressure/crushing sensation in the upper chest, most specifically in my right atrium (as if my ribs were crushed), rapid heart beats (quite rapid), shortness of breath, nausea, followed by a sense of panic, and few minutes later the involuntary medial upper legs mm spasm and tremors, predominantly in the left side of the body followed by shoulders, arms, neck and head mm tremors and spasms, unable to hold my own head up at this point and unable to talk. The involuntary mm spasm lasted about one hour, Chet gave me Burbur detox drops right away in a glass of water, the swallow reflex not working too well in the beginning but getting better later on. (Herx reaction was the latter reaction described by involuntary mm spasm, had them before, although not since February of 2016, but the first symptoms with the heart, those were new). Once the Herx reaction passed  of involuntary muscle spasm, nausea, foggiest, unable to focus, talk, extreme fatigue and some intermittent hands tingling) I needed to use the restroom only to find out to my surprise I was unable to lift both legs off the floor (needing support), predominantly worse in the left side of the body combined with extreme fatigue, mild nausea after it was over for the remainder of most of the day. (Due to dental work and extreme personal stress because of my mom ending up in emergency than admitted, than starting dialysis and blood transfusion back in Romania and personal extreme circumstances that built up to that, and increase in the Results RNA dose from tree sprays each 2x a day to the intended dose of 6 sprays 2x a day, I believe this happened.) I will have to pay close attention over my symptoms in the next couple of days. (A bit unusual-solid salt residue all over my eyelashes after tears dried).
4/21/2017- Dr. Traci, Seattle.Test results; (the pictures show some of the tests results but not all of them). The Toxic Metals Urine test, after Chelation, showed a moderate level of Lead presence in the urine (2.2), Cesium (9.7), Mercury (2.2) and Nickel (6.9), with the exception of Lead -moderately over the limit- it was surprisingly not too bad. The SIBO test, however, had a completely different story to tell- quite high levels of Methane and high levels of Hydrogen wchich reflect presence of bacterial overgrowth. The Methylation analysis results from 23andme test but interpreted through geneticgenie.com, confirmed the test taken on 4/2014- a cell mutation unable to produce properly neurotransmitters and the other mutation (the few neurotransmitters are burned way too fast). In other words- the body lives in a constant fight or flight response (sympathetic response), can’t relax and heal properly. I still need to do the detox test.
Treatment: For the neurotransmitter mutation (no cure, only managed for the rest of my life)- Magnesium Malate ( 5-7 times the regular amount), B-complex, and parasympathetic nervous system support such as; sensory deprivation (float tanks), Accupuncture, massage, craniosacral, yoga and meditation. For the CIBO (bacterial overgrowth in the gut): Berberine, Allisure, Prescription Assist Pro (Probiotics). For the Lyme flare due to dental work: oral Lyme Tincture. For the babesia Duncani -artesunate IV, for the Bartonella? Not sure yet, also Nutrient IV. Continue the dental treatment for the gum infection. 97.4 temperature (burning up). $24 Lyft Ride.
4/21/2017Dr Traci. Artesunate IV, one dose. $55
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4/25/2017-DDS Richard Stickney. 3:30pm. Dentist appointment, installing the porcelain permanent filling and a bacterial test under the microscope, showing a high risk sample of gum infection. Treatment for gum infection added. The video can be seen in My Journey page; post done on 5/16/2017 called; Swab sample under the microscope. $35
 4/28/ 2017. Dr. Traci. 1:30 pm, Artesunate IV, one dose and a IV-Nutrient and a Gluthatione push, 99.6 temperature.$180 IMG_8982
5/2/2017-Dr Winston. 3:30 pm, Artesunate IV a double dose. $170, 99.2 temperature.
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5/8/2017-Dr. Winston. 12pm, Artesunate IV, double dose. $170,  99.0 temperature.
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4/15/2017-Dr Cara Hartz. 12pm, Artesunate IV double dose and Craniosacral, 98.6 temperature. Severe neuro reaction from the Craniosacral, including; dilation of the left eye only, the headache and nausea were to be expected, the disassociation and severe confusion was not expected, extreme fatigue (to be expected), slurred speech (not expected). I was aware of the unpleasant process I’d have to go once the dental work began and sure enough, as predicted, it sucks. However, I must do it for a chance of a normal life again, even if it is unpleasant temporarily. The dental work had only just begun, we haven’t even addressed any of the mercury fillings, only overdue cavities and gum infection. $280
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5/23/2017-Woke up with a severe rash all over my body.  10:15am Zoom Care Visit in Queen Anne for the rash, predominantly on the trunk but present in the upper and lower extremities, neck, ears, partialy on the face (it seemed more on the sides of the body heavely on the L side). I have been itching since Friday evening, it progressively got worse and woke up this morning covered with hives. Diagnostic: Urticaria (a skin rash triggered by a reaction to food, medicine or other irritants), well, that really narrows it down:) Treatment: Claritin or Zantac (anti-allergy pills). $100, 98.6 Temperature.

IMG_97725/23/2017Dr. Winston.  1:30pm, Artesunate IV double dose and consultation about the rash. Dr. Winston took a look at the rash, by now decreased in inflammation (also took one Claritin pill two hours earlier). The pictures aove were taken at 8:30 am right after I woke up. The pictures below were teken around 8 pm, when the rash decided to return with a veagence. Dr. Winston asked a few questions to narrow it down (nothing new in diet or medication or cleaning products, the only thing I could thing was this new shirt, but now that I’m writing this I see the picture of me with my last IV treatmtent wearing the same shirt and had no reaction from last week, so that can’t be it). Sun allergy or pollen can be one (nothing concrete) or grief/trauma (well someone has been giving my whole family enough grief the past month and a half that could fill a whole stadium with people covered in rashes head to toe:)))))) Got some homeopathic medicine (Natrum Muriaticum or Nat Mur short) to help reset the system and… moving on;) $220, 98.6 Temperature

IMG_01545/31/2017-Dr. Traci. 3:30pm, Artesunate IV-double dose- and blood drawn (three tubes, checking status of liver enzyme, inflammation in the blood and immune system). $170.00

IMG_05226/6/2017-Dr. Winston, 3pm Artesunate IV Treatment, double dose. $208 98.6 temperature.

6/7/2017Dr. Traci. Blood test results from Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp in: CD57 is good at 61 (it was 59, so it’s stable)-liver enzyme. Red blood cell count was slightly low, but iron and B12 levels were okay. Thyroid looks good as well:) Overall things look good, so we’ll keep plugging away at the Lyme. I thing you’re doing enough right now, so let’s not change anything right now:)- These are verbatim words from my doctor. $391.55

IMG_06116/12/2017-Dr. Winston. 2:30pm, Artesunate IV, double dose. 99.1 temperature and BP a little low. The vein was giving us trouble, the IV hardly in. Slower drip and no movement. $220

6/14/2017-DDS Richard Stickney. 2pm, First two mercury fillings out, “you had quite a bit of decay under the big filling” dentist’s words. I feel like flying I am so happy to get rid of those. I feel like my mouth is a mine and metal is being extracted out:)

IMG_08206/19/2017-Dr. Winston. 2:30pm, Artesunate IV treatment, double dose. 100.0 Temperature. The vein did not cooperate at all this time so I got poked lower in the arm. Elizabeth dropped me off, like old times, she came over for a visit:) $189.80

6/27/2017- Dr. Winston. 11 am, Artesunate IV, double dose. Woke-up feeling awful; nausea, the body shaking (due to the heat and exhaustion I think, maybe dehydration, had to ask Meleah to come along, I felt that weak. 99.2 F, and I had to be poked three times, first two times even though she found the vein the IV would not drip, finally the third time, she went into a deep vein and we got going. Flat on my back now, resting in bed:) I feel old. $170

7/3/2017- Virginia Mason Emergency, Seattle. Zwart Joshua MD

Complains-bleeding since the 18th of June, nausea, lack of appetite, severe headaches and memory lapses in mid sentence, faint and prolonged fever the past two weeks. TESTS: Blood tests (very hard time finding the veins- not visible so I ended up being poked again a few times then left with greenish/purple scars). The test are looking for infection, dehydration and anemia, ultrasound of the ovaries, kidneys and uterus. Rezults: blood work came back normal, no infection, iron levels within the range (even if on the lower side of the range), and the ultrasound showed growth of tissue in a part of the uterus where they’re not suppose to be, thickening the wall, but it’s not cancerous. A possible start of andenomyosis, but he was hesitant to put the diagnose without further investigation.

Discharge Diagnosis: Menometrorrhagia.

Treatment: follow-up with a gynecologist and see what they reomend-wise. $300

7/5/2017-DDS Richard Stickney. 12pm, installing the porcelain cap in the previous amalgam (mercury) filling in the lower left 1st molar, #19. $2557

IMG_17147/11/2017-Dr. Winston. 1:30pm, Artesunate IV, double dose. 99.8 temp. $170

7/19/2017- DDS Richard Stickney. 2pm, (lasted almost three hours, pulled four mercury fillings, upper left, all four back teeth -two molars and two premolars- lots of deep cavity under two fillings, needing two crowns on two of the teeth, temporary crown on now, jaw dislocated and popped back in, than treted with heat laser. $2557 This was a very hard appointment and I dread going back. But I must finish what we began.

8/1/2017-DDS Richard Stickney. Bite adjustment, 5-10 minutes:)

8/23/2017 Dr. Traci. 2:30 pm, follow up. This is the first time I’ve heard the word remission:))) Blood drawn for some lab work, looking into the liver enzymes, pancreas and few other things to explain the severe nausea as of late. 99.2 temperature. (Meleah had a first time appointment as well with Dr. Winston, lab work as well). $283.77

IMG_36519/08/2017-Dr. Winston. 2pm, Artesunate IV, double dose. Poked four times before getting it in, my veins keep on collapsing. I think we’ll move to shots for the future instead of IV”s. $170 (Also Meleah had a folow-up/test results appt. and the adrenal gland is fatigued, supplements as treatment and a certain diet $57).

9/11/2017-DDS Richard Stickney. 4pm, installing the porcelain crowns $1885

IMG_40139/25/2017-DDS Richard Stickney. 11:30 am, removing the last mercury filling and the gum piece of mercury piece but cutting with a laser gum tissue all around the piece. Once the numbing ended, I experienced one of the worst pain of my life, so intense I delirious and felt like I was going out of my mind. It took forever for the Tylenol to take effect, but once it did, I felt better. Tired, but better. Since the mercury has been removed my energy shot up dramatically, right away, the periferal shadows disapeared completely, so did the brain fog and my coordination is far better. What a great improvement:) $827

10/5/2017- Eye Care Queen Anne, 11am, vision exam. The eye looks good and with the exception of a pigmentation residue left in my right eye from the Lyme battle all is well. The residue it’s a piece of history left on the eye and it looks like a coffee ring left on a cup long after the coffee is gone. Got new lenses. $179

10/9/2017-DDS Richard Stickney. 12:30 pm bacterial swab test. Still, too much activity but a decreased number in spirochete bacteria, dangerous because it goes directly in the the blood stream. Stepping up on the deep cleaning. $35IMG_3680

As of today, 10/4/2017, here are the supplements I take daily: Results RNA Lyme complex, Lyme tincture, Vit. C, Vit. D3, Iron (only during menstrual cycles), Burbur-Pinella detox brain-nerve cleanse, Teasel tincture (to draw out the Lyme parasites), Enula microbial defense tincture, Bromelain, PectaSol-C (this stuff really makes me feel awesome), Chlorella, Chlorophyll, Omega 3-6-9 with primrose oil, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Berberine- 500 (for the gut), Stress B-complex, Magnezium Malate, Progesterone cream, CBD oil (when needed), Results RNA extra strenght, Frankencess oil (when needed), Zyflammed (turmeric and anti-imflamatory), Cranactin. Sure remission looks like work, but it beats the alternative:)IMG_0925

Today 10/11/2017 we found out we closed on our new apartment and we should get the keys now anytime. While boxing and detail cleaning, I came across some past medical test results showing clearly viral infection present way before 2014.

07/25/2000- Comprehensive Metabolic test shows: Glucose 116 (High), CPK or Creatine Phosphokinase was 60 (low), normal range is 96-140. CPK is an enzyme in the body found mainly in the heart, brain, and skeletal muscles and a low level could be meaningless if no other liver or organ failure issue exist. CBC Red Blood Count low at 4.16 vs the normal range of 4.20-5.40, MCH or Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin is a calculation of the average amount of hemoglobin inside a single red blood cell and in my case it turned up high at 31.8 vs the normal range of 27.0-31.5. “A high MCH are commonly a sign of macrocytic anemia. This condition occurs when the blood cells are too big, which can be a result of not having enough vitamin B12 or folic acid in the body.”-Medical News Today article. Neu or Neutropenia are white blood cells that protect the body from infections, and mine was high at 82.7 vs 37.0-80.0 normal range. Now the Final Microbiology report came back with a few findings of their own: Neu# was high at 29 vs the normal range of 0-20, signifying a viral infection and Sed Rate was high which is evidence of inflammation and/or viral infection.

11/12/2010 Auburn Regional Medical Center -ER trip, complaining of chest pain, fatigued and malaise. Phys ED: Bruce Neely M.D. The CBC blood panel showed low counts of Hemoglobin 11.8 (normal range is between 12.0-16.0), Hematocrit 34.4 (normal 34.5-47.0), Lymph Percentage 14.9 (normal 15.0-43.0) and high levels of MPV, which stands for Mean Platelet Volume at 10.9 (normal 7.0–9.2).  High MPV could mean inflammation, iron deficiency, myeloproliferative disorders, and splenectomy, infection, sickle cell anemia in the body. The INR test came low at 1.00 (2.00-3.00 normal range) shows how well the blood clots. No diagnosis found, no idea why I felt so bad. No answers in other words.

But it shows me a historical pattern of me fighting this nasty disease long before diagnosed. It wasn’t just me thinking that I was just a frail thing naturally, but there had been a course this whole time.

 

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